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Chapter 6. Fire Protection

Sec. 6-26. Equivalencies and alternatives.

(1) Nothing in this chapter is intended to prevent the use of systems, methods or devices of equivalent or superior quality, strength, fire resistance, effectiveness, durability and safety to those prescribed by this chapter, provided technical documentation is submitted to the Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department to demonstrate equivalency and the system, method or device is approved for the intended purpose.

(2) The specific requirement of this chapter may be modified by the Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department to allow alternative arrangements that will secure as nearly equivalent fire safety as practical, but in no case shall the modification afford less fire safety than, in the judgment of the Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department, that which would be provided by compliance with the corresponding provisions contained in this chapter.

(3) Buildings with alternative fire protection features approved by the Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department shall be considered as conforming with this chapter.

(4) Each application for an alternative fire protection feature shall be filed with the Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department and shall be accompanied by such evidence, letters, statements, results of tests or other supporting information as may be required to justify the request. The Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department shall keep a record of actions on such applications, and a signed copy of the Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department's decision shall be provided for the applicant.

(Code 1982, 5.09)