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File #: BL2021-658    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: Passed
File created: 2/19/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 4/6/2021 Final action: 4/6/2021
Title: An ordinance amending Title 10 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to adopt the 2018 National Fire Prevention Association NFPA 1 Fire Code, as amended, for use throughout the Metropolitan Government, and the 2018 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, as amended, for certain occupancies.
Sponsors: Tom Cash, Zulfat Suara
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An ordinance amending Title 10 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to adopt the 2018 National Fire Prevention Association NFPA 1 Fire Code, as amended, for use throughout the Metropolitan Government, and the 2018 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, as amended, for certain occupancies.


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WHEREAS, Tennessee Code Annotated ? 68-120-101 allows local governments to adopt either the International Fire Code, published by the International Code Council, Inc., or the NFPA 1 Fire Code, published by the National Fire Protection Association, Inc., provided the local government certifies to the state fire marshal that it is adequately enforcing such code; and,

WHEREAS, the applicable codes for fire, building, dwelling, energy, gas/mechanical, and plumbing standards are updated by international bodies on a periodic basis; and,

WHEREAS, such updates are adopted by the Metropolitan Council into the Metropolitan Code of Laws as the governing standards for Davidson County, Tennessee; and,

WHEREAS, the amendment of these sections of Metropolitan Code of Laws ? 10 and 16 is in the best interests of the citizens of Nashville and Davidson County.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. Chapter 10.64 of the Metropolitan Code is hereby amended by deleting Section 10.64.010 in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following new section:

10.64.010 Fire Prevention Code adopted.
The Metropolitan Government adopts the 2018 edition of the NFPA 1 Fire Code, as amended in this chapter, published by the National Fire Protection Association, save and except those portions such as deleted, modified or amended below, to be applicable throughout the city. A copy of the NFPA 1, is attached to the ordinance codified in this section and hereof, the same as if copied verbatim herein. The NFPA 1 Fire Code, as amended shall be known as the Metropolitan Fire Prevention Code. The following annexes of the f...

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