The City and SFFD have finished updating and simplifying last year’s Fire Safety regulations. The City has passed Ordinance 164-17 to repeal and amend many of last year’s requirements related to diagramming and mapping individual apartments and floorplans.
Instead of diagramming your building’s apartments and common areas, you can fulfill your obligations under this law by communicating the following to all residents in writing or via email by January 1, 2018:
Building Owners must keep a copy of the notice which includes this information for two years. These requirements apply to buildings of 3+ units.
Fire Safety requirements as part of another ordinance last year, which requires the posting of template language about Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm information and Building Contact telephone information, remains unchanged and is still in effect and required by City law.
Ordinance 164-17: https://sfgov.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=5338078&GUID=1ACBAE60-EB34-459E-9313-BB2A09E8591F
More information about the City’s Fire Safety regulations is available from the SF Fire Department here: http://sf-fire.org/new-fire-safety-requirements-building-owners
Fire Safety signs from SFAA
Signs are available to purchase only at the SFAA office; contact SFAA for more information.
Supervisor Campos’ Fire Safety Requirements for Existing Buildings
Supervisor Katy Tang’s Disclosure of Fire Safety Information
File No. 210259- Fire Alarm Systems Upgrade Deadline
Ordinance amending the Fire Code and Existing Building Code to extend the deadline for building owners to upgrade existing fire alarm systems from July 1, 2021, to July 1, 2023; making findings under the California Health and Safety Code; and directing the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors to forward this ordinance to the California Building Standards Commission upon final passage.
SFAA_SF Fire Codes from Stephanie Alonzo on Vimeo.
SFAA_Fire Alarm Compliance from Stephanie Alonzo on Vimeo.