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The San Andreas Fire Code Act of 2018

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Bill No. 01
An act to allow governmental fire prevention, suppression and investigation agencies to enforce a code to protect the well-being of life and
property.​

PART 1. DEFINITIONS
The fire department, referring to any government agency, or government appointed agency that holds the main task of fire enforcement, prevention and suppression shall hold the full authority to enforce the fire code, and also issue citations in relation to the code.

PART 2. PURPOSE
The purpose of the fire code is to establish the minimum requirements needed to safeguard the health of the general public, from the hazards of fire or dangerous conditions within buildings, and to provide safety to the fire department, and other emergency responders.


FIRE CODE SECTION 1

PART 1. EXTERIOR
(1.1) There shall be no obstructions or interference to any fire hydrants, this includes vehicles (and emergency vehicles) or any other blockage. Vehicles, parked in contravention of this Act or the Speed Limit and Parking Act of 2020 by members of the public are not the responsibility of the building owner.
(1.2) All exits of a building must remain clear, with no obstructions, especially public buildings. Nothing should cause blockages, or cause difficultly or inability to leave or enter.
(1.3) A fire lane marked outside of any building may never be occupied by anything other than an a fire emergency vehicle. Any and all fire lanes must remain vacant at all times in case of emergency. At no given time shall there be anything acting as a hindrance to a fire lane. This includes, but is not limited to, garbage, debris, vehicles and trailers.
(1.4) Air conditioning units (A/C) and heating units, within a building must be clear of any flammable objects, or any other obstructions.
(1.5) All public-access buildings and land, must have a reserved space for emergency services to park in the event of a fire or other emergency.
(1.6) All public-access buildings and land, must clearly mark the address of which it sits, in order for emergency services to easily locate it.

PART 2. SMOKE DETECTORS and SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
(2.1) Thermal detectors are required in the below areas of dwellings and public buildings that require fire alarm systems.
Area_______________________Type
(A) Attic & Cockloft Spaces________Fixed Temperature
(B) Storage Rooms______________Rate of Rise
(C) Furnace or Boiler Rooms_______Fixed Temperature
(D) Janitor Closets_______________Rate of Rise
(E) Laboratories, Home Ecomonics,__Fixed Temperature
Woodwork Shops, Auto Shops,
Utility Rooms & Locker Rooms
(F) Kitchens____________________Rate of Rise

(2.2) A smoke detector must be placed a maximum of 15 feet from ends of corridors or walls, and will require submission of technical data for approval by the fire marshal.
(2.3) All hotels, motels or any other building of the kind, shall be assigned a fire department line, or communication center with 24-hour supervision.
(2.4) All theaters, cinemas and auditoriums shall provide audio and visual systems to notify people when smoke is detected.
(2.5) Hotels, motels, hospitals, hospice houses, or any other building of the kind, is required to have manual pull stations installed every 50ft throughout the facility and in guest rooms unless specified or decided by the fire marshal.
(2.6) Detention centers, jails and any other correctional facility is required to have fire alarms, prevention and suppression systems installed in accordance to this code

PART 3. INTERIOR
(3.1) There shall be no resting objects within two feet of a sprinkler, at any time. Sprinklers with obstructions will be deemed ineffective.
(3.2) Wires of any kind inside of a building or dwelling, must be completely sealed appropriately with one of the following: plastic, rubber or electrical tape. Frayed wires will be deemed a fire hazard.
(3.3) At no point should a heater, or heating system be within 10 feet of an extension cord, or any flammable object.
(3.4) All public access buildings must have a fully functioning and covering sprinkler system.
(3.5) All public access buildings must have accessible fire extinguishers.
(3.6) At no point should paper, or any other flammable object be hung from the ceiling or walls, or any object that has potential to start a blaze.
(3.7) If a public building building contains three or more stories, including basements it is required to label each story clearly on the stairwell.
(3.8) Public buildings must have every fire exit clearly marked with a sign stating such. Each sign is required to be surrounded with LED lights for visibility.
(3.9) Doorways and exits must not have any obstructions. Doorways inside a public building must be able to open fully without fault.
(3.10) A smoke detector must be placed inside of every heating, cooling and ventilation system.
(3.11) Public buildings and dwellings must have functioning smoke detector, that can past a test and function fully.
(3.12) Kitchens inside of restaurants must be cleaned regularly and must not have a build up of grease.

PART 4. AUTHORITY
(4.1) The fire department may either forward completed fire and arson investigations to the Prosecutor's Office for prosecution, or request a warrant for search or arrest. Execution of all warrants issued to the Fire Department must be performed by an appropriately trained law enforcement team, however the fire investigator(s) are permitted to assist.
(4.2) The fire department holds main jurisdiction on fire-related investigations that do no include murder or attempted murder, and /must/ assist law enforcement on cases that do. The fire department also holds the main jurisdiction in cases relative to the code.
(4.3) The fire department may refuse supervision requests by other law enforcement agencies in relation to the fire code, but may not refuse cooperation requests.

PART 5. REGULATIONS
(5.1) The fire code shall apply any building that is accessible by people, whether a building is publicly accessible or not doesn't apply.
(5.2) The fire code shall regulate the following:
(A) The handling of flammable, explosive and corrosive materials.
(B) The emergency exits of a public building.
(C) Obstructions or anything that may make a building unsafe or harder to exit in the event of a fire.
(D) Matters relating to the repair or replacements of fire alarms, or fire prevention and suppression systems.
(E) Flammable materials being held inside of a building, and how they are being stored.
(F) Anything that the fire code states, in any situation deemed fit.

PART 6. RIGHTS
The fire chief, anybody authorized by the chief, the fire marshal or any of their deputies may enter a building or dwelling for the purpose of fire suppression, prevention or investigation or any state owned building for the aforementioned reasons mentioned and for the pre-planning or training for fire suspension.


Signed:

Governor Paul Ohlman
 
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Update. ((was meant to be done last month but I was busy soz))

OLD:
(4.1) The fire department may not make arrests regardless of relation to the case, but may pass on completed investigations to law enforcement for prosecution, or may forward their case onto court officials along with a prosecution request.
NEW:
(4.1) The fire department may either forward completed fire and arson investigations to the Prosecutor's Office for prosecution, or request a warrant for search or arrest. Execution of all warrants issued to the Fire Department must be performed by an appropriately trained law enforcement team, however the fire investigator(s) are permitted to assist.

OLD:
(4.2) The fire department holds main jurisdiction on fire related investigations that do no include homicide or attempted homicide, and may assist law enforcement on cases that do. The fire department also holds the main jurisdiction in cases relative to the code.
NEW:
(4.2) The fire department holds main jurisdiction on fire-related investigations that do no include murder or attempted murder, and /must/ assist law enforcement on cases that do. The fire department also holds the main jurisdiction in cases relative to the code.

OLD:
(4.3) The fire department may not refuse supervision requests by other law enforcement agencies, in relation to the fire code.
NEW:
(4.3) The fire department may refuse supervision requests by other law enforcement agencies in relation to the fire code, but may not refuse cooperation requests.
 
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