The 2005 Connecticut Fire Safety Code Guidebook is based on the 2005 Connecticut State Fire Safety Code, which was effective on December 31, 2005. The 2005 version of the State Fire Safety Code is a blend of portions of the International Code Council (ICC) International Fire Code, the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) NFPA 101 - Life Safety Code, and NFPA 1 Uniform Fire Code.
In previous versions of the Connecticut State Fire Safety Code, the code was based upon editions of the Life Safety Code.
Those earlier codes encompassed the construction, operational and maintenance requirements for both new and existing buildings and occupancies.
This edition of the Connecticut Fire Safety Code Guidebook reflects a change from past practice. The intent of this blend of codes was to remove any differences between the requirements of the Connecticut Building Code and Connecticut Fire Safety Codes with respect to new construction, additions to and renovations of buildings.
The 2005 Connecticut Fire Safety Code is composed of five major parts:
- Part I - Administration - issues such as scope and application of the various parts of the code, defining the Authority Having Jurisdiction, plan submittal and inspections, building permit and certificate of occupancy approvals, and variations or exceptions.
- Part II - General - applicable to both new and existing buildings and occupancies and coordinates the major referenced standards utilized by all three major model code components.
- Part III - New construction, renovations and change of use - This section is based upon the provisions of the International Fire Code and requires by reference the use of many requirements from the International Building Code, International Mechanical Code and International Existing Building Code so that the document could be functional for construction activities.
- Part IV - Maintenance and operational issues - construction requirements for existing buildings and occupancies, which incorporates the requirements of the 2003 edition of NFPA 101.
- Part V - New and existing buildings and occupancies - This part contains the requirements for the operation and maintenance of such facilities by incorporating some portions of the NFPA 1.
If you build or design buildings in Connecticut, you need the 2005 Connecticut Fire Safety Code within an arm's reach.