Town of McCandless, PA
Allegheny County
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[Ord. 1301, passed 5-24-2004]
(a) 
A fire suppression system installed in accordance with the Uniform Construction Code, shall be installed in all areas in all buildings of the following Uniform Construction Code use and occupancy classifications exceeding the noted square feet.
Uniform Construction Code use and occupancy classifications, B, M, I-1, I-2, & I-3 including day care & health care facilities
5,000 square feet per floor or any building exceeding 40 feet in height.
Use and occupancy classifications, A-2, R-1 & R-2
All areas regardless of size.
(b) 
In Uniform Construction Code use and occupancy classifications B, M, I-1, I-2 and I-3 including day care and health care facilities, if an addition is added to an existing building and that building then exceeds 5,000 square feet per floor or exceeds 40 feet in height, the total building shall be required to be suppressed.
(c) 
All uses within the Town zoning classification C-6 shall be suppressed in all areas regardless of size.
(d) 
A fire hydrant will be required within 50 feet of all Fire Department standpipe and sprinkler system connections installed pursuant to this subsection, as approved by the Town Fire Marshal.
[Ord. 891, passed 9-24-1984; Ord. 1301, passed 5-24-2004]
(a) 
Fire equipment substations shall be provided in all new buildings exceeding 60 feet in height providing the following fire equipment:
(1) 
One spanner wrench.
(2) 
Two pic-headed fire axes.
(3) 
Three self-contained 45 minute breathing apparatus to be approved by the Fire Official.
(4) 
One select-a-flow nozzle, 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
(5) 
Two hundred feet of three inch diameter double jacket fire hose equipped with 2 1/2 inch couplings.
(6) 
One, 2 1/2 inch gated "wye" reduced to two, 1 1/2 inch couplings.
(b) 
Fire equipment substation storage areas shall be provided at every third floor. All fire equipment substations shall be located so as to give access to stairway doors, and shall be approved by the Fire Official.
[Ord. 1032, passed 5-29-1990]
Self-closing hinges or automatic closures shall be placed on all doors between the garage and living area of all dwelling units, including all single family and multi-family dwelling units.
[Ord. 1032, passed 5-29-1990]
It shall be the responsibility of the recipient of a building permit to give twenty-four-hour notice for all inspections which are required by the Office of the Building Inspector.
[Ord. 1032, passed 5-29-1990]
All supporting beams shall have their post plates attached by bolts and/or welding.
[Ord. 1083, passed 9-28-1992]
The Building Official has the authority to require that a survey be made on the ground by a registered surveyor or licensed engineer of the building or structure, authorized by a permit, at any time prior to or during construction as a condition to processing the permit application or continuing work. In the event that the holder of a permit is directed to secure and produce such survey, and neglects or refuses to do so, such permit shall be revoked.
[Ord. 1083, passed 9-28-1992]
In order to indicate, upon the arrival of the Fire Department/emergency services, which building an alarm is being activated, audio visual devices will be installed on the exterior of the building, in a location approved by the Fire Marshal's office, in all occupancies, excluding single-family dwellings, that have an automatic fire detection/protection system and/or fire suppression system installed on the premises. Such device shall be installed so that it can be viewed by approaching fire apparatus.
[Ord. 1083, passed 9-28-1992]
All health care facilities shall now be required to have annunciated patient room smoke detectors which shall be connected to a monitoring device located at a point on the premises that has personnel on duty 24 hours a day.
[Ord. 1301, passed 5-24-2004]
(a) 
Violation of articles.
(1) 
Any individual, firm or corporation that violates any provision of this article commits a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 and costs.
(2) 
Each day that a violation of this article continues shall be considered a separate violation.
(b) 
Disposition of penalties. The amount of the penalty shall be forwarded to the entity with enforcement jurisdiction.