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 La Crosse
3.13 FIRE MARSHALL.
(C) APPLICATION OF NEW AND EXISTING CONDITIONS. The provisions of this Code shall apply equally to new and existing conditions except that existing conditions not in strict compliance with the terms of this Code shall be permitted to continue where the exceptions do not constitute a distinct hazard to adjoining property.
(E) REGULATIONS OF WISCONSIN ADMINISTRATIVE CODE AND NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION FIRE PREVENTION CODE.
(2) The provisions of NFPA 1, Fire Code, 2012 Edition, and the referenced publications of Chapter 2 of NFPA 1, 2012 Edition, contained in the National Fire Protection Association Fire Code and all amendments thereto are hereby adopted by reference and the rules and regulations contained therein are hereby made a part of this ordinance as though they were fully set forth herein with the following amendments:
(a) NFPA 1:1.10 shall not be included as part of this adoption;
(b) NFPA 1:1.12.8 substitute permits required by Municipal Code;
(c) NFPA 1:3.3.127 shall be substituted by the State of Wisconsin definition of fireworks as stated in § 167.01(1);
(d) NFPA 1:3.3127.1 shall be substituted by the State of Wisconsin §167.10
(e) NFPA 1:188.8.131.52 shall be substituted by the State of Wisconsin §127.10;
(f) NFPA 1: Chapter 6 shall be substituted by the International Building Code 2009 edition Chapter 3 “Use and Occupancy Classification.”
(g) NFPA 1:10.11.4 shall be substituted by Municipal Code 7.01(D);
(h) NFPA 1:10.16 addition of Municipal Code 8.01(K)(5)(d)ix) and 8.01(K)(5)(d)(v).
(i) NFPA 1:11.3.6 through 184.108.40.206.1.7 shall not be included as part of this adoption;
(j) NFPA 1:220.127.116.11.1 shall not be included as part of this adoption
(k) NFPA 1:18.104.22.168 through 22.214.171.124.2 shall not be included in this adoption.
(l) NFPA 1:126.96.36.199 shall be replaced with Wisconsin SPF 328.04; and
(m) NFPA 1:20.11 through 20.11.5 shall not be included in this adoption.
20.15 FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS.
(D) ALARM SYSTEM STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS.
(2) Automatic Dialing Devices. No person shall interconnect any automatic dialing device to 9-1-1 LEDC. Such devices may be interconnected to a modified Central Station or Remote Station or an Answering Service.
(4) The provision of the National Fire Protection Association Fire Codes 1983, Volume 7 - Pamphlets 71 through 72E and all amendments thereto are hereby adopted by reference and the Rules and Regulations contained therein are made a part of this ordinance as though they were fully set forth herein. A current copy of the National Fire Protection Code containing the sections herein enumerated and all amendments hereto, shall be kept of file in the office of the Fire Chief.
The provisions of this Ordinance are not applicable to fire, heat, smoke and water flow alarms such as residential alarms and proprietary alarms which do not emit a visual or audible signal, directly or indirectly, beyond the interior of the building in which they are installed. The provisions of this ordinance are not applicable to authorized connections under Subsection (D)(4) herein.