An automatic sprinkler system shall be installed throughout a building that has a floor level which has an occupant load of 30 or more occupants and which is located 30 feet (9144 mm) or more above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access.
- Open parking structures.
- Occupancies in group F-2.
- Existing buildings having occupied floor levels
not more than 55 feet (16764 mm) in
height above the lowest level of fire department
vehicle access, where the local unit of
government complies with the following
- The local unit of government having a municipal fire department with an ISO rating of 3 or lower, employing a fulltime career fire fighting staff.
- The governing body of the local unit of government has passed a resolution affirming the use of this exception and filed that resolution with the department of licensing and regulatory affairs, bureau of construction codes.