[Adopted 12-10-1979 by Ord. No. 440 as Secs. 10-27 to 10-31 of the 1979 Code]
Certain documents, copies of which are on file in the office of the Town Clerk, being marked and designated as the BOCA Basic Fire Prevention Code, 1970, First Edition, and any additions or annual supplements which may be forthcoming, as published by the Buildings Officials Conference of America, Inc., be and are hereby adopted as the Fire Prevention Code of the Town of Johnston, Rhode Island, for the purpose of establishing standards with respect to precautions against origin and spread of fire, smoke, noxious gases and similar hazards arising from the use of buildings or structures; the proper use and maintenance of exitways and all appurtenances thereto; fire protective devices and the practice of safety measures and precautions in the storage, handling and use of hazardous substance materials and devices, as herein provided; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of the BOCA Basic Fire Prevention Code, 1970, First Edition, and any additions or supplements which may be forthcoming, are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this article.
[Added 3-9-1993 by Ord. No. 892; amended 2-12-1996 by Ord. No. 964]
The Fire Department shall issue permits and collect fees for the following:
Inspection of removal of all underground tanks.
Inspection of installation of all new underground tanks.
Pressure check of piping and new underground tank installations.
Initial inspection of smoke/heat/carbon monoxide detectors for both commercial and residential buildings.
Reinspection of smoke/heat/carbon monoxide detectors.
All plan review fees shall be made payable to the Johnston Fire Department and shall be deposited into a restricted receipt account for use by the Johnston Fire Department. Any and all expenditures from this account shall be approved by the Johnston Town Council. Use of this account shall not be limited to expenses of the Johnston Fire Department, and it may be used for additional expenditures with specific approval of the Johnston Town Council.
[Amended 9-18-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-15]
Fee rates shall be reviewed annually by the Fire Prevention Officer and Chief of the Department to determine if new and/or amended fee rates are appropriate. If so they shall be submitted to the Town Council for consideration.
In administering this Fire Prevention Code as adopted herein, it shall be required of the Chief of the Bureau of Fire Prevention to review applications for new business licenses, and applications for the renewal of the business licenses. It shall also be required of the Chief of the Bureau of Fire Prevention to review applications for building permits and to require that one set of building plans for all new construction be filed with the Bureau of Fire Prevention.
When any provision of this code is found to be in conflict with the General Laws of Rhode Island, Chapters 28.1 to 28.28, inclusive, of Title 23 as enacted by the Public Laws, 1966, Chapter 216, entitled "Fire Safety Code," effective February 1, 1968, and as hereafter amended, the provision which established the higher standard for the promotion and protection of the safety and welfare of the public shall prevail.
Nothing in this article or in the Fire Prevention Code hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding impending in any court or any rights acquitted or liability incurred on any cause or causes of action acquired or existing under any act or ordinance hereby repealed, nor shall any just or legal right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this article.