ORDINANCE NO. 3164
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF THE CITY OF AUBURN ALABAMA TO AMEND AND CHANGE CERTAIN SECTIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE, 2015 EDITION.
BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and City Council (the "Council") of the CITY OF AUBURN, ALABAMA (the "City"), as follows:
Section 5. Section 5-150.5 of the Code of the City of Auburn is hereby amended to read as follows:
Section 5-150.5 Amendments
The International Fire Code adopted in this article is amended and changed in the following respects:
Any reference within this code using the term “NFPA 70” is replaced with “the currently adopted edition of NFPA 70”
Any reference within this code using the term “International Existing Building Code” shall be replaced with “Chapter 4 of the International Existing Building Code”.
Section 105.4.1 is hereby amended:
Construction documents and supporting data shall be submitted in two or more sets with each application for a permit and in such form and detail as required by the fire code official. The
construction documents and plans shall be prepared by and shall bear the seal of a professional engineer licensed in the State of Alabama.
Exception: The fire code official is authorized to waive the submission of construction documents and supporting data not required to be prepared by a registered design professional if it is
found that the nature of the work applied for is such that review of construction documents is not necessary to obtain compliance with this code.
Section 307.2.2 is hereby added:
Each residential burn permit shall be issued for a period of time not to exceed 60 days.
Section 307.2.3 is hereby added:
Burn permits issued to contractors shall be issued for a period of time not to exceed 30 days and shall be site specific.
Section 307.2.4 is hereby added:
Under no circumstances shall heavy oils, asphaltic materials, items containing natural of synthetic rubber, plastics or refuse be burned.
Section 307.4 Location, is amended to read as follows:
The location for all burning shall meet the minimum requirements as specified by The Alabama Department of Environmental Management.
Section 506.1.1, Locks, is hereby amended:
All occupancies within the City of Auburn, having an automatic fire alarm system or fire sprinkler system, shall be equipped with an Underwriters Laboratory (U.L) type of key lock box.
The key lock box shall be compatible with the master key assigned to the Fire Division.
The master key is assigned only to the Auburn Fire Division.
The key lock box shall be located at or near the recognized main entrance. The key lock box location shall be approved by the Codes Division prior to installation. The lock box shall be
located at a height of not less than six (6) feet and not more than eight (8) feet above final grade.
The building owner/manager will install the lock box in the location(s) specified by the Codes Division, and notify the division when it’s completed.
No steps, displays, signs or other fixtures, or structure protrusions shall be located under the box which would allow intruders to access the box without assistance.
The box shall be connected to the N.F.P.A. 72A Fire Alarm Control Panel, when provided. Wiring shall be supervised as required in NFPA 72A. Tampering or opening of the box shall
produce a Supervisory Signal on Supervisory Zone 1. The signal will then be transmitted through the NFPA 71 panel as a supervisory signal.
Exception: If an NFPA 71 panel only is used, wiring shall be supervised as required in NFPA 71. Tampering or opening of the box shall produce a supervisory signal.
The box shall contain the keys for the following. The keys shall be labeled so as to be easily identified in the field:
1. The main entrance door; mixed occupancies and strip shopping center keys shall be provided only for occupancies where system control valves or fire alarm system panel exists. Keys to
locked points of egress, whether on the interior or exterior of such buildings.
2. Alarm room (if one exists).
3. Mechanical rooms and sprinkler control rooms.
4. Fire alarm control panel.
5. Electrical rooms.
6. Special keys to reset pull-stations or other fire protection devices.
7. Elevator keys, if required.
8. All other rooms as specified during the plans review process.
The Codes Division shall be responsible for the administration of this standard and shall indicate specific requirements for new structures.
For existing structures, the Codes Division shall be responsible for administration of this standard and notify the owner or operator by proper notice for compliance.
Exception: Any building or site that has twenty-four hour, seven day a week guard service shall not need to provide a key lock box.
Table 1004.1.2 is amended as follows:
Maximum floor area allowances per occupant,
Table section-Assembly without fixed seats
Concentrated (chairs only- not fixed) 7 net
Standing space 7 net
Unconcentrated (tables and chairs) 15 net
Section C103.2. Average spacing. The average spacing between fire hydrants shall not exceed that listed in Table C102.1 and the maximum travel distance between a hydrant and fire
department connections for building sprinkler systems and standpipes shall not exceed 125 feet.
Exception: The fire chief is authorized to accept existing fire hydrant spacing where they provide all or a portion of the required fire hydrant service.
ADOPTED AND APPROVED by the Council of the City of Auburn, Alabama, on this 18th day of June, 2019.
/s/ Ron Anders, Jr., MAYOR
/s/ James C. Buston, III, CITY MANAGER
June 27, 2019