[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Perinton 7-28-1999 by L.L. No. 2-1999. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Rapid Entry System Ordinance of the Town of Perinton."
The Town of Perinton has recognized the importance of providing the Fire Department rapid entry into locked buildings. The delay in gaining entry can result in substantial property damage, the potential for rapid fire extension and increased danger for fire fighters and the building occupants. To assist the fire department in gaining rapid entry, the Town of Perinton adopts a rapid entry system ordinance.
The following sections apply to all buildings within the Town of Perinton, exclusive of buildings within the corporate limits of the Village of Fairport, that are used for public buildings, restricted business, industrial, commercial or limited commercial use, as defined in Chapter 208 of this Code, and:
Contain a fire alarm system that uses an automatic dialer; or
Contain an automatic fire suppression system; or
Are required to prepare and have available material safety data sheets and/or hazardous chemical inventory forms under the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA Title III).
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- AUTOMATIC DIALER
- A device that automatically dials and relays a prerecorded message to a central station or the Fire Department.
- AUTOMATIC FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM
- A system or assembly of piping, valves, controls and sprinklers which are designed and installed to comply with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, which utilize water, foam, carbon dioxide or other gas to automatically react to and suppress fire.
- CENTRAL STATION
- An office of a private company to which remote alarm and supervisory signaling devices are transmitted and where personnel are in attendance at all times to supervise the circuits and investigate signals.
- FIRE ALARM SYSTEM
- Equipment which automatically actuates a fire alarm when the detecting element is exposed to fire, smoke, abnormal rise or decrease in temperature or activation of a sprinkler system or manually activated device.
- LOCK BOX
- A high security key vault which is listed under the UL 1610 and the UL 1037 standards, master keyed with a Medco Biaxial Level 7 or equivalent lock. Locks shall be keyed to the key configuration provided by the Town of Perinton. Such vaults shall have weatherproof gaskets, shall have a covered lock opening and shall be highly resistant to drilling or vandalism.
- LOCK BOX DOCUMENT VAULT
- A high-security steel plate vault, a minimum of 14 inches high by 12 inches wide by two inches deep, constructed to the same standards as the lock box, for the storage of documents.
The owners of buildings, described in § 169-3 above, shall install or cause to be installed a lock box system and/or lock box document vault prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy for any portion of the building for new or remodeling construction or within 18 months of the adoption date of this chapter if no new construction or remodeling takes place.
The lock box shall be installed on the front of the building, near the main entry door and between six and eight feet above the ground, unless approved at a higher or lower level by the Code Enforcement Officer of the town.
The lock box shall contain the key(s) for the exterior doors, the keys for all the interior doors within the building and a scaled floor plan of the building. In lieu of having the interior keys at this location, a second lock box may be located within the main lobby of the building to hold these keys. Keys within the lock box shall be labeled for easy identification either by the tenant name or indexed to a floor plan of the building and shall be kept current.
Where a building contains a business that is required to maintain material safety data sheets, a lock box document vault shall be installed. The lock box document vault shall be installed on the front of the building, near the main entry door and between six and eight feet above the ground unless approved at a higher or lower level by the Code Enforcement Officer of the town. The vault shall contain:
Any violation of this chapter is hereby declared to be an offense punishable pursuant to Chapter 115, Enforcement Procedures.
The Town Board may, from time to time, amend, supplement, change, modify or repeal this chapter pursuant to the provisions of the Town Law and the General Municipal Law applicable thereto.