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34 Pa. Code § 14.22. Powers of the fire marshal.

§ 14.22. Powers of the fire marshal.

 (a)  The fire marshal shall have the power to protect life and property, and he may exercise the power more than once with reference to a given place, building or other facility. If by reason of a change in topography, building construction, relocation of highways or other conditions, the fire marshal determines that more stringent measures shall be taken to protect life or property, he shall have the power to require compliance with the reasonable changes he deems necessary, notwithstanding the fact that the place, building or other facility has been previously approved or was erected, installed or set up prior to April 27, 1927.

 (b)  The fire marshal shall have power to modify the provisions of this subpart when it may be warranted and when the modification may be deemed to be equivalent to the requirements affected or be otherwise merited. The fire marshal shall have power to apply the additional requirements with reference to a particular application not specifically covered in this subpart when, in his judgment, it is deemed necessary to minimize any explosion or fire hazard.

 (c)  The fire marshal shall be notified within 24 hours of a fire that results from the use of flammable or combustible liquid equipment. Notification shall be accomplished by contacting the nearest State police station.


   The provisions of this §  11.22 adopted October 12, 1971, effective October 23, 1971, 1 Pa.B. 2018; amended June 22, 1984, effective June 18, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 2131; transferred from 37 Pa. Code and renumbered as 34 Pa. Code §  14.22, February 28, 2014, effective March 1, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 1233. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (205621).

Cross References

   This section cited in 34 Pa. Code §  14.5 (relating to retroactivity).

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