ADOPTS WITH AMENDMENTS:

NFPA 1, 2018

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Facilities storing more than 500 tires outside shall be in accordance with Chapter 33.
Permits, where required, shall comply with Section 1.12.
Fire department access roads to separate tire piles and for effective fire-fighting operations shall be in accordance with Table 33.1.3.

Table 33.1.3 Representative Minimum Exposure Separation Distances in Feet (Meters) for Tire Storage

Exposed Face Dimension Pile Height
ft m 8 ft 2.4 m 10 ft 3 m 12 ft 3.7 m 14 ft 4.3 m 16 ft 4.9 m 18 ft 5.5 m 20 ft 6.1 m
25 7.6 56 17 62 19 67 20 73 22 77 23 82 25 85 26
50 15.2 75 23 84 26 93 28 100 30 107 33 113 34 118 36
100 30 100 30 116 35 128 39 137 42 146 44 155 47 164 50
150 45 100 30 116 35 128 39 137 42 146 44 155 47 164 50
200 61 100 30 116 35 128 39 137 42 146 44 155 47 164 50
250 75 100 30 116 35 128 39 137 42 146 44 155 47 164 50
Separation of yard storage from buildings, vehicles, flammable materials, and other exposures shall be in accordance with Table 33.1.3.
Trees, plants, and vegetation within the separation areas shall be managed in accordance with Section 10.13.
Smoking shall be prohibited within the tire storage area.
Sources of ignition such as cutting and welding, heating devices, and open fires shall be prohibited within the tire storage area.
Safeguards shall be provided to minimize the hazard of sparks from equipment such as refuse burners, boiler stacks, and vehicle exhaust when such hazards are located near the tire storage area.
Piles of tires or altered tire material shall not be located beneath power lines or structures.
Piles of tires or altered tire material shall be at least 50 ft (15 m) from the perimeter fence.
Provisions for surface water drainage and measures to provide protection of pyrolitic oil runoff shall be directed around and away from the outdoor tire storage site to an approved location.
Tires shall be removed from rims immediately upon arrival at the storage site.
Tires shall not be stored on wetlands, flood plains, ravines, canyons, or steeply graded surfaces.
New individual outside tire storage piles containing more than 500 tires shall be limited in volume to 125,000 ft3 (3540 m3).
The dimensions of new tire storage piles shall not exceed 10 ft (3 m) in height, 50 ft (15 m) in width, and 250 ft (75 m) in length.
Individual piles shall be separated in accordance with Table 33.1.3.
Existing outside tire storage piles shall be in accordance with the provisions of 33.2.1 within 5 years of the adoption of this Code.
Existing individual outside tire storage piles containing more than 500 tires shall be limited in volume to 250,000 ft3 (7080 m3).
Existing pile dimensions shall not exceed 20 ft (6 m) in height, 50 ft (15 m) in width, and 250 ft (75 m) in length.
Individual piles shall be separated in accordance with Table 33.1.3.
The operator of the outside tire storage facility shall develop an emergency response plan and submit it for approval by the AHJ.
The AHJ shall retain a copy of the approved emergency response plan.
The operator of the outside tire storage facility shall keep a copy of the approved emergency response plan at the facility.
The AHJ shall be immediately notified of and approve any proposed changes to the emergency response plan.
Measures to aid in the control of fire shall be in accordance with Section 33.4.
At a minimum, the following items shall be maintained on site and in working order:
  1. One 2-A:10-B:C fire extinguisher
  2. One 2.5 gal (10 L) water extinguisher
  3. One 10 ft (3 m) long pike pole
  4. One rigid rake
  5. One round point shovel
  6. One square point shovel
One dry chemical fire extinguisher with a minimum rating of 4-A:40-B:C shall be carried on each piece of fuel-powered equipment used to handle scrap tires.
On-site personnel shall be trained in the use and function of this equipment to mitigate tire pile ignition.
An approved water supply capable of supplying the required fire flow to protect exposures and perform fire suppression and overhaul operations shall be provided.
The AHJ shall be permitted to require additional tools and equipment for fire control and the protection of life and property.
Access to the site and each tire storage yard and pile shall be in accordance with Section 18.2 and this section.
Accesses shall be maintained clear of combustible waste or vegetation and shall remain accessible to the fire department at all times.
Access by unauthorized persons and security of the site shall be in accordance with Section 33.6.
Signs bearing the name of the operator, the operating hours, emergency telephone numbers, and site rules shall be posted at site entrances.
The facility shall have noncombustible fencing at least 10 ft (3 m) high with intruder controls on top, in accordance with local laws, around the entire perimeter of the property.
Access to the facility shall be in accordance with Section 18.2.
An attendant shall be on site at all times when the site is open.
Outdoor storage of altered tire material in the form of chunks, chips, or crumbs shall be protected in accordance with 33.7.1 through 33.7.5.
A 10 ft (3 m) fence shall be maintained around the altered tire material storage area.
Altered tire material piles shall be kept 50 ft (15 m) from perimeter fencing.
Potential ignition sources such as welding, smoking, or other open flame uses shall not be allowed within 20 ft (6 m) of the altered tire pile.
Individual altered tire material piles shall not be located on site in excess of 90 days.
Individual altered tire material piles shall be kept sheltered from precipitation.
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