Borough of Downingtown, PA
Chester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Downingtown 3-30-1994 by Ord. No. 94-3.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Department — See Ch. 24.
Building construction — See Ch. 109.
Unsafe buildings and structures — See Ch. 113.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 120.
Fireworks — See Ch. 148.
Housing standards — See Ch. 164.
Mechanical standards — See Ch. 175.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 222.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 256.
Zoning — See Ch. 287.
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also superseded former Ch. 146, Fire Prevention, adopted 5-13-1987 by Ord. No. 87-10, as amended.

§ 146-1 Adoption of standards by reference.

A certain document, three copies of which are on file in the Office of Life Safety and Code Enforcement for the Borough of Downingtown, being marked and designated as the "BOCA National Fire Prevention Code, Ninth Edition, 1993," as published by the Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc., is hereby adopted as the Fire Prevention Code of the Borough of Downingtown in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the control of buildings and structures as herein provided, and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said BOCA National Fire Prevention Code are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof as if fully set out in this chapter, with additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in § 146-2 of this chapter.

§ 146-2 Amendments.

The following sections are hereby revised as follows:
A. 
In Section F-101.1 (page 1, second line), insert "the Borough of Downingtown."
B. 
Amend Section F-112.3 (page 5, fourth line) to read ". . . shall be guilty of a summary offense . . ."
C. 
Sections F-113.1 through F-113.7 shall be deleted in their entirety, and the following provision shall constitute Section F-113.1: "Any person shall have the right to appeal a decision of the code official, and said appeal shall be heard by the Borough's Board of Administrative Appeals in accordance with Ordinance No. 86-20 of December 30, 1986, contained in Chapter 4 of the Code of the Borough of Downingtown."
D. 
Section F-308.1.1 (page 13). Add new section as follows: "All fuel-burning devices shall be connected to an approved chimney or vent, discharging to outside air."
E. 
Amend Section F-308.2.1 (page 13, second line) to read ". . . shall be deemed a summary offense . . ."
F. 
Amend Section F-313.1 (page 14, entirety) to read "All elevators utilized for emergency fire-fighting or rescue operations shall comply with Rule 211.3 of ASME A17.1 listed in Chapter 44."
G. 
In Section F-403.3 (page 17, line 3), add the following: ". . . and to provide heat for outside workers."
H. 
In Section F-403.4 (page 17, line 5), delete "providing heat for outside workers."
I. 
Amend Section F-503.4.2 (page 21, second line) to read ". . . AC primary power source with built-in battery backup or a . . ."
J. 
In Section F-503.5 (page 21, second line), add "Use Groups R-1 and R-2."
K. 
In Section F-518.2 (page 25, fourth line), amend Subsection 1 to read "In all occupancies except R-4."
L. 
In Section F-2001.2 (page 69, second line), delete ". . . covering an area exceeding 900 square feet [84 meters]."
M. 
Amend Section F-3003.2 (page 115, 10th line) to read ". . . less than 250 pounds of explosive materials."

§ 146-3 Establishment of limits.

The limits referred to in Section F-3003.2 of the BOCA National Fire Prevention Code/1993, in which the storage of explosive materials is prohibited, are hereby established as follows: the political boundary of the Borough of Downingtown.