Jackson

2013 Wisconsin Act 270 establishes a uniform commercial building code in Wisconsin, while allowing municipalities to grandfather fire detection, prevention, and suppression ordinances that relate to the construction, alteration, or addition to a public building or building that is a place of employment.

Grandfathered Ordinances for Jackson
3.26 FIRE HYDRANTS I SYSTEMS REQUIREMENTS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY.

B. FIRE HYDRANTS. STANDPIPES AND SPRINKLER SYSTEMS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY.



4. The fire department connection for the sprinkler system shall be a 30-degree, five (5) inch storz; the connection point shall be between three feet and four feet above the finished prope1ty grade.



5. A horn/strobe combination alarm-signaling device shall be located above the fire department connection inside and outside of the building. This device shall be used as the water flow alarm apparatus.



6. The hose connection for the Class 1 standpipe system shall be a two and one-half inch diameter. The connection point shall be between three feet and four feet above the finished property grade.

3.29 FIRE SUPPRESSION.

B. GENERAL.



1. Approved automatic fire sprinkler systems shall be installed where required by the current adopted Wisconsin Administrative Code and Regulations of the Department of Commerce.



3. The Fire Chief or their authorized representative may deem by reason of construction or highly combustible occupancy, that if an existing building constitutes a severe fire hazard for its occupants or to adjoining prope1iy, the provisions of this section will apply.



4. Any additional square footage added to a sprinkler structure will require the installation of a horn/strobe combination alarm signaling device, the device shall be located above the fire department connection inside and outside of the building. This device shall be used in place of the water flow alarm apparatus. A 30-degree, five (5) storz connection shall be installed as the fire department connection. The connection point shall be between three feet and four feet above the finished property grade.



8. The Fire Department connection shall be located within 150 feet of a hydrant.

3.30 FIRE ALARM AND DETECTION SYSTEMS.

A. GENERAL.



1. Approved Fire Alarm and Detection Systems shall be installed where required by the current adopted Wisconsin Administrative Code and Regulations of the Department of Commerce.



3. The Fire Chief or authorized representative shall determine the type of coverage needed (complete, partial or selective) by the use and occupancy classification of the building. The Jackson Fire Department requires at a minimum, a fire alarm notification system consisting of pull stations and horn/strobe notification devices. This is to include buildings with any type of suppression system(s). The number of pull stations and notification devices shall be determined by the Jackson Fire Department per the use and occupancy classification of the building. All fire alarm/detection systems shall be installed per NFPA Codes.

4. The requirements for this section shall be effective for all new buildings and shall follow the requirements of the current adopted Wisconsin Administrative Codes and Regulations and with the current adopted National Fire Protection Association Codes and Standards.



5. Any additional square footage added to an existing structure will require the installation of a Fire Alarm and Detection System.



6. The Fire Chief or their authorized representative may deem by reason of construction or highly combustible occupancy, that if an existing building constitutes a severe fire hazard to its occupants or to the adjoining properly, the provisions of this section will apply.

D. FUNCTIONING.



1. The system shall function as follows when any detector operates.



2. A horn/strobe combination alarm-signaling device shall be installed on the outside of the structure, if the owner/representative elects not to have the Fire Alarm and Detection System monitored by a Central Alarm System.



3. The Fire Chief or designee shall approve the location of the annunciation panel; the proper zone and fire indication will appear on the annunciation panel.



4. The main and remote alarm devices, including the public alarm system, will sound, inside and outside of the building. A visual type signal will be shown outside of the building.