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City of Olivette, MO
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[R.O. 2008 §20.140; Ord. No. 394, 12-10-1957]
The Fire Department shall consist of a Chief who shall be the director of the department together with such subordinate officers within the department as shall be appointed by the City Manager for the proper performance of the duties of the department and such number of firemen, probationers and volunteers as may be authorized from time to time by the Council, all of whom shall serve until removed or discharged by the City Manager. The Chief of the Fire Department shall have general supervision and control of the department including the performance and discipline among the members thereof and the instruction and training of the members and volunteers in their duties and shall be responsible for the performance of his/her duties to the City Manager.
[R.O. 2008 §20.145; Ord. No. 394, 12-10-1957]
The Fire Department shall have the superintendence and control of all engines and engine houses, hose carriages and fire and life-saving apparatus and equipment of every kind belonging to the City. It shall be the duty of the department to protect the citizens of the City and all property located therein against fires, to carry out and enforce all ordinances relating to fire protection and prevention and perform such other duties as may be assigned by the City Manager or by law.
[Ord. No. 2361 §1, 1-22-2008; Ord. No. 2585 §1, 7-12-2016]
That a certain document, is on file in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Olivette, Missouri, being marked and designated as the ICC International Fire Code, 2015 First Edition, as published by the International Code Council, Inc., together with Appendix Chapters C, D, E, F, H and I be and is hereby adopted as the Fire Prevention Code of the City of Olivette, Missouri, for the control of buildings and structures as herein provided; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, conditions, and terms of the ICC International Fire Code/2015, First Edition, are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as if more fully set out in this Article, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes prescribed in this Article.
[Ord. No. 2361 §2, 1-22-2008; Ord. No. 2367 §1, 2-26-2008; Ord. No. 2384 §1, 8-26-2008; Ord. No. 2480 §1, 8-28-2012; Ord. No. 2585 §1, 7-12-2016]
A. 
The Fire Prevention Code adopted in Section, is hereby amended as fully set forth in the Chapters and Sections as specified herein below. The Chapter and Section numbering format of the ICC International Fire Code/2015, First Edition is used herein to enhance the understanding of the code by maintaining a consistent format throughout the code; thus, the Chapter and Section numbers appearing herein as changes to the ICC International Fire Code/2015, First Edition shall be consistent with said code. All amendments contained herein are part of Chapter — of the Municipal Code of Ordinances of the City of Olivette, Missouri and shall be considered as though the numeral — and a hyphen precede them.
B. 
Amendments To The ICC International Fire Code/2015, First Edition.
Section 101.1 is amended by substituting "The City of Olivette, Missouri" for [NAME OF JURISDICTION] on line two thereof.
Section 103.1 delete existing text. Insert:
103.1 General. The Bureau of Fire Prevention is established within the jurisdiction under the direction of the code official. The function of the bureau shall be the implementation, administration and enforcement of the provisions of this code.
Section 103.2 delete existing text. Insert:
103.2 Enforcement Official. It shall be the duty and the responsibility of the chief executive officer, designated as the fire chief, to enforce the provisions of this code. The fire chief shall be the Code Official.
Section 103.2.1 add a new section. Insert:
103.2.1 Bureau Organization. The bureau of fire prevention shall operate under the direct supervision of the fire marshal. The fire marshal shall be a uniformed member and chief officer of the fire department and operate under the direct supervision of the fire chief. The fire marshal shall be appointed on the basis of his/her administrative abilities and qualifications to understand, interpret and enforce the technical provisions of this code. All uniformed members of the fire department shall be considered members of the bureau of fire prevention. The fire marshal may assign or appoint technical assistants, inspectors or other employees that may be necessary for the effective and efficient operation of the bureau of fire prevention. All appointments to the bureau shall be made in conformance with the provisions of the municipal code.
Section 103.3 delete existing text. Insert:
103.3 Bureau members code enforcement duties and authority. The fire marshal, and all properly assigned or appointed members of the bureau of fire prevention shall have the duty to assist the fire chief in the administration and enforcement of the provisions of this code. As agents of the fire chief, all properly assigned or appointed members of the bureau of fire prevention shall have the authority to exercise all of the powers of the code official as detailed within this code.
Section 104.11.4 add a new section as follows. Insert:
104.11.4 Compliance with orders. A person shall not willfully fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or direction of the fire official or to interfere with the compliance attempts of another individual.
Section 104.11.5 add a new section as follows. Insert:
104.11.5 Vehicles crossing hoses. A vehicle shall not be driven or propelled over any unprotected fire hose of the fire department when laid down on any street, alleyway, private drive or any other vehicular roadway without the consent of the fire official in command of said operation.
Section 104.11.6 add a new section as follows. Insert:
104.11.6 Vehicles following emergency apparatus. It shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle, other than one on official emergency business, to follow closer than thirty (300) feet from any fire apparatus or other emergency vehicle traveling in response to a fire alarm or other emergency or to drive any vehicle within the block or immediate area where a fire apparatus or other emergency vehicle has stopped in answer to a fire alarm or other emergency.
Section 104.11.7 add a new section as follows. Insert:
104.11.7 Unlawful boarding or tampering with emergency equipment. A person shall not, without proper authorization from the fire official in charge of said fire department emergency equipment, cling to, attach oneself to, climb upon or into, board or swing upon any fire department emergency vehicle, whether the same is in motion or at rest; or sound the siren, horn bell or other sound-producing device thereon; or manipulate, remove or tamper with, or attempt to manipulate, remove or tamper with any levers, valves, switches, starting devices, brakes, pumps or any equipment or protective clothing on, or a part of, any fire department emergency vehicle.
Section 104.11.8 add a new section as follows. Insert:
104.11.8 Damage or injury to fire department equipment or personnel. It shall be unlawful for any person to damage or deface, or attempt to damage or deface, any fire department emergency vehicle at any time or to injure, or attempt to injure, fire department personnel while performing departmental duties.
Section 105.3.3 delete existing text. Insert:
105.3.3 Occupancy prohibited before approval. The building or structure shall not be occupied prior to the fire code official approving the issuance of a permit that indicates that applicable provisions of this code have been met.
Section 105.3.8.1 add a new section. Insert:
105.3.8.1 Asphalt kettles. An operational permit is required for the operation of asphalt kettles inside or on the roof of any building or structure.
Section 105.6.49 add a new section. Insert:
105.6.49 Helicopter landing/lift-off, hoisting and lowering operations. An operational permit is required for helicopter landing/lift-off, hoisting and lowering operations in accordance with the following. Proof of financial responsibility must be submitted to the code official before a permit is issued.
The helicopter service or the contractor in charge of a helicopter landing/lift-off, hoisting or lowering operations shall demonstrate financial responsibility of liability for damages arising from the landing/lift-off, hoisting or lowering operation by providing the code official with proof of insurance or other appropriate financial responsibility. The amount of financial liability shall be adequate for the payment of all damages which may be caused either to a person or persons, or to property by reasons of the permitted operation, and arising from any actions, or in-actions, of the permit holder, or the permit holder's, employees, agents, contractors or subcontractors.
Permit applications must include a description of the landing/lift-off operation or work to be performed and the safety precautions to be used. Forty-eight hours notice shall be provided before the landing/lift-off, hoisting or lowering operation is to begin.
Exceptions:
1.
Emergency or precautionary landings.
2.
Law enforcement or medical evacuation operations.
3.
Other operations approved by the Code Official.
Section 105.6.49.1 add a new section. Insert:
105.6.49.1 Safety precautions. During all helicopter landing/lift-off, lifting or lowering operations, the following applicable safety precautions shall be followed:
The fire and police departments shall approve landing sites, if landings are necessary.
All materials or equipment to be lifted shall be brought as close as possible to the building or structure site by road vehicles.
The helicopter shall not carry equipment or materials lifted to or lowered from a building or structure over pedestrians, spectators, other buildings or vehicles.
When the operation involves setting or removing equipment or materials from or on an occupied building, the top two (2) floors of the building shall not be occupied by anyone, other than individuals directly involved with the operation while the hoisting or lifting operation is in progress.
All flammable or combustible liquids brought to the site for refueling helicopters shall be stored, used and dispensed in accordance with Chapters 20 and 57 of this code.
A fire department safety officer, or fire department safety team, must be present on the site during all helicopter landing/lift-off, lifting or lowering operations. The safety officer, or safety team, shall terminate the landing/lift-off or lift if weather conditions or other variables make the operation unsafe. The safety officer, or safety team, shall be provided radio communications with the helicopter pilot in the event safety conditions mandate evasive action.
Exceptions:
1.
Emergency or precautionary landings.
2.
Law enforcement or medical evacuation operations.
3.
Other operations approved by the code official.
Section 108.1, 108.2 and 108.3 delete existing text. Insert:
108.1 Board of Appeals. Any person shall have the right to appeal a decision of the code official to the board of Building Appeals as provided under Section 112 of the Building Code of the City of Olivette as applicable. Procedures and requirements of appeals brought under this Section shall be set forth in section 112 of the respective code.
Section 109.4 delete existing text. Insert:
109.4 Penalties. Any person who shall violate a provision of this code or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof or who shall erect, install, alter, repair or do work in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the code official, or of a permit or certificate used under provisions of this code, shall be guilty of an ordinance violation punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or by imprisonment not exceeding ninety (90) days, or both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that a violation continues after due notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense.
Section 111.4 delete existing text. Insert:
111.4 Failure to comply. Any person who shall continue any work after having been served with a stop work order, except such work that a person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be guilty of an ordinance violation and punished as provided in Section 109.3 of this code.
Section 114 add a new section as follows. Insert:
SECTION 114 UNSAFE CONDITIONS
114.1 General. Whenever the code official shall find in any structure or upon any premises dangerous or hazardous conditions or materials as follows, the code official shall order such hazardous conditions or materials to be removed or remedied in accordance with the provisions of this code:
1.
Hazardous conditions liable to cause or contribute to the spread of fire in or on said premises or structure or endanger the occupants thereof;
2.
Conditions that interfere with the efficiency or operation of any fire protection equipment or system;
3.
Obstructions to or on fire escapes, stairs, passageways, doors or windows, that are liable to interfere with the egress of occupants or the operation of the fire department in case of fire;
4.
Accumulations of dust or waste material in air-conditioning or ventilating systems or grease in kitchen or other exhaust ducts;
5.
Accumulations of grease on kitchen cooking equipment, or oil, grease or dirt upon, under or around any mechanical equipment;
6.
Accumulations of rubbish, waste, paper, boxes, shavings or excessive storage of any combustible material;
7.
Hazardous conditions arising from defective or improperly utilized or installed electrical wiring, equipment or appliances;
8.
Hazardous conditions arising from defective or improperly installed equipment for handling or using combustible, explosive or otherwise hazardous materials;
9.
Dangerous or unlawful amounts of combustible, explosive or otherwise hazardous materials;
10.
All equipment, materials, processes or operations that are in violation of the provisions or intent of this code; and
11. Vehicles or equipment that impairs or obstructs fire department access to an occupied structure hindering or delaying fire department operations in case of an emergency.
Section 301.2 delete in its entirety. Insert:
301.2 Permits. Permits shall be required as set forth in Section 105.6 for the activities or uses regulated by Sections 303, 306, 307, 308.1.3, 308.1.6, 308.3 and 315.
Section 303.2 delete in its entirety. Insert:
303.2 Location. Asphalt (tar) kettles shall not be located within twenty (20) feet (6,096 mm) of any combustible material, combustible building surface or any building opening and within a controlled area identified by the use of traffic cones, barriers or other approved means. Asphalt (tar) kettles and pots shall not be utilized inside of a building or structure. Roofing kettles and operating asphalt (tar) kettles shall not block means of egress, gates, roadways or entrances.
Section 303.10 add a new Section as follows. Insert:
303.10 Permits. Asphalt (tar) kettles shall not be used inside or on the roof of any building or structure without first obtaining a permit from the code official.
Section 303.10.1 add a new section as follows. Insert:
303.10.1 Safety precautions. All operations shall comply with the following safety precautions:
1.
Fired asphalt (tar) kettles shall not be left unattended.
2.
Torches or other flame-producing devices shall be fueled with LP gases only.
3.
LP gas containers or cylinders shall be stored in accordance with Chapter 61 of this code and with NFPA 58 listed in Chapter 80 of this code.
4.
Torches, flame-producing devices, containers, cylinders, regulators, hoses and other equipment must be designed and approved for the specific purpose intended.
5.
LP gas containers or cylinders shall not be transported to the roof in elevators or exit stairways that are occupied by non-construction personnel.
6.
Flames from the torch shall not impinge on combustible "Cant Strips" or other combustible structural elements.
7.
A firewatch shall be established and conducted in accordance with Section 3504.2 of this code. The firewatch person shall be provided with water hoses connected to an adequate water supply on the premises. The firewatch person shall remain on the premises and in position to observe residual fire effects at least one (1) hour after each use of the torch or flame-producing device.
8.
Before a torching operation begins, the site shall be inspected and approved by the fire department. Where climatic, operational or construction conditions warrant specific inspections or observations, a fire department employee shall act as an additional firewatch.
Section 401.5 delete in its entirety. Insert:
401.5 Making false report. It shall be unlawful for any person to willfully or maliciously give, turn in, signal, transmit or cause to be made, a false alarm or report that a fire or medical emergency has occurred, or is in progress, by any action or means whatsoever, and said false alarm or report causes the unnecessary movement or use of fire department apparatus or personnel, or causes the evacuation of building occupants or the disruption of the building occupant's normal activities.
Section 403.1.1 add a new section as follows. Insert:
403.1.1 Information signs. An approved graphic display of evacuation routes and written information concerning basic evacuation procedures, including the location of the exit stairs, shall be posted in an approved location in all common hallways, in or near elevator lobbies, on all floor levels of all new and existing high rise buildings.
Section 5.3.3 delete in its entirety. Insert:
503.3 Marking. Fire lanes shall be a minimum of 20 feet in unobstructed width, a minimum turning radius capable of accommodating the largest fire apparatus of the City of Olivette Fire Department or any responding mutual aid fire apparatus and a minimum vertical clearance of 13 1/2 feet.
All fire lanes shall be designated and marked as follows:
The pavement in front of the curb and the top and face of the curb itself shall be so marked in the color red.
Lettering on the pavement shall be marked in red and at least twelve-inch letters.
Lettering on pavement shall State NO PARKING FIRE LANE.
Lettering on pavement shall be at fifty-foot intervals.
Pole signs will also be needed and shall include:
Signs at each corner.
At 50 feet intervals for the entire length of the fire lane.
Top of sign shall be a minimum of five (5) feet above grade.
Signs shall be a minimum of twelve (12) inches wide and eighteen (18) inches high.
The lettering on the sign shall be in upper-case, and be a minimum of two (2) inches high, one and one half (1 1/2) inches wide and be red in color on a white background.
There shall be a red border along the perimeter of the sign one half (1/2) inch in width.
The wording on the sign shall read NO PARKING FIRE LANE.
The signs shall be located not less than two (2) feet from the edge of the pavement and not further than three (3) feet from the edge of pavement.
Signs may be mounted on columns or building if the fire lane is directly in front.
Designated fire lanes shall be maintained free of obstructions and vehicles.
All designated fire lane signs and/or markings shall be maintained in a clean and legible conditions at all times and replaced when necessary to ensure adequate visibility.
In areas deemed necessary by the Fire Chief, additional striping may be required on the parking surface. This marking shall be in red paint with slanted lines to indicate no parking in the space. The words "NO PARKING FIRE LANE" shall be marked in red paint within the marked area of pavement.
The Fire Chief may at his discretion, may modify these standards to accommodate special circumstances.
Section 503.3.1 add a new section as follows. Insert:
503.3.1 Fire lanes. Fire lanes so legally designated by the chief of the fire department shall be posted with appropriate signs or markings as specified by the chief of the fire department so that the public will be aware of the existence of such fire lanes. In cases of fire lanes established on private property, the owner thereof, shall provide such signs or markings at his expense and in cases of fire lanes established on public property, the director of public works shall provide such signs or markings at the expense of the City of Olivette.
Section 503.7 add a new section as follows. Insert:
503.7 Street obstructions: No person shall erect, construct, place or maintain any bumps, humps, fences, gates, chains, bars, pipes, wood or metal horse or any other type of obstruction in or upon any fire access road unless approved by the Olivette Fire Chief.
Section 507.4.1 add a new section as follows. Insert:
507.4.1 Water flow tests: Water flow tests shall be conducted between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Section 507.7 add a new section as follows. Insert:
507.7 Public water supply. The fire prevention code official shall recommend to the chief administrative official of the municipality the location or relocation of new or existing fire hydrants and the placement or replacement of inadequate water mains located upon public property and deemed necessary to provide an adequate fire flow and distribution pattern. A fire hydrant shall not be placed into or removed from service until approved by the fire prevention code official.
Section 507.7.1 add a new section. Insert:
507.7.1 Color coding of public fire hydrants. All public fire hydrant barrels are to be painted yellow. All fire hydrant bonnets are to be painted as follows:
COLOR: WATER MAIN SIZE
Green: Twelve (12) inch and larger
Orange: Eight (8) and ten (10) inch
Red: Six (6) inch and smaller
Section 607.9 add a new section as follows. Insert:
607.9 Prohibited lockout systems, key-ways and devices. Elevator service shall be provided for fire department emergency access to all floors in all high rise buildings. The use of security lockout systems, key operated floor selection buttons or other key-ways or other devices which are not automatically rendered inoperative by the fire sensing devices or the key-operated fire service master switch is prohibited. Walls, security bars, equipment, or storage may not obstruct access to any building level from any elevator.
Section 806.1.1 delete in its entirety, including exception. Insert:
806.1.1 Restricted occupancies. Natural cut trees shall be prohibited in Group A, B, E, I-1, I-2, I-3, I-4, M, R-1, R-2 and R-4 occupancies.
Exception:
Trees located in areas protected by an approved automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 or 903.3.1.2 shall not be prohibited in Groups A, B, E, M, R-1 and R-2.
Section 901.6.2 delete in its entirety. Insert:
901.6.2 Records. Records of all system inspections, tests and maintenance required by the referenced standards shall be maintained on the premises for a minimum of three (3) years. If the required testing frequency is greater than three (3) years, records must be kept for the number of years of the testing frequency plus three (3) years. All records shall be made available to the code official upon request.
Section 901.6.2.1 delete in its entirety. Insert:
901.6.2.1 Records information. Accurate logs shall be maintained indicating the number, location and type of device tested. Any defect, modification, maintenance, inspection, testing or repair shall be logged. Initial records shall include the name of the installation contractor, type of components installed, manufacturer of the components, location and number of components installed per floor. Records shall also include the manufacturers' operation and maintenance instruction manuals. Such records shall be maintained on the premises.
Section 901.6.3 add a new section as follows. Insert:
901.6.3 High-rise standpipe tests. In addition to the standards listed in Table 901.6.1, standpipe flow tests approved by the code official shall be conducted in accordance with NFPA 25 listed in Chapter 80 on standpipe systems in all high-rise buildings every two (2) years. The flow shall not be less than the flow demands required at the time of installation, or not less than two hundred (200) GPM at the topmost hose outlet while maintaining a residual pressure of fifty (50) psi, whichever is the higher demand. At the time of the test, all control valves, including those inside hose cabinets, shall also be operated and tested to insure proper operation of the valves. The results of the tests must be submitted to the code official and also must be entered into the log book.
Section 912.4.4 add a new section as follows. Insert:
912.4.4 No parking areas at fire department connections: When fire department connections are located in an area where vehicles may be parked or standing, said parking or standing shall be restricted for ten (10) feet in each direction from the fire department connection.
Section 903.4.2.1 add a new section as follows. Insert:
Section 903.4.2.1 Alarm. The alarm for the sprinkler system shall be an approved UL horn and strobe for exterior use. This will be located above the fire department connection. Location will be approved by the fire marshal.
Section 903.4.3.1 add a new section as follows. Insert:
903.4.3.1 Control valves. At the discretion of the Olivette Fire Chief additional floor control valves controlling flow to sprinklers in circulating closed loop systems may be required and shall comply with NFPA 13.
Section 907.6.3.2 add a new section as follows. Insert:
907.6.3.2 Detector indicators. Smoke detectors or duct detectors located above a ceiling or behind a wall must be provided with a remote indicating device in an approved location at the ceiling or wall to indicate the location of the device.
Exception: Where approved by the code official.
Section 912.8 add a new section as follows. Insert
Section 912.8 Fire department connection. The Olivette Fire Department requires installation of "The Olivette Connection" which consists of a single 5" Storz and a single 2 1/2" Siamese FDC on all sprinklers and standpipes. The 5" Storz connection shall measure 30-40 inches from the finished grade and project downward at a 45-degree angle. A UL approved exterior horn and strobe will also be installed. The installer shall consult the Fire Department for the location of the Fire Department connection and any questions concerning its installation and approval.
Section 1009.12 add a new section as follows. Insert:
1009.12 Maintenance. The means of egress from each part of the structure, including exits, stairways, egress doors and any panic hardware installed thereon, aisles, corridors, passageways and similar elements of the means of egress, shall at all times be maintained in a safe condition and available for immediate utilization and free of all obstructions.
Section 2304.3.8 add a new section. Insert:
2304.3.8 Fire suppression system. The dispensing area (pump islands, canopy and adjacent ground area) shall be provided with an approved fire suppression system.
Section 5003.5.2 add a new section as follows: Insert:
5003.5.2 Hazard signals required. Any occupancy required by this code and/or state law to provide material safety data sheets, shall provide visible markings on the outside of buildings, rooms and containers where hazardous substances are present. These markings shall be in a location approved by the code official. These markings shall conform to the NFPA 704 marking system or with other federal laws or regulations, or in the case of containers, may as an option comply with Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication Rule, 29 CFR 1910.1200(f). To avoid duplication of markings, marking requirements of the United States Department of Transportation shall satisfy the requirements in regard to motor vehicles, rolling stock and aircraft.
Section 5003.5.3 add a new section as follows:
5003.5.3 Main entrance. Where required by Section 5003.5, all buildings shall have a placard located on the main entry door a minimum of 18" from the bottom edge of the door. This placard shall have a minimum dimension of 5". This placard is not required to be lettered or numbered.
Section 5003.5.4 add a new section as follows:
5003.5.4 Other doors. All other doors shall have a placard with a minimum dimension of 10" located in an approved location that identifies the worst hazard category of the product(s) in that area. This placard shall be provided with numerals in accordance with Section 5003.5.5.
Section 5003.5.5 add a new section as follows:
5003.5.5 Signal size. The exterior markings of buildings or site entrances where materials are stored shall have a minimum signal size of 4". All numbers/letters shall be reflective.
Section 5601.2.4 delete in its entirety. Insert:
5601.2.4 Financial responsibility. Before a permit is issued, as required by Section 5601.2, the applicant shall file with the jurisdiction a corporate surety bond in the principal sum of $2,000,000 or a public liability insurance policy for the same amount, for the purpose of the payment of all damages to persons or property which arise from, or are caused by, the conduct of any act authorized by the permit upon which any judicial judgment results. The fire code official is authorized to specify a greater or lesser amount when, in his or her opinion, conditions at the location of use indicate a greater or lesser amount is required. Government entities shall be exempt from this bond requirement.
Section 5704.2.13.1.4 delete in its entirety.
Section 5704.3.3.11 add a new section as follows:
5704.3.3.11 Storage cabinets. Unless otherwise mandated by this code, all flammable and combustibles must be stored in an approved flammable liquids storage cabinet. Cabinet doors must be kept closed.