SAN ANDREAS FIRE CODE
CHAPTER 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
§ 101. Restraint or seclusion may only be imposed to ensure the immediate physical safety of the patient or others and must be discontinued at the earliest possible time.
CHAPTER 2 - STORAGE & ACCUMULATION OF RUBBISH AND OTHER COMBUSTIBLE WASTE
§ 203. Unsafe storage of combustible waste prohibited. It shall be unlawful to store rubbish or other combustible waste in a manner that creates a fire hazard or public nuisance.
§ 204. Containers. Rubbish and other combustible waste stored pending removal in a building or structure or upon a premise shall be stored in accordance with this section, and any other applicable law, rule or regulation;
CHAPTER 3 - IGNITION SOURCES
§ 301. Clearance from ignition sources. The clearance between ignition sources, such as luminaires, heaters and open-flame devices, and combustible materials shall be maintained in an approved manner.
§ 304. Deliberate or negligent burning. It shall be unlawful to deliberately or through negligence set fire to or cause the burning of combustible materials or combustible waste in such a manner as to endanger the safety of persons or property.
CHAPTER 4 - OPEN FIRES
§ 402. Authorization. Open fires allowed and may only be kindled, built, maintained, or used with the prior written authorization of the agencies with regulatory jurisdiction, property owner, and other required approvals, and only when such open fires are maintained in compliance with all conditions of such authorization or approval. The fire chief and the fire marshal may prohibit the kindling, building, maintaining, or use of open fire or order the extinguishment of any open fire allowed by this section, upon a determination that such open fire will create an undue hazard because of conditions in the surrounding environment.
§ 403. Attendance. Open fires shall be constantly attended until the fire is extinguished. A minimum of one portable fire extinguisher complying with the requirements of a minimum 4-A rating or other approved on-site fire-extinguishing equipment, such as a garden hose connected to an approved water supply, shall be available for immediate use.
§ 405. Torches for removing paint. It shall be unlawful to remove paint in or on buildings, structures, or premises with a torch or any other flame-producing device. Such paint removal may be performed using heat-producing devices other than open-flame devices. The person using such heat-producing device to remove the paint shall remain at the location where the heating operation was performed to maintain a fire watch for not less than 1 hour after using such a device.
§ 407. Portable fueled open-flame devices. Portable open-flame devices fueled by flammable gases or combustible liquids shall be enclosed or used in such a manner as to prevent the flame from contacting or igniting combustible material or combustible waste.
CHAPTER 5 - SMOKING PROHIBITIONS
§ 502. “No Smoking” signs. When smoking is prohibited by this code or the rules, durable “No Smoking” signs shall be conspicuously posted at approved locations throughout the facility or other location in accordance with the Fire Code or as otherwise specifically provided in this code. The content, lettering, size and colour of required “No Smoking” signs shall be in accordance with the rules, or as otherwise approved by the Fire Chief or Fire Marshal.
§ 503. Location. “No Smoking” signs shall be conspicuously posted at all entrances to facilities in which smoking has been entirely prohibited and any area therein where hazardous materials are stored, handled or used. Facilities or areas within such facilities in which smoking is allowed in designated areas shall have signs indicating that smoking is allowed in designated areas only.
§ 504. Removal of signs prohibited. A posted “No Smoking” sign shall not be removed, obscured, or rendered illegible.
§ 505. Compliance with “No Smoking” signs. It shall be unlawful to smoke, or discard or deposit any burning substance, in any building, structure, or premises or part thereof, in which “No Smoking” signs are posted pursuant to this code or the rules or otherwise for fire safety purposes.
§ 506. Ashtrays. Where smoking is allowed, suitable noncombustible ashtrays or receptacles shall be provided at appropriate locations.
CHAPTER 6 - FIRE PROTECTION GUIDELINES
§ 601. General. Fire protection systems shall be designed, installed, operated, and maintained in accordance with this chapter and the applicable referenced standards, including performing all required inspections, testing, and servicing and Installation acceptance testing. Fire extinguishing systems shall be subject to acceptance tests as contained in the installation standards set forth in this code and the rules.
§ 602. Design and installation documents. The Fire Chief and or the Fire Marshal may require design and installation documents and calculations to be submitted for review for all fire protection systems. Design and installation documents required or regulated by this code or the rules shall be submitted for review and approval prior to installation, and shall certify that the design complies with the requirements of this code and the rules.
§ 603. Design and installation. Fire protection systems shall be designed and installed in accordance with the fire code.
CHAPTER 7 - SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
§ 701. General. Sprinkler systems shall comply with the requirements of this section.
§ 702. Where required. Sprinkler systems shall be provided in buildings, structures, premises, or parts thereof when required by this code, the fire department (Its Chief or its Chief Fire Marshal).
§ 703. Installation requirements. Except as otherwise provided in this code, sprinkler systems shall be designed and installed in accordance with this code.
§ 706. Sprinkler heads are to remain unobstructed and all storage must be maintained at least 457 mm (18 inches) below the sprinkler head. Storage in non-sprinkler buildings/rooms must be maintained, at least 1 meter (3 feet) below the ceiling.
§ 707. There shall be one or more employees instructed in the maintenance of sprinkler systems.
CHAPTER 8 - PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
§ 805. Hydrostatic testing. Periodic hydrostatic testing of portable fire extinguishers shall be done in accordance with the code.
§ 806. Access and visibility of fire extinguishers, fire hose cabinets, and manual fire alarm pull stations must remain unobstructed.
CHAPTER 9 - BUSINESSES
§ 901. All businesses are required to have fire suppression and detection systems that fit the nature of the business.
CHAPTER 10 - FIRE ALARM & DETECTION SYSTEMS
§ 1001. General. This section governs the operation and maintenance of fire alarm systems and their components.
§ 1002. Design and installation documents. Design and installation documents for fire alarm systems shall be submitted to the department for review and approval prior to system installation. Design and installation documents shall include such design and installation details as may be required by the construction codes.
§ 1003. Where required. An approved manual, automatic, or manual and automatic fire alarm system shall be provided where required by the construction and fire code. An approved automatic fire detection system shall be installed in accordance with the construction codes.
§ 1006. Presignal system. Where a pre-signal system is installed, personal supervision shall be provided at an approved location, in order that the alarm signal can be activated in the event of a fire or another emergency.
§ 1007. Access. Access shall be provided to each detector for periodic inspection, testing and other maintenance.
§ 1008. Fire extinguishing systems. Fire extinguishing systems shall be connected to the building fire alarm system where a fire alarm system is required or is otherwise installed.
§ 1010. Automatic telephone-dialing devices used to transmit an emergency alarm shall not be connected to any department telephone number unless approved by the fire chief.
§ 1011. Acceptance testing. Upon completion of the installation of a fire alarm system, including alarm notification appliances and circuits, alarm-initiating devices and circuits, supervisory-signal initiating devices and circuits, signaling line circuits, and primary and secondary power supplies, such system shall be tested at the owner’s risk, by his or her representative, before a representative of the department, to confirm its proper installation and operation of the system in compliance with this code.
§ 1012. Record of completion. A record of completion verifying that the system has been installed in accordance with the approved design and installation documents and specifications shall be provided by the installing contractor.
§ 901. Instructions. Inspection, testing, operation, and maintenance instructions, as-built design and installation documents as well as equipment specifications shall be provided on-site at an approved location.
CHAPTER 11 - EMERGENCY ALARM SYSTEMS
§ 1101. Emergency alarms for the detection and notification of an emergency condition shall be provided as required in the fire code.
§ 1102. A continuous gas detection system shall be provided for HPM gases in accordance with the fire code.
§ 1103. Highly toxic and toxic materials. Where required by the fire code, a gas detection system shall be provided for indoor storage and use of highly toxic and toxic compressed gases.
§ 1104. Repair garages. A flammable gas detection system shall be provided in repair garages for vehicles fueled by non-odorized gases.
§ 1105. Medical gas systems. Medical gas systems shall comply with the requirements of the fire code.
CHAPTER 12 - SMOKE CONTROL SYSTEMS
§ 1201. Smoke control systems. Smoke control systems, including stairwell pressurization, shall be provided as required by the fire code and shall be designed, installed, and tested as required by such code.
§ 1202. Smoke control system maintenance. Smoke control systems shall be maintained in good working order. Periodic testing, inspection, and other maintenance shall be performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
CHAPTER 13 - SMOKE AND HEAT VENTS
§ 1301. General. Smoke and heat vents or, where approved by the Fire Chief or the Chief Fire Marshal, mechanical smoke exhaust systems, and draft curtains shall be installed when required by this code.
CHAPTER 14 - ENFORCMENT AND SANCTIONS
A cease and desist order introduces an injunction on a person or business that prohibits such person or business from conducting (a) business (activity).
§§ 2. SANCTION ADMINISTRATION — a) All sanctions as described in section one (01) of this chapter shall be administered in writing and disclosed to the public in the Official Bulletin of the office of the State Fire Marshals.
(b) At the discretion of the State Fire Marshals, disciplinary action may be preceded by a compliance notice to a person whom the office on reasonable grounds believes is engaging in an economic activity in violation of this code.
c) The administration of a compliance notice ( official warning ) or a notice of sanction shall be recorded in writing and mention (a) the person or business and the premises the notice applies to; (b) the provision of this code or any other applicable law that was violated; (c) the details of the nature and extent of non-compliance; (d) the steps required to be taken and the period within which those steps must be taken in order to fully correspond with any applicable law; (e) any penalty that may be imposed as a result of disobeying the compliance notice.
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