Definitions

Administrative Ruling


Provide a formalized ruling and/or interpretation to clarify the intent of a specific standard or fire code provision; or provide clarification and notification of new or existing provisions of the fire code.

Approved


Approved or acceptable by the Fire Chief, Fire Marshal or other designated code official.

Building Code


The current building code officially adopted by the City Council or other such codes officially designated by the City Council for the regulation of construction, alteration, addition, repair, removal, demolition, use, location, occupancy and maintenance of buildings and structures. Such codes shall include but not be limited to the housing code, the 2012 Edition of the International Building Code, the 2012 Edition of the International Residential Code and the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings, adopted by the city council and as amended.

Code Deviation / Variance


A difference between that which is required or specified by code and that which is permitted by an equivalency evaluation.

Code Official


The Fire Chief, Fire Marshal, Code Enforcement Officer or other designated authority charged by the applicable governing body with the duties of administration and enforcement of the code or a duly authorized representative.

Fire Chief


The chief officer of the fire department serving the jurisdiction or a duly authorized representative.

Fire Code


The current fire code officially adopted by the City Council or other such codes officially designated by the City Council for the regulation of providing reasonable levels of life safety and property protection from the hazards of fire, explosion or dangerous conditions in new and existing buildings, structures and premises and to provide safety to firefighters and emergency responders during emergency operations. Such codes shall include but not be limited to the 2012 Edition of the International Fire Code, adopted by the city council and as amended.

Hazardous Materials


Those chemicals or substances which are physical hazards or health hazards as defined, whether the materials are in usable or waste condition.

High-Piled Combustible Storage


Storage of combustible materials in closely packed piles or combustible materials on pallets, in racks or on shelves where the top of storage is greater than 12 feet in height.

IBC


International Building Code, 2012 Edition.

IFC


International Fire Code, 2012 Edition.

NFPA


National Fire Protection Association.

Revise & Resubmit


Plans reviewed by the Fire Chief, Fire Marshal or other designated code official and determined to not meet the minimum acceptable requirements or guidelines. Revisions are requested per the included comments and resubmitted for review and/or permit.