(a) Section 104, General, of the International Fire Code, 2018 Edition, is hereby amended to add Section 104.1.2, Authority of Fire Code Officials to Exercise Powers of Police Officers, to read as follows:
104.1.2. Authority of Fire Code Officials to Exercise Powers of Police Officers. The Chief of the Fire Department and Fire Code Official or authorized representatives, shall have the powers of a police officer in performing their respective duties under this code.
Section 104, General, of the International Fire Code, 2018 Edition, is hereby amended to add Section 104.1.3, Authority and Duty of Police Personnel to Assist in Enforcing This Code, to read as follows:
104.1.3. Authority and Duty of Police Personnel to Assist in Enforcing this Code. Whenever requested to do so by the Chief of the Fire Department or Fire Code Official or one of their authorized representatives, the Chief of Police shall assign such available police officers as in his discretion may be necessary to assist the Fire Department in enforcing the provisions of this Code.
Section 104.10, Fire investigations, of the International Fire Code, 2018 Edition, is hereby amended to read as follows:
104.10 Fire investigations. The Fire Chief, the fire department or other responsible authority shall have the authority to investigate the cause, origin and circumstances of any fire, explosion or other hazardous condition. Information that could be related to trade secrets or processes shall be subject to the procedures and provisions of the Public Records Act, Chapter 42.56.270 RCW. The Fire Department shall investigate promptly the cause, origin and circumstances of each and every fire occurring in the municipality involving loss of life or injury to person or destruction or damage to property, and if it appears to the Chief of the Fire Department or his authorized representatives making the investigation that such fire is of suspicious origin, he shall then take immediate charge of all physical evidence relating to the cause of the fire and shall pursue the investigation to its conclusion. The Chief of the Fire Department or his authorized representatives shall make a report in writing of all facts and findings relative to each investigation. The Police Department shall assist the Fire Department in its investigations whenever requested to do so, unless otherwise directed by the Chief of Police.
(b) Section 106.1, Inspection authority, of the International Fire Code, 2018 Edition, is hereby amended to read as follows:
106.1 Inspection authority. The fire code official is authorized to enter and examine any building, structure, marine vessel, vehicle or premises in accordance with Section 104.3 for the purpose of enforcing this code. Subject to the availability of sufficient budgeted funds and/or personnel, the fire prevention bureau or person authorized representatives may inspect annually, or as often as may be practicable, all buildings and premises, including such other hazards or appliances, as the fire prevention bureau or any authorized representatives may designate for the purpose of ascertaining and causing to be corrected any conditions which would reasonably tend to cause fire or contribute to its spread, or any violation of the purpose or provisions of this Code and of any other law or standard affecting fire safety.
(c) Section 503, Fire Department Access, of the International Fire Code, 2018 Edition, is hereby amended to read as follows:
503.2.1 Dimensions: Fire apparatus access ways can be narrowed to 15 feet wide for access to no more than 6 living units, that are single story in height and not more than 150 feet from an approved City street.
503.2.7 Grade: The gradient for a fire apparatus access shall not exceed 14% after the first 50 feet.
(d) Section 507, Fire Protection Water Supplies, of the International Fire Code, 2018 Edition, is hereby amended to read as follows:
(e) Amendment to Section 315.3, Outside Storage. Section 315.3 shall comport with Selah Municipal Code Chapter 2.04, Storage of Fruit and Vegetable Containers. In the event of conflict in any provision of Section 315.3 with Chapter 2.04, the provisions of Chapter 2.04 shall apply. (Ord. 2114 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020; Ord. 2032 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 1619 § 2, 2004. Formerly 11.09.040.)