3781.108 Fire suppression system required in certain new tall buildings used for human occupancy.

(A) Every building constructed on or after the effective date of this section with floors used for human occupancy located more than seventy-five feet in height above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access, shall have a fire suppression system installed and in operation in conformity with the rules of the board of building standards adopted pursuant to section 3781.10 of the Revised Code.

(B) As used in this section:

(1) "Fire suppression system" means a system that includes devices and equipment to detect a fire, actuate an alarm, and suppress or control a fire.

(2) "Human occupancy" does not include floors of buildings where occupancy by humans is limited to ingress, egress, and limited access for maintenance and repair.

(3) "Constructed" means either the date that the plans for a building were approved by the agency having jurisdiction pursuant to sections 3781.12 and 3791.04 of the Revised Code or the date that the permit was issued for the building, whichever occurs first.

(C) Nothing in this section shall be construed as restricting the authority of the board to adopt rules, pursuant to section 3781.10 of the Revised Code, that require the installation and operation of fire suppression systems in buildings constructed on or after the effective date of this section with floors used for human occupancy located seventy-five feet in height or less above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access or as restricting the authority of the board existing before the effective date of this section to adopt or amend rules, pursuant to section 3781.10 of the Revised Code, that would require the installation and operation of fire suppression systems.

Cite as R.C. § 3781.108

History. Effective Date: 09-15-1989