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International Fire Code 2012 (IFC 2012)

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Chapter 1 Scope and Administration

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Part 1 — General Provisions

[A] 101.1 Title; Availability

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This rule shall be known as the 2014 Indiana Fire Code and shall be published, except incorporated documents, by the Department of Homeland Security for general distribution and use under that title. Wherever the term "this code" is used throughout this rule, it shall mean the 2014 Indiana Fire Code.

[A] 101.2 Scope

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The provisions of this code shall apply to existing conditions as well as to conditions arising after the adoption thereof. Buildings, systems, and uses legally in existence at the adoption of this code shall be permitted to continue so long as they are maintained in a condition that is equivalent to the quality and fire resistive characteristics that existed when the building was constructed, altered, added to, or repaired.
Provisions in the appendices shall not apply unless specifically adopted.

[A] 101.3 Intent

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The intent of this code is to prescribe maintenance, new construction requirements, and operational rules for the safeguarding, to a reasonable degree, of life and property from the hazards of fire or explosion arising from the storage, handling, or use of substances, materials, and devices.
If a section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this code is, for any reason, held to be unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this code.
In the event any part or provision of this code is held to be illegal or void, this shall not have the effect of making void or illegal any of the other parts or provisions hereof, which are determined to be legal; and it shall be presumed that this code would have been adopted without such illegal or invalid parts or provisions.

[A] 102.1 Construction and Design Provisions

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[A] 102.2 Administrative, Operational and Maintenance Provisions

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[A] 102.3 Change of Use or Occupancy

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The design and construction of new structures shall comply with the International Building Code, and any alterations, additions, changes in use or changes in structures required by this code, which are within the scope of the International Building Code, shall be made in accordance therewith.

[A] 102.5 Application of Residential Code

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[A] 102.6 Historic Buildings

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[A] 102.7 Referenced Codes and Standards

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The codes and standards referenced in this code shall be those that are listed in Chapter 80 and such codes and standards shall be considered part of the requirements of this code to the prescribed extent of each such reference. Where differences occur between the provisions of Chapter 80 and the standards directly adopted by the Commission, the standards adopted by the Commission shall govern.
Where conflicts occur between provisions of this code and referenced codes and standards, the provisions of this code shall apply.
Where the extent of the reference to a referenced code or standard includes subject matter that is within the scope of this code, the provisions of this code, as applicable, shall take precedence over the provisions in the referenced code or standard.

[A] 102.8 Subjects Not Regulated by This Code

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[A] 102.9 Matters Not Provided For

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[A] 102.10 Conflicting Provisions

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[A] 102.11 Other Laws

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The provisions of this code shall not be deemed to nullify any provisions of local, state or federal law, except as otherwise provided under IC 22-13-2-3.
References to chapter or section numbers, or to provisions not specifically identified by number, shall be construed to refer to such chapter, section or provision of this code.

Part 2 — Administrative Provisions

Section 103 Department of Fire Prevention

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[A] 103.1 General

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[A] 103.2 Appointment

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[A] 103.3 Deputies

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[A] 103.4 Liability

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[A] 103.4.1 Legal Defense

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[A] 104.1 General

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[A] 104.2 Applications and Permits

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[A] 104.3 Right of Entry

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[A] 104.3.1 Warrant

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[A] 104.4 Identification

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[A] 104.5 Notices and Orders

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[A] 104.6 Official Records

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[A] 104.6.1 Approvals

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[A] 104.6.2 Inspections

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[A] 104.6.3 Fire Records

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[A] 104.6.4 Administrative

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[A] 104.7 Approved Materials and Equipment

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104.7 Approval

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Wherever in this code the State Fire Marshal, the Division of Fire and Building Safety, the chief of the fire department, or the code official are authorized to approve any location, method, material, system, or product in achieving compliance with this code, that decision shall be based on the following:
  1. Investigation or tests conducted by recognized authorities; or
  2. Investigation or tests conducted by technical or scientific organizations; or
  3. Accepted principles.
The investigation, tests, or principles shall establish that the materials, equipment, and types of construction are safe for their intended purpose.

[A] 104.7.1 Material and Equipment Reuse

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[A] 104.7.2 Technical Assistance

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To determine the acceptability of technologies, processes, products, facilities, materials and uses attending the design, operation or use of a building or premises subject to inspection by the fire code official, the fire code official is authorized to require the owner or agent to provide, without charge to the jurisdiction, a technical opinion and report. The opinion and report shall be prepared by a design professional as defined in, 675 IAC 12-6-2(d), and shall analyze the fire safety properties of the design, operation or use of the building or premises and the facilities and appurtenances situated thereon, to recommend necessary changes.

[A] 104.8 Modifications

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[A] 104.9 Alternative Materials and Methods

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[A] 104.9.1 Research Reports

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[A] 104.9.2 Tests

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[A] 104.10 Fire Investigations

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[A] 104.10.1 Assistance From Other Agencies

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[A] 104.11 Authority at Fires and Other Emergencies

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The fire chief or officer of the fire department in charge at the scene of a fire or other emergency involving the protection of life or property, or any part thereof, shall have the authority to direct such operation as necessary to extinguish or control any fire, perform any rescue operation, investigate the existence of suspected or reported fires, gas leaks or other hazardous conditions or situations, or take any other action necessary in the reasonable performance of duty. In the exercise of such power, the fire chief is authorized to prohibit any person, vehicle, vessel or thing from approaching the scene, and is authorized to remove, or cause to be removed or kept away from the scene, any vehicle, vessel or thing which could impede or interfere with the operations of the fire department and any person not actually and usefully employed in the extinguishing of such fire or in the preservation of property in the vicinity thereof.
The fire chief or officer of the fire department in charge at the scene of an emergency is authorized to place ropes, guards, barricades or other obstructions across any street, alley, place or private property in the vicinity of such operation so as to prevent accidents or interference with the lawful efforts of the fire department to manage and control the situation and to handle fire apparatus.
No person shall obstruct the operations of the fire department in connection with extinguishment or control of any fire, or actions relative to other emergencies, or disobey any lawful command of the fire chief or officer of the fire department in charge of the emergency, or any part thereof, or any lawful order of a police officer assisting the fire department.
No person shall render a system or device inoperative during an emergency unless by direction of the fire chief or fire department official in charge of the incident.

Section 105 Permits

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[A] 105.1 General

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[A] 105.1.1 Permits Required

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[A] 105.1.2 Types of Permits

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[A] 105.1.3 Multiple Permits for the Same Location

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[A] 105.2 Application

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[A] 105.2.1 Refusal to Issue Permit

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[A] 105.2.2 Inspection Authorized

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[A] 105.2.3 Time Limitation of Application

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[A] 105.2.4 Action on Application

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[A] 105.3 Conditions of a Permit

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[A] 105.3.1 Expiration

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[A] 105.3.2 Extensions

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[A] 105.3.3 Occupancy Prohibited Before Approval

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[A] 105.3.4 Conditional Permits

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[A] 105.3.5 Posting the Permit

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[A] 105.3.6 Compliance With Code

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[A] 105.3.7 Information on the Permit

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[A] 105.3.8 Validity of Permit

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[A] 105.4 Construction Documents

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[A] 105.4.1 Submittals

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[A] 105.4.1.1 Examination of Documents

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[A] 105.4.2 Information on Construction Documents

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[A] 105.4.2.1 Fire Protection System Shop Drawings

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[A] 105.4.3 Applicant Responsibility

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[A] 105.4.4 Approved Documents

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[A] 105.4.4.1 Phased Approval

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[A] 105.4.5 Corrected Documents

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[A] 105.4.6 Retention of Construction Documents

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[A] 105.5 Revocation

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[A] 105.6 Required Operational Permits

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[A] 105.6.1 Aerosol Products

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[A] 105.6.2 Amusement Buildings

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[A] 105.6.3 Aviation Facilities

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[A] 105.6.4 Carnivals and Fairs

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[A] 105.6.5 Cellulose Nitrate Film

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[A] 105.6.6 Combustible Dust-Producing Operations

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[A] 105.6.7 Combustible Fibers

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[A] 105.6.8 Compressed Gases

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[A] 105.6.9 Covered and Open Mall Buildings

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[A] 105.6.10 Cryogenic Fluids

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[A] 105.6.11 Cutting and Welding

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[A] 105.6.12 Dry Cleaning

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[A] 105.6.13 Exhibits and Trade Shows

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[A] 105.6.14 Explosives

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[A] 105.6.15 Fire Hydrants and Valves

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[A] 105.6.16 Flammable and Combustible Liquids

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[A] 105.6.17 Floor Finishing

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[A] 105.6.18 Fruit and Crop Ripening

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[A] 105.6.19 Fumigation and Insecticidal Fogging

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[A] 105.6.20 Hazardous Materials

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[A] 105.6.21 HPM Facilities

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[A] 105.6.22 High-Piled Storage

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[A] 105.6.23 Hot Work Operations

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[A] 105.6.24 Industrial Ovens

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[A] 105.6.25 Lumber Yards and Woodworking Plants

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[A] 105.6.26 Liquid- or Gas-Fueled Vehicles or Equipment in Assembly Buildings

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[A] 105.6.27 LP-gas

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[A] 105.6.28 Magnesium

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[A] 105.6.29 Miscellaneous Combustible Storage

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[A] 105.6.30 Open Burning

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[A] 105.6.31 Open Flames and Torches

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[A] 105.6.32 Open Flames and Candles

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[A] 105.6.33 Organic Coatings

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[A] 105.6.34 Places of Assembly

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[A] 105.6.35 Private Fire Hydrants

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[A] 105.6.36 Pyrotechnic Special Effects Material

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[A] 105.6.37 Pyroxylin Plastics

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[A] 105.6.38 Refrigeration Equipment

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[A] 105.6.39 Repair Garages and Motor Fuel-Dispensing Facilities

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[A] 105.6.40 Rooftop Heliports

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[A] 105.6.41 Spraying or Dipping

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[A] 105.6.42 Storage of Scrap Tires and Tire Byproducts

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[A] 105.6.43 Temporary Membrane Structures and Tents

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[A] 105.6.44 Tire-Rebuilding Plants

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[A] 105.6.45 Waste Handling

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[A] 105.6.46 Wood Products

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[A] 105.7 Required Construction Permits

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[A] 105.7.1 Automatic Fire-Extinguishing Systems

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[A] 105.7.2 Battery Systems

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[A] 105.7.3 Compressed Gases

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[A] 105.7.4 Cryogenic Fluids

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[A] 105.7.5 Emergency Responder Radio Coverage System

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[A] 105.7.6 Fire Alarm and Detection Systems and Related Equipment

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[A] 105.7.7 Fire Pumps and Related Equipment

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[A] 105.7.8 Flammable and Combustible Liquids

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[A] 105.7.9 Hazardous Materials

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[A] 105.7.10 Industrial Ovens

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[A] 105.7.11 LP-gas

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[A] 105.7.12 Private Fire Hydrants

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[A] 105.7.13 Solar Photovoltaic Power Systems

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[A] 105.7.14 Spraying or Dipping

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[A] 105.7.15 Standpipe Systems

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[A] 105.7.16 Temporary Membrane Structures and Tents

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Section 106 Inspections

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[A] 106.1 Inspection Authority

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[A] 106.2 Inspections

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[A] 106.2.1 Inspection Requests

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[A] 106.2.2 Approval Required

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[A] 106.3 Concealed Work

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[A] 106.4 Approvals

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[A] 107.1 Maintenance of Safeguards

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Equipment requiring periodic testing or operation to ensure maintenance shall be tested or operated as specified in this code.

[A] 107.2.1 Test and Inspection Records

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Required test and inspection records shall be available to the fire code official at all times.

[A] 107.2.2 Reinspection and Testing

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Written records of maintenance, tests, and inspections shall be maintained on the premises where the equipment is located or at a corporate central office and shall be made immediately available to the inspection authority on request.
Maintenance and testing shall be under the supervision of a responsible person who shall ensure that such maintenance and testing are conducted at specified intervals in accordance with this code.
Portable or fixed fire-extinguishing systems or devices, and fire-warning systems, shall not be rendered inoperative or inaccessible, except as necessary during emergencies, maintenance, repairs, alterations, drills or prescribed testing.
Overcrowding or admittance of any person beyond the approved capacity of a building or a portion thereof shall not be allowed. The fire code official, upon finding any overcrowding conditions or obstructions in aisles, passageways or other means of egress, or upon finding any condition which constitutes a life safety hazard, shall be authorized to cause the event to be stopped until such condition or obstruction is corrected.

Section 108 Board of Appeals

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[A] 108.1 Board of Appeals Established

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[A] 108.2 Limitations on Authority

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[A] 108.3 Qualifications

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Section 109 Violations

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[A] 109.1 Unlawful Acts

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[A] 109.2 Owner/Occupant Responsibility

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[A] 109.3 Notice of Violation

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[A] 109.3.1 Service

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[A] 109.3.2 Compliance With Orders and Notices

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[A] 109.3.3 Prosecution of Violations

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[A] 109.3.4 Unauthorized Tampering

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[A] 109.4 Violation Penalties

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[A] 109.4.1 Abatement of Violation

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Section 110 Unsafe Buildings

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[A] 110.1 General

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[A] 110.1.1 Unsafe Conditions

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[A] 110.1.2 Structural Hazards

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[A] 110.2 Evacuation

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[A] 110.3 Summary Abatement

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[A] 110.4 Abatement

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Section 111 Stop Work Order

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[A] 111.1 Order

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[A] 111.2 Issuance

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[A] 111.3 Emergencies

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[A] 111.4 Failure to Comply

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The fire code official shall have the authority to authorize disconnection of utility service to the building, structure or system in order to safely execute emergency operations or to eliminate an immediate hazard. The fire code official shall notify the serving utility and, whenever possible, the owner and occupant of the building, structure or service system of the decision to disconnect prior to taking such action if not notified prior to disconnection. The owner or occupant of the building, structure or service system shall be notified in writing as soon as practical thereafter.

Section 113 Fees

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[A] 113.1 Fees

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[A] 113.2 Schedule of Permit Fees

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[A] 113.3 Work Commencing Before Permit Issuance

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[A] 113.4 Related Fees

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[A] 113.5 Refunds

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