§23-28.6-22  Nightclubs. –

Link to law: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE23/23-28.6/23-28.6-22.HTM
Published: 2015

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TITLE 23

Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-28.6

Places of Assembly

SECTION 23-28.6-22



   § 23-28.6-22  Nightclubs. –

Every special amusement building concentrated occupancy place of assembly

nightclub as defined in § 23-28.1-5 shall comply with the following

requirements, consistent with requirements related thereto established by the

Fire Safety Code Board of Appeal and Review and the state fire marshal. All

such buildings shall:



   (1) Have fire alarms that are municipally connected for

occupancies of one hundred fifty (150) or greater and for all Class A and B

places of assembly by July 1, 2004. These fire alarm systems shall be tested no

less than quarterly.



   (2) Have sprinklers in Class C places of assembly of one

hundred fifty (150) or greater with an occupancy load of one hundred fifty

(150) up to three hundred (300) people by July 1, 2006 and in Class A and B

places of assembly with an occupancy load of greater than three hundred (300)

people by July 1, 2005; provided, however, that this requirement shall not

apply to fully alarmed buildings used exclusively as places of worship.



   (3) Have alarm systems sound and upon the actuation of any

smoke detector or fire alarm, have emergency lighting or other appropriate

lighting activate, and require that any conflicting sounds or visuals cease, by

February 20, 2004.



   (4) Have two (2) fire extinguishers, which shall be at least

twenty (20) pounds or such other size as may be established as appropriate by

the Fire Safety Code Board of Appeal and Review, in each stage area, by

February 20, 2004.



   (5) Have floor proximity exit signs for all occupancies

greater than one hundred fifty (150) by February 20, 2005.



   (6) Provide an audible announcement of the location of

emergency exits prior to each act or set.



   (7) Have an emergency plan for the premises, approved by a

fire marshal and consistent with rules established by the Fire Safety Code

Board of Appeal a person on duty or a crowd manager on duty, who has been

trained by the fire marshal with regard to the emergency plan and basic crowd

management techniques by October 1, 2004. This requirement shall be in addition

to the requirement for a detail fire fighter.



History of Section.

(P.L. 2003, ch. 106, § 8; P.L. 2003, ch. 107, § 8; P.L. 2004, ch.

220, § 7; P.L. 2004, ch. 225, § 7; P.L. 2012, ch. 415, §

24.)