City of Lebanon, NH
Grafton County
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Notwithstanding any provision of any code adopted by reference herein, or any other code, an approved automatic fire-extinguishing system shall be installed in all new structures, with the exception of any one- or two-family dwellings, for which building permits are applied for after the effective date of this provision, and which qualify under any of the following criteria:
A. 
Greater than two stories in height above grade;
B. 
Thirty feet in height;
C. 
Greater than 12,000 square feet of floor area;
D. 
Any new place of assembly with an occupant load of 100 persons or more;
E. 
Commercial properties containing a dwelling unit;
F. 
Structures that contain three or more attached single-family dwelling units.
An approved automatic fire-extinguishing system shall be installed whenever alterations or renovations are made in existing structures, excluding one- and two-family dwellings, and for which building permits are applied after the effective date of this provision, under the following circumstances:
A. 
Where the proposed alterations or renovations to a previously exempt structure shall cause the structure to qualify under one or more of the criteria as listed in § 72-41.1A through F.
B. 
Where the proposed alterations or renovations to a preexisting structure, in which the structure's present construction satisfies one or more of the criteria listed in § 72-41.1, shall increase the structure in height or floor area, or becomes a place of public assembly with an occupant load of 100 people or more.
All NFPA 13 and NFPA 13R automatic fire-extinguishing systems shall be equipped with approved supervisory equipment which will transmit an alarm to the dispatch center and notify the occupants of the building in accordance with NFPA 72.
For purposes of this part of the chapter, "floor area" includes the total of the floor areas of all stories, basements and sub-basements, measured from outside walls, irrespective of any fire-resistive walls, floors or ceilings.
As used in this part of the chapter, "approved" means approved by the City of Lebanon Fire Department as meeting applicable standards of the National Fire Protection Association and the City of Lebanon Fire Prevention Code. Such approval shall be given during the review process for the issuance of a building permit. The Fire Department shall inspect completed installations of fire-extinguishing systems and supervisory equipment prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy. It shall be the responsibility of the person seeking such certificate to notify the Fire Department at least 24 hours before such systems are covered or obscured from view. At no time will a certificate of occupancy be issued for a commercial building if a required fire protection system is not fully functioning.
All newly constructed commercial motor vehicle fuel-dispensing facilities shall be protected at the dispensing location by a fully automatic suppression system, complying with the most recent edition of NFPA 17. Property owners of existing facilities with fire protection systems shall maintain the systems unless granted specific permission from the Fire Chief to remove such system.
All newly installed automatic fire-extinguishing systems shall be installed to the standards of the most recent editions of NFPA 13, NFPA 13R or NFPA 13D. All NFPA 13 and 13R fire-extinguishing systems shall be designed with a minimum safety margin of no less than 10 psi.
All newly installed commercial kitchen fire-extinguishing systems shall be installed to the standard of the most recent edition of NFPA 96.
All newly installed clean agent fire-extinguishing systems shall be designed and installed following the requirements of the most recent edition of NFPA 2001, the Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems, or the most recent requirements of Factory Mutual (FM) or similar testing agency.
All water-based fire protection systems shall be maintained to the requirements of the most recent edition of NFPA 25, Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems.