South Carolina:

  • The State Fire Marshall has updated the state’s code by adopting the new carbon monoxide detection requirements in the 2015 edition of the International Fire Code (IFC) and International Building Code (IBC). The new requirements:
    • Expands the state’s current requirements to include K thru 12 schools
    • Provide more comprehensive and less ambiguous installation requirements for hotels, apartment building dwelling units, dormitories, assisted living facilities, hospitals and nursing homes
  • South Carolina joins Utah, Connecticut, Maryland and California with laws requiring CO detection in schools. The bulletin may be viewed at South Carolina SFM Bulletin


  • The State Uniform Construction Code Council has adopted by reference the 2012 edition of NFPA 101 and the IBC http://lsuccc.dps.louisiana.gov/index.html. That means the following requirements become effective 1/1/14 for newly constructed buildings:
  • CO detection is required in Group I and R occupancies
  • Fire EVAC is required in Group E occupancies
  • Low frequency audible alarm signal is required in sleeping rooms of Group R-1 and R-2 occupancies

Decoding Building and Life Safety Codes