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File #: 2016-0619    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 7/11/2016 In control: Committee on Public Safety Services
On agenda: 7/12/2016 Final action: 7/26/2016
Enactment date: 7/26/2016 Enactment #: 25
Effective date: 8/3/2016    
Title: Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh City Code, Title Eight, Fire Prevention, by adding Chapter 802, Fire Safe Building Inspection Program.
Sponsors: Dan Gilman, Darlene M. Harris, Theresa Kail-Smith
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 08 - FIRE PREVENTION
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Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh City Code, Title Eight, Fire Prevention, by adding Chapter 802, Fire Safe Building Inspection Program.

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WHEREAS, the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code has adopted and incorporated by reference the International Fire Code, as codified by 34 P.S. 403.21(a)(8); and

WHEREAS, in accordance with applicable City and State laws, as well as related manufacture recommended installation, testing and inspection methods, building and fire and mechanical industry codes and standards, Fire Dampers, Smoke Dampers and Smoke Control Systems are installed in the ductwork of the heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems of buildings throughout the City of Pittsburgh, and such devices must be installed and maintained in accordance with specific requirements to prevent the spreading of fire and smoke through a building's ductwork, which has been documented as a means by which fire and smoke can spread to areas beyond the fire origin; and

WHEREAS, faulty and inoperable Fire Dampers, Smoke Dampers, and Smoke Control Systems are likely to exist in the City of Pittsburgh without periodic inspection and testing as required by law and applicable industry codes and standards; and

WHEREAS, the failure of building owners to properly perform periodic inspection and testing of Fire Dampers, Smoke Dampers and Smoke Control Systems is detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of the people of the City of Pittsburgh and the dwellings and businesses thereof, and visitors thereto.

Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

Section 1. The Pittsburgh Code, Title Eight Fire Prevention, is hereby amended and supplemented by adding Chapter 802, Fire Safe Building Inspection Program, to provide for the inspection of certain buildings to ensure that Fire Dampers, Smoke Dampers, and Smoke Control Systems are in working order.

Section 802.01. Purpose and Intent

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