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An Ordinance Of The North County Fire Protection District, Which Adopts the 2019 California Fire Code and the 2018 International Fire Code With Certain Amendments, Additions and Deletions

An Ordinance of the North County Fire Protection District, adopting the 2019 California Fire Code and 2018 International Fire Code with Certain Amendment, Additions and Deletions, regulating and governing the safeguarding of life and property from fire and explosion hazards arising from the storage, handling and use of hazardous substances, materials, and devices and from conditions hazardous to life or property in the occupancy of buildings and premises erection, construction, enlargement, alteration, repair, moving, removal, conversion, demolition, equipment use and maintenance of buildings and structures, including that providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefore, has been adopted.  A summary of the Ordinance is as follows: 

Chapter 1          Scope and Administration

Chapter 2          Definitions

Chapter 3          General Requirements

Chapter 4          Emergency Planning & Preparedness

Chapter 5          Fire Service Features

Chapter 6          Building Services & Systems

Chapter 7          Fire and Smoke Protection Features

Chapter 8          Interior Finish, Decorative Materials & Furnishings

Chapter 9          Fire Protection Systems and Life Safety Systems

Chapter 10        Means of Egress

Chapter 11        Construction Requirements for Existing Buildings  

Chapter 12        Energy Systems

Chapter 13-19   Reserved         

Chapter 20        Aviation Facilities

Chapter 21        Dry Cleaning

Chapter 22        Combustible Dust–Producing Operations

Chapter 23        Motor Fuel-Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages

Chapter 24        Flammable Finishes

Chapter 25        Fruit and Crop Ripening

Chapter 26        Fumigation and Insecticidal Fogging

Chapter 27        Semiconductor Fabrication Facilities

Chapter 28        Lumber Yards and Agro-Industrial, Solid Biomass&   Woodworking Facilities

Chapter 29        Manufacture of Organic Coatings

Chapter 30        Industrial Ovens

Chapter 31        Tents Temporary Special Even Structures & Other Membrane Structures

Chapter 32        High-Piled Combustible Storage

Chapter 33        Fire Safety During Construction and Demolition

Chapter 34        Tire Rebuilding and Tire Storage

Chapter 35        Welding and Other Hot Work

Chapter 36        Marinas

Chapter 37        Combustible Fibers

Chapter 38        Reserved

Chapter 39        Processing and Extraction Facilities

Chapters 40-47   Reserved

Chapter 48        Motion Picture & Television Production Studio Sound Stages, Approved Production Facilities & Production Locations

Chapter 49        Requirements For Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Areas

Chapter 50        Hazardous Materials – General Provisions

Chapter 51        Aerosols

Chapter 53        Compressed Gases

Chapter 54          Corrosive Materials

Chapter 55          Cryogenic Fluids

Chapter 56          Explosives and Fireworks

Chapter 57          Flammable and Combustible Liquids

Chapter 58          Flammable Gases and Flammable Cryogenic Fluids

Chapter 59          Flammable Solids

Chapter 60          Highly Toxic and Toxic Materials

Chapter 61          Liquefied Petroleum Gases

Chapter 62          Organic Peroxides

Chapter 63          Oxidizers, Oxidizing Gases and Oxidizing Cryogenic Fluids

Chapter 64          Pyrophoric Materials

Chapter 65          Pryoxylin (Cellulose Nitrate) Plastics

Chapter 66          Unstable (Reactive) Materials

Chapter 67          Water-Reactive Solids and Liquids

Chapters 68-79    Reserved

Chapter 80           Referenced Standards

Appendix -           Chapter 4 - Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use & Occupancy

Appendix A          Board Of Appeals

Appendix B          Fire-Flow Requirements For Buildings

Appendix BB       Fire-Flow Requirements for Buildings

Appendix C         Fire Hydrant Locations & Distribution

Appendix CC       Fire Hydrant Locations and Distribution

Appendix D         Fire Apparatus Access Roads

Appendix E          Hazard Categories

Appendix F          Hazard Ranking

Appendix G         Cryogenic Fluids — Weight & Volume Equivalents

Appendix H         Hazardous Materials Management Plans (HMMP) & Hazardous Materials Inventory Statement (HMIS) Instructions

Appendix I           Fire Protection Systems — Noncompliant Conditions

Appendix J          Building Information Sign

Appendix K         Construction Requirements for Existing Ambulatory Care Facilities

Appendix L          Requirements for Fire Fighter Air Replenishment Systems

Appendix M         High-Rise Buildings – Retroactive Automatic Sprinkler Requirements

Appendix N          Indoor Trade Shows &  Exhibitions

Appendix  O        Temporary Haunted Houses, Ghost Walks & Similar Amusement Uses

Ordinance Number 2016-02 of the North County Fire Protection District is hereby repealed


VOTING:  AYES:  Directors Harris, Hoffman, Luevano, Munson and Van Doorn.  Noes:  None.

Fred Luevano, Board President

October 22, 2019

This Ordinance is on file in the Office of the Board Secretary and the Fire Marshal at 330 S. Main Avenue, Fallbrook, California 92028-2938; and may be viewed any business day between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and the website at

Loren A. Stephen-Porter, Board Secretary