CODES

ADOPTS WITH AMENDMENTS:

International Fire Code 2015 (IFC 2015)

California Code of Regulations, Title 24

Coordination Between the International Building and Fire Codes

Part I Administrative

Chapter 1 Scope and Administration

Chapter 2 Definitions

Part II General Safety Provisions

Chapter 3 General Requirements

Part III Building and Equipment Design Features

Chapter 4 Emergency Planning and Preparedness

Chapter 5 Fire Service Features

Chapter 6 Building Services and Systems

Chapter 7 Fire and Smoke Protection Features

Chapter 8 Interior Finish, Decorative Materials and Furnishings

Chapter 9 Fire Protection Systems

Chapter 10 Means of Egress

Chapter 11 Construction Requirements for Existing Buildings

Chapter 12 Through 19 Reserved

Part IV Special Occupancies and Operations

Chapter 20 Aviation Facilities

Chapter 21 Dry Cleaning

Chapter 22 Combustible Dust-Producing Operations

Chapter 23 Motor Fuel-Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages

Chapter 24 Flammable Finishes

Chapter 25 Fruit and Crop Ripening

Chapter 26 Fumigation and Insecticidal Fogging

Chapter 27 Semiconductor Fabrication Facilities

Chapter 28 Lumber Yards and Agro-Industrial, Solid Biomass and Woodworking Facilities

Chapter 29 Manufacture of Organic Coatings

Chapter 30 Industrial Ovens

Chapter 31 Tents and Other Membrane Structures

Chapter 32 High-Piled Combustible Storage

Chapter 33 Fire Safety During Construction and Demolition

Chapter 34 Tire Rebuilding and Tire Storage

Chapter 35 Welding and Other Hot Work

Chapter 36 Marinas

Chapter 37 Combustible Fibers

Chapter 38 PLANT PROCESSING AND EXTRACTION FACILITIES

Chapter 39 through 47

Chapter 48 Motion Picture and Television Production Studio Sound Stages, Approved Production Facilities and Production Locations

Chapter 49 Requirements for Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Areas

Part V Hazardous Materials

Chapter 50 Hazardous Materials—general Provisions

Chapter 51 Aerosols

Chapter 52 Reserved

Chapter 53 Compressed Gases

Chapter 54 Corrosive Materials

Chapter 55 Cryogenic Fluids

Chapter 56 Explosives and Fireworks

Chapter 57 Flammable and Combustible Liquids

Chapter 58 Flammable Gases and Flammable Cryogenic Fluids

Chapter 59 Flammable Solids

Chapter 60 Highly Toxic and Toxic Materials

Chapter 61 Liquefied Petroleum Gases

Chapter 62 Organic Peroxides

Chapter 63 Oxidizers, Oxidizing Gases and Oxidizing Cryogenic Fluids

Chapter 64 Pyrophoric Materials

Chapter 65 Pyroxylin (Cellulose Nitrate) Plastics

Chapter 66 Unstable (Reactive) Materials

Chapter 67 Water-Reactive Solids and Liquids

Chapter 68 Through 79 Reserved

Part VI Referenced Standards

Chapter 80 Referenced Standards

Appendix Chapter 4 Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy

Part VII Appendices

Appendix A Board of Appeals

Appendix B Fire-Flow Requirements for Buildings

Appendix BB Fire-Flow Requirements for Buildings

Appendix C Fire Hydrant Locations and Distribution

Appendix CC 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 Plans and Hazardous Materials Inventory Statements

Appendix I Fire Protection Systems—noncompliant Conditions

Appendix J Building Information Sign

Appendix K Construction Requirements for Existing Ambulatory Care Facilities

Appendix L Requirements for Fire Fighter Air Replenishment Systems

Appendix M High-Rise Buildings—retroactive Automatic Sprinkler Requirement

Appendix N Temporary Haunted Houses, Ghost Walks and Similar Amusement Uses

History Note Appendix

The procedures determining fire-flow requirements for any school buildings or portions of buildings hereafter constructed for which review and approval is required under Subdivision(a) of Section 17280 of the Government Code shall be in accordance with this appendix as amended by the state fire marshal. This appendix does not apply to structures other than buildings.

For the purpose of Appendix III-A, certain terms are defined as follows:

FIRE AREA. The floor area, in square feet, used to determine the required fire flow.

FIRE FLOW. The flow rate of a water supply, measured at 20 psi (137.9 kPa) residual pressure, that is available for firefighting.

An alternative method of providing water for fire protection or any other alternative, in lieu of providing the water, may be enforced when deemed appropriate by the fire chief and the state fire marshal.

The fire area shall be the total floor area of all floor levels within the exterior walls, and under the horizontal projections of the roof of a building, except as modified in Section 4.

Portions of buildings which are separated by one or more 4-hour area separation walls constructed in accordance with the building code, without openings and provided with a 30-inch (762 mm) parapet, are allowed to be considered as separate fire areas.

The fire area of buildings constructed of Type I and Type IB construction shall be the area of the three largest successive floors.

The minimum fire flow and flow duration for school buildings shall be as specified in Table BB105.1.

Exception: A reduction in required fire flow of up to 75 percent is allowed when the building is provided with an approved automatic sprinkler system. When a reduction in fire flow is used, fire flow shall not be less than 1500 GPM.

TABLE BB105.1

MINIMUM REQUIRED FIRE-FLOW AND FLOW DURATION FOR BUILDINGS

FIRE AREA (square feet)FIRE-FLOW (gallons per minute)bFLOW DURATION (hours)
Type IA and IB aType IIA and IIIA aType IV and V-A aType IIB and IIIB aType V-B a
0-22,7000-12,7000-8,2000-5,9000-3,6001,5002
22,701-30,20012,701-17,0008,201-10,9005,901-7,9003,601-4,8001,750
30,201-38,70017,001-21,80010,901-12,9007,901-9,8004,801-6,2002,000
38,701-48,30021,801-24,20012,901-17,4009,801-12,6006,201-7,7002,250
48,301-59,00024,201-33,20017,401-21,30012,601-15,4007,701-9,4002,500
59,001-70,90033,201-39,70021,301-25,50015,401-18,4009,401-11,3002,750
70,901-83,70039,701-47,10025,501-30,10018,401-21,80011,301-13,4003,0003
83,701-97,70047,101-54,90030,101-35,20021,801-25,90013,401-15,6003,250
97,701-112,70054,901-63,40035,201-40,60025,901-29,30015,601-18,0003,500
112,701-128,70063,401-72,40040,601-46,40029,301-33,50018,001-20,6003,750
128,701-145,90072,401-82,10046,401-52,50033,501-37,90020,601-23,3004,0004
145,901-164,20082,101-92,40052,501-59,10037,901-42,70023,301-26,3004,250
164,201-183,40092,401-103,10059,101-66,00042,701-47,70026,301-29,3004,500
183,401-203,700103,101-114,60066,001-73,30047,701-53,00029,301-32,6004,750
203,701-225,200114,601-126,70073,301-81,10053,001-58,60032,601-36,0005,000
225,201-247,700126,701-139,40081,101-89,20058,601-65,40036,001-39,6005,250
247,701-271,200139,401-152,60089,201-97,70065,401-70,60039,601-43,4005,500
271,201-295,900152,601-166,50097,701-106,50070,601-77,00043,401-47,4005,750
295,901-Greater166,501-Greater106,501-115,80077,001-83,70047,401-51,5006,000
115,801-125,50083,701-90,60051,501-55,7006,250
125,501-135,50090,601-97,90055,701-60,2006,500
135,501-145,80097,901-106,80060,201-64,8006,750
145,801-156,700106,801-113,20064,801-69,6007,000
156,701-167,900113,201-121,30069,601-74,6007,250
167,901-179,400121,301-129,60074,601-79,8007,500
179,401-191,400129,601-138,30079,801-85,1007,750
191,401-Greater138,301-Greater85,101-Greater8,000

For SI: 1 square foot = 0.0929 m2, 1 gallon per minute = 3.785 L/m, 1 pound per square inch = 6.895kPa.

  1. Types of construction are based on the California Building Code.
  2. Measured at 20 psi.
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