CHAPTER VII. FIRECHAPTER VII. FIRE\ARTICLE 2. FIRE CODE

The City of Eudora, Kansas, hereby incorporates by reference the 2012 International Fire Code published by the International Code Council, Inc., including Appendix Divisions B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, and referenced standards in Chapter 80.

Required reviews and licensing requirements by the State of Kansas statutes (K.S.A.) and/or administrative regulations (K.A.R.) will also be included.  Where differences occur between the provisions of the Code and the referenced standards or codes, the provisions of the most stringent shall apply.

(Ord. 1056; Code 2016)

The Code, as adopted by the City, is hereby further modified or amended as follows:

(a)   Definitions. Wherever “jurisdiction” or “name of jurisdiction” is used in the Code, that word or phrase shall mean the City of Eudora, Kansas.

(b)   Referenced Codes. The codes and standards referenced in the Code shall be those that are listed in Chapter 80 of the Code. Such codes and standards shall be considered part of the requirements of the Code to the prescribed extent of each such reference. Required reviews and licensing requirements by the State of Kansas statutes (K.S.A.) and/or administrative regulations (K.A.R.) will also be included. Where differences occur between the provisions of the Code and the referenced standards or codes, the provisions of the most stringent shall apply.

(c)   Storage of Flammable or Combustible Liquids or other Hazardous Materials; Aboveground or Underground Tanks; Chapter 50 and 57 of the Code; Other Requirements.

(1)   New/Used Aboveground Storage Tanks, and all installation provisions and or modifications to existing tanks or piping or equipment must be approved by the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office and registered with Kansas Department of Health and Environment prior to installation of storage tanks. K.S.A. 31-133; K.A.R. 22.7.6; K.A.R. 22-7-7.

(2)   New/Used Underground Storage tanks, and all installation provisions and or modifications to existing tanks or piping or equipment must be approved by Kansas Department of Health and Environment -Storage Tank Section prior to installation. K.A.R. 28-43-9; K.A.R. 28-44-16; K.A.R. 28-44-17; K.A.R. 28-44-23.

(d)   Storage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas; Chapter 61 of the Code; Other Requirements. New/Used ASTM storage tanks for Commercial Usage installation and piping must be approved and licensed through the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office prior to installation. K.S.A. 22-8-9; K.A.R. 22-8-5; K.S.A. 55-1812; K.S.A. 55-1810.

(e)   Permits Required-Section 105.1.1 and 307.2 of the Code. The City of Eudora, Kansas building code official is authorized to issue operational and construction permits as provide by the Code. Permit fees shall be paid prior to issuance of the permit. Issued permits shall be kept on the premises designated therein at all times and shall be readily available for inspection by the fire code official.

(f)   Open Burning-Section 105.6.30 of the Code. A burning permit is required for the kindling or maintaining of an open fire or a fire on private grounds, and such activities shall be conducted in accordance with the City of Eudora, Kansas adopted ordinances.

(g)   Violation Penalties-Section 109.3 of the Code. Any person who violates a provision of the Code or fails to comply with any of its requirements, or who shall erect, install, alter, repair or do work in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the code official, or of a permit or certificate used under provisions of the Code, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished under the City of Eudora, Kansas Fine Ordinance, as amended.

(h)   Violations-Section 109 of the Code. The fire chief and/or assistant fire chief are also authorized to serve notice of violation issued pursuant to the Code.

(i)    Prohibited Areas-Section 310.2 of the Code. Smoking is regulated per City Ordinance by the City of Eudora, Kansas.

(j)    Fireworks--Section 3301.1.3 and 3308. Fireworks are regulated per City Ordinance by the City of Eudora, Kansas.

(k)   Fire Apparatus Access Roads; Appendix D of the Code. Must also comply with City of Eudora, Kansas, Subdivision Ordinance.

(l)    Key Boxes-Section 502 and 506 of the Code. The approved type key box is the Knox Box Rapid Entry System, Phoenix, Arizona.

(m)  Daycares-Child/Adult; Group 1-4. All newly established or existing daycares, registered or licensed or group, will be regulated by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Division and the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office. K.S.A. 31-150; K.A.R. 22-18-3.

(n)   Residential Sprinklers-Section 903.3.2 of the Code. The installation of automatic sprinkler systems for one and two family dwellings is an option of the builder and/or owner.

(Ord. 1056; Code 2016)