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International Fire Code 2012 (IFC 2012)

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Minnesota Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal Division

Important Disclaimer

Selected Minnesota Fire Prevention Statutes

Fire Sprinkler Statutes

Fire Investigations and Criminal Statutes

Effective Dates of Minnesota Building and Fire Codes

Occupancy Classifications Mn State Fire Code — 2015

Preface

Effective Use of the International Fire Code

Legislation

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

ICC 300 Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating, and Grandstands

Chapter 1 Application and Administration

Chapter 2 Definitions

Chapter 3 Construction

Chapter 4 Egress

Chapter 5 Existing Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating, and Grandstands

Chapter 11 Construction Requirements for Existing Buildings

Chapter 12 Through 19 Reserved

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 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 Through 49 Reserved

Chapter 50 Hazardous Materials—general Provisions

Chapter 51 Aerosols

Chapter 52 Combustible Fibers

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

Chapter 80 Referenced Standards

Chapter 81 Adult Day Care Centers, Residential Hospice Facilities and Supervised Living Facilities

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 Building Information Sign

Appendix K Fires or Barbecues on Balconies or Patios

Appendix L Emergency Responder Radio Coverage

Adult day care centers, residential hospice facilities and supervised living facilities shall meet the requirements of this chapter.
Adult day care centers are classified in accordance with the following and must meet the fire safety requirements for the designated occupancy classification.
Centers serving only participants who are capable of taking appropriate action for self-preservation under emergency conditions shall meet all applicable requirements for Group E occupancies.
Centers serving only participants who are not capable of taking appropriate action for self-preservation under emergency conditions shall meet all applicable requirements for Group I-4 occupancies.
Centers serving a population that includes both participants who are capable and participants who are not capable of taking appropriate action for self-preservation under emergency conditions shall meet the occupancy requirements for Group I-4 or Group E occupancies. In addition to the requirements for Group E occupancies, the center shall meet the requirements set forth in Sections 8102.1.3.1 through 8102.1.3.4.
Not more than 50 percent of the center’s licensed capacity shall be made up of participants who are not capable of taking appropriate action for self-preservation under emergency conditions.
The center must be located on a floor level with all exits directly to grade without any intervening stairs.
The center shall be protected with a complete automatic fire detection system consisting of automatic smoke detection in all corridors and at the top of all stairways and automatic detection in boiler and furnace rooms, kitchens, storage rooms, custodial closets, laundries, and other hazardous areas. In buildings equipped with manual fire alarm systems, the manual fire alarm and automatic detection systems shall be electrically interconnected.
The center shall demonstrate the ability to evacuate the entire population of the center within three minutes.
Residential hospice facilities meeting the fire-protection provisions of Chapter 32 of the National Fire Protection Association Standard No. 101 (Quincy, Massachusetts, 2000) for impractical evacuation capabilities shall be classified as Group R-4 occupancies, if serving six to 12 persons, or as Group R-3 occupancies, if serving five or fewer persons. For purposes of this section, Standard No. 101 (2000) Chapter 32 is incorporated by reference, is not subject to frequent change and is available at the State Law Library, 25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, Minnesota 55155.
Supervised living facilities are classified in accordance with Chapter 2 and must meet the fire safety requirements for the designated occupancy classification.
Class A-1 supervised living facilities must meet Group R-3 occupancy requirements.
Class A-2 supervised living facilities housing not more than 16 persons, excluding staff, must meet Group R-4 occupancy requirements. Class A-2 supervised living facilities housing more than 16 persons, excluding staff, must meet Group I-1 occupancy requirements.
Class B-1 supervised living facilities meeting the fire-protection provisions of Chapter 32 of the National Fire Protection Association Standard No. 101 (Quincy, Massachusetts, 2000) for impractical evacuation capabilities shall be classified as Group R-3 occupancies. For the purposes of Sections 8104.1.3 and 8104.1.4, Standard No. 101 (2000) Chapter 32 is incorporated by reference, is not subject to frequent change and is available at the State Law Library, 25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155.
Class B-2 supervised living facilities meeting the fire-protection provisions of Chapter 32 of the National Fire Protection Association Standard No. 101 (Quincy, Massachusetts, 2000) for impractical evacuation capabilities shall be classified as Group R-4 occupancies.
Class B-3 supervised living facilities must meet Group I-2 occupancy requirements.
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