Comprehensive coverage and strong, clear connections between building- and fire-related concepts and the International Fire Code® requirements that govern them form the cornerstone of this valuable resource. The CODE BASIC BOOK FOR THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE® is designed to explore the proper application and use of the 2009 International Fire Code®, by offering detailed guidance of the basic provisions found in the Code®. It begins with a section of prerequisite reading, explaining occupancy classifications, what they are, and how they should be applied. This is critical in establishing a foundational knowledge that readers can build upon as they progress through subsequent content. The book is then divided into six logically organized sections, and covers important topics as they pertain to the Code®, including firefighter's response to buildings, fire department access to roadways, firefighter protection systems, sprinkler systems, hazards in buildings and communities, compressed gasses, combustible liquids, basic requirements for storage & use for hazardous materials, and much more. Straightforward and easy-to-read, it is an indispensable tool for fire inspectors, code officials, fire marshals, design professionals, and firefighters alike.
About the International Fire Code. Acknowledgements. Author.
Part 1: CODE ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT.
1. Introduction to Building and Fire Codes.
Code Development. The Building Codes: Scope and Limitations. International Fire Code (IFC).
2. Legal Aspects, Permits and Inspections.
Code Adoption. Authority. Permits. Inspections. Board of Appeals.
Part 2: GENERAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS.
3. General Precautions Against Fire.
Combustible Materials. Ignition Sources. Open Flames. Vacant Premises. Indoor Displays.
4. Emergency Planning and Preparedness.
Emergency Forces Notification. Public assemblies and events. Fire safety and Evacuation Plans. Emergency Evacuation Drills. Employee Training and Response.
Part 3: SITE AND BUILDING SERVICES.
5. Fire Service Features.
Fire Apparatus Access Roads. Access to Buildings. Hazards to Firefighters. Fire Protection Water Supplies. Emergency Responder Radio Coverage.
6. Building Systems.
Fuel Fired Appliances. Emergency and Standby Power Systems. Elevator Recall and Maintenance. Commercial Kitchen Hoods.
7. Interior Finish and Decorative Materials.
Purpose of the Requirements. Interior Wall and Ceiling Finish and Trim. Upholstered Furniture and Mattresses.
Part 4: FIRE / LIFE SAFETY SYSTEMS AND FEATURES.
8. Requirements for All Fire Protection Systems.
Purpose. When are Fire Protection Systems Required. Construction Documents and Acceptance Testing. Inspection, Testing and Maintenance. Fire Protection System Impairment. Fire Protection System Monitoring.
9. Automatic Sprinkler Systems.
Level of Exit Discharge and Fire Area. Design and Installation Standards. Types of Automatic Sprinkler Systems. Occupancies Requiring Automatic Sprinkler Protection. Fire Department Connection.
10. Fire Alarm and Detection Systems.
Design and Installation Standards. Fundamental Components. Occupancies Requiring Fire Alarm and Detection Systems.
11. Means of Egress.
Definitions. Occupant Load. Egress Width. Number of Exits. Exit Access and Travel Distance. Exit Signs and Means of Egress Illuminations. Two-way Communications.
Part 5: SPECIAL PROCESSES & BUILDING USES.
12. Flammable Finishes.
Applicability. Types of Flammable Finishing Processes. Spray Finishing. Powder Coating.
13. Motor Fuel-Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages.
Hazards Review of Conventional and Alternative Fuels. Dispensing Devices and Operations. Flammable and Combustible Liquid Dispensing. Liquefied Petroleum Gas Dispensing. Repair Garages.
14. High-Piled Combustible Storage.
Applicability. Commodities. High-Piled Combustible Storage Areas. Storage Methods. Aisles. Automatic Sprinkler Systems.
15. Other Special Processes and Uses.
Combustible Dust Producing Operations. Fire Safety During Construction and Demolition. Lumber Yards and Woodworking Operations. Hot Work.
Part 6: HAZARDOUS MATERIALS.
16. General Requirements for Hazardous Materials.
Material Classification. Hazardous Material Reporting. Storage and Use. Maximum Allowable Quantity Per Control Area. Control Areas. Hazard Identification Signs. Separation of Incompatible Materials.
17. Compressed Gases.
Containers, Cylinders and Tanks. Pressure Relief Devices. Markings. Security. Valve Protection. Separation from Hazardous Conditions. Exhausted Enclosures and Gas Cabinets. Leaks, Damage or Corrosion.
18. Flammable and Combustible Liquids.
Classification of Liquids. Containers, Portable Tanks and Stationary Tanks. Design and Construction of Storage Tanks. Storage Tank Openings.