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Fire Code of the Philippines 2008

Fire Code of the Philippines 2008

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Fire Code of 2008 and its I.R.R.
Fire Code of 2008 and its I.R.R.

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A. Self-Service Stores

1. In any self-service store, no check-out stand or associated railings or
barriers shall obstruct exits or required aisles or approaches thereto.

2. In every self-service store where, wheeled carts or buggIes are used by
customers, adequate provision shall be made for the transit and
parking of such carts to minimize the possibility that they may obstruct
exits.

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B. Open-Air Mercantile Operations

1. Open-air mercantile, operations, such as open-air markets, gasoline
filling stations, auto LPG refilling stations, roadside stands for the sale of
farm produce and other outdoor mercantile operations shall be so
arranged and conducted as to maintain free and unobstructed ways
of travel at all times to permit prompt escape from any point of
danger in case of fire or other emergency, with no dead ends in which
persons might be trapped due to display stands, adjoining buildings,
fences, vehicles, or other obstructions.

2. If mercantile operations are conducted in roof-over areas, they shall
be treated as mercantile buildings, provided that canopies over
individual small stands to protect merchandise from the weather shall
not be construed to constitute buildings for the purpose of this
Chapter.

C. Combined Mercantile and Residential Occupancies.

No dwelling unit shall have its sole means of exit through any mercantile
occupancy in the same building.

Exception No. 1: Where the dwelling occupancy and exits therefrom are
separated from the mercantile occupancy by construction having a fire
resistance rating of at least one (1) hour.

Exception No. 2: Where the mercantile occupancy is protected by
automatic fire suppression system in accordance with Section 10.2.6.5 of
this IRR.

Exception No. 3: Where an existing building with not more than two (2)
dwelling units above the mercantile occupancy is protected by an
automatic fire detection systems in accordance with Section 10.2.6.4 of
this IRR.

D. Covered Malls and Walkway.

A covered or roofed interior area used as a pedestrian public way and
connecting buildings housing individual or multiple tenants. Use of the
term covered mall shall include covered walkways.

1. Covered Mall and Walkways. - A covered or roofed interior area used
as a pedestrian public way and connecting buildings housing
individual or multiple tenants. Use of the term covered mall shall
include covered walkways.

2. A covered mall and all buildings connected to it shall be treated as a
single mercantile building and shall be subject to the requirements for

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mercantile occupancies, except as provided herein.

3. Exit Details

a. Every covered mall shall have no less than two (2) exits located
remote from each other.

b. No less than one-half (0.5) the required exit widths for each Class A
or Class B store connected to a covered mall shall lead directly
outside without passing through the mall.

c. Every mall shall be provided with unobstructed exit access, parallel
to and adjacent to the connected buildings: This exit access shall
extend to each mall exit.

d. In no case shall an exit access through a covered mall be less than
three (3) meters and sixty six centimeters (66 cm) in clear width.

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