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Act 207 of 1941
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FIRE PREVENTION CODE

Act 207 of 1941

AN ACT to provide for the prevention of fires and the protection of persons and property from exposure to the dangers of fire or explosion; to authorize the investigation of fires and the discovery of crime or other offenses in relation thereto; to require the razing, repair, or alteration of buildings, and the clearing and improvement of premises which constitute a fire hazard or a menace to the peace, security, or safety of persons or property; to control the construction, use, and occupancy of buildings and premises in relation to safety, including fire safety; to provide for the certification of fire inspectors and the delegation of certain powers to those certified fire inspectors; to provide for the regulation of the storage and transportation of hazardous material; to provide for the issuance of certificates; to prohibit the use of certain fire extinguishers and fire extinguishing agents; to provide immunity from liability for certain persons; to provide for the administration and enforcement of this act; to prescribe penalties; to provide for the promulgation of rules; to provide for the assessment of fees; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.


History: 1941, Act 207, Imd. Eff. June 16, 1941 ;-- Am. 1952, Act 113, Eff. Sept. 18, 1952 ;-- Am. 1961, Act 102, Eff. Sept. 8, 1961 ;-- Am. 1978, Act 3, Imd. Eff. Feb. 7, 1978 ;-- Am. 1980, Act 247, Eff. Oct. 1, 1980 ;-- Am. 1984, Act 314, Imd. Eff. Dec. 21, 1984 ;-- Am. 2006, Act 187, Imd. Eff. June 19, 2006 ;-- Am. 2006, Act 337, Imd. Eff. Aug. 15, 2006


© 2009 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

DocumentTypeDescription
Section 29.1SectionDefinitions.
Section 29.1aSectionShort title.
Section 29.1bSectionBureau of fire services; creation; state fire marshal as head of bureau; membership; powers and duties; financial transactions and records.
Section 29.1cSectionBureau of fire services; duties; powers.
Section 29.1dSectionState fire marshal; duties.
Section 29.1eSectionUniforms, equipment, and other articles; prohibited acts; violation; penalty; "facsimile" defined.
Section 29.2SectionAdministration and enforcement of act.
Section 29.2aSectionRules; promulgation; ad hoc committees.
Section 29.2bSectionDelegation of authority to enforce fire safety rules; certification of individuals; rules; ordinances; fire inspectors; duration, renewal, and revocation of delegated authority; review of decisions.
Section 29.2cSectionHospital operation and maintenance inspection fees; plan review and construction inspection fees for hospitals and schools; disposition; establishment of fee schedule.
Section 29.3SectionRepealed. 1965, Act 200, Imd. Eff. July 16, 1965.
Section 29.3aSectionRepealed. 1978, Act 3, Imd. Eff. Feb. 7, 1978.
Section 29.3bSectionState fire safety board; creation; appointment, qualifications, terms, and removal of members; quorum; voting; hearing; chairperson; regular and special meetings; conducting business at public meeting; expenses; appropriation; minutes; record; availability of certain writings to public; confidentiality; reports, analyses, or summaries.
Section 29.3cSectionRules; review and consideration; variation of application of rule; board as hearing body; modification of ruling or interpretation; decision; exemption.
Section 29.3dSectionRepealed. 2006, Act 189, Imd. Eff. June 19, 2006.
Section 29.3eSectionRules pertaining to uniform fire safety requirements.
Section 29.4SectionFire incident report; report of fire by fire insurance company; reporting fires where arson suspected; request for release of information relative to fire loss; notice and information where incendiary means suspected; liability for furnishing information; confidentiality; testimony in civil action or administrative hearing; “insurance company” defined.
Section 29.5SectionHazardous materials or other substances.
Section 29.5aSectionInspection of vehicle transporting hazardous material; violation; notice of condemnation; allowing vehicle to proceed to make deliveries; return and repair of vehicle; impounding vehicle; temporary release; notice of correction of conditions; reinspection; release upon compliance and payment of expenses; notice; conduct by official.
Section 29.5bSectionRepealed. 1996, Act 152, Imd. Eff. Mar. 25, 1996.
Section 29.5cSectionFilling or storage locations; certificate; approval of department of environmental quality; exception.
Section 29.5dSectionIssuance of certificates; authorization to conduct inspections; annual fee; revocation of authorization; exemptions; review of procedures; installation application; fee per tank; waiver; payment and amount of fees; certain local ordinance prohibited; collection and disposition of fees; creation of hazardous materials storage tank regulatory enforcement fund.
Section 29.5eSectionFinding of noncompliance; revoking or denying renewal of certificate; order.
Section 29.5fSectionRepealed. 1996, Act 152, Imd. Eff. Mar. 25, 1996.
Section 29.5gSectionFire, explosion, spill, leak, accident, or related occurrence; notice of details.
Section 29.5hSectionBureau of fire services; duties generally.
Section 29.5iSectionDry cleaning operation using flammable liquid; certificate required; amount and adjustment of fee; application of section; "class IV installation" defined.
Section 29.5jSectionTerminal at which tank filled by pipeline; high level alarm system; testing; plans and specifications; final inspection; fire and emergency plan.
Section 29.5kSectionAttended terminal at which tank filled by pipeline; high level alarm system.
Section 29.5lSectionUnattended terminal at which tank filled by pipeline; high level alarm system.
Section 29.5mSectionRemote control terminal at which tank filled by pipeline; high level alarm system; equipment; sounding of audible trouble alarm.
Section 29.5nSectionDelivery of flammable liquid into above ground liquid storage tank by pipeline at remote control terminal; conditions.
Section 29.5oSectionAdditional safety equipment and procedures required by director of department of environmental quality; requesting variation of requirements; local ordinances.
Section 29.5pSectionInformation regarding hazardous chemicals in workplace; request; list; material safety data sheet; description of quantity and location of hazardous chemical; time extension; availability of information; rules; update of information; limitation.
Section 29.6SectionInvestigation and inquiry into cause or origin of fire; entering and inspecting building or premises; demonstration fire resulting in death or injury; "injury" defined.
Section 29.7SectionCrime or other offense committed in connection with fire; inquiry; subpoenas; oaths or affirmations; perjury; aid of circuit court; court order; contempt; self-incrimination; exception.
Section 29.7aSectionConditions dangerous to persons or property; restrictions and requirements; investigation of causes and effects.
Section 29.7bSectionTents; requirements for resistance to fire; exceptions; camping tentage of new manufacture.
Section 29.7cSectionLiability of persons providing assistance upon request of state fire marshal; issuance of identification.
Section 29.8SectionFire hazard; inspection and examination of building or premises; findings, report, and recommendations.
Section 29.9SectionFire hazard; determination; order; compliance; refusal to obey order; service on unknown owner; enforcement of ordinances or charter provisions.
Section 29.10SectionService of orders.
Section 29.11SectionSubstantial compliance with MCL 29.8 and 29.9.
Section 29.12SectionOrders presumed valid and reasonable; prima facie evidence.
Section 29.13SectionNoncompliance with order; filing petition in circuit court; contents of petition; order to show cause; service of order; hearing; determination; modifying, changing, or affirming order; failure to appear or make return; securing specific performance; injunction prohibited.
Section 29.14SectionNotice of pendency of proceedings under order; filing for record; constructive notice; order and proceedings not affected by subsequent transfer.
Section 29.15SectionOther persons as parties defendant; service of order to show cause.
Section 29.16SectionNoncompliance with order or direction of court as contempt; citation; execution of order and directions; cost and expense of executing order; use of salvaged materials; disposition of surplus.
Section 29.17SectionAcquisition of title by state not to exempt property from act.
Section 29.18SectionService of order or process; return of service.
Section 29.19SectionFire drills in schools, colleges, universities, and school dormitories; unrestricted emergency egress; compliance; record; minimum drills; weather conditions; tornado safety drills; location of drills; security measures; drills during lunch or recess periods; documentation of completed school safety drill; posting on website; list of scheduled drill days; limitation; protective apparatus or equipment; development of model; cardiac emergency response plan.
Section 29.20, 29.21SectionRepealed. 1978, Act 3, Imd. Eff. Feb. 7, 1978.
Section 29.21aSectionFire extinguishers or fire extinguishing devices.
Section 29.21bSectionFire extinguishers; liquefied compressed gas, toxicity.
Section 29.21cSectionPlace of public assemblage; inspection; certificate required.
Section 29.21dSectionPlace of public assemblage; issuance; display; revocation or denial; order to cease operation.
Section 29.21eSectionRepealed. 1980, Act 247, Eff. Oct. 1, 1980.
Section 29.22SectionViolations; penalties.
Section 29.23SectionFire hazard as nuisance; abatement; action; procedure; order or decree; condition; injunction; jurisdiction; cost and expense of abatement; continuance of hearing.
Section 29.24SectionAnnual report to governor; contents.
Section 29.25SectionRepeal; saving clause.
Section 29.26SectionFirm; prohibited acts; certification requirements; subsections (1)(d) and (2) inapplicable to licensed architect or professional engineer.
Section 29.27SectionRepealed. 2006, Act 189, Imd. Eff. June 19, 2006.
Section 29.28SectionDisplay of certificate; maintenance and inspection of records; recertification; fees.
Section 29.29SectionInstallation or modification of required fire alarm system or fire suppression system; plans and specifications; approval; documentation; fee; form; testing, servicing, inspection, or maintenance of system; drawing; certification of firm.
Section 29.30SectionDiscovery of system believed in violation of state law; report; acknowledgment of notice.
Section 29.31SectionTownship, city, village, or county ordinance or resolution; rules; “inconsistent” defined; fee.
Section 29.32SectionSuspension of certification; hearing; affirming, reversing, or modifying decision to suspend certification; revocation of certification; recertification; accepting plans and specifications for approval.
Section 29.33SectionPerformance of certain acts by noncertified firm; principal executive officer guilty of misdemeanor; penalty.
Section 29.34SectionRepealed. 2006, Act 189, Imd. Eff. June 19, 2006.