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Amendment to existing City Ordinance for Fire Safety
Electrical Power Disconnection
All new Commercial and Residential construction requiring electrical service shall have a means of disconnecting the electrical service to said building readily available to emergency personnel. This shall include renovation to existing structures exceeding Fifty (50) percent.
This means of electrical service disconnection shall be in the form of a service disconnect or shunt mounted outside the structure. It shall be easily accessible to responding emergency personnel.
This amends and exceeds the requirements of the State of Georgia, as listed in sections 705.20, 705.21, and 705.22 of the National Electrical Code, 2005 edition.
Multi-Tenant Commercial Buildings.
Any Commercial Building designed for Multi-Tenant use or subdivided for such use shall have a Fire Separation that is rated for not less than One (1) hour between each tenant space if the building is protected by an automatic sprinkler system.
If said building is not protected by an automatic sprinkler system, these fire separations shall be rated for not less than Two (2) hours.
This amends and exceeds the requirements of the State of Georgia, as listed in section 302.3.1 and table 302.3.3 of the International Building Code, 2000 edition, and section 8.2.1 and table A.8.2.1 of the Life Safety code, 2000 edition.
Note: Fire Separations are commonly referred to as Fire Barriers, Fire Walls, etc. No matter what term is used to describe these separations they shall meet or exceed all applicable codes.