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17.130.120 Telecommunications facilities – Critical disaster response facilities.
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A. All radio, television and voice communication facilities providing service to government or the general public shall be designed to survive a natural disaster without interruption in operation. To this end all the following measures shall be implemented:

1. Nonflammable exterior wall and roof covering shall be used in the construction of all buildings;

2. Openings in all buildings shall be protected against penetration by fire and windblown embers;

3. The telecommunications tower when fully loaded with antennas, transmitters, and other equipment and camouflaging shall be designed to withstand the forces expected during the “maximum credible earthquake.” All equipment mounting racks and equipment used shall be anchored in such a manner that such a quake will not tip them over, throw the equipment off its shelves, or otherwise act to damage it;

4. All connections between various components of the facility and with necessary power and telephone lines shall be protected against damage by wildfire, flooding, and earthquake; and

5. Measures shall be taken to ensure that the facility is operational in the event of a disaster or power loss.

B. Demonstration of compliance with the requirements of subsections (A)(1), (A)(2), (A)(4) and (A)(5) of this section (fire only) shall be evidenced by a certification signed by the Fire Chief on the building plans submitted.

C. Demonstration of compliance with the requirements of subsections (A)(3) through (A)(5) of this section (earthquake only) shall be provided via a second certification on said plans signed by a structural engineer or other appropriate professional licensed by the State. (Ord. 1123 § 3 (Exh. A § 4), 2019)

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