All interior solid-ceiling sets over 600 square feet (55.7 m2) in area, and platforms (when provided) over 600 square feet (55.7 m2) in area and which exceed 3 feet (914 mm) in height 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 fire code official (see Additional Fire Protection Systems, Section 901.4.3).
This section has been amended at the state or city level.
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.