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Fire Code Requirements for Apartments, Condominiums, and Townhouses

Smoke Detectors: Test Monthly. International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC), Chap. 7, 704.2

Fire Extinguishers: Test Annually. Smyrna City Code, Sec. 50-37. Multifamily Buildings. c. One ABC extinguisher (4A 60BC rating) 10 lb. shall be provided for every 3,000 square feet of building, or one ABC extinguisher (4A 60BC rating) for every four living units, or one ABC extinguisher (2A 10BC rating) 5 lb. inside each occupied living unit. Inspect monthly. Fire Sprinklers: NFPA 25, 5.2.1.1 - Annual test required.

Fire Hydrants: Annual Test Required. NFPA 25, 7.3.2

Fire Alarms: Annual Test Required. NFPA 72, 10.3.1

IFC Section 308
OPEN FLAMES
308.1.4 Open Flame Cooking Devices. Charcoal burners and other open flame cooking devices shall not be operated on combustible balconies or within 10’ of combustible construction.
Exceptions:
1. One and two family dwellings
2. Where buildings, balconies and decks are protected by an automatic sprinkler system.
3. LP gas cooking devices having LP gas container with a water capacity not greater than 2 ½ pounds.