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Columbus Division of Fire3639 Parsons Ave Columbus, Ohio 43207 Office: 614.221.3132 Fire Prevention Bureau : 614.645.7641
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Call 614.645.7641 ext. 75605
You must contact the building department/Trade and Development at 614-645-7314 to obtain a maximum occupancy certificate number. After you receive your maximum capacity card and you have this posted per the building dept. requirements, you will get a annual fire inspection. If your capacity is greater than 50 or more, the fire inspector will fill out a permit application and you will receive an invoice.
Question please call 614-645-7641 ext. 75622
Yes, following the restrictions below
(ii) 807.5.2.2 Artwork in corridors. Artwork and teaching materials shall be limited on the walls of corridors to not more than 20 per cent of the wall area.
(iii) 807.5.2.3 Artwork in classrooms. Artwork and teaching materials shall be limited on walls of classrooms to not more than 50 per cent of the specific wall area to which they are attached.
1031.2 Reliability.Required exit accesses, exits or exit discharges shall be continuously maintained free from obstructions or impediments to full instant use in the case of fire or other emergency where the building area served by the means of egress is occupied. An exit or exit passageway shall not be used for any purpose that interferes with a means of egress.
Yes and No, Electric space heaters are permitted following theses guidelines.
605.10 Portable, electric space heaters. Where not prohibited by other paragraphs of this code, portable, electric space heaters shall be permitted to be used in all occupancies other than Group I-2 and in accordance with paragraphs (E)(10)(a)(605.10.1) to (E)(10)(d)(605.10.4) of this rule.
Exception: The use of portable, electric space heaters in which the heating element cannot exceed a temperature of 212°F (100° C) shall be permitted in nonsleeping staff and employee areas in Group I-2 occupancies.
(a) 605.10.1 Listed and labeled. Only listed and labeled portable, electric space heaters shall be used.
(b) 605.10.2 Power supply. Portable, electric space heaters shall be plugged directly into an approved receptacle.
(c) 605.10.3 Extension cords. Portable, electric space heaters shall not be plugged into extension cords.
(d) 605.10.4 Prohibited areas. Portable, electric space heaters shall not be operated within 3 feet (914 mm) of any combustible materials. Portable, electric space heaters shall be operated only in locations for which they are listed.
(a) 102.1.1 General applicability. Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (B)(1)(b) (102.1.2) of this rule, the construction and design provisions of this code shall apply to:
(i) Structures, facilities and conditions arising after the adoption of this code. This includes structures, facilities and conditions exempt from or not otherwise subject to Chapters 3781. or 3791. of the Revised Code.
(ii) Existing structures, facilities and conditions not legally in existence at the time of adoption of this code.
(iii) Existing structures, facilities and conditions not in strict compliance with the requirements of this code, regardless of whether such location is in substantial compliance with the applicable version of the building code listed in rule 1301:7-7-80 of the Administrative Code, where the conditions constitute a distinct hazard to life or property in the opinion of the fire code official, including existing structures subject to rule 1301:7-7-11 of the Administrative Code. If a distinct hazard to life or property cannot be proven by the fire official by a preponderance of the evidence, the provisions of this code shall not apply to an existing building or condition. This includes structures, facilities and conditions exempt from or not otherwise subject to Chapters 3781. or 3791. of the Revised Code.
Yes, under certain conditions
(1) 806.1 Natural cut trees. Natural cut trees, where allowed by this paragraph, shall have the trunk bottoms cut off not less than 0.5 inch (12.7 mm) above the original cut and shall be placed in a support device complying with paragraph (F)(1)(b)(806.1.2) of this rule.
(a) 806.1.1 Restricted occupancies. Natural cut trees shall be prohibited within ambulatory care facilities and Group A, E, I-1, I-2, I-3, I-4, M, R-1, R-2 and R-4 occupancies.
1. Trees located in areas protected by an approved automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with paragraph (C)(3)(a)(i)(903.3.1.1) or (C)(3)(a)(ii)(903.3.1.2) of rule 1301:7-7-09 of the Administrative Code shall not be prohibited in Groups A, E, M, R-1 and R-2.
2. Trees shall be allowed within dwelling units in Group R-2 occupancies.
(b) 806.1.2 Support devices. The support device that holds the tree in an upright position shall be of a type that is stable and that meets all of the following criteria:
(i) The device shall hold the tree securely and be of adequate size to avoid tipping over of the tree.
(ii) The device shall be capable of containing a minimum two-day supply of water.
(iii) The water level, when full, shall cover the tree stem not less than 2 inches (51 mm). The water level shall be maintained above the fresh cut and checked not less than once daily.
(c) 806.1.3 Dryness. The tree shall be removed from the building whenever the needles or leaves fall off readily when a tree branch is shaken or if the needles are brittle and break when bent between the thumb and index finger. The tree shall be checked daily for dryness.
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