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1 Code Reference NFPA Florida Specific Amendment Anytime a reference is made to NFPA 1 or NFPA 101 within this code it shall be the Florida specific version of NFPA 1 and NFPA 101. Reason for Amendment (Statute, Rule, FBC, Industry) Disposition SERC (Y/N) (New) The Florida Building Code shall be referred to anytime a reference is made to the building code or to NFPA 220, Standard on Types of Building Construction in this Code or an adopted standard "Catch all" language to ensure the Florida Building Code is referenced Florida Fire Prevention Code and Florida Building Code Interrelation. The Florida Fire Prevention Code contains several provisions and requirements that may interrelate with the Florida Building Code. It is not the intent of this Code that such interrelation result in duplicate reviews and inspections by either the firesafety authority or the building official. The authority having jurisdiction over firesafety is responsible for enforcement of the Florida Fire Prevention Code hereof, and, in the event that a dispute arises regarding the enforcement of the Florida Fire Prevention Code as related to the enforcement of the Florida Building Code, the authority having jurisdiction over firesafety shall resolve the dispute by the procedure set forth in Chapter 633 and Chapter 553, Florida Statutes, as required by Section (5), Florida Statutes (11)(a) (11)(a) In the event of a conflict between the Florida Building Code and the Florida Fire Prevention Code and the Life Safety Code as applied to a specific project, the conflict shall be resolved by agreement between the local building code enforcement official and the local fire code enforcement official in favor of the requirement of the code which offers the greatest degree of lifesafety or alternatives which would provide an equivalent degree of lifesafety and an equivalent method of construction If deemed necessary by a fire official for a complete, accurate, and thorough firesafety plan review or inspection, the fire official may request assistance from a building, electrical, plumbing, or similar specialty inspector; however, nothing in this rule gives authority or jurisdiction to any person other than a firesafety inspector certified under Section , Florida Statutes, to perform firesafety inspections required by law, rule, ordinance, or code /2/2013 Page 1 NFPA 1

2 The authority having jurisdiction shall have the authority to issue permits for the operations in Table (a) Permits shall be required in accordance with Table (a) through Table (d) Certificates of Fitness. (Deleted in entirely) Addresses licensing regulated by DPBR or NFPA 220, Standard on Types of Building Construction, 2009 edition; NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, (2) 2.2 edition &.35 ; add NFPA NFPA 1031, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire as Inspector and Plan Examiner, 2009 edition. NFPA 5000, Building Construction and Safety Code, 2009 edition strikethrough 2.4 NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, 2008 edition. NFPA 1031, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner, 2009 edition. NFPA 1141, Standard for Fire Protection Infrastructure for Land Development in Suburban and Rural Areas, 2008 edition. NFPA 5000, Building Construction and Safety Code, 2009 edition. ASCE 7, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, & ; Add NFPA 220 as strikethrough 3.1 The definitions contained in this chapter shall apply to the terms used in this Code. Where terms are not defined in this chapter or within another chapter, they shall be defined using the definition within the Florida Building Code. their ordinarily accepted meanings within the context in which they are used. Merriam-Webster s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition, shall be the source for the ordinarily accepted meaning /2/2013 Page 2 NFPA 1

3 Where terms are not defined in this chapter, within another chapter, or the Florida Building Code, they shall be defined using their ordinarily accepted meanings within the context in which they are used. Webster s Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged, shall be a source for ordinarily accepted meaning. Address numbers shall contrast with their background. Numerals shall be not less than three inches in height for residential buildings, structures, or portions thereof, and at least six inches in height for all other buildings, structures, or portions thereof. Where address identification is required by the fire official on other elevations of buildings, structures, or portions thereof, such numbers shall be not less than three inches in height for residential and at least six inches in height for all other buildings, structures, or portions thereof. Chapter 51 of NFPA 1 and NFPA 86 shall apply to crematory furnaces for humans and animals. NFPA 82 shall not apply In-Building Public Safety Radio Enhancement Systems In-Building Public Safety Radio Enhancement Systems shall be provided in all new buildings where minimum radio signal strength for fire department communications is not achieved at a level determined by the AHJ. The AHJ is authorized to accept alternatives to In-Building Public Safety Radio Enhancement Systems when such alternative provides an equivalent level of fire department communication capability. The AHJ is authorized to approve as an alternative any In-Building Public Safety Radio Enhancement System installed and maintained in accordance with Annex O of this Code. using the strikethrough language from NFPA 1:3.1 (base code) NFPA 1 does not assign a size, but requires "legible and visible from the street". No change in NFPA 1, 12 ed. NFPA 86 Standard for Ovens and Furnaces Similar language added to NFPA 1, 12 ed Similar language added to NFPA 1, 12 ed Similar language added to NFPA 1, 12 ed Similar language added to NFPA 1, 12 ed 10/2/2013 Page 3 NFPA 1

4 Where the occupant load exceeds 100, the following assembly occupancies shall be protected throughout by an approved, supervised automatic sprinkler system in accordance with : (1) Bars with live entertainment (2) Dance halls (3) Discotheques (4) Nightclubs or similar usage (5) Assembly occupancies with festival seating [101: ] FBC adding the following language to "Dance Halls" to align with FBC - (serving food or drink). Renumber to Language adds clarity renumbered to NFPA 1, 12 ed; Bars with live enterainment removed from base code. FBC requires A- 1 & A-3 with occupant loads >300; A-2 with occupant load > Where the occupant load exceeds , the following assembly occupancies shall be protected throughout by an approved, supervised automatic sprinkler system in accordance with NFPA : (1) Bars with live entertainment (1) (2) Dance halls (2) (3) Discotheques (3) (4) Nightclubs or similar usage (4) (5) Assembly occupancies with festival seating [101: ] adding the following language to "Dance Halls" to align with FBC - (serving food or drink). Renumber to Language adds clarity renumbered to NFPA 1, 12 ed; NFPA 1, 12 ed withdraws Bars with live entertainment and All new one- and two-family dwellings shall be protected throughout by an approved automatic sprinkler system in accordance with [101: ] (9) renumbered NFPA 1, 12 ed The provisions of the Life Safety Code shall not apply to newly constructed one-family and two-family dwellings. However, fire sprinkler protection may be permitted by local government in lieu of other fire protection-related development requirements for such structures. While local governments may adopt fire sprinkler requirements for oneand two-family dwellings under this subsection, it is the intent of the Legislature that the economic consequences of the fire sprinkler mandate on home owners be studied before the enactment of such a requirement... 10/2/2013 Page 4 NFPA 1

5 Where an automatic sprinkler system is installed, either for total or partial building coverage, the system shall be in accordance with Section 9.7 of NFPA 101; in buildings up to and including four stories in height, systems in accordance with NFPA 13R and with NFPA 13D shall also be permitted. [101: ] base code & renumber to reference number changed to reflect deletion of section above; NFPA 1, 2012 ed. Has new language The entire building shall be required to be protected by an approved automatic sprinkler system by December 31, within 12 years of adoption of this Code FS (2) ; renumber to (2) Except for single-family and two-family dwellings, any building which is of three stories or more and for which the construction contract is let after January 1, 1994, regardless of occupancy classification and including any building which is subject to s , shall be equipped with an automatic sprinkler system installed in compliance with the provisions of chapter 633 and the rules and codes adopted pursuant thereto. A stand-alone parking garage constructed with noncombustible materials, the design of which is such that all levels of the garage are uniformly open to the atmosphere on all sides with percentages of openings as prescribed in the applicable building code, and which parking garage is separated from other structures by at least 20 feet, is exempt from the requirements of this subsection. Telecommunications spaces located within telecommunications buildings, if the spaces are equipped to meet an equivalent fire prevention standard approved by both the Florida Building Commission and the State Fire Marshal, are exempt from the requirements of this subsection. In a building less than 75 feet in height which is protected throughout with an approved and maintained fire sprinkler system, a manual wet standpipe, as defined in the National Fire Protection Association Standard 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe, Private Hydrant, and Hose Systems, shall be allowed. 10/2/2013 Page 5 NFPA 1

6 All existing high-rise apartment buildings shall be subject to the provisions of Section and , Florida Statutes, which shall supercede sections through FS & FS ; renumber to Notwithstanding chapter 633 or of any other code, statute, ordinance, administrative rule, or regulation, or any interpretation of the foregoing, an association, condominium, or unit owner is not obligated to retrofit the common elements, association property, or units of a residential condominium with a fire sprinkler system in a building that has been certified for occupancy by the applicable governmental entity if the unit owners have voted to forego such retrofitting by the affirmative vote of a majority of all voting interests in the affected condominium. The local authority having jurisdiction may not require completion of retrofitting with a fire sprinkler system before the end of By December 31, 2016, an association that is not in compliance with the requirements for a fire sprinkler system and has not voted to forego retrofitting of such a system must initiate an application for a building permit for the required installation with the local government having jurisdiction demonstrating that the association will become compliant by December 31, When not connected to a fire alarm system, fire alarm notification appliances shall not be used as duct detector visual or audible signal devices. There shall be no storage above any component of the means of egress unless it is on a separate floor or mezzanine constructed in accordance with the Florida Building Code. Fire Protection During Construction. This sub-section shall apply to both commercial and residential developments. 10/2/2013 Page 6 NFPA 1

7 Completion of the water mains and hydrants may be on an alternate schedule approved by the fire official. A fire department access road shall extend to within 50 ft (15 m) of at least one exterior door that can be opened from the outside and that provides access to the interior of the building. When required by the authority having jurisdiction, road(s) or parking lots providing access to the main entrance door(s) shall be considered access roads and shall comply with the requirements of and Bridges. Ramps and Elevated Roadways Vehicle load limits shall be posted at both entrances to bridges, ramps and elevated roadways where required by the AHJ. & amend & to include "ramps and elevated roadways NFPA edition has this language Fire lanes shall be marked with freestanding signs that are readily visiblie to the street with the wording, NO PARKING FIRE LANE BY ORDER OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT or similar wording. Such signs shall be 12 in by 18 in. with a white background and red letters and shall be a maximum of seven feet in height from the roadway to the bottom part of the sign. The signs shall be within sight of the traffic flow and be a maximum of 60 feet apart., Possible Declaratory Statement but remove the word "freestanding" & add "that are readily visible to the street" May need to add after sign " or attached to the building where readily vissible to the street" Hydrants Clearances of seven and one half feet (7 6 ) in front of and to the sides of the fire hydrant, with a four feet (4 ) clearance to the rear of the hydrant. Exception: These dimensions may be reduced by approval of the fire official. Clear Space Around Hydrants. A 3 ft (914.4 mm) clear space shall be maintained around the circumference of fire hydrants except as otherwise required or approved. NFPA 1, 2012 ed re-number to requires 36 in clearance 10/2/2013 Page 7 NFPA 1

8 (New) Fire Protection Appliances Clearances of seven and one half feet (7 6 ) in front of and to the sides of the appliances. Exception: These dimensions may be reduced by approval of the fire official. Section 18.4 shall be considered a recommendation for construction of one and two-family located on in-fill lots in existing neighborhoods and subdivisions Day-Care Occupancies Homes In new day-care homes, The requirements of Section 16.6 of NFPA 101 shall apply to day-care occupancies homes in which more than 3, but not more than 12, clients receive care, maintenance, and supervision by other than their relative(s) or legal guardian(s) for less than 24 hours per day, generally within a dwelling unit. (See also of NFPA.) [101: ] Licensing standards; child care facilities. Licensure of family foster homes, residential child-caring agencies, and child-placing agencies; public records exemption New amendment to 2010 FFPC & 69A Uniform firesafety standards:...residential and nonresidential child care facilities, facilities for the developmentally disabled,... 69A-36 & 69A-41 use "Child Care Facilities" In existing day-care occupancies homes, the requirements of Section 17.6 of NFPA 101 shall apply to existing day-care occupancies homes in which more than 3, but not more than 12, clients receive care, maintenance, and supervision by other than their relative(s) or legal guardian(s) for less than 24 hours per day, generally within a dwelling unit. An existing day-care occupancies home shall be permitted the option of meeting the requirements of Section 16.6 of NFPA 101 in lieu of Section 17.6 of NFPA 101. Any existing day-care occupancies home that meets the requirements of Chapter 16 of NFPA 101 shall be judged as meeting the requirements of this chapter. (See also of NFPA 101.) [101 : ] 10/2/2013 Page 8 NFPA 1

9 In new day-care occupancies homes, where a facility houses more than one age group or one self-preservation capability, the strictest requirements applicable to any group present shall apply throughout the day-care occupancy home or building, as appropriate to a given area, unless the area housing such a group is maintained as a separate fire area. [101 : ] In existing day-care occupancies homes, where a facility houses clients of more than one self-preservation capability, the strictest requirements applicable to any group present shall apply throughout the day-care occupancy home or building, as appropriate to a given area, unless the area housing such a group is maintained as a separate fire area. [101 : ] Places of religious worship shall not be required to meet the provisions of Section 16.6 or Section 17.6 of NFPA 101 where operating a day-care occupancy home while services are being held in the building. [101 : ; 101 : ] Artwork and teaching materials shall be permitted to be attached directly to the walls in accordance with the following: (1) In new day-care occupancies, homes, the artwork and teaching materials shall not exceed 20 percent of the wall area in a building that is not protected throughout by an approved, supervised automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section [101: ] (2) In existing day-care occupancies, homes, the artwork and teaching materials shall not exceed 20 percent of the wall area in a building that is not protected throughout by an approved automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section [101: (1)] (3) The artwork and teaching materials shall not exceed 50 percent of the wall area in a building that is protected throughout by an approved, supervised automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section [101: ] 10/2/2013 Page 9 NFPA 1

10 This chapter shall not apply to the following: (1) Unsprinklered buildings, except certain rack storage arrangements protected by high-expansion foam systems in accordance with this chapter (1) (2) Storage of commodities that, with their packaging and storage aids, would be classified as noncombustible (2) (3) Unpackaged bulk materials such as grain, coal, or similar commodities but excluding wood chips and sawdust, which are addressed in Chapter 31 (3) (4) Inside or outside storage of commodities covered by this Code, except where specifically mentioned herein (e.g., pyroxylin plastics) (4) (5) Storage of high-hazard materials covered by this Code, except where specifically mentioned herein (5) (6) Storage on plastic shelves on racks (6)* (7)* Miscellaneous tire storage (7) (8) Combustible fiber storage, which is covered in Chapter 45 (1) deleted from NFPA 1, 2012 ed therefore no need for Florida specific amendment New Automatic fire-extinguishing systems shall comply with UL 300, Standard for Fire Testing of Fire Extinguishing Systems for Protection of Restaurant Cooking Areas, or other equivalent standards and shall be installed in accordance with the requirements of the listing. [96:10.2.3] Exception: Existing installations may remain in place subject to the approval of the fire official. Permits may shall be required to store, dispense, use, or handle hazardous material in excess of allowable quantities specified in Section A permit may shall be required where a material is classified as having more than one hazard category if the quantity limits are exceeded in any category. NFPA 1, 2012 ed has new language to address existing systems. 10/2/2013 Page 10 NFPA 1

11 Permits may shall be required to install, repair damage to, abandon, remove, place temporarily out of service, close, or substantially modify a storage facility or other area regulated by Chapter 60, except that permits shall not be required for the following: (1) Routine maintenance (2) Repair work performed on an emergency basis Table Maximum Allowable Quantities of Hazardous Materials per Outdoor Control Area - Storage Liquid Gallons (pounds) Every egress door that has a latching device shall be provided with panic hardware complying with Chapter 14 and NFPA 101. [1124: ] This requirement shall not apply to: (a) Trailers, semitrailers, or metal shipping containers that are not normally occupied. (b) Within buildings or structures also used for other purposes in which seasonal retailers sell sparklers at retail from June 20 through July 5 and from December 10 through January 2 of each year, pursuant to Section (7), Florida Statutes. (c) In buildings or structures where novelties and trick noisemakers as defined in Section (4)(c), Florida Statutes are offered for retail sale. No Statute, Rule, or Declaratory Statement 791, renumber to Table , renumber to not in 2012 edition, "Maximum Allowable Quantities of Hazardous Materials per Outdoor Control Area - Introduced in the 2007 FFPC but no amendment was proposed. No specific language in statute, changed in 2012 Code, now Consumer fireworks, except for sparklers, novelties, and trick noisemakers as defined in Section (4)(b) and (c), F.S., stored in a building that is also used for other purposes shall be stored in a room or area used exclusively for the storage of consumer fireworks. When approved by the fire official, noncombustible materials shall be permitted to be stored in the same room or area with consumer fireworks , renumber to , renumber to No specific language in statute, ; requires 2 hours separation, may wish to include some language No specific language in statute 10/2/2013 Page 11 NFPA 1

12 Sparklers shall be stored or kept for sale in accordance with Section , F.S , renumber to Restrictions upon storage of sparklers. (1) Sparklers shall not be stored or kept for sale in any store: (a) In which paints, oils, or varnishes are manufactured or kept for use or sale unless the paints, oils, or varnishes are in unbroken containers. (b) In which resin, turpentine, gasoline, or flammable substances or substances which may generate vapors are used, stored, or offered for sale unless the resin, turpentine, gasoline, or substances are in unbroken containers. (c) In which there is not at least one approved chemical fire extinguisher ready, available, and equipped for use in extinguishing fires. (2) When sparklers are in storage to be offered for sale at retail, a sign shall be conspicuously displayed over the entrance to the room in which the sparklers are stored, which sign reads: CAUTION SPARKLERS-NO SMOKING. No person shall be in such room while in possession of a lighted cigar, cigarette, or pipe. 10/2/2013 Page 12 NFPA 1

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