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Chapter 1 Administration

Chapter 2 Definitions

Chapter 3 General Precautions Against Fire

Chapter 4 Emergency Planning and Preparedness

Chapter 5 Fire Operations Features

Chapter 6 Building Services and Systems

Chapter 7 Fire-Resistance-Rated Construction

Chapter 8 Interior Furnishings, Decorations and Scenery

Chapter 9 Fire Protection Systems

Chapter 10 Means of Egress

Chapter 11 Aviation Facilities and Operations

Chapter 12 Dry Cleaning

Chapter 13 Combustible Dust-Producing Operations

Chapter 14 Fire Safety During Construction, Alteration and Demolition

Chapter 15 Flammable Finishes

Chapter 16 Fruit and Crop Ripening

Chapter 17 Fumigation and Insecticidal Fogging

Chapter 18 Semiconductor Fabrication Facilities

Chapter 19 Lumber Yards and Wood Waste Materials

Chapter 20 Manufacture of Organic Coatings

Chapter 21 Industrial Furnaces

Chapter 22 Motor Fuel-Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages

Chapter 23 High-Piled Combustible Storage

Chapter 24 Tents and Other Membrane Structures

Chapter 25 Tire Rebuilding and Tire Storage

Chapter 26 Welding and Other Hot Work


Chapter 28 Aerosols

Chapter 29 Combustible Fibers

Chapter 30 Compressed Gases

Chapter 31 Corrosive Materials

Chapter 32 Cryogenic Fluids

Chapter 33 Explosives, Fireworks and Special Effects

Chapter 34 Flammable and Combustible Liquids

Chapter 35 Flammable Gases

Chapter 36 Flammable Solids

Chapter 37 Highly Toxic and Toxic Materials

Chapter 38 Liquefied Petroleum Gases

Chapter 39 Organic Peroxides

Chapter 40 Oxidizers, Oxidizing Gases and Oxidizing Cryogenic Fluids

Chapter 41 Pyrophoric Materials

Chapter 42 Pyroxylin Plastics

Chapter 43 Unstable (Reactive) Materials

Chapter 44 Water-Reactive Solids and Liquids

Chapter 45 Referenced Standards

Appendix A Fees

Appendix B Referenced Standard Modifications

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This chapter shall govern the design, operation and maintenance of tire rebuilding plants, tire storage and tire byproduct facilities.
Permits shall be required as set forth in FC105.6.
Tire rebuilding plants, tire storage and tire byproduct facilities shall be designed, operated and maintained in accordance with this chapter, NFPA 13, as modified by FC Appendix B, and if applicable, FC Chapter 23.
Terms used in this chapter and defined in FC Chapter 2 shall have the meanings defined therein.
Tire rebuilding plants shall comply with the requirements of the construction codes, including the Building Code.
Buffing operations shall be conducted in a room separated from the remainder of the building housing the tire rebuilding or tire recapping operations by a 1-hour fire barrier.

Exception: Buffing operations are not required to be separated where the following requirements are complied with:

1. Buffing operations are protected throughout by a continuous water-spray fire protection system directed at the point of cutting action.

2. Buffing machines are connected to particle-collecting systems providing a minimum air movement of 1,500 cubic feet per minute (cfm) (0.71m3/s) in volume and 4,500 feet per minute (fpm) (23 m/s) in-line velocity.

3. The collecting system shall discharge the rubber particles to an approved outdoor noncombustible or noncombustible container, which is emptied at frequent intervals to prevent overflow.
The buffing area shall be cleaned and combustible waste regularly removed and disposed of to prevent the accumulation of rubber particles.
Spray rooms or spray booths wherein flammable or combustible solvents are applied shall comply with the requirements of FC Chapter 15.
It shall be unlawful in a tire storage yard to ignite or maintain an open fire or open flame.
It shall be unlawful in a tire storage yard to conduct hot work operations.
It shall be unlawful in a tire storage yard to smoke.
Tire storage piles shall not be located beneath electrical power lines having a voltage in excess of 750 volts or near lines supplying power to fire emergency systems where a fire in such storage piles would damage such lines.
A telephone not requiring a coin to operate, or another approved, clearly identified means to notify the department, shall be provided at the facility in an approved location. A sign shall be conspicuously posted at or near the telephone indicating that all fires shall be immediately reported to the department, and setting forth the facility's address with cross-street reference and the fire department telephone number.
Tire storage shall be restricted to individual piles not exceeding 5,000 square feet (464.5 m2) of continuous area. Piles shall not exceed 50,000 cubic feet (1416 m3) in volume or 10 feet (3048 mm) in height.
Individual tire storage piles shall be separated from other piles by a clear space of at least 40 feet (12 192 mm).
Tire storage piles shall be separated by a clear space of at least 40 feet (12 192 mm) from piles of other stored product.
Tire storage piles shall be located at least 50 feet (15 240 mm) from lot lines and buildings unless the commissioner approves a lesser separation distance of tire storage piles in accordance with the criteria set forth in NFPA 13.
Storage yards shall be maintained free from combustible grass and weeds for a distance of 40 feet (12 192 mm) from the stored tires; and for a distance of 100 feet (30 480 mm) from the stored tires to brush and forested areas.
Where the bulk volume of stored material is more than 150,000 cubic feet (4248 m3), fire breaks shall be provided around the perimeter of each group of storage piles in accordance with the following:

1. Individual storage piles shall be arranged so that there are not more than 16 individual storage piles per group.

2. Fire breaks shall at least be 75 feet (22 860 mm) wide.
Outdoor tire storage shall not be located under bridges, elevated trestles, elevated roadways or elevated railroads.
New and existing tire storage yards shall be provided with fire apparatus access roads in accordance with FC503 and this section.
Fire apparatus access roads shall be located within all pile clearances identified in FC2505.4 and within all fire breaks required in FC 2505.5 and 2505.6. Access roadways shall be within 150 feet (45 720 mm) of any point in the storage yard where storage piles are located, at least 20 feet (6096 mm) from any storage pile.
Where the bulk volume of stored material is more than 20,000 cubic feet (566 m3), a firmly anchored fence or other approved method of security that controls unauthorized access to the storage yard shall surround the storage yard.
The fence shall be constructed of approved materials and shall be at least 6 feet (1829 mm) high and provided with gates at least 20 feet (6096 mm) wide. Where gates are constructed, they shall comply with the vertical clearance requirements of FC503.6.
All gates to the storage yard shall be locked when the storage yard is not staffed.
A public or private fire protection water supply shall be provided in accordance with FC508. The water supply shall be arranged such that any part of the storage yard can be reached by using not more than 300 feet (91 m) of hose.
Buildings or structures shall be provided with portable fire extinguishers in accordance with FC906. Fuel-fired vehicles operating in the storage yard shall be equipped with a minimum 2-A:20-B:C rated portable fire extinguisher.
Where tires are stored on-tread, the dimension of the pile in the direction of the wheel hole shall not be more than 50 feet (15 240 mm). Tires stored adjacent to or along one wall shall not extend more than 25 feet (7620 mm) from that wall. Other piles shall not be more than 50 feet (15 240 mm) in width.