This updated 2005 Connecticut Fire Code is also known as the "Connecticut Fire Safety Code Guidebook", and is based upon the 2005 Connecticut State Fire Safety Code. This State Fire Safety Code is a blend of portions of the International Code Council (ICC) International Fire Code, the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) NFPA 101 - Life Safety Code, and NFPA 1 Uniform Fire Code.
Earlier versions of the codes, based upon editions of the Life Safety Code, encompassed the construction, operational and maintenance requirements for both new and existing buildings and occupancies. Revisions and changes reflected in the 2005 Connecticut State Fire Code remove any differences between the requirements of the State Building Code and State Fire Safety Codes with respect to new construction, additions to and renovations of buildings.
The 2005 State Fire Safety Code covers Administrative issues of the Connecticut State Fire Safety Code, New Construction, Renovations & Change of Use, Existing Buildings/Occupancies, Maintenance and Operational Issues, and more.
The 2005 State Fire Safety Code is comprised of five major parts:
- Part I - Administration
- Part II - General
- Part III - New Construction, Renovations & Change of Use
- Part IV - Existing Buildings/Occupancies
- Part V - Maintenance and Operational Issues