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 Eau Claire

Chapter 16.32 FIRE PREVENTION CODE

16.32.050 Smoke detectors. A. Scope. The requirements of this chapter shall apply to all new and existing apartment buildings, roominghouses, hotels, motels, dormitories, convents, monasteries, children's homes, homes for the aged and infirm, row houses, convalescent homes, jails, dwellings containing three or more rental units, and other places of abode or detention.

 

C. Approval. A smoke detector required under this section shall be listed by Underwriters Laboratory or a nationally recognized testing agency.

D. Installation and Maintenance.

 

1. All smoke detectors required under this section shall be installed according to the directions and specifications of the manufacturer.