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Chapter 6. Fire Protection

Sec. 6-27. Maintenance and testing.

(1) Whenever or wherever any device, equipment, system, condition, arrangement, level of protection or any other feature is required for compliance with the provisions of this chapter, such device, equipment, system, condition, arrangement, level of protection or feature shall thereafter be permanently maintained unless this chapter exempts such maintenance.

(2) Any nonrequired system that creates an unsafe or hazardous condition shall be removed.

(3) Every automatic sprinkler system, fire detection and alarm system, smoke control system, exit lighting system, fire door and other item of equipment shall be continuously maintained in proper operating condition.Written records of testing and maintenance must be maintained by the building owner and available for inspection by the Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department.

(4) Any equipment requiring testing or periodic operation to ensure its maintenance shall be tested or operated as specified elsewhere in this chapter or as directed by the Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department.

(5) Systems shall be under the supervision of a responsible person who shall ensure that proper tests are made at specific intervals and have general charge of all alterations and additions.

(6) Alarm and fire detection systems. Fire alarm signaling equipment shall be restored to service as promptly as possible after each test, and alarm signaling equipment shall be kept in normal condition for operation. Equipment requiring rewinding or replenishing shall be rewound or replenished as promptly as possible after each test or alarm.

(7) Periodic testing of emergency lighting equipment. A functional test shall be conducted on every required emergency lighting system at 30-day intervals for a minimum of 30 seconds. An annual test shall be conducted for a 11/2-hour duration. Equipment shall be fully operational for the duration of the test. Written records of the test shall be retained by the owner for inspection by the Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department.

(8) Emergency generators. Emergency generators used to provide power to emergency lighting systems shall be installed, maintained and tested in accordance with NFPA 110, Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems.

(9) Elevator testing. All elevators equipped with firefighter service shall be subjected to a monthly operation with a written record of the findings made and kept on the premises for inspection by the Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department.

(Code 1982, 5.11)