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.

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Interpretation #

Topic

Date Issued

18-008

Hood Suppresion Systems (PDF)

December 7, 2018

18-007

Change of Occupancy Use (PDF)

December 3, 2018

18-006

When to Classify Large Family Day Cares as I-4 (PDF)

December 3, 2018

18-005

Emergency Escape and Rescue Opening (PDF)

December 3, 2018

18-004

Manual Alarm Wiring (PDF)

February 28, 2018

18-003

Standpipe Riser Lateral (PDF)

January 31, 2018

18-002

WUI - 7A Standards for New Detached Garage (PDF)

January 5, 2018

18-001

Additions to an Existing Fire Alarm Panel (PDF)

January 5, 2018

17-006

Common Use Areas (PDF)

November 29, 2017

17-005

Fire retardant coatings (PDF)

November 29, 2017

17-004

Nonambulatory Status for R-2.1 (PDF)

November 29, 2017

17-003

Automatic fire alarm defined (PDF)

November 29, 2017

17-002

Exiting thru an elevator lobby (PDF)

November 29, 2017

17-001

High-rise with occupied roof measurement

July 18, 2017

16-006

Permit for repairs of automatic fire-extinguishing systems (PDF)

September 15, 2016

16-005

Private Development (campus) Fire Pump (PDF)

September 1, 2016

16-004

Elevator Car Requirements for Ambulance Stretchers (PDF)

September 1, 2016

16-003

Aboveground Petroleum Tanks (PDF)

September 1, 2016

16-002

Delayed Egress in R-3.1 Occupancies (PDF)

March 24, 2016

16-001

I-3 Occupancies General Questions (PDF)

February 9, 2016

14-013

High Rise Water Supply (PDF)

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.