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15.08.080 Automatic fire extinguishing systems.

A. Section 903.1 of the 2007 California Fire Code is amended and Section 903.1.2 is added and shall read as follows.

 

Section 903.1.2 of the 2007 California Fire Code.

 

An automatic sprinkler system shall be installed in all new construction, regardless of occupancy classification, where the total floor area is 6,000 square feet or more.

 

Exception. Mini storage facilities of any size shall be protected with an automatic sprinkler system conforming to National Fire Protection Standard 13.

 

B. Section 903.2.7.1 of the 2007 California Fire Code is hereby amended and shall read as follows:

 

Section 903.2.7.1 Group R, Division I Occupancies.

 

An automatic sprinkler system-conforming to the latest adopted edition of National Fire Protection Standard 13 shall be installed throughout every apartment house three or more stories in height or containing five or more dwelling units, every congregate residence three or more stories in height or having an occupant load of 11 or more, and every hotel three or more stories in height or containing six or more guest rooms. Residential or quick-response standard sprinklers shall be used in the dwelling units and guest room portions of the building.

 

[For SFM] The requirements of these subsections shall not mandate the retroactive installation of an automatic sprinkler system to an existing R1 occupancy unless otherwise stated in the 2007 California Fire Code or Stockton Municipal Code.

 

C. Section 903.2.10.1 of the 2007 California Fire Code is amended and Section 903.2.10.1.4 is added and shall read as follows.

 

Section 903.2.10.1.4. Sprinkler Requirements for Basements.

 

Sprinklers shall be required in all basements of occupancies, except Group R-3 and Group U. Basements of all such occupancies shall have sprinklers unless basements are used exclusively for service and/or maintenance to the building. Service to the building includes utilities such as electricity, gas, telephone, cable TV, elevator equipment, HVAC equipment and water heaters.

 

D. Section 903.6 of the 2007 California Fire Code is amended and Section 903.6.2 is added and shall read as follows:

 

Section 903.6.2 Sprinkler Requirements for Existing Building Additions.

 

An automatic sprinkler system shall be installed in an existing building when cumulative additions or alterations are made to the building and such additions or alterations meet any of the following conditions.

 

A. In all such occupancies when the existing building is less than or exceeds 6,000 square feet and an addition exceeds 6,000 square feet including mezzanines or other usable space, both the existing building and the addition must be protected with an automatic fire sprinkler system.

 

B. When the existing building exceeds 6,000 square feet and the addition is less than 6,000 square feet, fire sprinklers will not be required for the existing building or addition if a fire wall without openings is installed. In cases where multiple requirements may apply, the most restrictive requirement shall prevail.

(Ord. 026-07 C.S. 9; prior code 14-135.1)

 


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