The Fire Code is a group of fire safety requirements that are developed to protect a specific type of operation, to protect the occupants of a building from fire, and to reduce the potential for a fire to start. These requirements are developed based on information gathered from around the country where fires have been in the past. A significant amount of investigation and research is conducted to determine the actual cause of fire before an item becomes a part of the Fire Code. Once the Fire Code has been adopted by a city, it becomes the City Ordinance that regulates fire safety. Failure to comply with the Fire Code can result in citations and fines.
The Fire Code used by the City of Deer Park is part of a series of Codes that are designed to do two specific things: (1) to protect the lives of the people who enter, work, visit, or otherwise occupy a building, and (2) to ensure that all aspects of the construction of a building, fire protection systems and the operations or functions performed within a building are done in a fire safe manner.