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International Fire Code 2009 (IFC 2009)

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Preface

Effective Use of the International Fire Code

Ordinance

Chapter 1 Scope and Administration

Chapter 2 Definitions

Chapter 3 General Requirements

Chapter 4 Emergency Planning and Preparedness

Chapter 5 Fire Service Features

Chapter 6 Building Services and Systems

Chapter 7 Fire-Resistance-Rated Construction

Chapter 8 Interior Finish, Decorative Materials and Furnishings

Chapter 9 Fire Protection Systems

Chapter 10 Means of Egress

Chapter 11 Aviation Facilities

Chapter 12 Dry Cleaning

Chapter 13 Combustible Dust-Producing Operations

Chapter 14 Fire Safety During Construction and Demolition

Chapter 15 Flammable Finishes

Chapter 16 Fruit and Crop Ripening

Chapter 17 Fumigation and Thermal Insecticidal Fogging

Chapter 18 Semiconductor Fabrication Facilities

Chapter 19 Lumber Yards and Woodworking Facilities

Chapter 20 Manufacture of Organic Coatingsmanufacture of Organic Coatings

Chapter 21 Industrial Ovens

Chapter 22 Motor Fuel-Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages

Chapter 23 High-Piled Combustible Storage

Chapter 24 Tents and Other Membrane Structures

Chapter 25 Tire Rebuilding and Tire Storage

Chapter 26 Welding and Other Hot Work

Chapter 27 Hazardous Materials - General Provisions

Chapter 28 Aerosols

Chapter 29 Combustible Fibers

Chapter 30 Compressed Gases

Chapter 31 Corrosive Materials

Chapter 32 Cryogenic Fluids

Chapter 33 Explosives and Fireworks

Chapter 34 Flammable and Combustible Liquids

Chapter 35 Flammable Gases and Flammable Cryogenic Fluids

Chapter 36 Flammable Solids

Chapter 37 Highly Toxic and Toxic Materials

Chapter 38 Liquefied Petroleum Gases

Chapter 39 Organic Peroxides

Chapter 40 Oxidizers, Oxidizing Gases and Oxidizing Cryogenic Fluids

Chapter 41 Pyrophoric Materials

Chapter 42 Pyroxylin (Cellulose Nitrate) Plastics

Chapter 43 Unstable (Reactive) Materials

Chapter 44 Water-Reactive Solids and Liquids

Chapter 45 Marinas

Chapter 46 Construction Requirements for Existing Buildings

Chapter 47 Referenced Standards

Appendix A Board of Appeals

Appendix B Fire-Flow Requirements for Buildings

Appendix C Fire Hydrant Locations and Distribution

Appendix D Fire Apparatus Access Roads

Appendix E Hazard Categories

Appendix F Hazard Ranking

Appendix G Cryogenic Fluids— Weight and Volume Equivalents

Appendix H Hazardous Materials Management Plan (HMMP) and Hazardous Materials Inventory Statement (HMIS) Instructions

Appendix I Fire Protection Systems—noncompliant Conditions

Appendix J Emergency Responder Radio Coverage

The provisions contained in this appendix are not mandatory unless specifically referenced in the adopting ordinance.

Assignment of levels of hazards to be applied to specific hazard classes as required by NFPA 704 shall be in accordance with this appendix. The appendix is based on application of the degrees of hazard as defined in NFPA 704 arranged by hazard class as for specific categories defined in Chapter 2 of the International Fire Code and used throughout.

The hazard rankings shown in Table F101.2 have been established by using guidelines found within NFPA 704. As noted in Section 4.2 of NFPA 704, there could be specific reasons to alter the degree of hazard assigned to a specific material; for example, ignition temperature, flammable range or susceptibility of a container to rupture by an internal combustion explosion or to metal failure while under pressure or because of heat from external fire. As a result, the degree of hazard assigned for the same material can vary when assessed by different people of equal competence.

The hazard rankings assigned to each class represent reasonable minimum hazard levels for a given class based on the use of criteria established by NFPA 704. Specific cases of use or storage may dictate the use of higher degrees of hazard in certain cases.

TABLE F101.2
FIRE FIGHTER WARNING PLACARD DESIGNATIONS BASED ON HAZARD CLASSIFICATION CATEGORIES

HAZARD CATEGORY

DESIGNATION

Combustible liquid II

Combustible liquid IIIA

Combustible liquid IIIB

Combustible dust

Combustible fiber

Cryogenic flammable

Cryogenic oxidizing

Explosive

Flammable solid

Flammable gas (gaseous)

Flammable gas (liquefied)

Flammable liquid IA

Flammable liquid IB

Flammable liquid IC

Organic peroxide, UD

Organic peroxide I

Organic peroxide II

Organic peroxide III

Organic peroxide IV

Organic peroxide V

Oxidizing gas (gaseous)

Oxidizing gas (liquefied)

Oxidizer 4

Oxidizer 3

Oxidizer 2

Oxidizer 1

Pyrophoric gases

Pyrophoric solids, liquids

Unstable reactive 4D

Unstable reactive 3D

Unstable reactive 3N

Unstable reactive 2

Unstable reactive 1

Water reactive 3

Water reactive 2

Corrosive

Toxic

Highly toxic

F2

F2

F1

F4

F3

F4, H3

OX, H3

R4

F2

F4

F4

F4

F3

F3

R4

F4, R3

F3, R3

F2, R2

F1, R1

None

OX

OX

OX 4

OX 3

OX 2

OX 1

F4

F3

R4

R4

R3

R2

None

W3

W2

H3, COR

H3

H4

F—Flammable category. COR—Corrosive.

R—Reactive category. UD—Unclassified detonable material.

H—Health category. 4D—Class 4 detonable material.

W—Special hazard: water reactive. 3D—Class 3 detonable material.

OX—Special hazard: oxidizing properties. 3N—Class 3 nondetonable material.

ICC

IFC-09

International Fire Code

F101.1

NFPA

704-07

Identification of the Hazards of Materials for Emergency Response

F101.1, F101.2

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