§ 13-196-250

Permitted omission of sprinklers, heat and smoke detectors

No automatic heat detector shall be required in any room or portion of a building which is equipped with an approved installation of automatic sprinklers and provided with a water flow alarm which is connected to the fire alarm system. No automatic smoke detector shall be required in guest room corridors nor elevator lobbies of hotel buildings equipped with an approved system of automatic sprinklers. Sprinklers may be omitted in guest room closets not over 24 square feet in area. Other areas not sprinklered, because of unreasonable hardship or as permitted by Section 15-16-350 of the code, shall be protected by approved smoke detectors or other fire detection measures approved by the bureau of fire prevention. Detectors shall not be required in guest room bathrooms. No automatic smoke detector shall be required in guest room corridors nor elevator to the lobbies of existing buildings having automatic sprinkler systems installed prior to the passage of this ordinance on guest room floors except that sprinkler systems installed prior to the passage of this ordinance on guest room floors except that sprinkler systems may be omitted in guest room bathrooms over 55 square feet in area with noncombustible plumbing fixtures and with walls and ceilings surfaced with noncombustible materials.

(Prior code § 78-23; Amend Coun. J. 9-8-86, p. 33588)

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