Prior to the adoption of Ord. 17507 on 11/04/2002, Section 9-22 read as follows.


    The following sections of the fire code adopted in section 9-21 above are hereby repealed, amended or modified as follows:

101.1 Title: These regulations as set forth herein shall be known as the Fire Prevention Code of Columbia, Missouri, and are herein referred to as such or as "this code".

Table F-107.2.3 Permit requirements:

Section  
Description  
Permit  
Required  
Permit Fee  
Inspection Fee  
F-403.4  
Open burning  
x  

F-404.2  
Remove paint with torch  
x  

F-90l.2  
Flammable liquids, bowling lanes  
x  

F-1401.2  
Fumigation - insecticidal  
x  

F-2001.2  
Tents/air-support ed structures  
x  

F-3001.2  
Blasting/explosives  
x  

F-3101.2  
Fireworks  
x  

F-3201.2  
Flammable and combustible liquids-tanks and equipment  
x  

F-3601.2  
Liquefied petroleum gases  
x  



112.3 Penalty for Violations: Any person who shall violate a provision of this code or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or by imprisonment not exceeding one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.

113.1 Application for Appeal: Any aggrieved person shall have the right to appeal a decision of the code official to the building construction codes commission. An application for appeal shall be filed in accordance with the procedures set out in Section 121.0 of the BOCA National Building Code/1996 as amended by Section 6-17 of the Code of Ordinances. The application shall be filed on a form obtained from the code official. The application shall be filed within twenty (20) days after the decision of the code official.

Delete F-113.2 through F-113.7.

304.1 (add exception)

Exception: Where any structure has previously received a certificate of compliance or a certificate of occupancy, has been maintained accordingly and complies with the following:

    a.    Smoke detectors shall be installed in all shafts and corridors, if such exist.

    b.    Shaft and corridor smoke detectors shall receive their primary power from the building wiring and when primary power is interrupted, shall receive power from a battery. Wiring shall be permanent and without a disconnecting switch other than those required for overcurrent protection.

    c.    All smoke detectors in shafts and corridors, if such exist, shall be interconnected such that the actuation of one alarm will actuate all the alarms in the shafts and corridors.

    d.    Any structure in compliance with the provisions of section F-304.1 shall maintain such compliance.

This exception shall not apply to structures that are renovated, remodeled or altered in excess of fifty (50) percent of the current value of the structure.

304.2 Enclosure rating: (add exception)

Exception: Where any structure has previously received a certificate of compliance or a certificate of occupancy, has been maintained accordingly and complies with the following:

    a.    Smoke detectors shall be installed in all shafts and corridors, if such exist.

    b.    Shaft and corridor smoke detectors shall receive their primary power from the building wiring and when primary power is interrupted, shall receive power from a battery. Wiring shall be permanent and without a disconnecting switch other than those required for overcurrent protection.

    c.    All smoke detectors in shafts and corridors, if such exist, shall be interconnected such that the actuation of one alarm will actuate all the alarms in the shafts and corridors.

    d.    Any structure in compliance with the provisions of section F-304.2 shall maintain such compliance.

This exception shall not apply to structures that are renovated, remodeled or altered in excess of fifty (50) percent of the current value of the structure.

F-304.3 Integrity: (add exception)

Exception: Where any structure has previously received a certificate of compliance or a certificate of occupancy, has been maintained accordingly and complies with the following:

    a.    Smoke detectors shall be installed in all shafts and corridors, if such exist.

    b.    Shaft and corridor smoke detectors shall receive their primary power from the building wiring and when primary power is interrupted, shall receive power from a battery. Wiring shall be permanent and without a disconnecting switch other than those required for overcurrent protection.

    c.    All smoke detectors in shafts and corridors, if such exist, shall be interconnected such that the actuation of one alarm will actuate all the alarms in the shafts and corridors.

    d.    Any structure in compliance with the provisions of section F-304.3 shall maintain such compliance.

This exception shall not apply to structures that are renovated, remodeled or altered in excess of fifty (50) percent of the current value of the structure.

519.1 Approval: Portable fire extinguishers shall bear the label of an approved agency, be of an approved type, and be installed in a location visible and accessible to the occupants. All portable fire extinguishers shall be selected, distributed, inspected, maintained, tested and recharged in accordance with NFIPA 10 listed in Chapter 44.

519.2 Where Required: A portable fire extinguisher shall be installed in the following locations in accordance with NFIPA 10 listed in Chapter 44:

    l.    In all buildings of all use groups except Use Groups R-3 and R-4.

    2.    In all areas containing commercial kitchen exhaust hood systems.

    3.    In all areas where fuel is dispensed.

    4.    In all areas where a flammable or combustible liquid is used in the operation of spraying, coating or dipping.

    5.    In all buildings of Use Group I-3 at staff locations. Access to portable fire extinguishers shall be permitted to be locked.

    6.    On each floor of buildings under construction, other than buildings of Use Group R-3.

    7.    In any laboratory, shop or other room used for similar purposes.

    8.    Where required by the sections indicated in Table F-519.2 for various operations, processes, structures and areas.

606.2 Number of Exits: (add exception)

    5.    Where any structure has previously received a certificate of compliance or a certificate of occupancy, has been maintained accordingly and complies with the following:

        a.    Smoke detectors shall be installed in all shafts and corridors, if such exist.

        b.    Shaft and corridor smoke detectors shall receive their primary power from the building wiring and when primary power is interrupted, shall receive power from a battery. Wiring shall be permanent and without a disconnecting switch other than those required for overcurrent protection.
        c.    All smoke detectors in shafts and corridors, if such exist, shall be interconnected such that the actuation of one alarm will actuate all the alarms in the shafts and corridors.

        This exception 5 shall not apply to structures that are renovated, remodeled or altered in excess of fifty (50) percent of the current value of the structure.

607.1 Corridor Enclosure: (add exception)

    5.    Where any structure has previously received a certificate of compliance or a certificate of occupancy, has maintained accordingly and complies with the following:

        a.    Smoke detectors shall be installed in all shafts and corridors, if such exist.

        b.    Shaft and corridor smoke detectors shall receive their primary power from the building wiring and when primary power is interrupted, shall receive power from a battery. Wiring shall be permanent and without a disconnecting switch other than those required for overcurrent protection.

        c.    All smoke detectors in shafts and corridors, if such exist, shall be interconnected such that the actuation of one alarm will actuate all the alarms in the shafts and corridors.

        This exception shall not apply to structures that are renovated, remodeled or altered in excess of fifty (50) percent of the current value of the structure.

609.1 Emergency Escape: Every sleeping room located in a basement in an occupancy in Use Group I-1 or R shall have at least one openable window or exterior door approved for emergency egress or rescue; or shall have access to not less than two approved independent exits.

Exceptions:

    l.    Buildings equipped throughout with an automatic fire suppression system.

    2.    Structures that have previously received a certificate of compliance or a certificate of occupancy, have been maintained accordingly and comply with the following:

        a.    Smoke detectors shall be installed in all shafts and corridors, if such exist.

        b.    Shaft and corridor smoke detectors shall receive their primary power from the building wiring and when primary power is interrupted, shall receive power from a battery. Wiring shall be permanent and without a disconnecting switch other than those required for overcurrent protection.

        c.    All smoke detectors in shafts and corridors, if such exist, shall be interconnected such that the actuation of one alarm will actuate all the alarms in the shafts and corridors.

        d.    Existing windows in a sleeping room shall not be eliminated.

        This exception 2 shall not apply to structures that are renovated, remodeled or altered in excess of fifty (50) percent of the current value of the structure.

3103.2 Violations: A person shall not manufacture, store, offer or expose for sale, sell at retail or discharge any fireworks, except for the approved supervised display of fireworks and except where allowed under Section 16-234 of the Code of Ordinances.

The code adopted by this article is hereby amended by substituting the following sections in lieu of those sections with corresponding numbers in the 2000 edition of the International Fire Code, or, where there is no corresponding section in the code, the following sections shall be enacted as additions to the code:

101.1    Title:  These regulations shall be known as the Fire Code of Columbia, Missouri, and hereinafter referred to as “this code.”

Section 103.0 Fire Prevention

103.1  Director:  The administration and enforcement of this ordinance shall be the duty of the director of public works and the fire chief, who are hereby authorized to take such action as may be reasonably necessary to enforce the provisions of this code.  Such persons may be appointed and authorized as assistants or representatives of the director and the chief as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this code.

103.2: Appointment: Delete

103.4 Relief from personal responsibility:  The code official, officer or employee charged with the enforcement of this code, while acting for the jurisdiction, shall not thereby render himself liable personally, and is hereby relieved from all personal liability for any damage accruing to persons or property as a result of any act required or permitted in the discharge of official duties. Any suit instituted against any officer or employee because of an act performed by that officer or employee in the lawful discharge of duties and under the provisions of this code shall be defended by the legal representative of the jurisdiction until the final termination of the proceedings.  The code official or any subordinate shall not be liable for costs in any action, suit or proceeding that is instituted in pursuance of the provisions of this code; and any officer of the protective inspection division or the fire department acting in good faith and without malice, shall be free from liability for acts performed under any of its provisions or by reason of any act or omission in the performance of official duties in connection therewith

108.1    Application for Appeal:  Any aggrieved person shall have the right to appeal a decision of the code official to the building construction codes commission.  An application for appeal shall be filed in accordance with the procedures set out in Section  112 of the 2000 edition of the International Building Code as amended by Section 6-17 of the Code of Ordinances.  The application shall be filed on a form obtained from the code official.

Delete 108.2 and 108.3.
109.3    Violation penalties.  Any person who shall violate a provision of this code or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) or by imprisonment not exceeding one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.  Each day that a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.

Delete 111.4.

307.5 Open-flame cooking devices . Charcoal burner and other open flame cooking devices shall not be operated on combustible balconies or within 10 feet of combustible construction.

Exceptions:
1.    One- and two-family dwellings
2.    Apartment buildings and condominiums
3.    Where buildings and decks are protected by an automatic sprinkler system

609.1 Hood system required: Each existing commercial cooking appliance and domestic cooking appliance utilized for commercial cooking purposes shall be protected with an approved commercial kitchen exhaust hood and duct system

Exceptions:
1.    Cooking appliances located within a dwelling unit and not utilized for commercial purposes.
        2.    Completely enclosed ovens.
        3.    Steam tables
        4.    Auxiliary cooking equipment that does not produce grease laden vapors, including toasters, coffee makers and egg cookers

Delete 609.1.1

609.2 Hood system suppression: Each existing required commercial kitchen exhaust hood and duct system shall be protected with an approved automatic fire suppression system installed in accordance with the mechanical code listed in Chapter 45.

Delete 609.2.1

Delete 609.2.2

Delete 609.2.3

609.3 Maintenance: Commercial kitchen exhaust systems shall be cleaned to remove deposits of residue and grease in the system at intervals specified in the cleaning schedule required to be submitted in accordance with the mechanical code listed in Chapter 45.  Thorough cleaning of ducts, hoods and fans shall require scraping, brushing or other positive cleaning methods. Where a cleaning schedule is not on file, the code official shall require a schedule to be submitted, indicating the method of cleaning and the time intervals between cleaning.

Delete 609.3.1, 609.3.2, 609.3.3, 609.3.4  609.5, 609.6, 609.7 and 609.7.1

704.1    Enclosure.  (add exception)
    Exception:  Where any structure has previously received a certificate of compliance or a certificate of occupancy, has been maintained accordingly and complies with the following:

a.    Smoke detectors shall be installed in all shafts and corridors, if such exist.
        b.    Shaft and corridor smoke detectors shall receive their primary power from the building wiring and when primary power is interrupted, shall receive power from a battery.  Wiring shall be permanent and without a disconnecting switch other than those required for overcurrent protection.
        c.    All smoke detectors in shafts and corridors, if such exist, shall be interconnected such that the actuation of one alarm will actuate all the alarms in the shafts and corridors.
        d.    Any structure in compliance with the provisions of section 704.1 shall maintain such compliance.

This exception shall not apply to structures that are renovated, remodeled or altered in excess of fifty (50) percent of the current value of the structure.

1003.2.10.4  Exit sign illumination.   (add the words)

Internally illuminated exit signs shall not use incandescent light bulbs relying upon a filament for the source of illumination. This ammendment shall be applicable under the following conditions:

In all new and remodeled construction where illuminated exit signs are required or provided; and when exit signs are replaced or deemed inoperable by the jurisdiction having authority;  and where an exit sign is installed in new locations in existing buildings, upon order of the City Fire Marshall.

This ammendment shall not be retroactive in nature, and shall not apply to structures prior to January 1, 2003.

1005.2.2    Buildings with one exit.  (add exception)
. . .

    4.    Where any structure has previously received a certificate of compliance or a certificate of occupancy, has been maintained accordingly and complies with the following:

a.    Smoke detectors shall be installed in all shafts and corridors, if such exist.
        b.    Shaft and corridor smoke detectors shall receive their primary power from the building wiring and when primary power is interrupted, shall receive power from a battery.  Wiring shall be permanent and without a disconnecting switch other than those required for overcurrent protection.
        c.    All smoke detectors in shafts and corridors, if such exist, shall be interconnected such that the actuation of one alarm will actuate all the alarms in the shafts and corridors.

This exception 4 shall not apply to structures that are renovated, remodeled or altered in excess of fifty (50) percent of the current value of the structure.

1009.1 General.  (add exception)
. . .
    5.    Where any structure has previously received a certificate of compliance or a certificate of occupancy, has been maintained accordingly and complies with the following:

        a.    Smoke detectors shall be installed in all shafts and corridors, if such exist.
b.    Shaft and corridor smoke detectors shall receive their primary power from the building wiring and when primary power is interrupted, shall receive power from a battery.  Wiring shall be permanent and without a disconnecting switch other than those required for overcurrent protection.
c.    All smoke detectors in shafts and corridors, if such     exist, shall be interconnected such that the actuation of one alarm will actuate all the alarms in the shafts and corridors.
d.    Existing windows in a sleeping room shall not be eliminated.

This exception 5 shall not apply to structures that are renovated, remodeled or altered in excess of fifty (50) percent of the current value of the structure.

1010.17  Corridors.  (add exception)

5.  Where any structure has previously received a certificate of compliance or a certificate of occupancy, has been maintained accordingly and complies with the following:

a.    Smoke detectors shall be installed in all shafts and corridors, if such exist.
b.    Shaft and corridor smoke detectors shall receive their primary power from the building wiring and when primary power is interrupted, shall receive power from a battery.  Wiring shall be permanent and without a disconnecting switch other than those required for overcurrent protection.
        c.    All smoke detectors in shafts and corridors, if such exist, shall be interconnected such that the actuation of one alarm will actuate all the alarms in the shafts and corridors.

This exception 5 shall not apply to structures that are renovated, remodeled or altered in excess of fifty (50) percent of the current value of the structure.

3301.1.3    Fireworks.  The manufacture, storage, sale and use of fireworks are prohibited, except where allowed under Section 16-234 of the Code of Ordinances.

B105.1  One and Two Family Dwellings. The minimum fire flow requirements for one and two family dwellings having a fire area which does not exceed 3,600 square feet (344m2) shall be 800 gallons per minute (3785L/min).

C102.2 Fire hydrant location. A fire hydrant shall be located within 100 feet of a fire department automatic sprinkler fire suppression system connection, a water fire suppression standpipe or where required by the code official.

C105.1 Distribution of Fire Hydrants.  Fire hydrants shall have a maximum spacing of 500 feet in all R-1 (Single family) and R-2 (Duplex) developments and 300 feet in all other zoning districts. Fire hydrant spacing for buildings that are required by the 2000 edition of the International Building Code to have a fire flow greater than or equal to 6,000 gallons per minute shall be regulated by Table C105.1.


(Ord. No. 14121, § 1, 7-5-94; Ord. No. 15211, § 1, 4-21-97; Ord. No. 15400, § 1, 10-20-97)