MEDIA CONTACT INFORMATION
Jill Bronaugh
Communication Manager
Office of the State Fire Marshal
800 SW Jackson, Suite 104
Topeka, KS 66612-1216
785-296-3403
jill.bronaugh@ks.gov
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Press Releases

Codes and Standards Update

Mende Barnett | Jan 22, 2015
The Office of the State Fire Marshal is preparing to update our adopted codes and standards and we would like to offer you the opportunity to provide comments or other input. In the upcoming months we will begin preparing the regulations to adopt and a formal public hearing and comment period will be scheduled. At this time, we wanted to solicit any input and give everyone the opportunity to become involved in the process as early as possible.

We are currently operating under the 2006 International Building Code (IBC), 2006 International Fire Code (IFC), 2006 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, and various other NFPA documents.

Older versions of which are all currently adopted in K.A.R. 22-1-3.

Our office is planning to adopt the following codes and standards:

The 2012 edition of the International Building Code (IBC)
The 2012 edition of the International Fire Code (IFC)
The 2013 edition of NFPA 10 (Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers)
The 2013 edition of NFPA 13 (Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems)
The 2013 edition of NFPA 13D (Standard of the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes)
The 2013 edition of NFPA 13R (Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Low-Rise Residential Occupancies)
The 2013 edition of NFPA 14 (Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems)
The 2013 edition of NFPA 17 (Standard for Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems)
The 2013 edition of NFPA 17A (Standard for Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems)
The 2014 edition of NFPA 25 (Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems)
The 2012 edition of NFPA 30 (Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code)
The 2012 edition of NFPA 30A (Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages)
The 2013 edition of NFPA 52 (Vehicular Gaseous Fuel Systems Code)
The 2014 edition of NFPA 70 (National Electric Code)
The 2013 edition of NFPA 72 (National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code)
The 2014 edition of NFPA 96 (Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Equipment)
The 2012 edition of NFPA 101 (Life Safety Code)
The 2013 edition of NFPA 101A (Guide on Alternative Approaches to Life Safety)
The 2011 edition of NFPA 102 (Standard for Grandstands, Folding and Telescopic Seating, Tents, and Membrane Structures)
The 2013 edition of NFPA 110 (Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems)
The 2012 edition of NFPA 170 (Standard for Fire Safety and Emergency Symbols)
The 2012 edition of NFPA 385 (Standard for Tank Vehicles for Flammable and Combustible Liquids)

Questions and concerns should be sent to: Mende Barnett, mende.barnett@ksfm.ks.gov