ORDINANCE

Creating Secs. 3-7-50, 3-7-51, 3-7-52 and 3-7-53 of the Code of Ordinances.

The Town Board of the Town of Madison does ordain as follows:

That SEC. 3-7-50 Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems Required, SEC. 3-7-51 Installation and Inspection of Automatic Fire Sprinklers, SEC. 3-7-52 Alarm Systems (Fire and Smoke Detection), and SEC. 3-7-53 Existing Buildings of the Code of Ordinances be and hereby are created and adopted as follows:

SEC. 3-7-50: Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems Required

(a)
Scope. This section shall apply to the installation, operation and maintenance of approved automatic fire sprinkler systems.
(b)
Commercial, Service, Office, Industrial, Manufacturing, Storage and Sales Buildings. Throughout any commercial, service, office and industrial building and any building occupied for the manufacture, storage or sale of goods:
(1)
Which is of Class 1 or Class 2 fire resistive construction and is:
a.
Ten thousand (10,000) square feet or more in total area; or
b.
Over one (1) story in height and six thousand (6,000) square feet or more in total area: or
c.
Over four (4) stories in height regardless of area.
(2)
Which is of Class 3 through 5, non-fire resistive construction, and is:
a.
Seven thousand (7,000) square feet or more in total area; or
b.
Over one (1) story in height and four thousand (4,000) square feet or more in total area; or
c.
Over three (3) stories in height regardless of area.
(c)
Garages. Throughout any garage in height regardless of area.
(1)
In a building of Class 1 or 2 fire resistive construction and over ten thousand (10,000) square feet in area or exceeding three (3) stories.
(2)
In a building of Class 3 through 5, non-fire resistive construction and either exceeds six thousand (6,000) square feet in total area or three (3) stories.
(3)
In a basement or a sub-basement above or below other occupancies or more than three (3) passenger vehicles can be parked therein.
(4)
Used as or is part of a passenger terminal.
(d)
Basements and Sub-Basements. Throughout any basement which exceeds two thousand five hundred (2,500) square feet in area; and throughout any sub-basement regardless of size (not including garages).
(e)
Multi Dwelling Units.
(1)
In the basements, crawl spaces, stairways, hidden spaces and all corridors of any multiple dwelling unit building.
(2)
Buildings that exceed two (2) stories in height or containing more than a total of eight (8) living units shall be protected by an automatic sprinkler system installed throughout the building regardless of size or construction. The system shall be used within the individual dwelling units of such building.
a. Buildings with no common interior area shall have a separate heated room for the sprinkler system riser. The room shall be provided with direct access to outside of the building for use by Fire Department personnel.
(f)
Theaters and Assemblies.
(1)
Throughout any theater, as defined in Wis. Adm. Code COMM 55.01(2), or assembly hall, as defined in COMM 55.01(1), Wis. Adm. Code, of Class 3 through 5, non-fire resistive construction.
(2)
In the stage area, the area under the roof of the stage, gridiron, fly galleries and bridges, in dressing rooms, work rooms, property rooms, crawl spaces, hidden spaces and the stage side of the proscenium opening of any theater of Class 1 or 2 fire resistive construction
(g)
Nursing, Convalescent, Old Age, Prison, Group Care and Other Institutional Facilities. Throughout all nursing, convalescent, old age, prison, and other group care or institutional facilities.
(h)
Schools, Colleges and Universities.
(1)
Throughout any school, college, or university building of Class 3 through 5, non-fire resistive construction.
(2)
Throughout the basement, workshops, laboratories, stairways and corridors, stage areas of auditoriums, janitor closets, kitchens, cafeterias, crawl spaces, hidden spaces and any area where combustible materials are handled or stored of any school, college, or university building of Class 1 or 2 fire resistive construction.
(i)
High Hazard Occupancies. Throughout any building which by reasons of its construction, use or high combustible occupancy, involves a severe life hazard to its occupants, or which in the judgment of the Fire Chief constitutes a fire hazard, including, but not limited to:
(1)
Aircraft hangars.
(2)
Dry cleaning establishments using or storing gasoline or other volatile flammable liquids.
(3)
Enameling of japanning operations
(4)
Mills, including sugar, starch, cereal, feed, flour and grist.
(5)
Paint and varnish, including manufacturing, storing, handling, spraying and other related operations
(6)
Pyrozylin products, manufacture and storage
(7)
Repair garages
(8)
Smokehouses
(9)
Storage of explosives gases under pressure {fifteen (15) p.s.i and over five thousand four hundred (5,400) cubic feet} such as acetylene, hydrogen, natural gas, etc
(10)
Storage of materials with a flash point under two hundred degrees Fahrenheit (200/F ) such as celluloid products, kerosene, fuel, oil, etc
(11)
Woodworking establishments
(12)
Chemical works
(13)
Explosives and pyrotechnics manufacturing
(14)
Oil refineries
(15)
Any other occupancies involving processing, mixing, storage and dispensing of volatile liquids
(j)
Non-Hydrant Areas. Any building erected in a non-hydrant area (no town water) for
any of the uses described in Subsections (b) through (i) of the Section shall be
constructed to support a sprinkler system and the sprinkler system shall be installed and
operating within ninety (90) days after municipal water becomes available.
(k) Exceptions. Automatic fire sprinkler systems shall not be required in:
(1) Certain Manufacturing Areas. Rooms or buildings used for the manufacture or
storage of aluminum powder, calcium carbide, calcium, metallic sodium or
potassium, quick lime, magnesium powder, sodium peroxide or like materials
where the application of water may cause or increase combustion.
(2) Where Water Would Increase Hazard. Any location where, in the sole discretion
of the Fire Chief, the use of the water as a fire extinguishing agent would increase
hazards or unduly expose equipment, machinery, or other chattel to damage or
destruction provided, however, that an automatic fire suppression system using an
extinguishing agent other then water or any automatic smoke detection system is
installed, and such location is connected to an approved Central Station
Monitoring service.
(3) Single Family or Two-Family Houses. However, sprinkler systems installed in
single or two-family dwellings shall comply with the following:
a. Any installation of a Automatic Sprinkler System within a one (1) or two
(2) family dwelling shall be installed in accordance with NFPA.
b. Automatic Sprinkler Systems installed within a one (1) or two (2) family
dwelling shall have two (2) plans submitted to the Fire Department for
review and conditional approval.
c. Fast response Sprinkler Heads are to be used in buildings of this type
d. A Final inspection by the Fire Chief or his/her designee shall be conducted
prior to placing the system in service.
SEC. 3-7-51: Installation and Inspection of Automatic Fire Sprinklers.
(a) Installation Standards.
(1) Approved automatic fire sprinkler equipment shall be installed in accordance with
the current editions of Pamphlet No. 13, “Standards for the Installation of Sprinkler
Systems”, and other applicable standards of the National Fire Protection Association.
(b) Plans. No automatic sprinkler equipment shall be installed or altered in any building

until plans have been submitted to and approved by the Fire Chief or his/her designee. Two (2) copies of the plans and specifications shall be submitted for review. Approved plans shall be stamped with the date of approval. One (1) copy shall be returned to the installer, and one (1) copy kept on file in the Fire Department offices. Calculations shall be submitted with all plans. In the event a pipe schedule is used, a written report with verified pressure information shall be submitted. The Engineer completing such calculations shall stamp and sign the report. The installer shall give advance notice to the Fire Chief or his/her designee for any test to be conducted.

(c) Specific System Requirements.

(1)
System Drain. The building automatic sprinkler system shall have a drain piped to the outside of the building or to a drain suitable to handle the required flows.
(2)
Inspector’s Test Valve. The building automatic sprinkler system shall have an inspector’s test valve piped so as to discharge to the outside of the building. The

inspector’s test valve shall be mounted at the most hydraulically remote location of the system. An orifice equal to the discharge of one (1) sprinkler head shall be installed on the outside of the building. The sprinkler alarm shall be tied into the building alarm system.

(3) Alarm Bell. Alarm bells shall be installed on all alarm systems. One (1) bell shall be installed on the outside of the building. The sprinkler alarm shall be tied into the building alarm system.

(d)
Inspections. Every standpipe system or sprinkler system required by this chapter or by the Wisconsin Administrative Code shall be inspected by certified sprinkler installer once every twelve (12) months.
(e)
Lock Box Required.
(1)
Buildings equipped with a automatic sprinkler system shall be provided with a standard lock box of type approved by the Fire Department.
(2)
The lock box shall be located in a place approved by the Fire Department.
(3)
Properly identified keys to gain access to the building and the building sprinkler control room shall be maintained in the lock box. Removal of any key by other than Fire Department personnel shall be a violation of this code.

SEC. 3-7-52: Alarm Systems (Fire and Smoke Detection).

(a)
Scope. To provide early warning in the event of fire, detection system shall be installed and maintained in operable condition in all occupancies and locations set forth in this section.
(b)
Where Required. Smoke and heat detection systems shall be installed in all spaces in all buildings regardless of size or construction except for one (1) and two (2) family dwellings. The detection systems shall be in all spaces, including but not limited to hidden spaces (e.g., attics, crawl spaces, truss constructed areas), basements, storerooms, closets, occupied and unoccupied areas. One (1) and two (2) family dwellings shall have smoke detection systems as required by Wisconsin Administrative Code.
(c)
Monitoring. All detection systems shall be monitored by an approved central station monitoring service, except for one (1) and two (2) family dwellings.
(d)
Installation.
(1)
All components of a fire or smoke detector system shall be listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) or the Factory Mutual System (FM). The entire installation shall conform to applicable provisions of NFPA Standards 71,72A, 72C, 72D, or 72E, the National Electrical Code Article 760, and the Wisconsin Electric Code.
(2)
The system shall monitor the integrity of all alarm initiating and indicating appliance circuits, shall be provided with automatically charged standby batteries to maintain system operation for twenty-four (24) hours in the normal supervisory mode and have sufficient capacity to operate in the alarm mode for five (5) minutes at the conclusion of this supervisory time period. Batteries shall be supervised for connection to the system and for low voltage threshold. The automatic battery charger shall be capable of charging fully discharged batteries to one hundred percent (100%).
(3)
A remote annunciator shall be provided at the main entrance of the building to indicate each of the designated alarm initiating zones via RED LED’s which flash when in a alarm mode and lock in upon acknowledging the alarm.
The remote annunciator shall be electrically supervised from the main fire alarm control panel. Space shall be provided on the remote annunciator for custom zone labels. The zone labels shall plainly describe the location of the zones. Different occupancies in one (1) building shall be zoned separately.
(4)
Wiring of required fire and smoke detection systems:
a.
All electrical wiring in connection with the required fire alarm systems, including accessory devices, such as detectors, shall be installed in rigid metal conduit or surface metal raceway. Buildings not required by State Code to have alarm systems may use NFPA approved fire wire in non-exposed areas. All wiring piercing walls and ceilings shall be protected in metal conduit or metal raceways.
b.
Raceways are required fire alarm system wiring shall contain no other circuits. All such raceways shall be colored red or clearly identified.
(5)
External devices:
a.
The system shall utilize UL or FM listed fire alarm indicating devices (Pull stations, smoke detectors, heat detectors, water flow switches, duct detectors etc.) and UL and FM listed fire alarm indicating devices (horns, bells, visual lights, etc.). Smoke detectors shall possess a Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamp to indicate either “ready” or “alarm” status.
b.
Smoke detectors (photoelectric, ionization) shall be installed approximately thirty (30) feet on center, located on the ceiling or wall of the protected area. Smoke detection shall be provided but not limited to the following areas: basements, common hallways, stairwells, sleeping rooms, and all other rooms over fifty (50) square feet in area.
c.
Heat detectors shall be installed approximately thirty (30) feet in the center, located on the ceiling of the protected area. Heat detection shall be provided not limited to the following areas: furnace rooms, engine rooms, garages, hidden spaces and kitchens and all other rooms over (50) square feet in area. Heat detectors shall also be installed as a substitution for smoke detectors in locations determined by the Fire Chief to be unsuitable for smoke detector installation.
d.
Horns/Bells:
  1. Alarm System Horns: Horns used as the audible alarm indication appliance shall be twenty-four (24) volt direct current (DC) horns of metal construction. With the minimum sound pressure output at eighty-seven (87) db at ten (10) feet. Fire alarm horns shall be UL or FM listed for fire alarm use. Horns shall be adaptable for surface or semi-flush mounting and be suitable for use within combination auto-visual systems.
  2. Alarm System Bells: Bells used as the audible alarm indicating appliance shall be twenty-four (24) volt DC bells of the vibrating or single stroke type with a minimum sound pressure output of ninety (90) db at ten (10) feet. Bells shall be suitable for sound pressure or semi-flush mounting and be suitable for use within combination audio-visual systems
    1. Visual Flashing Lamps: Visual indicating appliances shall be
    2. comprised of a strobe-type flash tube and be entirely solid state. These devices shall be UL or FM listed and shall be capable of either ceiling or wall mounting. Visual units shall incorporate a built-in reflector to improve lighting characteristics. Visual units shall be incorporated as part of the horn or bell assembly.
  3. Horns, bells or visual flashing lamps shall be installed in each unit, living space or tenant space in the building.
(e)
System Operation.
(1)
Alarm initiating devices shall be grouped in zones identified by zone LED’s on the control panel and at the remote annunciator.
(2)
Actuation of an alarm initiating device shall:
a.
Cause the respective red zone alarm LED on the control panel to flash until the “Acknowledge” switch is actuated at the control panel. Once acknowledged, the zone LED shall be constantly illuminated until the actuating device is restored to normal and the system is rest or equivalent operation.
b.
The audible alarm indicating appliance shall sound throughout the entire facility until the system alarm acknowledge/silence switch is operated.
c.
Visual indicating appliances shall flash until the acknowledge/silence switch is operated.
d.
After the acknowledge switch is operated, subsequent activation of an initiating appliance shall cause the alarm bells or horns to resound, and the visual indicating appliances to flash.
(3)
Each alarm initiating circuit and indicating appliance circuit shall be electrically supervised. Any disarrangement of system wiring such as opens and grounds shall activate the audible and visual trouble indicators at the control panel. Actuation of the trouble silence switch shall silence the audible trouble indicator but the trouble LED shall remain lit. The trouble LED shall be non-canceling, except by an actual clearing of the trouble condition and restoring the trouble silence switch to normal.
(4)
The alarm system shall provide for the selection of:
a.
Desire type of signal operation; alarm signal tempos, area selective codes, zone codes, general alarm codes and alarm silence inhibit.
b.
UL or FM approved alarm verification operation.
c.
Water flow/sprinkler supervisory operation on a distinct zone of the system.
(5)
Upon actuation of a smoke detector, the LED on the smoke detector shall remain constantly illuminated until the system is reset.
(f)
Conditional Approval for Installation of Fire and Smoke detection Systems. No fire and smoke detection system shall be installed or altered in any building until plans have been submitted to and conditionally approved by the Fire Department. Two (2) copies of the plans shall be submitted. The plans shall contain drawings showing locations of detectors, pull stations and horns. The plans shall contain a brief description of connections within the system. Conditionally approved plans shall be stamped with the date of approval. One (1) copy shall be returned to the owner.
(g)
Acceptance Test Required.
(1)
The acceptance test of a fire and smoke detection system shall be conducted in the presence of the Fire Chief or his/her designee prior to being placed in service.
(2)
The installer shall give three (3) working days advanced notice to the Fire Department prior to the conduction of any test.
(h)
Failure to Comply. Failure to comply with the items listed may result in enforcement action against the installer.
(i)
System Service Support.
(1)
The system installer must maintain a service organization within fifty (50) miles of the Town of Madison.
(2)
The system installer must be a licensed electrician or a certified installer.
(j)
Alarm Systems; Test Requirements; Owners Responsibility to Maintain Alarm System.
(1)
Maintenance. Fire detection and fire alarm systems shall be tested for efficient service as specified by NFPA requirements.
(2)
A current test/maintenance record shall be posted at the system control panel.
(k)
Lock Box Required.
(1)
Building equipped with a fire and smoke detection system shall be provided with a standard lock box of a type approved by the Fire Department.
(2)
The Lock box shall be located in a place approved by the Fire Department.
(3)
Properly identified keys to gain access to the building and the building alarm control panel shall be maintained in the lock box. Removal of any key by other than other than Fire Department personnel shall be a violation of this code.

SEC. 3-7-53 Existing Buildings.

(a)
Except as hereinafter provided, automatic fire sprinklers, smoke detectors and standpipes need not be installed in buildings which existed or were under construction before Secs. 3-7-50, 3-7-51 and 3-7-52 became effective unless such installation was required by a previous ordinance, administrative regulation, statute or law.
(b)
Where a building is expanded or remodeled and the building as remodeled or expanded is of a size, is of a type, or is of a use which, where the building then to be constructed, would be subject to the provisions of Secs. 3-7-50, 3-7-51 and 3-7-52, in addition, the following shall apply to existing buildings:
(1)
The entire building (existing, new and remodeled areas) shall be made to conform to the provisions of Secs. 3-7-50, 3-7-51 and 3-7-52 if more than fifty percent (50%) of the gross interior area of the building is remodeled or added to the building.
(2)
A monitored heat/smoke detection system complying with the requirements of Sec. 3-7-52 shall be installed if more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the gross interior area of the building is remodeled or added to the building.
(3)
The requirements of Secs. 3-7-50, 3-7-51 and 3-7-52 need not be satisfied if less than twenty five percent (25%) of the gross interior area of the building is remodeled or added to the building.
(4)
In determining the foregoing percentages successive additions, expansions, or remodeling, if made within a twenty (20) year period shall be aggregated and treated a single expansion or addition.
(c)
Regardless of any percentage test set forth in subsection (b), if the additional expanded, or remodeled area is of a size, is of a type, or is for a use which is subject to the provisions of Secs. 3-7-50, 32-7-51 and 3-7-52, the additional, expanded, or remodeled area must conform to the requirements of such Sections.
(d)
Where at the time of its construction a building or ay part thereof is exempt from the requirements of Secs. 3-7-50 and 3-7-51 by reason of its proposed or intended use and subsequent to construction the use of such building or part thereof is changed in such a way that the reason for the exemption no longer exists, the entire building or area as the case may be made to conform to the requirements of Secs. 3-7-50 and 3-7-51.
(e)
If the use of an existing building or structure is changed and the requirements for the new use are more stringent than those for the previous use, the building of structure shall be made to comply with the requirements for the new use as provided in this Chapter.

These ordinances shall become effective upon adoption and publication/posting pursuant to law.

BY THE ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF MADISON

Date James A. Campbell, Chairperson

Date Jeffrey P. Nytes, Supervisor

Date Rindert Kiemel, Jr., Supervisor

Attest:

Donna Meier, Clerk