Where any components in this chapter are not maintained and do not function as intended or do not have the fire resistance required by the code under which the building was constructed, remodeled or altered, such component(s) or portion thereof shall be deemed an unsafe condition, in accordance with Section 110.1.1. Components or portions thereof determined to be unsafe shall be repaired or replaced to conform to that code under which the building was constructed, remodeled, altered or this chapter, as deemed appropriate by the fire code official.
Where the extent of the conditions of components is such that any building, structure or portion thereof presents an imminent danger to the occupants of the building, structure or portion thereof, the fire code official shall act in accordance with Section 110.2.
The following terms are defined in Chapter 2:
FIRE-RESISTANT JOINT SYSTEM.
Where required by the fire code official, a sign shall be permanently displayed on or near each fire door in letters not less than 1 inch (25 mm) high to read as follows:
- For doors designed to be kept normally open: FIRE DOOR—DO NOT BLOCK.
- For doors designed to be kept normally closed: FIRE DOOR—KEEP CLOSED.
New floor openings in existing buildings shall comply with the International Building Code.