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. For information on how to request a Code Interpretation, please click here.


Year of 2014 - 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.

Interpretation# Topic Date Issued
014-001 Group I-4, day care facilities January 28, 2014
014-002 Separate Buildings Created by Fire Walls & Egress July 29, 2014
014-003 Stair Pressurization Operations (Draft) July 29, 2014
014-004 Emergency Voice / Alarm Communications Systems July 29, 2014
014-005 Pipe Joints Located Under Foundations July 29, 2014
014-006 Fire Alarms Systems Existing High-rise Buildings July 29, 2014
014-007 I-2 Hospitals– Patient treatment/exam rooms, & basements July 29, 2014

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