Fire Service IBC/FC Group-A Code Proposals Consideration / Group-2

By Jack Murphy and Sean DeCrane

ICC Code Development Final Hearings (Long Beach, California) the Group-A public hearings will start September 30 and continue until October 5, 2015. The voting process will be conducted either in-person or via remote access.

Firefighters, Register Now for Remote ICC Final Code Hearings Voting

The “Taming the Fire Environment Series” Firefighter Safety and Codes – A Necessary Partnership in collaborating with Vision 20/20 – Strategy 5 and the IAFC Fire Life Safety Section will be posting the IBC/FS Group-A code proposals that will be impacting our work environment, the fireground.

2nd GROUP:  IBC/FS CODE PROPOSALS FOR CONSIDERATION:

Code Change No.

Code Section

Proponent (1)

Subject Matter

Committee Actions (2)

EB23

IEBC 403.2

FLSS

School lock down

AM

G89

IBC 404.2

Bob Davidson,   Davidson Code Concepts

Sprinklers in atrium

D

 

 

 

 

 

G121

IBC 420.7

FLSS

Cooking in Group R-2

AS

G139

IBC 505.2.3

BCAC

Mezzanine egress

AS

G165

IBC 510.12

Dennis Richardson,

American Wood Council

CLT

D

G166

IBC 511.1

Carl Wren,  Austin FD

Roof top occupancy

D

E47

IBC 1010.1.1

BCAC

Size of egress doors

AM

E40

IBC 1009.7.2

Lawrence Lincoln,  Utah Chapter

Exterior area of assisted rescue

AS

E134

IBC 1029.9.1

BCAC

Aisle width

AS

 

(1)     Proponent:

a.        BCAC – Building Code Action Committee

b.       FLSS – Fire/Life Safety Section

c.        FCAC – Fire Code Action Committee

(2)     Committee Action:

a.        AS –Approved as Submitted

b.       AM-Approved and Modified, or

c.        D-Disapprove as submitted

Be safe out there.

Jack J. Murphy, MA, is a fire marshal (ret.)/fmr. deputy chief and has served as a deputy fire coordinator for the N.J. Div. of Fire Safety (Bergen Region). He is the Chairman of the New York City High-Rise Fire Safety Directors Assoc., a member of the NFPA High-Rise Building Safety Advisory and 1620-Pre-Incident Planning Committees. He has published various fire service articles and authored: RICS; Rapid Incident Command System Field Handbooks; the “Pre-Incident Planning” Chapter-29 of the Fire Engineering’s Handbook for Firefighter I & II; and co-authored, “Bridging the Gap: Fire Safety and Green Buildings.”  Jack is a PennWell Fire Group Executive Board member, a Fire Engineering contributing editor, co-hosts Taming the Fire Environment on the Fire Engineering website and he has received the 2012 Fire Engineering Tom Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sean P. DeCrane, is a 24-year veteran of the Cleveland Fire Department. He currently serves as a Battalion Chief and Chief of Training for the Cleveland Fire Training Academy. Sean is a State of Ohio Certified Instructor and represents the International Association of Fire Fighters in the International Code Council. He also has served on the 2009 and 2012 International Fire Code Development Committees and is the current Committee Chair for the 2015 Edition. He was awarded the 2010 ICC Fire Service Award and the 2013 IAFC Fire Life Safety Section’s Fire Service Award.  DeCrane also serves on the NFPA 1 Fire Code Technical Committee. In addition, Sean serves on the Underwriters Laboratories Fire Council, the United States Fire Administration’s Residential Fire Environment Workshop Project, the United States Fire Administration’s project on Fire Fighting Tactics in Wood-Frame Residential Construction and the Modern Fire Environment Education Committee. He is a contributor for Fire Engineering Magazine and co-hosts Taming the Fire Environment on the Fire Engineering website. 

 

No posts to display