AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE MINIMUM REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE
SAFEGUARDING OF LIFE AND PROPERTY FROM THE HAZARDS OF FIRE AND
EXPLOSION ARISING FROM THE STORAGE, HANDLING AND USE OF HAZARDOUS
SUBSTANCES, MATERIALS AND DEVICES, AND FROM CONDITIONS
HAZARDOUS TO LIFE OR PROPERTY IN THE USE OR OCCUPANCY OF BUILDING
OR PREMISES, KNOWN AS THE FIRE PREVENTION CODE.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF GRANVILLE, OHIO, that:
Section I: ADOPTION OF FIRE PREVENTION CODE
A certain document, three (3) copies of which file in the office of the Clerk are on of Council of the
Village of Granville, being marked and designated as The BOCA Basic Fire Prevention Code, Fifth Edition,
1981", as published by the Building Officials and
Code Administrators International, Inc.,is hereby
adopted as the Fire Prevention Code of the Village of
Granville, in the State of Ohio; for the control of
buildings and structures as herein provided; and each
and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties,
conditions, and terms of said BOCA Basic Fire Prevention
Code are hereby referred to, adopted and made a
part thereof, as if fully set out in this ordinance
with the additions, deletions, or changes, if any, prescribed in Section II of the ordinance..
Section II: ADDITIONS, INSERTIONS, AND CHANGES
1) Section F-100. 1 (page 1, second line),Insert Village of Granville.
2) Delete Section F-104. 0 Board of Appeals. Appeals
can be made through the same channel as with other
3) Add new Sections of the Ohio Fire Code pertaining to kerosene heaters.
FUEL FOR KEROSENE HEATERS
The Fire Marshal recognizes and hereby adopts standard
specifications ASTM D3699-78, issued by the American
Society for Testing and Materials, for the purpose of prescribing two grades of kerosene suitable for use in Kerosene heaters, as follows:
A) No. 1-K Kerosene: This is a special 16ws-ulfur grade kerosene with a maximum sulfur content of four
hundredths of one percent (0.04 percent) by weight, suitable for use in unvented kerosene heaters.
B) No. 2-K Kerosene: This is a regular grade kerosene with a maximum sulfur content of thirty hundredths of one percent (0. 30 percent) by weight, suitable for use in vented or flue connected kerosene heaters.
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USE OF UNVENTED KEROSENE HEATERS
A) Scope: This rule is designed to ensure the safe
use of unvented kerosene heaters exempted from
Division (A) of Sdction 3701.82 of the Revised Code
when used in assembly buildings, business buildings,
high hazard buildings, institutional buildings,
mercantile buildings, and Type R-1 and R-2 residential
buildings, as such groups of buildings are
defined in Chapter 4101: 2-3 of the Administrative Code
as adopted by the Board of Building Standards under
Section 3781. 10 of the Revised Code. The demonstration
of such heaters by the manufacturer or his agent,
or by a merchant, shall not be considered within the
scope of this rule.
B) R-1 and R-2 buildings: In accordance with the
definitions of these use groups, R-1 buildings include
all hotels, motels, and dormitories arranged for
the shelter and sleeping accommodation of more than
20 individuals; R-2 buildings include all multiple
family dwellings having more than three dwellingunits,
as well as all dormitories and boarding and lodging
houses arranged for the shelter and sleeping accommodation
of more than five but not more than 20 individuals.
C) Issuance of citation: If the fire marshal, his
representative, or a certified fire safety inspector
finds that the use of an unvented kerosene heater or
the storage of its fuel is not in compliance with the
provisions of this rule, he shall issue a citation to
the responsible person as defined in Sections F-105.4
through F-105.5. 2, intlusive, of this code.
D) General provisions: The use of unvented kerosene
heaters in the aforementioned buildings and the storage
of the fuel for such heaters shall comply with the
1. No unvented kerosene heater shall be located in
any building means of egress. For the purpose of
this rule, "means of egress" has the same meaning defined in the Ohio Fire as Code, i. e.,a continuous
and unobstructed path of travel from any point in a building or structure to a public way, comprising all
vertical and horizontal means of travel and including
intervening room spaces, doors, hallways, corridors,
passageways, balconies, ramps, stairs, enclosures,
lobbies, escalators, and exits.
2. No unvented kerosene heater shall be elevated by
being placed upon a stand or otherwise placed or suspended above the floor.
3.. No unvented kerosene heater shall be placed within
three (3) feet of any furniture, drapery, curtain,
decorative material, accessory, appliance, equipment,
merchandise, goods, or fixture, or any other thing, which is or may be combustible.
4. No unvented kerosene heater shall be left unattended
while it is operating.
5. Every unvented kerosene heater shall be set and
centered upon a non-combustible mat or shallow base, the dimensions of which shall be sufficient to allow
at least three (3) feet of the mat or base to extend ' okeurtowsaernde in any direction from any part of the unvented heater.
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6. Every unvented kerosene heater shall be used in
an area where there is adequate ventilation, as
recommended by the manufacturer of such heater.
7. No unvented kerosene heater shall be fueled or
refueled while it is operating or within ten (10)
minutes of flame extinguishment, or contrary to the
instructions of its manufacturer.
8. No unvented kerosene heater or its fuel reservoir
shall be fueled or refueled inside a building. All
such fueling operations shall be performed outdoors.
9. Every unvented kerosene heater shall be fueled or
refueled strictly in accordance with the instructions
of its manufacturer.
10. The fuel used in every unvented kerosene heater
shall be only No. 1-K kerosene, as prescribed in
Rule 1301: 7-5-15 of the Administrative Code (OFC).
11. The fuel used in every unvented kerosene heater
shall be stored away from occupied areas and in approved container which shall an be marked or labeled
in a conspicuous manner to read: 1-K kerosene.
12. At least one fire extinguisher with a minimum
2-A, 20-B:C rating and capacity shall be providedand
available for use within twenty-five (25) feet of
every unvented kerosene heater during its operation.
MANUFACTURER' S INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING KEROSENE HEATERS
A) Scope: Pursuant to Division (F) of Section 3701. 82 of
the Revised Code, this rule is for the purpose of prescribing
standards for the written instructions issued by the
manufacturer of any kerosene heater sold or offered for
sale in this state with respect to ventilation requirements
and warnings of potential fire hazards that may occur in using the heater.
B) Manufacturer' s instructions: Effective July 1, 1983,
no person shall sell or offer for sale any kerosene heater
in this state unless the manufacturer has provided instructions
for operating the heater and certain information
about its use, which shall include the following:
1. All pertinent information bearing upon the assembly and installation of the heater.
2. All pertinent information bearing upon the proper operation, maintenance, and storage of the heater.
3. All pertinent information which might reasonably
bear upon the health or life safety of persons in the vicinity of the heater if recommended assembly, installation,
operational, or maintenance procedures are not respected.
4. All safety features incorporated in the heater shall be described.
5. Instructions for starting or lighting the heater, regulating its flame or heat, and turning it off or extinguishing its flame.
6. Proper fueling procedures shall be set forth.
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7. A cautionary warning that the heater may be
extremely hot while in operation; that, therefore,
it may burn, injure, or damage any person or thing
contacting it; and that, in particular, infants,
children, physically or mentally incompetent persons,
and pets should be kept away from the unit.
8. A cautionary warning that the heater may be
extremely hot while in operation; that, therefore,
the heat radiating from it may ignite any combustible
thing in close proximity; that it should not beplaced
within three (3) feet of any furniture, drapery,
curtain, clothing, or other thing which is or may be
combustible; that, however, the heater may be placed
against or within three (3) feet of a combustible
wall, provided the heater is specifically designed for such installation or placement.
9. A cautionary warning that the heater may be extremely
hot while in operation; that, therefore, no fueling
procedure, including the removal of the fuel reservoir
should be carried out while the unit is operating and until it has cooled down.
10. A cautionary warning that the heater should not be
moved while it is in operation.
11. A cautionary warning that neither the heater nor
any surface of the heater should be used for the of cooking purpose or warming food, unless the heater is specif- ically designed for cooking and warming food.
12. A cautionary warning that no additive for the heater' s fFuaehlrewnihtheit a flashpoint below one hundred (100) degrees shall be used.
13. The recommended minimum room size for the Btu output of the heater shall be set forth.
14. The type and grade of fuel the heater is designed to
use shall be set forth, together with any safety or fire hazard which might be involved if improper fuel is used.
15. A cautionary warning for every unvented kerosene
heater, warning that when the heater is in operation the combustion process uses oxygen from the space being heated and returns carbon monoxide to the atmosphere as a product of combustion; that, without adequate ventila- tion, the depletion of oxygen may present a risk of asphyxiation; and that carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, highly poisonous gas which, without adequate ventilation, may cause headache, dizziness, andnausea, or even be fatal.
16. The ventilation requirements necessary for safe operation of every unvented kerosene heater shall be set forth.
17. A cautionary warning for every unvented kerosene heater, warning that the fuel used in such heater should be restricted to No. 1-K kerosene, as prescribed in Rule 1301: 7-5-15 of the Administrative Code O( FC)o, r "fresh, high quality, crystal clear kerosene."
MANUFACTURER' S MARKINGS FOR UNVENTED KEROSENE HEATERS
No person shall sell or offer for sale in this state any kerosene heater designed for unvented use and subject to the exemption contained in Division (D) of Section 3701.82 of the Revised Code unless the manufacturer has marked such heater
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in some conspicuous manner by marking plate or otherwise
for the purpose of showing that the heater has been listed
by a testing agency recognized by the Fire Marshal. Such
markings shall mean that at a minimum the heater has met
the requirements contained in Underwriters Laboratories
UL) Standards No. 647.
4) Change Section F-301. 2 to read "A person shall not
kindle or maintain any bonfire or other open fire authorize or any such fire to be Kindled or maintained on
any premises without having obtained a permit or other
proper authorization from the fire official. All permits
shall be required by and issued to the owner of the land
upon which the fire is to be kindled."
5) Change Section F-103. 2 to read the same as the Ohio
Fire Code F-103.2 "except for those permits which are exprelly issued by the State Fire Marshali all permits
specified in this Code will beijssued by the local fire
official. The local fire official may require, any such permit as specified in this code. The local fire official
may require, but need not require, reasonable fees for such
permits. Permits shall at all times be kept on the premises
designated therein and shall be subject to inspection by the fire official.
Section III: SAVING CLAUSE
Nothing in this ordinance or in the Fire Prevention Code
hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any suit or pro- ceeding impending in any court, or any rights acquired, or liability incurred, or any cause or causes of action acquired
or existing, under any act or ordinance hereby repealed as cited in Section 2 of this Ordinance; nor shall any just or legal right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this Ordinance.
IV: DATE OF EFFECT
The Village of Granville shall certify to the adoption of this Ordinance and cause the same to be published as required by law; and this Ordinance shall take effect and be<in force from and after the earliest date allowed by law.
T-Terk of Council '- '
Approved as to form,1
day of ,-August 1983.