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2019 Fire Code Adoption

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  1. Santa Barbara County Fire Department 2019 Fire Code Adoption

  2. Santa Barbara County Fire Department Background • The 2016 California Fire Code will be superseded by the 2019 version and will become State law on January 1st, 2020. • The Fire Department adopts the 2019 California Fire Code with amendments under Chapter 15 of the Santa Barbara County Code, thereby creating the Santa Barbara County Fire Code. • The substantive changes to the Fire Code have been incorporated for consistency with the State Fire Marshal’s Office, the California Building Code and other applicable State codes and regulations. • There are no fee increases associated with the adoption of this code. • County Counsel provided input, along with the State Fire Marshal’s Office. • Chapter 15 amendments were made available for review at the County Clerk’s Office, on our website, and were sent to over 80 stakeholders on October 31st, 2019.

  3. Santa Barbara County Fire Department Compiled from industry standards and recognized good practice with input from other regulatory agencies Model Code

  4. Santa Barbara County Fire Department A model code that has been adopted and amended to address conditions specific to California State Code

  5. Santa Barbara County Fire Department California code that has been amended to address Geologic, Topographic, or Climatic conditions specific to Santa Barbara County Local Code

  6. Santa Barbara County Fire Department Model Code – International Fire Code State Code – California Code of Regulations Local Code – Santa Barbara County Code

  7. Santa Barbara County Fire Department Santa Barbara County Chapter 15 • Article I – Adoption of the 2019 California Fire Code and portions of the 2018 International Fire Code with amendments (Significant 2019 California Fire Code changes and Santa Barbara County Specific changes are addressed in the following slides) • Article II – Reserved • Article III – Fire Development Mitigation Fees No changes made. • Article IV - Reserved • Article V – Fees No fee increases. • Article VI – Violations – Legal Actions No changes made. • Article VII – Reserved • Article VIII - Reserved

  8. Santa Barbara County Fire Department 2019 California Fire Code A detailed Summary of Changes document can be found at www.sbcfire.com under the Public Notice tab.

  9. Santa Barbara County Fire Department 2019California Fire Code changes CHAPTER 2 – DEFINITIONS Definitions clarified, modified, or added to this code. CHAPTER 3 – GENERAL REQUIRMENTS Section 314.4 Indoor Display of Vehicles and 315.3.1 Celling Clearance for Indoor Storage were modified 315.1 Outdoor Pallet Storage was added for code limits for height and separation for outdoor storage of pallets.

  10. Santa Barbara County Fire Department 2019 California Fire Code changes CHAPTER 4 – EMERGENCY PLANNING AND PREPAREDNESS Section 403.12.3 Crowd Managers. The threshold for crowd managers dropped from 1,000 to 500 people for certain events. Section 404.2.3 Lockdown Plans. Updates and prescribes details for facility lockdown plans.

  11. Santa Barbara County Fire Department 2019 California Fire Code changes CHAPTER 5 – FIRE SERVICE FEATURES 510Emergency responder radio coverage Modified to reference NFPA 1221. CHAPTER 8 – INTERIOR FINISH, DECORATIVE AND FURNISHINGS Combustible Decorative Materials and Artificial Decorative Vegetation Modified to show limitations on decorative materials.

  12. Santa Barbara County Fire Department 2019 California Fire Code changes CHAPTER 9 – FIRE PROTECTION AND LIFE SYSTEMS Occupancy type clarifications made. Cooking fire extinguishing requirements made. System type changes made. CHAPTER 10 – MEANS OF EGRESS Table 1004.5 Occupant load calculations in business areas modified with new requirements Egress and exiting requirements changes

  13. Santa Barbara County Fire Department 2019 California Fire Code changes CHAPTER 11 – CONSTRUCTION REQUIRMENTS FOR EXISTING BUILDINGS Specific occupancy requirements for sprinklers, fire escapes, and doors. CHAPTER 12 – ENERGY SYSTEMS (NEW) Chapter 12 was added to address ALL configurations of energy systems including Solar Photovoltaic Power Systems

  14. Santa Barbara County Fire Department 2019 California Fire Code changes CHAPTER 28 – LUMBER YARDS 2810 Outdoor storage of pallets manufacturing and recycle facilities added criteria for storage CHAPTER 31 – TENTS Umbrella Structures Definition added for umbrella structures which results in regulation when exceed 400 square feet. 3106 Outdoor assembly Events Added requirements to improve the correlation of CBC and CFC requirements.

  15. Santa Barbara County Fire Department Santa Barbara County Fire Code amendments RULES OF CONSTRUCTION • Added requirements for a Fire Protection Certificate (FPC) • A change of occupancy classification. • A change from one group to another group within an occupancy. • Any change in use within a group for which there is a change in application of the requirements of this code. • Added the “High Fire Hazard Area” maps adopted under Chapter 10 of the Santa Barbara County Code on file with the Santa Barbara County Building and Safety Division of the Planning and Engineering Department.

  16. Santa Barbara County Fire Department Santa Barbara County Fire Code amendments SECTION 505 - PREMISES IDENTIFICATION 505.1.2 Address for Buildings Specifies that addresses shall be issued in accordance with the local jurisdiction’s addressing system. 505.1.3 Address Modifications “When deemed necessary by the Fire Chief to provide for fire and life safety, an address assignment shall be modified.

  17. Santa Barbara County Fire Department Santa Barbara County Fire Code amendments SECTION 1204 – SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SYSTEMS 1204.4.1 Vegetation clearance requirements for ground-mounted photovoltaic panel systems. Added Vegetation clearance requirements around free standing photovoltaic systems. SECTION 1206 – ELECTRICAL ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS 1206.1 Scope Exception added These requirements shall not apply to structures designed and constructed in accordance with the California Residential Code.

  18. Santa Barbara County Fire Department Santa Barbara County Fire Code amendments SECTION 4902 DEFINITIONS 4902.1 General Deleted “Fire Protection Plan” from this chapter Added definitions for “High Fire Hazard Area” and “Wildfire Protection Plan”.

  19. Santa Barbara County Fire Department Santa Barbara County Fire Code amendments SECTION 4908 SANTA BARBARA COUNTY FIRE HAZARD ABATEMENT 4908.4 Clearance of brush or vegetative growth from roadways added to require 10 foot clearance on sides of Fire Apparatus Access Roadways and driveways. 4908.5 Clearance of fire protection equipment and utilities added to require 30 feet of defensible space around communication towers, non fire-resistive water tanks, water supply pumps, pump houses, and generators.

  20. Santa Barbara County Fire Department Santa Barbara County Fire Code adopted Appendices APPENDIX A – Board of Appeals Adopted and Modified • Santa Barbara County specific Board of Appeals process. APPENDIX D – Fire Apparatus Access Roads Adopted in its entirety APPENDIX O – Temporary Haunted Houses, Ghost Walks and Similar Amusement Uses Adopted in its entirety

  21. Santa Barbara County Fire Department Sections of the 2018 International Fire Code not adopted in the 2019 California Fire Code, but adopted by Santa Barbara County Fire Code • 101 General • 102 Applicability • 103 Department of Fire Prevention • 104 Authority and responsibility • 105 Permits (some) • 106 Fees • 107 Inspections • 108 Maintenance • 110 Violations (some) • 112 Stop Work Orders • 305 Ignition Sources • 306 Motion Picture Projection Rooms • 307 Open Burning

  22. Santa Barbara County Fire Department Sections of the 2018 International Fire Code not adopted in the 2019 California Fire Code, but adopted by Santa Barbara County Fire Code • 308 Open Flames • 310 Smoking • 311 Vacant Premises • 319 Mobile food Preparation Vehicles • 503 Mixed Use Buildings • 808 Furnishings other than upholstered furniture and mattresses or decorative materials • 1103 Exiting buildings fire safety requirements

  23. Santa Barbara County Fire Department Sections of the 2018 International Fire Code not adopted in the 2019 California Fire Code, but adopted by Santa Barbara County Fire Code • 1104 Means of Egress for Exiting Buildings • 1204 Solar Photovoltaic Power Systems • 1206 Electrical Energy Storage systems