No person shall operate any television broadcasting, videotaping
equipment, or motion picture photographic
equipment for commercial or professional purposes, or
commercial still-photographic equipment outside of an
approved studio unless notice of such operation shall have
been given to the Fire Department at least 24 hours prior
to the commencement of such operation. Spontaneous
news coverage activities are exempt from this provision.
Functional fire protection systems and equipment shall be maintained in an operable condition, unless approved by the fire code official. Disconnecting or altering of fire protection systems and/or equipment shall be prohibited, unless otherwise approved by the fire code official with alternate means of protection provided.