There is hereby adopted by the board of commissioners for the purpose of prescribing regulations governing conditions hazardous to life and property from fire or explosion, that certain code known as the Fire Prevention Code, recommended by the American Insurance Association, being particularly the 1976 abbreviated edition thereof and the whole thereof, save and except such portions as are deleted, modified or amended, of which code not less than three copies have been and now are filed in the office of the town clerk, and such code is hereby adopted and incorporated as fully as if set out at length in this article, and the provisions thereof shall be controlling within the limits of the town.
(Code 1974, § 6-11)
The code adopted by this article shall be enforced by the chief of the fire department.
(Code 1974, § 6-12)
Wherever the word "municipality" is used in the fire prevention code, it shall be held to mean the Town of St. Pauls, North Carolina.
(Code 1974, § 6-13)
Definitions and rules of construction generally, § 1-2.
The routes referred to in section 55i of the fire prevention code adopted by this article for vehicles transporting explosives and blasting agents are hereby established as follows:
U.S. Highway 301.
N.C. Highway 20.
(Code 1974, § 6-14)
Cross reference— Traffic and vehicles, ch. 24.
The chief of the fire department may recommend to the board of commissioners that any of the provisions of the fire prevention code be modified. The decision of the board of commissioners on such recommendations shall be given to the applicant, to the chief of the fire department, and to the town clerk for filing with the existing records of the fire department.
(Code 1974, § 6-16)
Whenever the chief of the fire department shall refuse to recommend an application to the board of commissioners or refuse to grant a permit applied for, or when it is claimed that the provisions of the fire prevention code do not apply or that the true intent and meaning of such code have been misconstrued or wrongly interpreted, the applicant may appeal from the decision of the chief of the fire department to the board of commissioners at the next regularly scheduled meeting or at any regularly scheduled meeting subsequent thereto but not later than 60 days from the day of the decision appealed.
(Code 1974, § 6-17)
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of the fire prevention code adopted by this article or fail to comply therewith, or who shall violate or fail to comply with any order made thereunder, or who shall build in violation of any detailed statement of specifications or plans submitted and approved thereunder, or any certificate or permit issued thereunder, and from which no appeal has been taken, or who shall fail to comply with such an order as affirmed or modified by the board of commissioners or by a court of competent jurisdiction, within the time fixed in this article, shall, for each and every such violation and noncompliance respectively, be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable as provided by section 1-6. The imposition of one penalty for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue; and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violations or defects within a reasonable time.
When not otherwise specified, each ten days that prohibited conditions are maintained shall constitute a separate offense.
The application of the penalty provided in this section shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions.
(Code 1974, § 6-18)
(26) State Law reference— Municipal authority to adopt technical codes by reference, G.S. 160A-76(b). (Back)