Current Code Interpretations

The State Fire Marshal's Office established the Code Interpretations Committee (CIC) in November 2001, to research requests for code interpretations. The CIC meets once a month to review and discuss each code interpretation request, then pass their recommendations on to the Division Chiefs for final endorsement and approval. Once approved, the request is posted on the SFM website. Code interpretations rendered for Title 24 are valid for the code year edition identified in the code interpretation. Code interpretations rendered for Title 19 are not code edition specific.

Code Interpretation Application

Code Interpretation Application Instructions

Interpretation#

Topic

Date Issued

18-004

Manual Alarm Wiring

February 28, 2018

18-003

Standpipe Riser Lateral

January 31, 2018

18-002

WUI - 7A Standards for New Detached Garage

January 5, 2018

18-001

Additions to an Existing Fire Alarm Panel

January 5, 2018

17-006

Common Use Areas

November 29, 2017

17-005

Fire retardant coatings

November 29, 2017

17-004

Nonambulatory Status for R-2.1

November 29, 2017

17-003

Automatic fire alarm defined

November 29, 2017

17-002

Exiting thru an elevator lobby

November 29, 2017

17-001

High-rise with an occupied roof measurement (under review)

July 18, 2017

16-006

Permit for repairs of automatic fire-extinguishing systems

September 15, 2016

16-005

Private Development (campus) Fire Pump

September 1, 2016

16-004

Elevator Car Requirements for Ambulance Stretchers

September 1, 2016

16-003

Aboveground Petroleum Tanks

September 1, 2016

16-002

Delayed Egress in R-3.1 Occupancies

March 24, 2016

16-001

I-3 Occupancies General Questions

February 9, 2016

14-013

High Rise Water Supply

February 9, 2016 (Revised)


Code interpretations rendered for Title 24 are valid for the code year edition identified in the code interpretation. Code interpretations rendered for Title 19 are not code edition specific.

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