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Covered malls exceeding 50,000 square feet (4645 m 2 ) in aggregate floor area.
Buildings with an atrium and having an occupancy in Group A, E or M The Grand Rapids Fire Department also strongly recommends that Group R-2 occupancies with more
than 16 dwelling units, such as apartment buildings, dormitories, fraternity and sorority houses, and
boarding houses, etc., develop and maintain Fire Safety and Emergency Evacuation Plans. All contractors working in the City of Grand Rapids and using heat-producing equipment must comply
with the “Hot Works Permit Program”, page 101, below. !
Provisions for use of open flames, especially in places of assembly, are found in “Open Flames and
Open Burning,” page 107, below. " ! Rules for obtaining a permit for pyrotechnic special effects and fireworks are found in
“Pyrotechnics/Fireworks Permits,” page 111, below. ! # There are special requirements for the use of tents and other temporary structures. See “Tents and
Temporary Structures/Outdoor Cooking,” page 115, below. Scope
The Fire and Life Safety Program contains policies and procedures that, when implemented and
maintained, will satisfy the code obligations of building owners and occupants, prevent loss of life, reduce
injury and reduce property damage due to fire and other emergencies.
This plan is designed to provide guidelines for identifying, monitoring, and addressing fire safety issues in
our community. Further chapters describe emergency procedures, fire safety equipment, drills, FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY PROGRAM inspections, training and procedures that reduce the possibility of fires. This document is evaluated
annually and revised as needed by the Deputy Fire Chief for Fire Prevention.
The rules, regulations, and recommendations in this manual are in conformity with codes and standards
established by the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), the International Fire Code (as adopted),
the Michigan Building Code, the City of Grand Rapids Municipal Code, and the Occupat...
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