CALIFORNIA FIRE CODE — MATRIX ADOPTION TABLE
APPENDIX C — FIRE HYDRANT LOCATIONS AND DISTRIBUTION
|Adopt Entire Chapter|
|Adopt Entire Chapter as amended (amended sections listed below)||X|
|Adopt only those sections that are listed below|
|[California Code of Regulations, Title 19, Division 1]|
|Chapter / Section|
* The California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 19, Division 1 provisions that are found in the California Fire Code are a reprint from the current CCR, Title 19, Division 1 text for the code user's convenience only. The scope, applicability and appeals procedures of CCR, Title 19, Division I remain the same.
The provisions contained in this appendix are not mandatory unless specifically referenced in the adopting ordinance or legislation of the jurisdiction.User note:
In addition to the requirements of Section 507.5.1, fire hydrants shall be provided in accordance with this appendix for the protection of buildings, or portions of buildings, hereafter constructed or moved into the jurisdiction.
Exception: [SFM] Group B, S-2 and U occupancies having a floor area not exceeding 1,000 square feet, primarily constructed of noncombustible exterior walls with wood or steel roof framing, having a Class A roof assembly, with uses limited to the following or similar uses:
The number of fire hydrants available to a building shall be not less than the minimum specified in Table C102.1.
BETWEEN HYDRANTSa, b, c, f, g
|MAXIMUM DISTANCE FROM ANY
POINT ON STREET OR ROADFRONTAGE TO A HYDRANTd, f, g
|1,750 or less||1||500||250|
|7,001 or more||8 or moree||200||120|
For SI: 1 foot = 304.8 mm, 1 gallon per minute = 3.785 L/m.
- Reduce by 100 feet for dead-end streets or roads.
- Where streets are provided with median dividers that cannot be crossed by fire fighters pulling hose lines, or where arterial streets are provided with four or more traffic lanes and have a traffic count of more than 30,000 vehicles per day, hydrant spacing shall average 500 feet on each side of the street and be arranged on an alternating basis.
- Where new water mains are extended along streets where hydrants are not needed for protection of structures or similar fire problems, fire hydrants shall be provided at spacing not to exceed 1,000 feet to provide for transportation hazards.
- Reduce by 50 feet for dead-end streets or roads.
- One hydrant for each 1,000 gallons per minute or fraction thereof.
- A 50-percent spacing increase shall be permitted where the building is equipped throughout with an approved automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 of the California Fire Code.
- A 25-percent spacing increase shall be permitted where the building is equipped throughout with an approved automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.2 or 903.3.1.3 of the California Fire Code or Section P2904 of the California Residential Code.
- The fire code official is authorized to modify the location, number and distribution of fire hydrants based on site-specific constraints and hazards.