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A. Where a building or portion of a building is so located or constructed with grades; elevations; vegetation; or other natural or manmade obstacles which make exterior or interior access and/or use by fire apparatus; equipment; or personnel unduly difficult; unsafe; or impossible, additional safeguards may be required by the Fire Code Official. Where such access is being proposed as part of a land subdivision, the Fire Code Official may declare a proposed lot un-accessible and therefore deny that proposed lot. Safeguards may consist of one or more of the following applicable items or alternates suitable for firefighting, fire protection, EMS, and/or rescue operations as specified by the Fire Code Official:

1. Automatic fire sprinkler throughout.

2. Smoke detection system.

3. Automatic fire alarm systems.

4. Communication systems.

a. Voice alarm system;

b. Public address system;

c. Fire Department communication system.

5. Central control station.

6. Smoke control systems.

7. Emergency elevator systems.

8. Emergency exits.

9. Emergency areas of refuge including horizontal exits and smoke-proof enclosures.

10. Vertical and horizontal standpipes.

11. Standby power, light, and emergency systems.

12. Emergency medical services-sized elevator (four-foot x seven-foot clear interior).

13. Reduction or deletion of non-sprinklered areas.

14. Fire-resistive construction.

15. Noncombustible siding (limited, protected, or no openings).

16. NFPA 13-compliant sprinkler coverage.

17. Brushed concrete access drive or similar.

18. Firefighter access stairs/ramps.

19. Ladder operations area (not just aerial but also ground ladders).

20. Electrically controlled access doors or gates provided with emergency services override (strobe, radio, etc.).

21. Dedicated emergency service access and parking areas.

B. All systems shall meet the design requirements set forth in the Redmond Fire Department Standards and Redmond Fire Code. (Ord. 3124 § 2, 2023; Ord. 3121 § 2, 2023; Ord. 3008 § 2, 2020; Ord. 2957 § 8 (part), 2019: Ord. 2693 § 2 (part), 2013: Ord. 2530 § 2 (part), 2010: Ord. 2357 § 1 (part), 2007: Ord. 2220 § 1, 2004).