Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District Fire Code
Ordinance 2016.116.1-4 Adopted December 17, 2013 (Code applies to Local Responsibility Area)
The City of Escondido Fire Department and the Rincon del Diablo Fire Protection District have adopted the 2016 California Fire Code by state law and did amend the 2016 California Fire Code.
The 2016 California Fire Code is based on the 2015 International Fire as amended by the State of California. The purpose of this code is to establish the minimum requirements consistent with nationally recognized good practices to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare from the hazards of fire, explosion or dangerous conditions in new and existing buildings, structures and premises, and to provide safety and assistance to firefighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.
The California Health and Safety Code Section 17958.7 allow local amendments to the California Building Standards Codes, which includes the 2016 California Fire Code, when such codes are amended and adopted at the local level and when local findings are made for unique climatic, geological or topographical conditions and associated staff report includes local findings. Those amendments are adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Diego are contained in the 2016 Consolidated Fire Code.