Borough of Tyrone, PA
Blair County
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[Adopted 8-9-1982 by Ord. No. 849 (part of Ch. 6 of the revised 1958 Code)]
The following are classifications of structures which shall be required to have smoke detectors:
A. 
R-1: Those structures shall include all hotel buildings, nursing homes, lodging houses, boardinghouses and dormitory buildings arranged for shelter and sleeping accommodations. These R-1 structures shall be required to have an approved smoke detector in every sleeping room in said structure.
B. 
R-2: These structures shall include all multiple-family dwellings having more than one dwelling unit. These structures shall be equipped with a minimum of one approved smoke detector for every 800 square feet of occupied floor space per floor.
C. 
R-3: These structures shall include all buildings arranged for the use of one- or two-family dwelling units containing one or more lodgers or boarders. These R-3 structures shall be equipped with a minimum of one approved smoke detector for every 800 square feet of occupied floor space per floor.
D. 
R-4: These structures shall include all residential dwelling units, including but not limited to R-1, R-2 and R-3 structures which are now leased or rented or are to be rented or leased after the effective date of this article. These R-4 structures shall be equipped with a minimum of one approved smoke detector for every 800 square feet of occupied floor space per floor.
E. 
P-1: In addition to the above-mandated requirements for the installation of the approved smoke detectors required by said provision, there shall be installed in all public buildings in which there is mixed occupancy, that is, where one or more occupants of the units contained therein are residential in nature as defined by the terms of this article, smoke detectors in approved places in the nonresidential portion of said building, structure and/or dwelling in order to provide protection to the occupants of said residential dwelling unit; and said smoke detectors are to be placed in stairways or on the ceiling where there is a free flow of air in order to protect sleeping residents in said dwelling units contained therein, and said installation of detectors in areas other than the aforesaid shall be as approved and designated by the Fire Marshal of the Borough of Tyrone.
All residential dwelling units, including but not limited to R-1, R-2 and R-3 residential dwelling units aforesaid, which participate in a housing rehabilitation program which is funded, either in whole or in part, by federal, state or city moneys shall be required to install one approved smoke detector sensing visible or invisible particles of combustion for every 800 square feet of occupied floor space per floor.
A. 
The location and installation of the aforesaid smoke detecting device shall be in the manner and location approved by the Fire Marshal according to the above requirements.
B. 
The word "approved" shall mean a smoke detector approved by the Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., or Factory Mutual Systems, Inc. The minimum requirement for the smoke detector is that it is UL-approved and that it requires at least a nine-volt battery.
Any person who tampers or who is caught after having tampered with a smoke detector installed under the provisions of this article, or who shall have removed the same from the premises or area from which it had been installed shall be prosecuted under the terms and conditions of all statutes of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and/or ordinances of the Borough providing for malicious mischief under the pertinent provisions of this article and other ordinances, as amended, of the Borough providing for offenses of this nature.
It shall be the duty and responsibility of the owner of the residential dwelling unit covered by the terms of this article to install the smoke detector device required herein, and it shall be the duty and responsibility of the tenant or lessee to maintain the smoke detector in proper working order subsequent to the installation by the owner.
All existing residential dwelling and P-1 units covered by the provisions of this article shall fully comply with the terms and conditions of this article within six months from the effective date of this article. Every owner of said structure herein covered shall obtain a certificate of compliance from the Borough Secretary's office within the above prescribed time; otherwise, he shall be subject to the provisions for violations of this article.
Any individual, person, corporation or other entity who shall violate any section of this article shall be subject to a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $1,000 and/or imprisoned for 30 days in jail, and the same shall constitute a violation. Every successive date of noncompliance for violation of any section of this article shall constitute a separate offense, and the violator thereof shall be subject to the above penalties in a successive fashion.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[Amended 2-9-1987 by Ord. No. 915; 1-10-2000 by Ord. No. 1167]
The Fire Marshal is hereby authorized to enforce this article and to file whatever complaints or other papers shall be necessary to enforce this article. The Fire Marshal may, as the Fire Marshal deems appropriate for the public health, safety, and welfare, make inspection of any structure to verify compliance with the requirements of this article.