For the current Fire Safety Code in the new RICR format - use the links on the Home Page.
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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) -- also see Section 8, Chapter 9
Sections 11 – 15 RESERVED
NOTE: Sections 7, 8 and 10 codify 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 jointly. 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.
SMOKE ALARM AND CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) ALARM REQUIREMENTS for 1-, 2- and 3-family dwellings
NOTE: See # 14-04 and # 13-01 on the "Interpretations" tab for clarifications and formal interpretations on these requirements.
Additional reference information for smoke alarms can be found in NFPA 72 (2010) National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code and for carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in NFPA 720 (2012) Standard for the Installation of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detection and Warning Equipment.