0 FIRE DISTRICT
SECTION 301 GENERAL BUILDING RESTRICTIONS-
WITHIN THE FIRE DISTRICT
For the purpose of this Code there shall be established a Fire
District and such Fire District shall be in accordance with the pro-
. visions of Section 301.4-SCOPE.
301.2- TYPES OF CONSTRUCTION PERMITTED
Within the Fire District every building hereafter erected shall
be one of the following Types (except as permitted in Section 304).
O Type I
301.3-OTHER SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
(a) Exterior Walls
Exterior walls of buildings located in the Fire District shall com-
S ply with the requirements specified in Chapter VI-except as set
forth in Section 608.3.
(b) Group "H" Special Hazardous Not Permitted
Every Group "H" Occupancy shall be prohibited from location
within the Fire District.
(c) Fire Protection
Every building shall be fire protected throughout as specified
( for the various Types of Construction in Chapter VI.
(d) Roof Coverings
Roof covering in the Fire District shall conform to the require-
ments of Type A or B-Roof Coverings as defined in Section 706.
(e) Interior Fire Protection Within Fire District
In buildings over one (1) story in height (unless of Type III
Construction; Sprinklered throughout; a Public Parking Deck; or sur-
rounded on all sides by a permanently open space of not less than
thirty (30) feet) all walls, floors, roofs and their supporting structural
members shall provide not less than one (1) hour fire resistance.
(Temporary partitions are set forth in Section 702.)
(j) Joists in all types of construction shall be firestopped at the
ends and over supports for the full depth of the joists.
(k) Spaces between chimneys and wood framing shall be solidly
firestopped with mortar, concrete, or other non-combustible material,
except as provided for in Section 802 Chimneys. (See Section 1703.)
(1) In firestopping, any of the following materials may be used:
brick, concrete, gypsum, steel, iron, asbestos, metal lath and cement
or gypsum plaster, mineral wool, rock wool, or other approved non-
combustible materials, securely fastened in place to cut off drafts and
provide an effective fire stop.
SECTION 706 ROOF COVERINGS
Roof coverings shall be divided into the classes defined below,
whose use within the Fire District shall be governed by the re-
quirements of Sec. 301.3(d).
706.2 -TYPE A ROOF COVERINGS
Type A Roof Coverings shall include the following: Brick, Con-
crete, Slate, Tile, Corrugated Asbestos Cement and Built-up or Pre-
pared Roof Coverings and/or assemblies listed and identified as Class
"A" by an approved testing agency having a re-examination service.
706.3 -TYPE B ROOF COVERINGS
Type B Roof Coverings shall include the following: Corrugated
iron sheets, galvanized iron sheets, galvanized iron shingles, sheet
copper, galvanized iron and Built-up or Prepared Roof Coverings
and/or assemblies listed and identified as Class "B" by an approved
testing agency having a re-examination service.
706.4- TYPE C ROOF COVERINGS
(a) Type C Roof Coverings shall include the following: Asphalt
rag-felt smooth surfaced roll roofing laid in single thickness with 2"
or more and side laps, Aluminum .019 inches in thickness and Built-up
or Prepared Roof Coverings and/or assemblies listed and identified
as Class "C" by an approved testing agency having a re-examination
(b) Red Cedar or Redwood Shingles and Shakes may be used as
provided in Section 706.6.
706.5 REQUIREMENTS FOR ROOFS OUTSIDE FIRE DISTRICT
Roofs on buildings outside of the Fire District, as established in
Chapter III, may have Type A, Type B, or Type C roof coverings, as
specified herein. Wood Shingles or Shakes may be used as provided
in this section.
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CHAPTER II DEFINITIONS
SECTION 201 DEFINITIONS
Revise the following definitions: (1974 Meeting)
Revise the definition of "Public Parking Decks" to read as fol-
lows and relocate alphabetically:
AUTOMOBILE PARKING STRUCTURE means a structure Q )
used for the parking or storage of automobiles.
Revise definition of Condominium as follows:
CONDOMINIUM DWELLING UNIT for the purpose of this code
is an apartment as defined in this code.
Revise the definition of "Fire Retardant (Pressure Treated)
Wood" so that it reads:
FIRE RETARDANT TREATED WOOD shall be defined as any
wood product which, when impregnated with chemicals by an ap-
proved pressure process, or by other approved means during manu-
facture shall, when tested in accordance with ASTM test designation
E-84, have a flamespread equivalent to 25 or less and show no evi- C )
dence of progressive combustion when the test is continued for a
period of 30 minutes.
All fire retardant treated wood products shall bear identification
showing the fire hazard classification thereof issued by an approved
agency having a re-examination service. i
Where fire retardant treated wood products are to be subjected
to sustained high humidity or exposed to weather it shall be further
identified as Exterior type and to indicate that there is no increase
in the listed fire hazard classification when subjected to the ASTM
D2898-72, Methods of Test for Durability of Fire Retardant treat-
ment of Wood.
Subsequent to treatment, fire retardant treated lumber and ply-
wood shall be dried to a moisture content of 19% or less for lumber
and 15% or less for plywood.
SMOKE DETECTOR-A smoke detector is an approved listed
detector sensing either visible or invisible particles of combustion.
TOWNHOUSE is a single-family dwelling unit constructed in a
series or group of attached units with property lines separating C1 .
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