2013 Wisconsin Act 270 establishes a uniform commercial building code in Wisconsin, while allowing municipalities to grandfather fire detection, prevention, and suppression ordinances that relate to the construction, alteration, or addition to a public building or building that is a place of employment.

Grandfathered Ordinances for Brown Deer

Section 2 ADOPTION OF WISCONSIN AND NFPA CODES AND STANDARDS

All Orders, Rules and Regulations established and propagated by the Department of Safety and Professional Services, or its successor Administrative Agency, as are set forth in the Wisconsin Administrative Code as from time to time amended, are hereby adopted. The most current legislatively enacted versions of those documents are adopted and will be enforced.

NFPA 1 Fire Code® and NFPA 101 The Life Safety Code® are hereby adopted in their entirety as part of this Chapter and serve as the fire prevention and construction codes for the Village of Brown Deer. The most current available printed edition of the NFPA Codes and Standards are adopted and will be enforced. All codes and standards referenced in any of the code documents adopted herein shall be deemed adopted herein and are codified and have the strength of code.

**Note: In the event of a conflict between any of the provisions of this Code with State Codes and/or NFPA Codes and Standards and the more restrictive shall control and govern.

Section 12 AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEM

(B) Where Installed:

Every building hereinafter constructed or structurally altered shall have an approved automatic sprinkler system installed and maintained when occupied in whole or in part fo:r the following purposes:

1. Throughout all buildings used for the manufacture, storage or sale of combustible goods or merchandise.

2. Throughout all garages used for commercial purposes or a passenger of freight terminals.

3. Basements: Throughout the entire basement.

 

5. Hospitals, Nursing, Convalescent, Old Age, and Other Institutional Buildings, Offices, Hotels, Motels, Restaurants and Places of Detention: Throughout the entire building.

6. Theaters, Assembly and Recreational Buildings: Throughout the entire building.

7. Schools, Colleges and Universities: Throughout the entire building.

 

8. Especially Hazardous Occupancies (See the most current NFPA Hazard Categories for a complete list. A copy of which is on file with the North Shore Fire Department)

 

(a) Prior to issuance of any building permit or occupancy permit, the Building Inspector and the Fire Chief or his/her designee, shall jointly review the plans, processes and materials involved. When upon review, it is determined that highly combustible processes or occupancy conditions exist, it shall be required that an adequate and approved fire extinguishment system be installed in buildings and/or designated hazardous areas in buildings.

 

(b) Examples of occupancies considered highly combustible: Chemical Works, Explosive and Pyrotechnics Manufacturing, Linseed Oil Mills, Linoleum and Oil Cloth Manufacturing, Paint Shops, Phroxylin Manufacturing and Processing, Solvent Extract Extracting, Varnish Works, Combustible Dusts, Occupancies involving Processing, Mixing, Storage and Dispensing of Volatile Flammable Liquids, Commercial or Institutional Kitchen Hoods, Vents and Ducts.

(C) How Installed:

Approved fire extinguishing systems shall be installed in accordance with current editions of N.F.P.A. Standards (13, 13R, 13D) or other standards which substantially meet or exceed N.F.P.A. standards as approved by the North Shore Fire Department

(E) Exemption and Substitution of Other Fire Protection Equipment and Alarm Systems:

Nothing herein shall be construed as requiring the installation of sprinklers where the application of water may cause or increase fire or may increase the hazard. Nothing in this section shall be construed in any way to interfere with the substitution of other automatic protective equipment or substitutions approved by the North Shore Fire Department.

Section 13 AUTOMATIC ALARM AND DETECTION SYSTEM

(B) Where Installed:

Every building hereinafter constructed or structurally altered shall have an approved fire alarm system installed and maintained for the following purposes:

 

1. Alarm and detection equipment shall be as specified by the occupancy use group in the Building or Fire Code (most restrictive).

2. Notification shall be installed in all sprinkler or partially sprinkler protected buildings.

3. All alarm and detection systems shall be monitored by a listed 3rc1 party central station.

(C) How Installed:

Approved fire alarm and detection systems shall be installed in accordance with current editions of the N.F.P.A. Fire Alarm Code or other standards which substantially meet or exceed N.F.P.A. standards as approved by the North Shore Fire Department.