Required fire alarm systems in multifamily dwellings shall be maintained in proper operating condition at all times.
The following provisions shall be applicable to sprinkler equipment in multifamily dwellings:
Required sprinkler equipment shall be maintained in proper operating condition at all times. Storage of materials shall cause minimum interference to effective discharge of water.
Valves controlling water supply to sprinklers shall be secure in the open position.
Sprinkler heads shall be maintained free of corrosion and paint.
The following provisions shall apply to standpipe systems in multifamily dwellings:
In multifamily dwellings:
Each oil burner for a boiler, furnace or central hot water heater shall be provided with an approved hand fire extinguisher or two (2) rounded bottom pails filled with sand.
Portable extinguishers required for fire protection shall be in their designated locations and in a condition which will permit efficient operation without delay.
[Added 4-12-2005 by L.L. No. 5-2005]
Fire escapes and components thereof (including windows leading onto fire escapes) shall at all times be maintained in proper working order, free of defects, including rust.
The building owner or designated representative shall be required to complete and submit, on an annual basis, an approved inspection form (with pressure testing requirement) available from the inspector. Such form shall be returned to the inspector within 30 days by the person in charge of the building.