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The Fire Code of the Philippines 2008

The Fire Code of the Philippines 2008

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i
T
ABLE OF
C
ONTENTS
 
RULE
 
1.
 
INTERPRETATION .................................................................. 1
 
RULE
 
2.
 
COVERAGE .......................................................................... 1
 
RULE
 
3.
 
DEFINITION
 
OF
 
TERMS .......................................................... 2
 
RULE
 
4.
 
AUTHORITY
 
OF
 
THE
 
CHIEF,
 
BUREAU
 
OF
 
FIRE
 
PROTECTION ...................................................................... 21
 
SECTION 4.0.0.1
 
GENERAL AUTHORITY TO ADMINISTER ANDENFORCE RA 9514 AND ITS IRR .................................... 21
 
SECTION 4.0.0.2
 
AUTHORITY OF THE CHIEF, BFP SUBJECT TOAPPROVAL OF SILG ......................................................... 21
 
SECTION 4.0.0.3
 
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY OF CHIEF, BFP .............................. 22
 
RULE
 
5.
 
BFP
 
REORGANIZATION
 
AND
 
PROFESSIONALIZATION ...... 23
 DIVISION 1. REORGANIZATION ........................................................................ 23
SECTION 5.0.1.1 AUTHORITY OF THE CHIEF, BFP TO REORGANIZE .......... 23
 DIVISION 2. TECHNICAL STAFF .......................................................................... 24
SECTION 5.0.2.1 CONSTITUTION AND QUALIFICATIONS .......................... 24
 
SECTION 5.0.2.2 SOURCES ........................................................................... 24
 
SECTION 5.0.2.3 DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS ................................................. 24
 
SECTION 5.0.2.4 REMUNERATION ............................................................... 24
 
RULE
 
6.
 
FIRE
 
BRIGADES,
 
FIRE
 
VOLUNTEER
 
ORGANIZATIONS
 
AND
 
FIRE
 
SAFETY
 
PRACTITIONERS ..................................... 25
 DIVISION 1. SCOPE ............................................................................................. 25DIVISION 2. ORGANIZATION OF FIRE BRIGADES ............................................ 25
SECTION 6.0.2.1 REQUIREMENTS ................................................................. 25
 
SECTION 6.0.2.2 COMPOSITION ................................................................. 25
 
SECTION 6.0.2.3 COMPONENTS ................................................................. 26
 
SECTION 6.0.2.4
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF A FIRE BRIGADECHIEF ................................................................................. 26
 
SECTION 6.0.2.5 QUALIFICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THECOMPANY FIRE BRIGADE .............................................. 26
 
SECTION 6.0.2.6 AVAILABILITY OF PERSONNEL ......................................... 27
 DIVISION 3. TRAINING OF FIRE BRIGADES, FIRE SAFETY PRACTITIONERSAND FIRE VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS .................................... 27
SECTION 6.0.3.1 CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY ..................................... 27
 
SECTION 6.0.3.2 TRAINING DESIGN ............................................................ 27
 
SECTION 6.0.3.3
 
SCOPE OF TRAINING ....................................................... 27
 
 
 
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SECTION 6.0.3.4
 
ASSISTANCE IN TRAINING PROGRAMS ......................... 28
 
SECTION 6.0.3.5 IDENTIFICATION ................................................................ 28
 DIVISION 4. COMMAND, EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE AND FIREDRILLS .............................................................................................. 28
SECTION 6.0.4.1
 
PRACTICE DRILLS .............................................................. 28
 
SECTION 6.0.4.2
 
OPERATION OF EQUIPMENT ........................................... 28
 
SECTION 6.0.4.3
 
REACTIVATION OF EQUIPMENT ...................................... 28
 
SECTION 6.0.4.4
 
INSPECTION AND SCHEDULED MAINTENANCEWORK ................................................................................ 28
 
SECTION 6.0.4.5
 
COMMAND AT FIRE SCENE ............................................ 28
 
RULE
 
7.
 
ASSISTANCE
 
AND
 
SUPPORTTO
 
THE
 
BFP ............................ 29
 DIVISION 1. POLICE AND OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT SUPPORT ................ 29
SECTION 7.0.1.1 FROM PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE ............................ 29
 
SECTION 7.0.1.2
 
FROM LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS .............................. 29
 
SECTION 7.0.1.3 FROM OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ............ 30
 DIVISION 2. OTHER AGENCIES’ SUPPORT ....................................................... 30
SECTION 7.0.2.1 COORDINATION WITH OTHER AGENCIES ..................... 30
 
RULE
 
8.
 
FIRE
 
SAFETY
 
ENFORCERS .................................................... 31
 
CHAPTER 1. QUALIFICATIONS OF FIRE SAFETY ENFORCERS .................................... 31
 DIVISION 1. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ............................................................ 31
SECTION 8.1.1.1
 
FIRE SAFETY INSPECTORS ................................................. 31
 
SECTION 8.1.1.2
 
PLAN EVALUATORS .......................................................... 32
 
CHAPTER 2. FUNCTIONS OF FIRE SAFETY ENFORCERS.............................................. 32
 DIVISION 1. RESPONSIBILITIES OF DESIGNATED FIRE SAFETYENFORCERS .................................................................................... 32
SECTION 8.2.1.1 FIRE SAFETY INSPECTORS ................................................. 32
 
SECTION 8.2.1.2 PLAN EVALUATORS .......................................................... 33
 
RULE
 
9.
 
ENFORCEMENTAND
 
ADMINISTRATION
 
OF
 
FIRE
 
SAFETY
 
MEASURES .......................................................................... 33
 DIVISION 1. GENERAL ........................................................................................ 33DIVISION 2. FIRE SAFETY EVALUATION AND INSPECTION ............................. 34
SECTION 9.0.2.1
 
BUILDING PLAN REVIEW .................................................. 34
 
SECTION 9.0.2.2 INSPECTION DURING CONSTRUCTION .......................... 34
 
SECTION 9.0.2.3 INSPECTION AFTER COMPLETION OFCONSTRUCTION ............................................................... 35
 
SECTION 9.0.2.4
 
BUSINESS AND ROUTINE INSPECTION ............................ 36
 DIVISION 3. FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY ASSESSMENT REPORT .............................. 37
 
 
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SECTION 9.0.3.1 APPLICABILITY ................................................................... 37
 
SECTION 9.0.3.2 PROCEDURES ................................................................... 37
 
SECTION 9.0.3.3 FORMAT OF PREPARATION ............................................. 37
 DIVISION 4. FIRE SAFETY INSPECTION CERTIFICATE ........................................ 42
SECTION 9.0.4.1 FSIC AS A PRE-REQUISITE FOR ISSUANCE OFPERMIT/LICENSE ............................................................... 42
 
SECTION 9.0.4.2 DOCUMENTARY REQUIREMENTS .................................... 42
 DIVISION 5. FIRE SAFETY CLEARANCE ............................................................. 42DIVISION 6. FIRE INSURANCE DATA REQUIRED .............................................. 43
RULE
 
10. FIRE
 
SAFETY
 
MEASURES ...................................................... 43
 
CHAPTER 1. COVERAGE ............................................................................................. 43
 
CHAPTER 2. FIRE SAFETY IN BUILDINGS, STRUCTURES & FACILITIES ......................... 43
 DIVISION 1. SCOPE ....................................................................................... 43DIVISION 2. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS ............................................................ 43DIVISION 3. CLASSIFICATION OF OCCUPANCY ............................................ 46DIVISION 4. HAZARD OF BUILDINGS ................................................................ 50
SECTION 10.2.4.1
 
GENERAL ........................................................................... 50
 
SECTION 10.2.4.2 CLASSIFICATION OF HAZARD OF CONTENTS ............... 50
 DIVISION 5. MEANS OF EGRESS ........................................................................ 51
SECTION 10.2.5.1 APPLICATION .................................................................... 51
 
SECTION 10.2.5.2
 
GENERAL PROVISIONS .................................................... 51
 
SECTION 10.2.5.3 DOORS .............................................................................. 58
 
SECTION 10.2.5.4 STAIRS ................................................................................ 63
 
SECTION 10.2.5.5 OUTSIDE STAIRS ................................................................. 73
 
SECTION 10.2.5.6 HORIZONTAL EXITS ........................................................... 73
 
SECTION 10.2.5.7 RAMPS ............................................................................... 77
 
SECTION 10.2.5.8 EXIT PASSAGEWAYS ......................................................... 78
 
SECTION 10.2.5.9
 
ESCALATORS AND MOVING WALKS ............................. 79
 
SECTION 10.2.5.10 FIRE ESCAPE STAIRS, LADDERS AND SLIDEESCAPES ............................................................................ 79
 
SECTION 10.2.5.11 ILLUMINATION OF MEANS OF EGRESS ........................... 85
 
SECTION 10.2.5.12 EXIT MARKING .................................................................. 86
 
SECTION 10.2.5.13 EMERGENCY EVACUATION PLAN ................................. 88
 DIVISION 6. FEATURES OF FIRE PROTECTION .................................................. 88
SECTION 10.2.6.1
 
CONSTRUCTION AND COMPARTMENTATION ............. 88
 
SECTION 10.2.6.2 PROTECTION OF VERTICAL OPENING ANDCOMBUSTIBLE CONCEALED SPACES ............................ 88
 
SECTION 10.2.6.3 INTERIOR FINISH ................................................................ 93
 

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