City of St. Francis, WI
Milwaukee County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of St. Francis 3-19-2013 by Ord. No. 1340.[1]Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Department — See Ch. 63.
Alarm systems — See Ch. 170.
Building construction — See Ch. 198.
Electrical standards — See Ch. 237.
Fireworks — See Ch. 249.
Nuisances — See Ch. 320.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 351.
ATTACHMENTS
245a Table 1
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 245, Fire Prevention, adopted 7-6-2004 by Ord. No. 1166 (§§ 5.02, 5.06 to 5.09 and 5.11 to 5.13 of the 1981 Code), as amended.
A. 
All orders, rules and regulations of the Department of Safety and Professional Services, as are set forth in the Wisconsin Administrative Code as amended and renumbered from time to time, are hereby adopted and incorporated into this chapter by reference. Except as otherwise indicated in this chapter, this includes but is not limited to the International Building Code, the Fire Prevention Code, the Electrical Code, and all administrative codes not listed. The Fire Prevention Code (NFPA 1), the Life Safety Code (NFPA 101) and all the referenced standards are incorporated herein by reference and adopted as part of this chapter. The NFPA Codes and standards set forth in § 245-8 of this Code as amended and renumbered from time to time are adopted and incorporated into this chapter by reference.
B. 
It shall be the duty of the Fire Chief and the Chief's authorized assistants to enforce all laws, orders, regulations and all other ordinances set forth in this chapter.
A. 
It shall be the duty of the Chief of the Fire Department to inspect or cause to be inspected as often as may be necessary all buildings and premises, except the interior of private dwellings, for the purpose of ascertaining and causing to be corrected any conditions liable to cause fire or any violations of the provisions of this chapter.
(1) 
Whenever any such inspector shall find in any building or upon any premises combustible waste material or explosive matter which is so situated as to endanger property, or shall find in any building or structure obstructions to or on fire escapes, stairs, passageways, doors or windows liable to interfere with the operations of the Fire Department or egress of occupants in case of fire, the inspector may order the same to be removed or remedied.
(2) 
Whenever any such inspector shall find any building or other structure that, for want of repairs, lack of sufficient fire escapes, automatic or other fire alarm apparatus, or fire extinguishing equipment, or by reason of age or dilapidated conditions, or from any other cause, is especially liable to cause or support fire and which is so situated as to endanger other property or the occupants thereof, and whenever such inspector shall find in any building combustible waste material, explosive matter or flammable conditions dangerous to the safety of such building or the occupants thereof, the inspector may order such dangerous conditions or materials to be removed or remedied.
(3) 
If, in any existing building or structure, because of its use or occupancy, additional exits are required or repairs to existing exits are necessary or where repairs to any structural part of such building or structure are required, the inspector will notify the Building Inspector, who may reinspect such building or structure, thereafter instituting the proper remedies as may be required.
B. 
The Chief of the Fire Department is hereby empowered to order compliance with the regulations of this chapter and all other lawful orders or laws relating to fire prevention and fire protection in all existing buildings and structures. Further, the Chief of the Fire Department is hereby empowered to close any building or structure and order it vacated whenever violations of any of the regulations of this chapter are found and are not corrected within the time stipulated by the Chief or the Chief's authorized representative. Where the public is exposed to immediate danger, the Chief is hereby empowered to order the closing and vacating of the building at once. This section shall apply to all buildings, structures and premises in the City of St. Francis.
C. 
The Fire Chief and the Chief's designees are authorized to issue citations for violations of this chapter.
D. 
The fee for third and subsequent inspections for the same violation or violations shall be as provided in the current fee schedule on file with the City Clerk.
A. 
Any orders shall be provided in writing to the occupant and owner of the premises. In case the owner or occupant of the premises cannot be found, such written order shall be affixed in a conspicuous place on the entrance door to such building or structure or on the premises. Thereafter, a copy of such order shall be mailed to the owner and occupant addressed to their last known post office address. It shall be unlawful for any person to remove such affixed notice without the written consent of the Fire Chief.
B. 
Any such order shall forthwith be complied with by the owner and occupant of such building, structure, or premises. The owner or occupant may, within 24 hours, appeal to the Fire Chief for a review of such order, who shall thereafter as soon as possible file his decision. Unless such order is revoked or modified by the Chief of the Fire Department, it shall remain in full force and be complied with within the time fixed in said order.
A. 
The Chief of the Fire Department or any fire inspector may, at all reasonable hours, enter any public buildings or public structures or enter upon any public premises or portions thereof for the purpose of routine preventative inspection, in order to ascertain whether conditions exist which are liable to cause fire or whether any violation of any law or order relating to fire hazards or fire prevention exists or has occurred. The owner, agent, or occupant of any such public premises who refuses to permit or prevents or interferes with any entry into or upon the public premises by such fire inspector or interferes with any such fire inspection shall be deemed guilty of violating this section.
B. 
The Chief of the Fire Department or any fire inspector may, at all reasonable hours, enter any buildings, structures, premises or areas in the City of St. Francis, or portions thereof, with the consent of the owner or the owner's authorized agent, for the purpose of routine preventative inspection, in order to ascertain whether conditions exist which are liable to cause fire or whether any violation of any law or order relating to fire hazards or prevention of fires exists or has occurred. No consent is needed in case of an emergency.
C. 
Without consent, and in cases other than emergencies, the Chief of the Fire Department or, in the Chief's absence, the officer in charge of said department shall obtain a warrant from the Municipal Judge of the Municipal Court of the City of St. Francis, or from any judge of a court of record in Milwaukee County, prior to entering any building, structure, or premises or any portion thereof, other than those portions open to the public, in accordance with § 66.0119, Wis. Stats., for the purpose of inspection.
A. 
The Fire Department may investigate the origin and cause and circumstances of fires occurring in the City by which property has been destroyed or damaged and, so far as possible, determine whether the fire is the result of carelessness or design. Such investigations may begin immediately upon the occurrence of such a fire, and if it appears to the officer making such an investigation that such fire is of suspicious origin, the Chief of the Fire Department shall be immediately notified of the facts. The Chief shall notify the proper authorities designated by law to pursue the investigation of such matters and shall further cooperate with the authorities in the collection of evidence and in the prosecution of the case. A member of the fire investigation team in charge of such fire shall file a written report of damage associated with every fire in a timely manner. It shall contain a statement of all facts relating to the origin and cause and circumstances of such fire and other information as may be required.
B. 
The City Attorney and any other department of the City, upon request of the Fire Chief, shall assist in the investigation of any fire that, in the Chief's opinion, is of suspicious origin.
C. 
The Fire Chief or officers in command at any fire are hereby vested with full and complete police authority. Any officer of the Fire Department may cause the arrest of any person failing to give the right-of-way to the Fire Department in responding to an incident.
D. 
The Fire Chief or officers in command may prescribe certain limits in the vicinity of any fire within which no persons, excepting firefighters and police officers and those admitted by order of any officer of the Department, shall be permitted to enter.
E. 
The Fire Chief or officers in command shall have the power to cause the removal of any property whenever it is deemed necessary and prudent for the preservation of such property or to prevent the spread of fire or to protect any adjoining property. During the progress of any fire, they shall have the power to cause the removal of all wires or other facilities and the turning off of all electricity or other services where the same impedes the work of the Department or other services where the same impedes the work of the Department during the progress of a fire.
F. 
The Fire Chief, Fire Marshal or other designees shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the Building Inspector for the purposes of enforcement of this chapter, including the authority to conduct inspections as requested by the Building Inspector, to issue corrective orders for violations of this chapter or any other state codes enforceable within the corporate limits of the City of St. Francis, and to refer matters to the Building Inspector for prosecution through the office of the City Attorney. This provision includes the authority to conduct inspections as required by this chapter as requested by the Building Inspector or any other agency of the City, to order that violations of this chapter creating a clear and present danger cease immediately, to issue corrective orders regarding compliance with this chapter and to refer matters for prosecution in the Municipal Court or for any other remedy deemed appropriate in the discretion of the office of the City Attorney and as provided by the provisions of the City of St. Francis Code.
G. 
Entering adjacent property. It shall be lawful for any Fire Department personnel while acting under the direction of the Fire Chief or any other officer in command to enter the premises adjacent to or in the vicinity of a building or other property that is on fire for the purpose of extinguishing or containing such fire. No person shall hinder, resist or obstruct any fireman in the discharge of his duties as is hereinbefore provided. The person so offending shall be deemed guilty of resisting firemen in the discharge of their duties.
H. 
Destruction of property to prevent the spread of fire. During the progress of any fire, the Fire Chief or officers in command at the emergency shall have the power to order the removal or destruction of any property necessary to prevent the further spread of fire or to ensure that the fire has not extended to other areas, provided that it is likely that, unless such property is removed, other property is in danger of being destroyed by fire.
I. 
Special inspection warrant. No person shall refuse to permit or shall prevent or interfere with any entry into or upon such premises by any such inspector or interfere with any such inspection. If consent to entry to personal or real properties which are not public buildings, or to portions of public buildings which are not open to the public, has been denied, the Fire Chief shall obtain a special inspection warrant under § 66.0119, Wis. Stats.
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of this section is to protect the health, safety and welfare of those that live, work, visit, or travel through the City, including the fire personnel who serve the City or assist the City, by establishing minimum standards for fire safety through the standardization of the design, installation, testing and maintenance requirements for automatic fire sprinkler, suppression and fire alarm systems.
B. 
Enforcement. The City of St. Francis Fire Department shall be responsible for the enforcement of this section.
C. 
State regulations. All Building Code requirements, rules and laws of the State of Wisconsin shall apply to all buildings located within the City of St. Francis, Wisconsin. The requirements of this section shall not lessen any Building Code requirements, rules or laws of the State of Wisconsin. Should any conflict arise between this section and the codes, rules or laws of the state, the more stringent regulation shall govern.
D. 
Owner's responsibility.
(1) 
Within buildings that the Fire Department is required to inspect, no owner may construct or alter any building, or portion of a building, or permit any building to be constructed or altered except in compliance with this section.
(2) 
The owner is also responsible for maintaining a current set of plans for all detection, suppression and fire alarm systems.
(3) 
The owner shall maintain all automatic fire sprinkler, suppression and alarm systems (and the alarm monitoring of those systems) that were required by the City as a condition of occupancy.
E. 
Where installed (classification of occupancies). See Table 1 at the end of this chapter.
F. 
How installed. Approved fire suppression systems and fire alarm systems shall be installed in accordance with current National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and Wisconsin state codes.
G. 
Standpipes and hose connections. Wet automatic standpipes shall be provided in all buildings three stories or more in height. Standpipes shall be installed in accordance with Section 375.22 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code, Section 905 of the International Building Code, and NFPA 14. Where the Wisconsin Administrative Code and NFPA 14 require Class 11 or Class 111 standpipe systems, this department will require the installation of a Class 1 system which is the installation of hose valves of 2 1/2 inches in lieu of the former. Hose valves shall be no further than 150 feet apart per floor. The Fire Department connection for the standpipe shall be placed adjacent to a fire hydrant within 150 feet travel distance. If there is a standpipe system and fire sprinkler system, they shall be labeled as such at the Fire Department connection on the outside of the building.
H. 
Fire Department connection. The Fire Department connection (FDC) for both the sprinkler system and standpipe systems shall be located as approved by the Fire Department. The FDC shall be located within 150 feet travel distance of a fire hydrant. The FDC will be properly identified.
I. 
Fire hydrant(s).
(1) 
Scope. The requirements of this section apply to fire hydrants and water main systems supplying private fire hydrants or fire suppression systems.
(2) 
Installation and maintenance standards. Private fire hydrants and water mains shall be installed in accordance with NFPA 24 and the City of Milwaukee Water Utility. Private fire hydrants and water mains shall be maintained in accordance with NFPA 25.
(3) 
Approval required. Plans shall be submitted to the Fire Department for review to determine compliance with the applicable standards prior to the installation of private fire hydrants.
(4) 
Approved water hydrant. An approved water hydrant shall mean a water hydrant connected to a municipal water main, and the hydrant shall have one connection of 4.5 inches and two connections of 2.5 inches. The connecting waterline between the municipal water main and the approved water hydrant shall not be less than eight inches. All water hydrants shall be installed in such a manner and location so as to be accessible at all times to the Fire Department. Note: The hydrant must flow a minimum of 1,500 gallons per minute with 20 psi residual.
(5) 
Hydrant location. Hydrant(s) shall be provided around the perimeter of the building so that no hydrant is more then 350 feet from another approved hydrant(s) measured by normal access routes.
(6) 
Setback distances. Private fire hydrants shall be no more than five feet from the curb or edge of the street or fire apparatus access. Alternative setback distances may be considered when site conditions conflict with the provisions of this section.
(7) 
System design.
(a) 
Valves. Control valves shall be provided to limit the number of private hydrants and/or sprinkler systems affected by maintenance, repair or construction. Valves shall be located at street intersections and at no more than eight-hundred-foot intervals, and sectional control valves shall be placed so that no more than a combination of five hydrants and sprinkler systems can be isolated between control valves. Valves shall be provided in each hydrant lead.
(b) 
Outlet position. All hydrants shall be positioned so that the largest outlet faces the street or fire apparatus access route unless otherwise expressly approved by the Fire Department.
(c) 
Hydrant height above grade. The center of the lowest outlet cap of the fire hydrants shall be at least 18 inches above grade and not more than 23 inches above grade.
(8) 
Hydrant specifications. All fire hydrants shall meet the specifications of the City of Milwaukee Water Utility.
(9) 
Bollards. Private hydrants shall be protected from vehicular traffic damage with bollards. The Fire Department shall determine the number of bollards needed.
(10) 
Obstructions. No obstructions, including but not limited to power poles, trees, bushes, fences or posts, shall be located within five feet of a fire hydrant. Grade changes exceeding 1.5 feet are not permitted within five feet of a fire hydrant or hydrant lead. Owners shall remove snow, vegetation or other material that has covered or obstructed the view of hydrant(s) on their property.
(11) 
Installation prior to construction. Fire hydrants shall be installed, tested and placed in service prior to combustible construction.
J. 
Annual inspections. Every standpipe system and sprinkler system required by this chapter or by the administrative rules of the State of Wisconsin shall, at the expense of the owner or the owner's representative, be inspected at least once within each consecutive twelve-month period and maintained in accordance with the most current edition of Section SPS 314.13(4) of the Wisconsin Administrative Code and NFPA 25. The completed inspection forms shall be kept on premises located in the fire pump room if applicable or the maintenance room and be available upon request of the fire inspector.
K. 
Completion of work. At such time that each sprinkler project is completed, the sprinkler contractor shall provide the owner of the building and the Fire Department with a letter stating that:
(1) 
The sprinkler system, or portion thereof, is one-hundred-percent operational and built according to approved plans and the design of the licensed and certified fire protection engineer.
(2) 
All sprinkler systems have been tested in accordance with the manufacturer's specification, code, and standard requirements.
(3) 
All systems are operating, all installed sprinklers are free of paint and tape, and all sprinklers are not obstructed and conform to all sprinkler obstruction rules.
L. 
Maintenance of automatic fire sprinkler, suppression and alarm systems. Sprinkler systems, standpipe systems, fire alarm systems and other fire protective or extinguishing systems or appliances which have been installed in compliance with permit or order, or because of any law or ordinance, shall be maintained in operative condition at all times in accordance with NFPA 25 and NFPA 72. Further, it shall be unlawful for any owner or occupant to reduce the effectiveness of the protection so required, except that this shall not prohibit the owner or occupant from temporarily reducing or discontinuing the protection where necessary to make tests, repairs, alterations or additions. The Fire Department shall be notified before repairs, alterations or additions are begun and shall be notified again when the system has been restored to service.
M. 
Additions, remodeled buildings, and change of use. All existing public buildings or places of employment and all additions shall conform to this section, as follows. All square footage remodeled within a building subsequent to April 19, 1994, and all square footage added to such building after said date, shall be considered for purposes of determining the applicable requirements of this section.
(1) 
More than 50% remodeled or added. If more than 50% of the gross area of a building is remodeled and/or added, the entire building shall be provided with the requirements in this section, provided that the City determines that the existing water supply is adequate.
(2) 
Twenty-five percent to 50% remodeled or added. If 25% to 50% of the gross area of a building is remodeled and/or added, that part of the building which is remodeled and/or added shall be provided with the requirements of this section.
(3) 
Less than 25% or 10,000 square feet or less remodeled or added. The requirement in this section may not be required unless the work includes dwelling units if less than 25% of the gross area of the building is remodeled and/or added or if 10,000 square feet or less of a building is remodeled and/or added.
(4) 
Change of use or occupancy classification. If the use of an existing building is changed to a new use or the occupancy classification is changed, the building shall comply with the percentages established above and sprinklers shall be updated.
N. 
Approval of plans. No automatic sprinkler equipment shall be installed or altered in a building until plans have been submitted to the Fire Department for approval. One copy of the approval should be placed on file. No work may begin on installation of a sprinkler system until the plans are approved by the Fire Department.
O. 
Exemptions. Rooms or buildings devoted to the manufacture or storage of aluminum powder, calcium carbide, calcium phosphate, metallic sodium or potassium, quick lime, magnesium powder, sodium peroxide or like materials where the application of water may cause or increase combustion are exempt from the use of automatic water sprinkling systems but are required to install other forms of fire protection systems approved by the Fire Department.
P. 
Fire alarm and detection systems. The application, installation, performance and maintenance of fire alarm and fire detection systems and their components shall comply with the Fire Alarm and Detection Systems Section of the International Building Code Chapter 907 as amended by Section SS 362.0907 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code, and Chapter SPS 314 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code NFPA 70, and NFPA 72. Note: Section 907 of the International Building Code contains exceptions where a separate manual fire alarm system (manual pull stations) is not required in some building groups. The City of St. Francis does require a manual fire alarm system (manual pull stations) to be installed in all building groups.
Q. 
Automatic closing devices.
(1) 
Where installed.
(a) 
Except on single- and two-family dwellings, there shall be an automatic closing device on all fire and smoke doors, except doors leading directly outside in all buildings, regardless of size.
(b) 
On all fire shutters and vents.
(c) 
Wired into the fire alarm system when a fire alarm system is required.
(2) 
How installed. Per NFPA 80, Fire Doors and Windows, and the Opening Protectives Section of the International Building Code, Section 715.
(3) 
How maintained and inspected. Per NFPA Standard 80, Fire Doors and Windows.
R. 
Fire alarm systems.
(1) 
A UL (Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc.) approved listed central station for fire shall monitor all fire suppression and detection systems.
(2) 
The signal for a fire alarm shall be sent to an approved listed central station for fire. The signal for tamper and/or supervision shall also be sent to the listed central station for fire.
(3) 
A minimum of one annunciator panel shall be placed in a location approved by the Fire Department.
(4) 
The fire alarm system and the annunciator panel shall be addressable.
(5) 
The addressable system shall include fire detection and suppression systems, pull stations, tamper supervision, and audio/visual devices.
(6) 
In places of public occupancy, pull stations shall be required in new construction and during remodel projects.
(7) 
The owner shall maintain all fire alarm systems and monitoring of those systems that were a condition of occupancy. No system or part of a system or monitoring thereof can be removed without approval of the City. The owner who removes or causes to be removed the alarm system or monitoring of the alarm system shall be in violation of this section.
S. 
Exit lights and emergency lights.
(1) 
Exit and emergency lights are required in all places of public occupancy.
(2) 
Exit and emergency lights shall have battery backup unless connected to an emergency generator.
(3) 
Combination exit and emergency lights are acceptable and recommended.
T. 
Plan review, approval and conditions.
(1) 
The plans for all fire sprinkler, fire suppression and fire alarm systems, both new and modified, must be submitted to the Fire Department for review. The Fire Department may use a third-party contractor to perform the review.
(2) 
No automatic fire sprinkler, fire suppression or fire alarm equipment shall be installed or altered in a building until plans have been submitted and approved by the Fire Department. Upon payment of the review fees, the City Building Inspector on behalf of the Fire Department shall issue a permit. Work started before a permit is issued may be subject to fine.
(3) 
The Wisconsin-registered fire protection contractor or other contractor(s) who was given the permit to work shall keep at the job site at all times one set of approved plans bearing the stamp of conditional approval from the Fire Department and a copy of the specifications. The plans shall be open to inspection by an authorized representative of the Fire Department immediately upon request.
U. 
Revocation, extension and liability.
(1) 
Revocation of approval. The Fire Department may revoke any approval, issued under the provisions of this section, for any false statements or misrepresentation of facts on which the approval was based.
(2) 
Expiration of plan approval. Plan approvals issued by the Fire Department shall expire two years after the approval date indicated on the fire protection plans.
(3) 
Limitation of liability. The conditional approval of an automatic fire sprinkler, suppression or fire alarm design by the Fire Department shall not be construed as an assumption of any design responsibility.
The fees for permits, applications and other work described in this chapter shall be as provided by the current fee schedule on file with the City Clerk.
The following documents or portions thereof are referenced as mandatory requirements and shall be considered part of the requirements of this chapter. The edition indicated for each referenced mandatory document of the NFPA shall apply.
NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers
NFPA 11, Standard for Low-Expansion Foam
NFPA 12, Standard on Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems
NFPA 12A, Standard on Halon 1301 Fire Extinguishing Systems
NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems
NFPA 13D, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes
NFPA 13R, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies up to and Including Four Stories in Height
NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipes and Hose Systems
NFPA 15, Standard for Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection
NFPA 16, Standard for the Installation of Foam-Water Sprinkler and Foam-Water Spray Systems
NFPA 17, Standard for Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems
NFPA 17A, Standard for Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems
NFPA 18, Standard for Wetting Agents
NFPA 18A, Standard for Water Additives for Fire Control and Vapor Mitigation
NFPA 20, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection
NFPA 24, Standard for the Installation of Private Fire. Service Mains and Their Appurtenances
NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems
NFPA 30, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code
NFPA 30A, Automotive and Marine Service Station Code
NFPA 30B, Code for the Manufacture and Storage of Aerosol Products
NFPA 31, Standard for the Installation of Oil-Burning Equipment
NFPA 32, Standard for Dry-Cleaning Plants
NFPA 33, Standard for Spray Application Using Flammable or Combustible Materials
NFPA 34, Standard for Dipping and Coating Processes Using Flammable or Combustible Liquids
NFPA 36, Standard for Solvent Extraction Plants
NFPA 40, Standard for the Storage and Handling of Cellulose Nitrate Motion Picture Film
NFPA 45, Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals
NFPA 51, Standard for the Design and Installation of Oxygen-Fuel Gas Systems for Welding Cutting and Allied Processes
NFPA 51A, Standard for Acetylene Cylinder Charging Plants
NFPA 51B, Standard for Fire Prevention During Welding Cutting and Other Hot Work
NFPA 52, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicular Fuel Systems Code,
NFPA 54, National Fuel Gas Code
NFPA 55, Standard for the Storage, Use, and Handling of Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids in Portable and Stationary Containers, Cylinders, and Tanks
NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code
NFPA 59, Standard for the Storage and Handling of Liquefied Petroleum Gases at Utility Gas Plants
NFPA 59A, Standard for the Production, Storage, and Handling of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
NFPA 61, Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Products Facilities
NFPA 69, Standard on Explosion Prevention Systems
NFPA 70, National Electrical Code
NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code
NFPA 75, Standard for the Protection of Information Technology Equipment
NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Fire Windows
NFPA 82, Standard on Incinerators and Waste and Linen Handling Systems and Equipment
NFPA 86, Standard for Ovens and Furnaces
NFPA 88A, Standard for Parking Structures
NFPA 90A, Standard for the Installation of Air-Conditioning and Ventilating Systems
NFPA 90B, Standard for the Installation of Warm Air Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems
NFPA 91, Standard for Exhaust Systems for Air Conveying of Vapors, Gases, Mists, and Noncombustible Particulate Solids
NFPA 92, Standard for Smoke Control Systems
NFPA 96, Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations
NFPA 99, Standard for Health Care Facilities
NFPA 101, Life Safety Code
NFPA 102, Standard for Grandstands, Folding and Telescopic Seating, Tents
and Membrane Structures
NFPA 105, Standard for the Installation of Smoke Door Assemblies and Other Opening Protectives
NFPA 110, Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems
NFPA 111, Standard on Stored Electrical Energy Emergency and Standby Power Systems
NFPA 115, Standard for Laser Fire Protection
NFPA 120, Standard for Coal Preparation Plants
NFPA 140, Standard on Motion Picture and Television Production Studio Soundstages and Approved Production Facilities
NFPA 150, Standard on Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facilities
NFPA 160, Standard for Flame Effects Before an Audience
NFPA 170, Standard for Fire Safety and Emergency Symbols
NFPA 211, Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances
NFPA 220, Standard on Types of Building Construction
NFPA 221, Standard for Fire Walls and Fire Barrier Walls
NFPA 232, Standard for the Protection of Records
NFPA 241, Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition operations
NFPA 400, Hazardous Materials Code
NFPA 1123, Code for Fireworks Display
NFPA 1124, Code for the Manufacture, Transportation, Storage, and Retail Sales of Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles
NFPA 1126, Standard for the Use of Pyrotechnics before a Proximate Audience
Use of outdoor fireplaces is permitted, provided that:
A. 
Such outdoor fireplace is assembled and used according to the manufacturer's instructions. No barrels or homemade units are permitted. Such shall not exceed four feet in height, width or depth.
B. 
Only clean fuels are used, such as firewood. No trash, bulk papers, painted woods or the like are to be burned.
C. 
Such outdoor fireplace shall have a screen and be covered at all times when in use and placed on a nonflammable surface. Outdoor fireplaces shall not be used on balconies, wood decks or other similar surfaces.
D. 
An outdoor fireplace shall be located at least 10 feet from any structure or any combustible material while in use.
E. 
An extinguishing device shall be kept within 20 feet when such outdoor fireplace is in use.
F. 
An outdoor fireplace shall be attended by a competent person at all times when in use.
G. 
Such outdoor fireplace shall not be used in such a manner that smoke or fumes go into any residences or residential dwelling units.
H. 
Flames shall not exceed one foot above the fire source or otherwise become a safety hazard.
I. 
Outdoor fireplaces shall not be used between 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m.
A. 
An access box system has been adopted for use by this Fire Department.
(1) 
The following structures shall be equipped with an access box at or near the main entrance or such location as required by the authority having jurisdiction:
(a) 
Commercial or industrial structures protected by an automatic alarm system or automatic fire suppression system, or such structures that are secured in a way that restricts access during an emergency.
(b) 
Multifamily residential structures that have restricted access through locked doors and have a common corridor for access to the living units.
(c) 
Nursing homes, community-based residential facilities, child day care and other health facilities.
(d) 
All educational occupancies.
(2) 
The authority having jurisdiction shall have the authority to require any structure to install and maintain an access box.
(3) 
Exception. Any building or site that has twenty-four-hour, seven-day-a-week guard service or any occupancy that remains open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, does not require an access box, unless ordered by the Fire Chief.
B. 
All newly constructed structures subject to this section shall have the access box installed and operational prior to the issuance of an occupancy permit. All structures in existence on the effective date of this section and which are subject to this section shall have one year from the date of being ordered by the authority having jurisdiction to have an access box installed to complete installation.
C. 
The owner or agent of a structure required to have an access box shall keep the following inside the box:
(1) 
Keys to locked points of ingress and egress, whether on the interior or exterior.
(2) 
The keys to locked mechanical equipment and electrical and elevator control rooms.
(3) 
The keys needed to open any alarm panels.
(4) 
Floor plans or maps as required by the authority having jurisdiction.
(5) 
The keys to other areas as directed by the authority having jurisdiction.
D. 
All items required to be kept in the access box shall be the most currently used and must be continually updated.
E. 
The access box shall be installed at the owner's expense.
F. 
The size and type of access box will be determined by the authority having jurisdiction.
All elevators installed in the City of St. Francis after March 1, 2013, shall be sized and located so as to accommodate, and allow for the maneuvering of, Fire Department stretchers and personnel. The elevator shall be large enough to allow the use of a twenty-five-inch by eighty-six-inch stretcher in the horizontal, open position. St. Francis Fire Department approval is required prior to installation.
Pedestrian accessibility ramps installed in the City of St. Francis on or after March 1, 2013, shall be sized large enough to accommodate and positioned so as to permit the maneuvering of Fire Department stretchers and personnel. The ramp dimensions shall be large enough to allow the use of a twenty-five-inch by eight-six-inch stretcher in the horizontal, open position. St. Francis Fire Department approval is required prior to installation.
If the lack of an internal communication system or the size, design or construction of a building in the City of St. Francis causes regular fire department radio communication to be unavailable or, in the opinion of the Fire Chief, unreliable, the Fire Chief may direct the building owner to install a repeater system, or a comparable component, to assist radio communications.
A. 
All fire protection system contractors providing monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual inspection, testing and maintenance work on any fire detection or suppression system in the City of St. Francis shall submit a printed copy to the City of St. Francis Fire Department, and an electronic copy in a format acceptable to the City of St. Francis Fire Department, of any and all deficiencies found while inspecting, testing or maintaining any fire detection or suppression system.
B. 
Any deficiency revealed in the course of any such inspection, testing, or maintenance work must be reported to the City of St. Francis Fire Department within 14 days of the discovery of such deficiency unless such deficiency creates a severe life hazard; in which event such deficiency must be immediately reported to the City of St. Francis Fire Department. Notification required under this section shall be made electronically by sending to email to Inspectionbureau@stfranwi.org, or United States Postal Service.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a penalty as provided in § 1-4 of this Code.