The 2003 International Fire Code, coordinated with the 2003 International Building Code®, references national standards to comprehensively address fire safety in new and existing buildings. It provides modern, up-to-date fire code, and addresses conditions hazardous to life and property from fire, explosion, handling or use of hazardous materials, and the use and occupancy of buildings and premises. Prescriptive- and performance-based approaches to fire prevention and fire protection systems are emphasized. Topics addressed include fire department access, fire hydrants, automatic sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, hazardous materials storage and use, and fire safety requirements for new and existing buildings and premises. The 2003 edition is fully compatible with all the International Codes published by the International Code Council (ICC).International Code Council Staff is the author of 'International Fire Code 2003', published 2003 under ISBN 9781892395603 and ISBN 1892395606.