Minimum Residential Fire Safety Standards

The purpose of having minimum standards for basic fire safety for all residential buildings and parts thereof is to obtain the public and private benefits accruing from the provisions of this Section. No person shall occupy or let to another for occupancy any dwelling or dwelling unit for the purpose of living therein, which does not comply with the following requirements.

Minimum Requirements
No highly flammable or explosive material shall be stored in a residence, and no dwelling unit shall be allowed in a building containing liquids with a flash point below 110 degrees Fahrenheit.

No materials shall be allowed to accumulate in locations that may block egress from fires or interfere with fire-fighting operations. )

Every electric wire shall have adequate insulation maintained in good condition.

All switch and outlet plates shall be properly fastened in position.

All existing short circuits or breaks shall be immediately corrected.

No temporary wiring, except proper extension cords for temporary use of appliances.

Maximum fuse sizes shall be conspicuously posted on fuse boxes.