International Fire Code 2012 (IFC 2012)

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Effective Dates of Minnesota Building and Fire Codes

Occupancy Classifications Mn State Fire Code — 2015

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

Group A – Assembly (50 or more persons):

A-1 – Theaters (performing arts, fixed seats)

A-2 – Dining and drinking (bars, restaurants, clubs)

A-3 – Auditoriums, gymnasiums, museums, worship, libraries, recreation, amusement, etc.

A-4 – Arenas, swimming pools, tennis courts (indoor spectator seating)

A-5 – Stadiums, grandstands (outdoor seating)

Group B – Business:

Professional services

College/university classrooms


Clinics (including outpatient)

Motor vehicle showrooms

Electronic data processing

Assembly – less than 50 persons

Group E – Educational (through 12th grade):



Adult Day Care (occupants capable of escape)

Day Care – older children (see I-4 for younger)

Group F – Factory/Industrial:

Group F-1 – Moderate Hazard (combustible materials):

– Aircraft

– Automobiles

– Boats

– Metals

– Rugs

– Woodworking

Group F-2 – Low Hazard – Not a significant fire risk (mostly non-combustible materials):

– Non-alcoholic beverages

– Brick & Masonry

– Ceramic products

– Glass

– Gypsum

– Ice

– Metal Products (fabrication & assembly)

Group H – Hazardous Occupancies:

Group H-1: detonation hazard (explosive materials)

Group H-2: deflagration/accelerated burning (flammable/combustible liquids in use, dusts)

Group H-3: readily support combustion or pose physical hazard (flammable/combustible liquids in storage, flammable solids, Class 2 or 3 oxidizers)

Group H-4: health hazards (corrosives, toxic and highly toxic materials)

Group H-5: semiconductor fabrication

Group I – Institutional:

Group I-1 (more than 16 persons):

– Supervised custodial care (assisted living, group homes, congregate care, half-way houses, board & care, Supervised living facilities – Class A-2)

Group I-2:

– Hospitals

Nursing homes

– Detox centers

Supervised living facilities - Class B-3

Group I-3: jails, prisons, detention centers

Group I-4: Adult and Child day care facilities for 6 or more persons receiving custodial care

Group M – Mercantile:

– Stores

– Retail/wholesale stores

– Sales rooms

– Motor vehicle fuel dispensing (no repairs)

Group R – Residential:

Group R-1 (transient in nature < 30 days):

– Hotels/Motels

Boarding houses – Congregate living (>10)

– Bed & breakfast with 6 or more guest rooms

Group R-2 (Nontransient > 30 days):

– Apartments – Condominiums


Boarding houses – Congregate living (> 16)

– Hotels/Motels (nontransient)

– Fraternities and sororities

– Convents/Monasteries

Group R-3:

– One- & two-family homes

– Bed & breakfast with 5 or fewer rooms

Boarding houses/Congregate living (< 6)

– Day care (family & group family) (< 6)

– Housing w/services/Assisted Living (< 6)

Supervised living facilities (A-1 & B-1)

Group R-4: Supervised residential care (6-16 people):

– Housing w/services/Assisted living

– Treatment facilities

Supervised living facilities (A-2 and B-2)

Group S – Storage:

Group S-1: moderate hazard (combustible):

– Combustible materials

– Vehicle repair garages

Group S-2: low hazard (non-combustible):

– Metal items

– Glass, ceramic, food products

– Parking garages

Group U – Miscellaneous:

– Private garages/Carports

– Fences/Retaining Walls

– Towers/Tanks

– Sheds

Agricultural buildings/Barns/Greenhouse

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