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101.14(4)(b)2.a.a. Subdivision 1r. does not apply to any open parking structure, as defined by the department.
101.14(4)(b)2.b. b. If the department determines that water would cause irreparable damage and undue economic loss if discharged in such places or buildings, it shall require a suppression device which has a substance other than water.
101.14(4)(b)2.c. c. Except as provided in subd. 3., subd. 1r. does not apply to any building over 60 feet in height the construction of which is completed or is begun prior to July 3, 1974.
101.14(4)(b)3. 3. The rules of the department shall require all of the following:
101.14(4)(b)3.a. a. Every residence hall and dormitory over 60 feet in height, the initial construction of which was begun before April 26, 2000, that is owned or operated by the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System to contain an automatic fire sprinkler system on each floor by January 1, 2006.
101.14(4)(b)3.b. b. Every residence hall and dormitory, the initial construction of which is begun on or after April 26, 2000, that is owned or operated by the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System to have an automatic fire sprinkler system installed on each floor at the time the residence hall or dormitory is constructed.
101.14(4)(b)3.c. c. Every residence hall and dormitory over 60 feet in height, the initial construction of which was begun before January 7, 2006, that is owned or operated by an institution of higher education, other than a residence hall or dormitory that is owned or operated by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, to contain an automatic fire sprinkler system on each floor by January 1, 2014.
101.14(4)(b)3.d. d. Every residence hall and dormitory, the initial construction of which is begun on or after January 7, 2006, that is owned or operated by an institution of higher education, other than a residence hall or dormitory that is owned or operated by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, to have an automatic fire sprinkler system installed on each floor at the time the residence hall or dormitory is constructed.
101.14(4)(b)3.e. e. Every student residential facility operated by a fraternity, sorority, or other organization authorized or sponsored by an institution of higher education, the initial construction of which was begun before January 7, 2006, and every private student residential building over 60 feet in height, the initial construction of which was begun before January 7, 2006, to contain an automatic fire sprinkler system on each floor by January 1, 2014.
101.14(4)(b)3.f. f. Every student residential facility operated by a fraternity, sorority, or other organization authorized or sponsored by an institution of higher education, the initial construction of which is begun on or after January 7, 2006, and every private student residential building, the initial construction of which is begun on or after January 7, 2006, to have an automatic fire sprinkler system installed on each floor at the time the facility is constructed.
101.14(4)(c) (c) The rules of the department governing such places and buildings under 60 feet in height shall be based upon but may vary from those provisions in the International Code Council, Inc., building code which relate to fire detection, prevention and suppression in public buildings and places of employment.
101.14(4)(d) (d) To the extent that the historic building code applies to the subject matter of this subsection, each qualified historic building, as defined under s. 101.121 (2) (c), is exempt from this subsection if the owner elects to be subject to s. 101.121.
101.14(4)(dm) (dm) Each building required by rule under this subsection to contain fire detection, prevention and suppression devices shall have the necessary devices installed at the time of its construction.
101.14(4)(e) (e) Whoever violates this subsection may be fined not less than $100 but not more than $500 for each day of violation.
101.14(4)(f) (f) The department may inspect all buildings covered by this subsection and may issue such orders as may be necessary to assure compliance with it.
101.14(4)(g) (g) As used in this subsection:
101.14(4)(g)1. 1. "Automatic fire sprinkler system" has the meaning provided in s. 145.01 (2).
101.14(4)(g)2. 2. "Fire detection, prevention and suppression devices" include but are not limited to manual fire alarm systems, smoke and heat detection devices, fire extinguishers, standpipes, automatic fire suppression systems and automatic fire sprinkler systems.
101.14(4m) (4m)
101.14(4m)(a)(a) In this subsection:
101.14(4m)(a)1. 1. "Automatic fire sprinkler system" has the meaning given in s. 145.01 (2).
101.14(4m)(a)2. 2. "Dwelling unit" has the meaning given in s. 101.61 (1).
101.14(4m)(a)3. 3. "Multifamily dwelling" has the meaning given in s. 101.971 (2).
101.14(4m)(a)4. 4. "Nondwelling unit portions" means the common use areas of a multifamily dwelling, including corridors, stairways, basements, cellars, vestibules, atriums, community rooms, laundry rooms or swimming pool rooms.
101.14(4m)(a)5. 5. "Political subdivision" means a county, city, village or town.
101.14(4m)(a)5m. 5m. "Two-hour fire resistance" means 2-hour fire separations for all walls that separate dwelling units, exit corridors and exit stair enclosures and for all floors and ceilings, so that the specified walls, floors and ceilings are capable of resisting fire for a period not shorter than 2 hours.
101.14(4m)(am) (am) A political subdivision may enact ordinances, as provided in this paragraph, that require an automatic fire sprinkler system or 2-hour fire resistance in every multifamily dwelling. Any ordinance enacted under this paragraph shall meet the standards established under pars. (b) and (c) or under pars. (d) and (e).
101.14(4m)(b) (b) The department shall require an automatic fire sprinkler system or 2-hour fire resistance in every multifamily dwelling that contains any of the following:
101.14(4m)(b)1. 1. Total floor area, for all individual dwelling units, exceeding 16,000 square feet.
101.14(4m)(b)2. 2. More than 20 dwelling units.
101.14(4m)(b)3. 3. Total floor area of its nondwelling unit portions exceeding the limits established in par. (c).
101.14(4m)(c) (c) An automatic fire sprinkler system or 2-hour fire resistance is required under par. (b) in a multifamily dwelling constructed by any of the following types of construction if the total floor area of the nondwelling unit portions in the multifamily dwelling exceeds the following:
101.14(4m)(c)1. 1. Type 1 fire resistive construction, 16,000 square feet.
101.14(4m)(c)2. 2. Type 2 fire resistive construction, 12,000 square feet.
101.14(4m)(c)3. 3. Type 3 metal frame protected construction, 8,000 square feet.
101.14(4m)(c)4. 4. Type 4 heavy timber construction, 5,600 square feet.
101.14(4m)(c)5. 5. Type 5A exterior masonry protected, 5,600 square feet.
101.14(4m)(c)6. 6. Type 5B exterior masonry unprotected, 5,600 square feet.
101.14(4m)(c)7. 7. Type 6 metal frame unprotected, 5,600 square feet.
101.14(4m)(c)8. 8. Type 7 wood frame protected construction, 5,600 square feet.
101.14(4m)(c)9. 9. Type 8 wood frame unprotected construction, 4,800 square feet.
101.14(4m)(d) (d) A political subdivision's ordinances, enacted to meet the requirements of this paragraph and par. (e), shall require an automatic fire sprinkler system or 2-hour fire resistance in every multifamily dwelling that contains any of the following:
101.14(4m)(d)1. 1. Total floor area, for all individual dwelling units, exceeding 8,000 square feet.
101.14(4m)(d)2. 2. More than 8 dwelling units.
101.14(4m)(d)3. 3. Total floor area of its nondwelling unit portions exceeding the limits established in par. (e).
101.14(4m)(e) (e) A political subdivision's ordinances, enacted to meet the standards established in par. (d) and this paragraph, shall require an automatic fire sprinkler system or 2-hour fire resistance in every multifamily dwelling that is constructed by any of the following types of construction if the total floor area of the nondwelling unit portions in the multifamily dwelling exceeds the following:
101.14(4m)(e)1. 1. Type 1 fire resistive construction, 12,000 square feet.
101.14(4m)(e)2. 2. Type 2 fire resistive construction, 10,000 square feet.
101.14(4m)(e)3. 3. Type 3 metal frame protected construction, 8,000 square feet.
101.14(4m)(e)4. 4. Type 4 heavy timber construction, 5,600 square feet.
101.14(4m)(e)5. 5. Type 5A exterior masonry protected, 5,600 square feet.
101.14(4m)(e)6. 6. Type 5B exterior masonry unprotected, 5,600 square feet.
101.14(4m)(e)7. 7. Type 6 metal frame unprotected, 5,600 square feet.
101.14(4m)(e)8. 8. Type 7 wood frame protected construction, 5,600 square feet.
101.14(4m)(e)9. 9. Type 8 wood frame unprotected construction, 4,800 square feet.
101.14 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See s. 66.0119 for provision authorizing special inspection warrants.
101.14 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. SPS 314 and 362, Wis. adm. code.
101.14 Annotation Inspection of buildings for safety and fire prevention purposes under s. 101.14 does not involve a quasi-judicial function within meaning of s. 895.43 (3) [now 893.80 (4)]. Coffey v. Milwaukee, 74 Wis. 2d 526, 247 N.W.2d 132 (1976).
101.14 Annotation Sub. (4m) (b) limits the authority of the department of commerce under s. 101.02 (15) and sub. (4) (a) only insofar as it mandates the department to require sprinkler systems in multifamily dwellings that exceed twenty units or the specified floor area. Sub. (4m) (b) plainly does not restrict the authority of the department under other statutory provisions to promulgate rules requiring fire protection devices in multifamily dwellings that have fewer dwelling units or a smaller floor area than that specified in the statute. Wisconsin Builders Association v. Department of Commerce, 2009 WI App 20, 316 Wis. 2d 301, 762 N.W.2d 845, 08-1438.
101.141 101.141 Record keeping of fires.
101.141(1) (1) Each city, village, and town fire department shall file a report for each fire that involves a building and that occurs within the boundaries of the city, village, or town with the U.S. fire administration for placement in the fire incident reporting system maintained by the U.S. fire administration. The report shall be filed within 60 days after the fire occurs.
101.141(2) (2) Each report filed under sub. (1) shall include all of the following information:
101.141(2)(a) (a) The age of the building.
101.141(2)(b) (b) The purpose for which the building was used at the time of the fire.
101.141(2)(c) (c) If the building was used as a home, whether the building was a multifamily dwelling complex, a single-family dwelling, or a mixed-use building with one or more dwelling units.
101.141(2)(d) (d) The number of dwelling units in the building, if the building was a multifamily dwelling complex or a mixed-use building.
101.141(2)(e) (e) Whether the building had an automatic fire sprinkler system at the time of the fire and, if so, whether the system was operational.
101.141(2)(f) (f) Whether the building had a fire alarm system at the time of the fire and, if so, whether the system was operational.
101.141(2)(g) (g) The cause of the fire.
101.141(2)(gg) (gg) An estimate of the amount of damages to the building as a result of the fire.
101.141(2)(gm) (gm) The number of human deaths due to the fire, if any.
101.141(2)(gr) (gr) The number of human injuries due to the fire, if any.
101.141(2)(h) (h) Any other relevant information concerning the building, as determined by the fire department.
101.141(3) (3) The department may review, correct, and update any report filed by a fire department under this section.
101.141 History History: 1975 c. 224; 2007 a. 75.
101.145 101.145 Smoke detectors.
101.145(1)(1) Definitions. As used in this section:
101.145(1)(a) (a) "Residential building" means any public building which is used for sleeping or lodging purposes and includes any apartment house, rooming house, hotel, children's home, community-based residential facility or dormitory but does not include a hospital or nursing home.
101.145(1)(b) (b) "Sleeping area" means the area of the unit in which the bedrooms or sleeping rooms are located. Bedrooms or sleeping rooms separated by another use area such as a kitchen or living room are separate sleeping areas but bedrooms or sleeping rooms separated by a bathroom are not separate sleeping areas.
101.145(1)(c) (c) "Smoke detector" means a device which detects particles or products of combustion other than heat.
101.145(1)(d) (d) "Unit" means a residential building or that part of a residential building which is intended to be used as a home, residence or sleeping place by one person or by 2 or more persons maintaining a common household, to the exclusion of all others.
101.145(2) (2)Approval. A smoke detector required under this section shall bear an Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., listing mark or similar mark from an independent product safety certification organization.
101.145(3) (3)Installation and maintenance.
101.145(3)(a)(a) The owner of a residential building shall install any smoke detector required under this section according to the directions and specifications of the manufacturer of the smoke detector.
101.145(3)(b) (b) The owner of a residential building shall maintain any such smoke detector that is located in a common area of that residential building.
101.145(3)(c) (c) The occupant of a unit in a residential building shall maintain any smoke detector in that unit, except that if an occupant who is not an owner, or a state, county, city, village or town officer, agent or employee charged under statute or municipal ordinance with powers or duties involving inspection of real or personal property, gives written notice to the owner that a smoke detector in the unit is not functional the owner shall provide, within 5 days after receipt of that notice, any maintenance necessary to make that smoke detector functional.
101.145(4) (4)Requirement. The owner of a residential building the initial construction of which is commenced before, on or after May 23, 1978, shall install and maintain a functional smoke detector in the basement and at the head of any stairway on each floor level of the building and shall install a functional smoke detector either in each sleeping area of each unit or elsewhere in the unit within 6 feet of each sleeping area and not in a kitchen.
101.145(5) (5)Penalty. Whoever violates this section shall forfeit to the state not more than $50 for each day of violation.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 18, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 18, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-18-14)