[Ord. 754, 2/21/2019]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Part 4, Fire Prevention and Life Safety Standards, as amended.
The 2015 International Fire Code is hereby adopted by reference and deemed incorporated into the Code as the "Warminster Township Fire Prevention and Life Safety Code."
Section 101.1 is amended to insert "Warminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania."
Section 103 is deleted in its entirety and shall read "Intentionally Left Blank."
Section 108.4 is added and shall read as follows:
108.4 Other Circumstances. Should no Board of Appeals be appointed, the first level of appeal shall be to the Fire Marshal. The next level of appeal shall be to the Township Manager. The final level of appeal shall be to the Board of Supervisors. All appeals beyond this level shall be to the Pennsylvania Court System.
Section 109.4 is amended to read as follows:
109.4 Violation Penalties. Persons who shall violate a provision of this Code or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof or who shall erect, install, alter, repair or do any work in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the Code Official, or of a permit or certificate issued under the provisions of this code, shall be guilty of a summary offense, punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or by imprisonment not exceeding 30 days, or both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that a violation continues after due notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense. In addition to the above penalties, any person who shall violate a provision of this code, or fail to comply therewith, or with any of the requirements thereof, shall be subject, in addition to the penalties imposed above, to monetary penalties for all court costs, legal costs, attorneys' fees and other miscellaneous costs incurred by Warminster Township during successful prosecution of that person by Warminster Township.
Section 111.4 is amended to read as follows:
111.4 Failure to comply. Any person who shall continue any work after having been served with a stop-work order, except such work as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be in violation of this code and shall be subject to the penalty provisions of Section 109.3 of this code.
Section 114 is added and shall read as follows:
Section 307 is amended to read as follows:
Section 401.3.2.1 is added and shall read as follows:
401.3.2.1 Resetting of fire alarm systems. Where a building fire alarm system activates for other than tests or maintenance, owners or occupants shall not reset the activated system until the Fire Department arrives and verifies the location of the activated device(s). A fire system reset prior to Fire Department arrival shall constitute a false alarm.
Section 507.5.1.2 is added and shall read as follows:
507.5.1.2 Hydrant Identification. Any private fire hydrant not owned by the Warminster Township Municipal Authority shall be painted bright red over the entire surface of the hydrant.
Section 509.3 is added and shall read as follows:
Remote Identification. Where fire protection system controls are not located within five feet of the main entrance, an approved sign shall be posted indicating the location of the fire protection system controls.
Section 509.4 is added and shall read as follows:
509.4 Remote Annunciation. Where a fire detection system is installed, an annunciator must be located within five feet of the main entrance or in a location approved by the Fire Code Official.
All appendixes as written in the 2015 International Fire Code are hereby adopted and deemed incorporated into the Code as part of "Warminster Township Fire Prevention and Life Safety Code."
Section D103.6.3 Sign Spacing is added and shall read as follows:
D103.6.3 Sign spacing. Signs shall be spaced at intervals no greater than 50 feet.
The geographic limits referred to in certain section of the "Warminster Township Fire Prevention and Life Safety Code" are hereby established as follows: