15.12.150 – Public buildings - Fire fighting appliances

Unless and until an approved sprinkler system is installed, the following appliances shall be required:  the location and number of fire appliances shall be as follows, unless other location shall be more accessible and convenient for protection against fires:

  1. Theaters.
    1. Stage, two one-quart chemical hand extinguishers, one on each side of the stage; one two and one-half gallon chemical hand extinguisher, readily accessible; one five-gallon hand pump, one fire axe,
    2. Foyer, two one-quart hand extinguishers at each end,
    3. Manager's office, one two-gallon chemical hand extinguisher or five-gallon hand pump;
  2. Public Buildings, Auditoriums, Lodge Halls, and Hotels.
    1. Five-gallon hand pump and fire axe at or near the main entrance on the ground floor,
    2. Five-gallon hand pump at or near the foot of all basement stairways,
    3. Two pails in boiler room unless oil burner, then two and one-half gallon special chemical hand extinguishers just outside boiler room doors.
    4. One-quart chemical hand extinguisher on the stage, and
    5. One-quart chemical hand extinguisher in the lobby;
  3. Churches.
    1. One five-gallon hand pump and fire axe at or near main entrance on ground floor,
    2. One five-gallon hand pump and fire axe in boiler room;
  4. Schools.
    1. One five-gallon hand pump and fire axe at or near the main entrance on ground floor,
    2. One five-gallon hand pump and fire axe in boiler-room.
(Prior code: § 27.503)