This chapter shall apply to production locations.
- Use of pyrotechnic special effects, see Section 3307.1 and California Code of Regulations, Title 19, Division 1, Chapter 6.
- Open flames.
- Flammable or combustible liquids, gases and dust.
- Hot work.
- Presence of motor vehicles within a building.
- Tents and canopies, see Chapter 31.
- Any additional permits as required by the agency having jurisdiction (AHJ).
A requirement for standby fire safety officers shall be determined by the fire code official on a case-by-case basis.
When the fire code official determines that hazardous conditions necessitate controlled use of smoking materials, smoking may be prohibited or limited to designated smoking areas.
Sets, scenery and other equipment shall not impact the structural integrity of a building or structure. Consultation with a building official or structural engineer may be required.
All electrical equipment including lighting, cabling and temporary power, such as portable generators, shall be maintained in good working order and shall comply with the provisions of the California Electrical Code.
Temporary feeders shall not be tapped from panelboards and switchboards where deadfront covers have to be removed.
Portable, mobile or stationary power-generating equipment may be used to supplement building electrical power for temporary use. Equipment shall be placed in a location acceptable to the fire code official.
Required emergency vehicle access shall be maintained. Any deviations are subject to approval by the fire code official.
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.
Approved fire extinguishers shall be provided as required by the fire code official.
In buildings with existing fire protection systems and where production intends to construct solid-ceiling sets over 600 square feet (55.7 m2) in area, and platforms over 600 square feet (55.7 m2) in area and which exceed 3 feet (914 mm) in height, such buildings shall be protected by one of the following:
- An approved and listed heat detector system. Heat detectors shall be spaced 30 feet (9144 mm) on center or as required by the manufacturer's installation instructions. Detectors shall be connected to an approved and listed central, proprietary or remote station service or a local alarm, which will give an audible signal at a constantly attended location. Such system shall be installed in accordance with Chapter 9.
- The ceiling shall be positioned to allow for the operation of the building's automatic fire sprinkler system after rehearsal, videotaping, filming, or broadcasting of programs has been completed for the day.
- An approved fire watch.
- Special hazards shall be reviewed by the enforcing agency (see additional fire protection systems, Section 901.4.3).