||FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT 1) This project is: 28 West Condos - 28 W Monument #401 - Fire alarm tenant finish
You can access our web site for the latest fire department plan review comments:
1. From www.springsgov.com, select CITY AGENCIES then FIRE
2. Click on FIRE CODE ENFORCEMENT.
3. Click on REVIEW PLANS STATUS in the gray box
4. Then select VIEW PLAN REVIEW STATUS.
5. Scroll down to the correct address. You may then select APPROVED/DISAPPROVED to view comments associated with that particular project.
|FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT 5) Fire alarm system is being installed by: SYSTEMS GROUP
This plan review is based on the requirements found within the 2003 Editions of the International Building Code, International Fire Code and the related Standards.|
|FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT 6) FIRE ALARM SYSTEM DESIGN:
---x--Single Family Residential Fire Alarm System
---x--Automatic -----Complete Detection
|FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT 7) Scope of Work: Tenant finish fire alarm system for unit #401|
These items need attention prior to final acceptance testing/inspection:
1. Recall of elevator is to be due to elevator detection only...not all. Notes are made on plans regarding code references.
2. Recall of elevator to primary and alternate or secondary is confusing on this matrix. Notes have been made on plans.
3. Sleeping areas require db to be proved at the pillow level. One bedroom in each unit does not have notification. These will need to be tested with a sound meter at pillow level, with intervening doors closed to prove db. If sound levels are not achieved additional sounding devices will be required.
4. "Stand alone" smoke detectors are still required to set off all detectors or notification when one is in alarm. Note on plans for code section.
The plan reviewer MARKED set of plans will need to be on site at the time of final acceptance testing or final will not be granted.
In the future, cut sheets will be required on EVERY device included in the battery calcs.|
|FYI||*****(SINGLE-FAMILY) BATTERY CALCULATIONS - REMOTE STATION
Battery Calculation based on the system being monitored by a Remote Station.
Battery standby designed for 24 hours.
The new fire panel is shown to be provided with ONE 12 volt / 7 AH battery. The plans indicate the battery will be wired to provide 12 volts @ 7 AH supplying a current draw of 2.3457 AH.
This appears to meet the battery calculation requirements.|
Off-site monitoring of this fire alarm system is required and shall be provided by an approved monitoring agency.
The phone number to be used to report a fire emergency is (719) 444-7632.
NOTE - The monitoring of the fire alarm system is dependent on the proper operation of the communicator panel and notification of the building occupants of any malfunctions.|
|FYI||(SINGLE-FAMILY) COMBINATION FIRE/BURGLARY SYSTEMS:
Fire warning equipment for dwelling units shall operate reliably and without compromise to it primary functions.
Fire signals shall take precedence over any other signal/function, even if a non-fire signal is activated first.
Signals shall be distinctive so that a fire signal can be easily distinguished from other signals that require different actions by the occupants.
Faults in other systems/components shall not affect the operation of the fire warning system. (NFPA 72:29.7.6)|
|FYI||(SINGLE-FAMILY) SYSTEM TROUBLE
All monitored circuits shall indicate with a distinctive trouble signal the occurence of a single fault should such fault affects the system's operation. (NFPA 72:220.127.116.11)
Circuits interconnecting multiple station alarms shall not be reqired to be monitored provided a fault does not prevent an alarm signal from the detector that senses the abnormal condition. (NFPA 72:18.104.22.168)|
|Attention||(SINGLE-FAMILY) SLEEPING AREAS
Insure the sleeping areas are provided with a fire alarm evacuation signal of be not less than 15 dBA above the average ambient or 5 dB above the maximum sound level as required by NFPA Standards. The sound level of the alarm system should be tested with a sound meter prior to the Acceptance Test. (NFPA 72:29.3.6; 18.4.5)|
Synch modules are NOT required in Single Family homes per NFPA 72 29.3.9.
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 9) CERTIFICATE OF INSTALLATION
Attached to these approved plans is the "Certificate of Installation".
It is the installers responsibility to certify, through the use of this form, that the system has been properly installed and tested.
The form is to be filled out in its entirety PRIOR TO THE ARRIVAL OF THE FIRE INSPECTOR conducting the final inspection and/or the acceptance test of the system.
FINAL INSPECTIONS WILL NOT BE CONDUCTED WITHOUT THIS FORM BEING COMPLETED.
At the time of this inspection the Fire Inspector will expect ALL devices involved in this fire alarm project to be tested. The installer should be aware of the fact that in a larger facility there may by a need to isolate the fire alarm system to only the area being tested. This testing method may be needed in such buildings as Hospitals, High Rise office buildings, and Malls to name a few. Regardless of how the fire alarm test is going to be conducted the alarm installer is to insure that building owner and/or manager and the General Contractor has been informed of the test criteria, time and date of the test, and have given their approval.
NOTE - Fire alarm installers shall also complete the "RECORD OF COMPLETION" forms prior to scheduling a fire alarm final. A copy of this form can be found in NFPA 72.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 10) INSPECTIONS
A minimum of 2-business days notice is required for all inspections. Due to work loads, holidays, meetings, vacations, etc...the CSFD cannot guarantee a 2-business day turnaround on all inspections. PLEASE help yourself by helping us - call your inspections in with ample time to allow adequate scheduling.
When calling, please have your complete CSFD plan review number(s) ready for each inspection request.
( i.e. 20001234 - HM -2 or 20000012 - CN - 1)
The CSFD Approved sets of plans are to be on site for all inspections.|
|Attention||(STANDARD COMMENT) KHJ - SCHEDULING INSPECTIONS:
Your assigned Inspector is Kris Johnson. You may contact him at 719-385-7257 to schedule all construction related inspection activities
|Attention||(STANDARD COMMENT 11) ROUGH-IN PERMIT AND INSPECTIONS:
All Fire Alarm systems wiring installed within the City of Colorado Springs must be inspected by the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department PRIOR TO the Fire Final on the system. This will require the installing contractor to obtain a Rough-In Permit issued by the Regional Building Department. Please call RBD at 327-2880 for additional information on how to obtain this permit.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 13) LICENSED INSTALLER
An On-Site Installer shall supervise all on-site work on any fire alarm project. This On-Site Installer shall have a current Installer Certificate (RBD Wallet Card), on his person, while on the job site. |
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 14) MANUFACTURER'S PRODUCT DATA
The approved set of Fire Alarm plans, manufacture's product data sheets on all equipment being installed, and the installation permit are to be on site for all fire department inspections.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 15) INSTALLATION OF SMOKE DETECTORS:
Smoke Detectors shall NOT be installed until after all other construction trades have completed clean up.
This section of the Standard does not prohibit the installation of the detector wiring or the mounting of the detector base. Any detectors found to be installed in violation of the above referenced requirement must be cleaned, recalibrated, and recertified by the Manufacturer or the smoke detector is to be replaced.
(NFPA 72: 22.214.171.124.3)|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 16) TESTING OF SMOKE DETECTORS
The NFPA 72, Chapter 14, requires that the smoke detectors be tested " .. in place to ensure smoke entry into the sensing chamber and an alarm response. Testing with smoke or listed aerosol acceptable to the manufacturer, or other means acceptable to the detectors manufacturer, shall be permitted as one acceptable test method."
Please note that the use of a magnet DOES NOT "insure smoke entry into the sensing chamber," it will only check the wiring circuit for the "alarm response." (NFPA 72 TABLE 126.96.36.199)|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 17) AUDIBILITY
The exact location(s) of the AUDIBLE fire alarm notifying appliances are NOT part of this plan review process. It is the responsibility of the system designer and installers to insure the required sound level requirements of the fire alarm system meets the requirements found within the NFPA Standards. Most installations will be required to provide a Fire Alarm Evacuation Signal that is not less than 15 dBA above the average ambient sound. The sound level of the alarm system should be tested with a sound meter prior to the Acceptance Test. (NFPA 72:188.8.131.52)|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 18) FIRE ALARM EVACUATION SIGNAL
This three-pulse temporal pattern is the only fire alarm evacuation signal that shall be used.
Only one fire alarm evacuation signal shall be used within a building. The use of different fire alarm evacuation signals in different parts of a building is prohibited by the CSFD. (NFPA 72:18.4.2)
EXCEPTION: Where evacuation is not the desired response.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 19) PLAN REVIEW/PERMIT FEES
All fire department fees are to be paid prior to issuance of any permits. These fees must be paid directly to the Colorado Springs Fire Department - Development Review Enterprise - at 2880 International Circle - Suite 200-7.|