The standard code known as the “2009 International Fire Code”, is hereby incorporated by reference herein and made a part of this article, except such portions as may hereafter be deleted or amended.
The Fire Chief shall enforce the provisions of this article. The Fire Chief shall have power to modify any of the provisions of the code hereby incorporated upon application in writing by the owner or lessee, or a duly authorized agent, when there are practical difficulties in complying with the strict letter of the code, provided that the spirit of the code shall be observed, public safety secured, and substantial justice done. The particulars of such modification when granted or allowed and the decision of the Fire Chief thereon shall be entered upon the records of the Department and a signed copy shall be furnished the applicant.
Whenever the Fire Chief shall disapprove an application or refuse to grant a license or permit applied for, or when it is claimed that the provisions of the code do not apply or that the true intent and meaning of the code have been misconstrued or wrongly interpreted, the applicant may appeal from the decision of the Fire Chief to the Building Standards Board, whose decision shall be final after it has made an investigation
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined as prescribed in chapter 1 “General Penalty” and amendments thereto.
The invalidity of any section of this article or the International Fire Code incorporated herein shall not invalidate other sections or provisions thereof.