[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Board of the Township of Grosse Ile 9-9-1996 by Ord. No. 230. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Smoke detectors capable of sensing visible or invisible products of combustion shall be installed in all commercial and industrial buildings, and in all public buildings, and buildings open to the public. The smoke detectors shall be 110 volt hardwire with a battery backup and shall be of a type approved by a recognized independent testing laboratory, and, when activated, shall provide an alarm suitable to warn occupants of the building in which the alarm is installed. Notwithstanding the foregoing, battery operated smoke detectors currently operable in existing structures covered by this chapter will be permitted provided they are maintained in proper working order pursuant to the applicable Fire Department requirements.
All floors, including the basement, of each building covered by this chapter shall have at least one smoke detector of the type described in this chapter.
Any smoke detector installed pursuant to the terms of this chapter shall be inspected by the Township Electrical Inspector at the time of installation. The smoke detectors are subject to periodic inspections by the Grosse Ile Fire Chief or his designee.
The owner or occupant of the building in which the installation of a smoke detector is required pursuant to this chapter is responsible for the proper installation and maintenance of the required detector(s).
If the provisions of this chapter are in conflict in any particular factual situation with the provisions of the BOCA National Building Code (as adopted by Grosse Ile Township) concerning smoke detectors, then the provisions of the BOCA National Building Code shall prevail.