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701.1 Scope General

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The provisions of this chapter shall govern the maintenance of fire safety facilities and equipment.

701.2 Responsibility

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A safe, continuous and unobstructed path of travel shall be provided from any point in a building or structure to the public way. Means of egress shall comply with the International Fire Code.

702.2 Aisles

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The required width of aisles shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

702.3 Locked Doors

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Means of egress doors shall be maintained and, to the extent required by the code in effect at the time of construction, shall be readily openable from the side from which egress is to be made without the need for keys, special knowledge, or effort.

702.4 Emergency Escape Openings

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Required emergency escape openings shall be maintained in accordance with the code in effect at the time of construction and to the extent required by the code in effect at the time of construction shall be operational from the inside of the room without the use of keys or tools. Bars, grilles, grates, or similar devices are permitted to be placed over emergency escape and rescue openings provided the minimum net clear opening size complies with the code that was in effect at the time of construction and such devices shall be releasable or removable from the inside without the use of a key, tool, or force greater than that which is required for normal operation of the escape and rescue opening.
The required fire-resistance rating of fire-resistance-rated walls, fire stops, shaft enclosures, partitions and floors shall be maintained.
Required opening protectives shall be maintained in an operative condition. Fire and smokestop doors shall be maintained in operable condition. Fire doors and smoke barrier doors shall not be blocked or obstructed or otherwise made inoperable.

704.1 General

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Systems, devices, and equipment to detect a fire, actuate an alarm, or suppress or control a fire or any combination thereof shall be maintained in an operable condition at all times.

704.1.1 Automatic Sprinkler Systems

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Inspection, testing, and maintenance of automatic sprinkler systems shall be in accordance with NFPA 25 for the purpose of operation and maintenance.

704.1.2 Fire Department Connection

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704.2 Single-Station and Multiple-Station Smoke Alarms

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Required or provided single-station and multiple-station smoke alarms shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

704.2.1 Where Required

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704.2.1.1 Group R-1

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704.2.1.2 Groups R-2, R-3, R-4 and I-1

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704.2.1.3 Installation Near Cooking Appliances

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704.2.1.4 Installation Near Bathrooms

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704.2.2 Interconnection

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704.2.3 Power Source

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704.2.4 Smoke Detection System

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