For purposes of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed in this section:
(1) CERTIFICATE HOLDER. An individual who is listed on the State Fire Marshal's permit as the responsible managing owner, partner, officer or employee who is actively in charge of the work of the certified fire protection sprinkler contractor.
(2) CERTIFIED FIRE PROTECTION SPRINKLER CONTRACTOR. Any fire protection sprinkler contractor who has qualified and received a permit from the State Fire Marshal.
(3) FIRE PROTECTION SPRINKLER CONTRACTOR I. An individual, partnership, corporation, association, or joint venture engaged in the business of layout, installation, repair, alteration, addition, maintenance, or inspection of all fire protection sprinkler systems. This does not include local building officials, fire inspectors, or insurance inspectors when acting in their official capacity.
(4) FIRE PROTECTION SPRINKLER CONTRACTOR II. An individual, partnership, corporation, association, or joint venture whose business is limited to the execution of contracts requiring the ability to layout, fabricate, install, inspect, alter, repair, and service single family potable water fire protection sprinkler systems for detached single family dwellings and manufactured housing in accordance with the latest edition of NFPA 13D or ICC IPC Chapter 29 Section P2904.
(5) FIRE PROTECTION SPRINKLER SYSTEM. a. An integrated system of underground and overhead piping designed in accordance with fire protection engineering standards. The system is supplied from a reliable, constant and sufficient water supply, such as a gravity tank, fire pump, reservoir or pressure tank, and/or connection by underground piping to a city main. The sprinkler system is a network of specially sized or hydraulically designed piping installed in a building, structure, or area, generally overhead, and to which sprinklers are connected in a systematic pattern. The system includes a controlling valve and device for actuating an alarm when the system is in operation. The system is usually activated by heat from a fire and discharges water over the fire area. Fire protection sprinkler systems shall include the following types: Wet-pipe systems, dry-pipe systems, pre-action systems, deluge systems, combined dry-pipe and pre-action systems, antifreeze systems, and circulating closed loop systems, all as defined by the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, latest edition or NFPA 13D, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One and Two Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes, latest edition.
b. A sprinkler system, as defined by NFPA 13D or IRC Section P2904, which is appropriate for the protection against fire hazards in single family dwellings and manufactured homes, and does not include residential portions of any other type of building or occupancy that is protected by residential sprinklers in accordance with NFPA 13 or NFPA 13R or other portions of a building that are protected in accordance with NFPA 13 or NFPA 13R as appropriate for areas outside the dwelling unit. The system is supplied from a reliable, constant and sufficient water supply, such as a gravity tank, pump, reservoir or pressure tank, and/or connection by underground piping to a city main.
(6) SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING. Any detached dwelling covered in the scope of the International Residential Code, latest edition.
(7) STATE FIRE MARSHAL'S PERMIT. The form issued by the State Fire Marshal to any certified fire protection sprinkler contractor upon application being approved and fee paid. The permit shall be issued in the name of the certified fire protection sprinkler contractor, with the name of the certificate holder noted thereon.
Last modified: May 3, 2021