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International Fire Code 2015 (IFC 2015)

Part I — Administrative

Part II — General Safety Provisions

Part III — Building and Equipment Design Features

Part IV — Special Occupancies and Operations

Part V — Hazardous Materials

Part VI — Referenced Standards

Part VII — Appendices

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2001.1 Scope

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Airports, heliports, helistops and aircraft hangars shall be in accordance with this chapter and Section 412.

2001.2 Regulations Not Covered

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2001.3 Permits

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Open flames, flame-producing devices and other sources of ignition shall not be permitted in a hangar, except in approved locations or in any location within 50 feet (15 240 mm) of an aircraft-fueling operation.

2003.2 Smoking

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The prohibition of smoking and posting of "No Smoking" signs shall comply with the Connecticut State Fire Prevention Code.

2003.3 Housekeeping

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Fire apparatus access roads shall be provided and maintained in accordance with Chapter 5. Fire apparatus access roads and aircraft parking positions shall be designed in a manner so as to preclude the possibility of fire vehicles traveling under any portion of a parked aircraft.
The dispensing, transferring and storage of flammable and combustible liquids shall be in accordance with this chapter and Chapter 57. Aircraft motor vehicle fuel-dispensing facilities shall be in accordance with Chapter 23.

2003.6 Combustible Storage

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2003.7 Hazardous Material Storage

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Hazardous materials storage shall be in accordance with the Connecticut State Fire Prevention Code.

Section 2004 Aircraft Maintenance

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2004.1 Transferring Flammable and Combustible Liquids

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2004.2 Application of Flammable and Combustible Liquid Finishes

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2004.3 Cleaning Parts

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2004.4 Spills

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2004.4.1 Cessation of Work

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2004.4.2 Vehicle Movement

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2004.4.3 Mitigation

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2004.5 Running Engines

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2004.6 Open Flame

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2004.7 Other Aircraft Maintenance

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2005.1 General

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Portable fire extinguishers suitable for flammable or combustible liquid and electrical-type fires shall be provided in accordance with Section 906 at fuel-dispensing stations.

2005.2 On Towing Vehicles

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2005.3 On Welding Apparatus

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2005.4 On Aircraft Fuel-Servicing Tank Vehicles

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2005.5 On Hydrant Fuel-Servicing Vehicles

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2005.6 At Fuel-Dispensing Stations

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2005.7 Fire Extinguisher Access

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2005.7.1 Cabinets

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2005.8 Reporting Use

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Aircraft motor vehicle fuel-dispensing facilities shall be in accordance with Chapter 23.
Airport fuel systems shall be designed and constructed in accordance with NFPA 407.

2006.3 Construction of Aircraft-Fueling Vehicles and Accessories

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2006.3.1 Transfer Apparatus

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2006.3.1.1 Internal Combustion Type

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2006.3.1.2 Gear Operated

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2006.3.1.3 Vibration Isolation

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2006.3.2 Pumps

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2006.3.3 Dispensing Hoses and Nozzles

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2006.3.4 Protection of Electrical Equipment

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2006.3.5 Venting of Equipment Compartments

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2006.3.6 Accessory Equipment

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2006.3.7 Electrical Bonding Provisions

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2006.3.7.1 Bonding Cables

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2006.3.7.2 Bonding Cable Protection

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2006.3.8 Smoking

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2006.3.9 Smoking Equipment

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2006.4 Operation, Maintenance and Use of Aircraft-Fueling Vehicles

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2006.4.1 Proper Maintenance

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2006.4.2 Vehicle Integrity

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2006.4.3 Removal From Service

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2006.4.4 Operators

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2006.5 Fueling and Defueling

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2006.5.1 Positioning of Aircraft-Fueling Vehicles

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2006.5.1.1 Fueling Vehicle Egress

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2006.5.1.2 Aircraft Vent Openings

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2006.5.1.3 Parking

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2006.5.2 Electrical Bonding

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2006.5.2.1 Conductive Hose

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2006.5.2.2 Bonding Conductors on Transfer Nozzles

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2006.5.2.3 Funnels

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2006.5.3 Training

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2006.5.3.1 Fueling Hazards

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2006.5.3.2 Fire Safety Training

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2006.5.3.2.1 Fire Extinguisher Training

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2006.5.3.2.2 Records

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2006.5.4 Transfer Personnel

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2006.5.5 Fuel Flow Control

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2006.6 Emergency Fuel Shutoff

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2006.6.1 Accessibility

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2006.6.2 Notification of the Fire Department

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2006.6.3 Determining Cause

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2006.6.4 Testing

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2006.7 Protection of Hoses

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2006.8 Loading and Unloading

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2006.9 Passengers

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2006.10 Sources of Ignition

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2006.11 Fuel Spill Prevention and Procedures

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2006.11.1 Fuel-Service Equipment Maintenance

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2006.11.2 Transporting Fuel Nozzles

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2006.11.3 Drum Fueling

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2006.11.4 Fuel Spill Procedures

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2006.11.5 Notification of the Fire Department

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2006.11.6 Investigation Required

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2006.11.7 Multiple Fuel Delivery Vehicles

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2006.12 Aircraft Engines and Heaters

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2006.13 Vehicle and Equipment Restrictions

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2006.13.1 Overwing Fueling

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2006.14 Electrical Equipment

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2006.14.1 Other Equipment

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2006.15 Open Flames

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2006.15.1 Other Areas

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2006.15.2 Matches and Lighters

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2006.16 Lightning Procedures

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Aircraft fuel-transfer operations shall be prohibited indoors.

Exception: In aircraft hangars built in accordance with the provisions of the International Building Code for Group F-1 occupancies, aircraft fuel-transfer operations are allowed where either of the following conditions exist:
  1. Necessary to accomplish aircraft fuel-system maintenance operations. Such operations shall be performed in accordance with nationally recognized standards.
  2. The fuel being used has a flash point greater than 100°F (37.8°C).

2006.17.1 Position of Aircraft

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2006.17.2 Fire Equipment Access

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2006.18 Defueling Operations

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2006.19 Maintenance of Aircraft-Fueling Hose

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2006.19.1 Inspections

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2006.19.1.1 Daily Inspection

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2006.19.1.2 Monthly Inspection

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2006.19.2 Damaged Hose

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2006.19.3 Repairing Hose

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2006.19.4 New Hose

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Unattended aircraft fuel-servicing vehicles shall be parked in areas that provide for both the unencumbered dispersal of vehicles in the event of an emergency and the control of leakage such that adjacent buildings and storm drains are not contaminated by leaking fuel.
Parking areas for tank vehicles shall be designed and utilized such that a clearance of 10 feet (3048 mm) is maintained between each parked vehicle for fire department access. In addition, a minimum clearance of 50 feet (15 240 mm) shall be maintained between tank vehicles and parked aircraft and structures other than those used for the maintenance and/or garaging of aircraft fuel-servicing vehicles.

2006.21 Radar Equipment

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2006.21.1 Direction of Radar Beams

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Helistops and heliports shall be maintained in accordance with Sections 2007.2 through 2007.8. Helistops and heliports on buildings shall be constructed in accordance with the International Building Code.
The touchdown area shall be surrounded on all sides by a clear area having minimum average width at roof level of 15 feet (4572 mm) but no width less than 5 feet (1524 mm). The clear area shall be maintained.
Landing areas on structures shall be maintained so as to confine flammable or Class II combustible liquid spillage to the landing area itself, and provisions shall be made to drain such spillage away from exits or stairways serving the helicopter landing area or from a structure housing such exit or stairway.
Exits and stairways shall be maintained in accordance with Section 412.7 of the International Building Code.
A building with a rooftop helistop or heliport shall be provided with a Class I or III standpipe system extended to the roof level on which the helistop or heliport is located. All portions of the helistop and heliport area shall be within 150 feet (45 720 mm) of a 21/2-inch (63.5 mm) outlet on the standpipe system.
Foam fire-protection capabilities shall be provided for rooftop heliports. Such systems shall be designed, installed and maintained in accordance with the applicable provisions of Sections 903, 904 and 905.

2007.7 Portable Fire Extinguishers

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Portable fire extinguishers in accordance with Section 906 shall be provided for each permanent takeoff and landing area and for the aircraft parking areas.
Before operating helicopters from helistops and heliports, approval shall be obtained from the Federal Aviation Administration.
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