City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 17F
Chapter 17F.080
Section 17F.080.120

Title 17F Construction Standards

Chapter 17F.080 Fire Code

Section 17F.080.120 Elevator Shafts, Equipment Rooms, Machine Spaces, and Lobbies
  1. Elevator shafts and elevator equipment rooms are not required to be provided with automatic sprinklers only if:
    1. they are of non-combustible construction; and
    1. they meet the fire resistance ratings required by the International Building Code.
  1. Elevator shafts, lobbies, machine space, and elevator equipment rooms shall be provided with smoke detection that will:
    1. notify the building’s fire alarm system; and
    1. activate the recall operation of the elevator(s).
  1. Existing elevators having a travel distance of less than twenty-five feet and with recall capabilities in buildings with a fire alarm system will be connected to the building fire alarm system to activate the recall function. At a minimum, Phase 1 recall is required to be provided with primary and alternate recall floors.
  1. Fire Service Access elevators will be activated by any fire alarm activation device that is activated in the building.

Date Passed: Monday, November 26, 2018

Effective Date: Thursday, January 3, 2019

ORD C35699 Section 6