Village of Johnson Creek, WI
Jefferson County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Johnson Creek at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Department — See Ch. 22, Art. II.
Alarms — See Ch. 88.
Building codes and standards — See Ch. 112.
Fireworks — See Ch. 138.
Nuisances — See Ch. 177.
The most current edition and any subsequent editions of the Wisconsin Department of Commerce Administrative Code are adopted by reference and made a part hereof, as if fully set forth herein.
A. 
In case of a conflict between any provisions of this Code, the Wisconsin Administrative Code or the NFPA Code, the code containing the strictest provisions shall apply.
B. 
A copy of the codes and standards incorporated by reference shall be kept at all times and available for inspection during reasonable hours in the office of the Fire Chief.
A. 
The following structures shall be equipped with a key lock box at or near the main entrance or such other location required by the Fire Chief:
(1) 
Commercial or industrial structures protected by an automatic alarm system or automatic suppression system, or such structures that are secured in a manner that restricts access during an emergency;
(2) 
Multifamily residential structures that have restricted access through locked doors and have a common corridor for access to the living units.
(3) 
Governmental structures and nursing care facilities.
B. 
All newly constructed structures subject to this section shall have the key lock box installed and operational prior to the issuance of an occupancy permit. All structures in existence on the effective date of this section and subject to this section shall have one year from the effective date of this section to have a key lock box installed and operational.[1]
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Editor's Note: This section was originally adopted 10-3-2002 by Ord. No. 18-02.
C. 
The Fire Chief shall designate the type of key lock box system to be implemented within the Village and shall have the authority to require all structures to use the designated system.
D. 
The owner or operator of a structure required to have a key lock box shall at all times keep a key in the lock box that will allow for access to the structure.
E. 
The Fire Chief shall be authorized to implement rules and regulations for the use of the lock box system.
F. 
Any person who owns or operates a structure subject to this section shall be subject to the penalties set forth in § 134-4 of this chapter for any violation of this section.
No person shall impede the progress of a fire engine, fire truck or other fire apparatus of the Johnson Creek Fire Department along the streets or alleys of such Village at the time of a fire or when the Fire Department of the Village is using such streets or alleys in response to a fire alarm or for practice.
A. 
Over fire hose. No person shall willfully injure in any manner any hose, hydrant or fire apparatus belonging to the Village, and no vehicle shall be driven over any unprotected hose of the Fire Department when laid down on any street, private driveway or other place, to be used at any fire or alarm of fire, without the consent of the Fire Department official in command.
B. 
Parking vehicles near hydrants. It shall be unlawful for any person to park any vehicle or leave any object within 10 feet of any fire hydrant at any time.
C. 
No parking near fire. It shall be unlawful for any person, in case of fire, to drive or park any vehicle within one block from the place of fire without the consent and authority of the Fire Chief or any police officer.
Every person who shall be present at a fire shall be subject to the orders of the Fire Chief or officer in command and may be required to render assistance in fighting the fire or in removing or guarding property. Such officer shall have the power to cause the arrest of any person or persons refusing to obey said orders.
Whenever there shall be a fire or fire alarm or the Fire Department shall be out for practice, every person driving or riding in a motorized or other vehicle shall move and remain to the side of the street until the fire engine and fire truck and other fire apparatus shall have passed.
No person shall occupy any portion of such streets or alleys with a motorized or other vehicle between such fire engine or fire truck or other fire apparatus or any hydrant to which a fire hose may be, or may be about to be, attached.
A. 
Open burning prohibited. No person, firm or corporation shall build any outdoor fire within the corporate limits of the Village of Johnson Creek except as set forth in Subsection B of this section. Open burning as an alternative to refuse removal or disposal is prohibited as specified in Chapter 205, Solid Waste.
(1) 
Outdoor solid fuel heating devices.
[Added 1-8-2004 by Ord. No. 01-04]
(a) 
Outdoor solid fuel heating device: an outdoor device, structure, building or apparatus which supplies direct or indirect heat from the burning of solid fuel, including but not limited to wood, to another building.
(b) 
Use prohibited. Outdoor solid fuel heating devices are prohibited and shall not be installed or operated within the Village of Johnson Creek.
B. 
Exceptions.
(1) 
Subsection A of this section shall not apply to the following:
(a) 
Outdoor cooking over a fire contained in a device or structure designed for such use.
(b) 
Controlled burning of grass or similar vegetation for environmental management purposes, with the prior written approval of the Fire Chief and a burning permit obtained from the Village Clerk-Treasurer.
(c) 
Ceremonial campfire or bonfires, with prior written approval of the Fire Chief.
(d) 
Recreational fires shall be permitted without permit or approval of the Fire Chief subject to the following:
[Added 8-9-2010 by Ord. No. 11-10]
[1] 
Shall be no closer than 10 feet from any structure or any other combustible material.
[2] 
Only portable devices or noncombustible structures with lids and ember-arresting screens shall be used.
[3] 
Materials burned shall not include rubbish, garbage, recyclable items, trash, yard waste, or any other materials made of or coated with rubber, plastic, leather or petroleum-based materials and shall not contain any combustible or flammable liquids.
[4] 
Adequate fire-suppression equipment, such as fire extinguisher or water hose or water container, shall be present at all times.
[5] 
Fires shall be attended at all times.
[6] 
Fires shall not be permitted from 12:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
[7] 
Fires shall not create excessive smoke which affects other properties.
(2) 
Other occasions of desirable outdoor burning not specified by Subsection B(1) may be granted single occasion approval as in Subsection B(1)(b) and (c) above.
C. 
The Village President, Fire Chief or their designee may prohibit any or all bonfires and outdoor fires when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous.
D. 
Burning on streets. No materials may be burned upon any street curb, gutter or sidewalk.
E. 
Liability. Persons utilizing and maintaining outdoor fires shall be responsible for any liability resulting from damage caused by his or her fire. The cost of extinguishing the fire may be recovered from the property owner. In the event the fee is not paid, the charge shall become a lien against the property pursuant to § 66.0703, Wis. Stats.
[Added 8-22-2005 by Ord. No. 13-05][1]
A. 
Scope and purpose. This standard is established to assist the Fire Department in the safeguarding of customers, and the firefighters that protect them, from the hazards of fire, hazardous materials, and natural disasters through the standardization of requirements for fire sprinkler and standpipe systems within the Village of Johnson Creek.
B. 
Code authority. Johnson Creek Municipal Code Chapter 22, NFPA 13, 13R, 13D (fire sprinklers), NFPA 14 (standpipes) and NFPA 24 (private water supplies). Under NFPA, the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) is defined as the organization, office, or individual responsible for approving equipment, and installation, or a procedure. Under the Johnson Creek Village ordinance, the Chief is granted the authority to enforce the codes and ordinances of the Village.
C. 
Permit requirements.
(1) 
All fire sprinkler and standpipe systems, and their water supplies, shall be approved and installed under a permit from the Fire Prevention Bureau of Johnson Creek Fire Department.
(2) 
All buildings of less than 7,000 square feet that are required by local ordinance to be sprinklered may use either NFPA 13D as modified below or NFPA 13 non-state approved systems.
(a) 
NFPA 13D, modifications for nonresidential occupancies:
[1] 
Provisions of an approved Fire Department connection.
[2] 
Provision of an approved local water flow alarm device.
[3] 
Protection shall include bathrooms, closets and garages. All areas must be covered.
[4] 
Combustible attic spaces shall be covered using NFPA 13, 1997 pipe schedules for the appropriate hazard classification.
(3) 
Provide the Fire Department with the name and local telephone number of the job foreman or supervisor.
(4) 
Provide the fire department with the name and telephone number of the Sprinkler Company's manager.
(5) 
An installation permit is required for any work performed on nine sprinkler heads or more. This permit must be obtained from the Fire Prevention Bureau of the Johnson Creek Fire Department prior to any work being started on the system.
D. 
General. Automatic fire sprinkler systems shall be installed and maintained in full operating condition in the following locations:
(1) 
Assembly use: in all buildings, structures of portions thereof of assembly use when more than 7,000 gross square feet in area or exceeding two stories or 30 feet in height.
(2) 
Education use: in all buildings or structures or portions thereof of educational use when:
(a) 
More than 15,000 gross square feet in area: or
(b) 
Two stories or more in height.
(3) 
Health care use: in all buildings or structures or portions thereof of health care use.
(4) 
Residential use: in all buildings or structures or portions thereof used for residential use other than one- and two-family dwellings.
(5) 
Mercantile use: in all buildings or structures or portions thereof of mercantile use when:
(a) 
More than 7,000 gross square feet in area total; or
(b) 
Over 35 feet in height.
(6) 
Business use: in all buildings or structures or portions thereof of business use when:
(a) 
More than 7,000 gross square feet in area total; or
(b) 
Two stories or more in height; or
(c) 
Over 35 feet in height.
(7) 
Industrial use: in all buildings or structures of portions thereof of industrial use when:
(a) 
More than 7,000 gross square feet in area total; or
(b) 
Over 35 feet in height.
(8) 
Storage use: in all buildings or structures or portions thereof of storage use.
(9) 
Parking garage use.
(a) 
In all buildings or structures or portions thereof of parking garage use either public or private when:
[1] 
Located in any story below grade.
[2] 
Located in any story that is enclosed.
[3] 
Located in buildings where upper stories are designated for other uses.
(b) 
Any level of any parking garage, either public or private, that is at or above grade and unenclosed shall be provided, with a standpipe system in accordance with NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose System, 2000 Edition.
E. 
Zoning of buildings.
(1) 
All required automatic sprinkler and standpipe systems shall be zoned in accordance with the requirements of the authority having jurisdiction and shall include but shall not be limited to the following:
(a) 
Each floor level and/or total tenant gross square footage of any building or structure shall constitute no less than one zone.
(b) 
A control valve shall be located within each zone.
(2) 
An approved exterior visual water-flow indication device, such as horn and strobe, shall be located above the Fire Department connection. The device shall be installed at no less than 42 inches above the finish grade.
F. 
Permit fees shall be charged by the Johnson Creek Fire Department.
G. 
Fire Department connections (FDC's):
(1) 
Fire Department connections shall consist of at least two two-and-one-half-inch female hose ports with national standard threads connected to a supply pipe that is not less than four inches in diameter. Additional home connections and a larger supply pipe size may be required for systems with demands larger than 500 gallons per minute. For an NFPA 13R fire sprinkler system a single two-and-one-half-inch inch diameter hose port will be sufficient with a supply pipe of not less than 1 1/2 inches diameter.
(2) 
In addition, the supply piping shall have a check valve installed to prevent the backflow of water through the FDC. NFPA 13D fire sprinkler systems shall not be required to have an FDC.
(3) 
Approved locations of FDCs:
(a) 
The inlets to the FDC shall be not less than 18 inches nor more than 36 inches above the finished grade of an approved fire apparatus access road. This shall be measured to the top of the FDC fitting.
(b) 
FDCs shall not be located more than 150 feet from a fire hydrant.
(c) 
FDCs shall be located on the same side of an approved fire apparatus access road as the fire hydrant.
(d) 
Parking stalls will not normally be permitted between the FDC and where the fire apparatus would park.
(e) 
FDCs installed on the walls of buildings shall be positioned so that there are no openings within 10 feet of the connection.
(f) 
All FDCs shall be identified, with an approved method, as to the type of system served and the building or area served.
(g) 
Buildings having multiple fire sprinkler risers shall not be permitted to have separate FDCs for each riser unless they are located on opposite sides of the building they are protecting.
(h) 
If FDCs are provided for both a fire sprinkler system and a standpipe system and they are not combined they shall be installed within five feet of each other.
(i) 
The inlets to the FDCs shall be installed so that they face the fire apparatus access road.
(j) 
All inlets to the FDCs shall be protected with approved caps.
(k) 
The check valve for FDCs shall be installed in the double detector check valve vault or in a separate vault that is large enough to allow a person to enter to service the check valve.
(l) 
All fire sprinkler systems and Class Two and Three standpipe systems shall have a city-approved double detector check valve assembly installed. Contact the water purveyor for exact requirements.
H. 
Indicating valves.
(1) 
Approved indicating valves. All valves used in fire sprinkler and standpipe systems shall be of the indicating type. These may be in the form of a post indicator valve (PIV); wall-mounted indicating valve (WMIV), quarter-turn ball valves, or O S and Y valves. Water supply valves for NFPA 13 systems shall not be located inside of a building. NFPA 13D and 13R fire sprinkler systems may have their valves located within a room attached to the building as long as they are readily accessible.
(2) 
Approved locations of indicating valves:
(a) 
Post indicator valves (PIV) shall be located within five feet of the Fire Department connection.
(b) 
Wall-mounted indicating valve (WMIV) may be used if the Fire Department connection is located within 15 feet and there are no openings in the wall within 10 feet of the WMIV.
(c) 
O S and Y and quarter-turn ball valves may be used in NFPA 13D and 13R systems.
(d) 
Water supply control valves for fire sprinkler systems shall be installed in rooms that are maintained at or above 40° Fahrenheit in all weather conditions.
(e) 
All valves for NFPA 13 and 13R fire sprinkler systems shall be equipped with tamper switches. Exception: Valves for an NFPA 13 system that are located in vaults may be chained and locked in the open position.
(f) 
The handles of quarter-turn ball valves shall not be removed from the valves. The handles shall be locked onto the valve assemblies so they cannot be removed. They shall be monitored for tamper by the use of a tamper switch or locked in the open position.
(g) 
Indicator valves for standpipe systems shall be provided to permit isolating a standpipe without interrupting the supply to other standpipes from the same source of supply. The exact location of these valves shall be determined during the plan review stage depending on the building design.
(h) 
On a Class Two (II) or Class Three (III) standpipe the connection to a public water supply shall be controlled by a PIV. This valve shall be located at least 40 feet from the building that is being protected. All valves shall be plainly marked.
I. 
Standpipe.
(1) 
In accordance with ordinance and with NFPA 14, all buildings two or more stories in height shall be equipped with Class III Standpipe.
(2) 
All standpipes shall be designed, installed, and tested in accordance with NFPA Standard 14, 1997 Edition.
J. 
Protection from freezing.
(1) 
All fire sprinkler and standpipe systems shall be protected from freezing. All piping that contains water shall be kept at or above 40° Fahrenheit at all times.
(2) 
Sprinkler and standpipe piping that is located in an attic space that is not part of a dry system, shall have bats of insulation tented over the top of the piping to allow heat from the occupied space below to keep the piping at or above 40° Fahrenheit Blown-in insulation shall not be permitted under the tented insulation. It shall be the responsibility of the installing company, developer, and owner of the building to see that this requirement is met.
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also renumbered former § 134-10, Violations and penalties.
Any person violating the terms of this chapter shall be subject to a forfeiture as set forth in Chapter 60, Penalties.