Fire Safety Code, Rhode Island

Rules & Regulations

Rules and Regulations Promulgated by the Board of Appeal and Review

To begin, select a rule section from the drop-down menu located in the upper right corner of this page.

Index

Section 1      Declaration of Policy
Section 2      Consolidation of Rhode Island Fire Safety Code
Section 3      (Enabling Legislation references)
Section 4      Definitions
Section 5      Fire Safety Code Board of Appeal & Review
Section 6      Administrative Powers of the Fire Safety Code Board of Appeal & Review
Section 7      Rhode Island Fire Code (NFPA 1 - 2012 edition) of the Rhode Island Fire Safety Code
Section 8      Rhode Island Life Safety Code (NFPA 101 - 2012 edition) of the Rhode Island Fire Safety Code
                   (Section 8 is where the primary code requirements affecting all new and existing buildings in the state can be located)
Section 9      Rehabilitation Building and Fire Code for Existing Building and Structures
Section 10    Rhode Island Fire Alarm Code (NFPA 72 - 2010 edition)
Sections 11 – 15     RESERVED

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NOTE: Sections 7, 8 and 10 comprise the RI amendments to the adopted National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes - in order to properly utilize the State Fire Safety Code, both the NFPA core document and the associated RI amendments must be read together. To view the applicable NFPA document in its entirety, use the link on the Home page to NFPA codes - when doing so, be certain to select the correct edition year, as indicated above, using the "Current and Prior Editions" tab on their site.

 

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SMOKE ALARM AND CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) ALARM REQUIREMENTS for 1-, 2- and 3-family dwellings

  1. For 1- and 2-family dwellings, select Section 8 above and scroll down to Chapter 24.
  2. NOTE: See # 14-04 and # 13-01 on the "Interpretations" tab for clarifications and formal interpretations on these requirements.

  3. For 3-family apartment buildings, select Section 8 above and scroll down to Chapter 25.

 



























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