[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Coatesville 11-22-1993 by Ord. No. 951-93. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 9-9-1996 by Ord. No. 1033-96; 8-13-2001 by Ord. No. 1171-2001]
The City of Coatesville hereby adopts, for the purpose of establishing minimum requirements that will provide a reasonable degree of safety from fire in buildings and structures, the life safety code known as the "NFPA Life Safety," current edition, as published by the National Fire Protection Association, of which three copies have been and now are filed in the office of the Codes Department and the same are hereby adopted and incorporated as fully as if set out at length herein.
The administrative enforcement and penalties for violation of the Life Safety Code adopted hereby shall be as provided in Chapter 82, Building Construction, of the Code of the City of Coatesville.
In all matters that are regulated by the law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or by regulations of departments or agencies of the commonwealth promulgated by authority of law, such laws or regulations, or other ordinances of the City of Coatesville, as the case may be, shall control where the requirements thereof are the same as or in excess of the provisions of this chapter. The code shall control in all cases where the state requirements, or the requirements of other ordinances of this City, are not as strict as those contained in this chapter.
The provisions of this chapter, so far as they are the same as those ordinances and/or codes in force immediately prior to the enactment of this chapter, are intended as a continuation of such ordinances and codes and not as new enactments. The provisions of this chapter shall not affect any act done or liability incurred, nor shall they affect any suit or prosecution pending or to be instituted to enforce any right or penalty or to punish any offense under the authority of any of the repealed ordinances.