California City Fire Department
Business Compliance Requirements
 
Fire Department requirements are derived from information specified in the California Fire Code and California City Municipal code.  All items are subject to Fire Department approval.  Additional items may apply.
 
o   Occupancy Classification– A1   A2   A3   A4   A5   B   E   F   H   I   M   R   S   U
o   Change of use or occupancy– Based on fire official approval, change shall conform to fire code and building code for specified group.
o   Permit(s)– Permits required as defined by fire official shall be obtained and appropriate fees paid prior to issuance.
o   Fire Department Access– Fire department access roads shall be provided and maintained providing an obstructed 20’ horizontal width and vertical clearance of 14’.
o   Property Identification– Address numbers shall be a minimum of 4” on contrasting background.  Numbers shall be placed in a horizontal position.  Multiple buildings utilizing address shall be marked accordingly. (Ex; Building 4, Apts 401-423)
o   Key Box– 3200 Series or approved Knox Box shall be obtained by property owner or occupant and maintained.  When applicable, the Knox Box shall be mounted where the bottom of the box is 5’ from the ground and located adjacent to the main entry door. 
o   NFPA 704 Diamond– When required, 704 Placards shall be placed at entrances to places were hazardous materials are dispensed, stored or used.
o   Water Supply– A minimum fire flow of 1,500 gallons per minute is required for commercial structures.  Fire flow requirements may be reduced by fire official if approved automatic sprinkler system is installed.
o   Fire Hydrant(s)– Hydrants shall be located at pre-determined locations as identified by the fire official.  Maximum distance to hydrant shall not exceed 250’.
o   Fire Protection Extinguishers- Fire Extinguisher(s) with a minimum rating of 2A 10B:C shall be provided per each 3000 square foot area designated as ordinary combustible.  Maximum travel dispatch to the extinguisher shall not exceed 75’. Extinguisher shall be at least 4” and no more than 5’ from floor.  Extinguisher shall be located with preference near main exit. 
o   Fire Protection Systems– Where required, commercial cooking equipment shall be protected by an approved extinguishment system.  In addition to the system, appliances utilizing vegetable oil shall be protected with a Class K extinguisher.
o   Exit(s)– Exit requirements are based on occupancy class.
o   Electrical– Electrical equipment and wiring, including open junction boxes shall be secured and maintained.
o   Miscellaneous
 
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