3750-75-03 Criteria for the construction of an emergency response lock box unit.

[Comment: For dates of non-regulatory government publications, publications of recognized organizations and associations, federal rules, and federal statutory provisions referenced in this rule, see the "Incorporation by Reference" section at the end rule 3750-1-01 .]

(A) All emergency response lock box units shall be constructed to meet the following minimum criteria:

(1) Each emergency response lock box unit shall have a minimum interior size of fourteen inches by twelve inches by two inches, except as follows;

(a) Where the fire department of the political subdivision having jurisdiction has agreed with the owner(s) or operator(s) of the facility that a smaller emergency response lock box unit will be large enough to permit the storage of all required documents to be contained therein; or

(b) Where the emergency response lock box unit must be larger to permit the storage of all required documents to be stored there in.

(2) Each emergency response lock box unit shall be constructed of a material which is "non-combustible".

(a) Noncombustible means a material in the form in which it is used and under the conditions anticipated, will not aid combustion or add appreciable heat to an ambient fire.

Note: Materials tested in accordance with ASTM E136 Standard Test Method for Behavior of Materials in a Verticle Tube Furnace at 750 degrees C and conforming to the criteria contained in section 7 of NFPA 101, the Life Safety Code, shall be considered noncombustible.

(3) Each emergency response lock box unit shall be constructed to be "weatherproof".

(a) Weatherproof means sufficiently protected to prevent the penetration of rain, snow, and wind driven sand, dirt or dust under all operating conditions as set forth in NFPA 414 "Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Vehicles, 1995 edition."

(4) Each emergency response lock box unit shall be secured in the manner established by the fire department of the political subdivision having jurisdiction.

(5) Each emergency response lock box unit shall be colored and marked in a manner prescribed by the fire department of the political subdivision having jurisdiction.

(B) The construction of key boxes is not regulated under Chapter 3750-75 of the Administrative Code.

Eff 9-1-98; 2-10-05
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3750.02(B)(6)
Rule Amplifies: 3750.11(D)
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 09/16/2009 and 01/12/2014