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 System plans must be picked up within 30 days. All system plans left longer than 30 days will be discarded as abandoned.


Review DateStatusComment(s)
12/12/2012 I*****ATTENTION!!!!! This permit expired in February of 2012. There are no differences in equipment or codes so no new plan submittal will be required. Permit is being renewed.
12/10/2012 DisapprovedCalcs do not match original submission. (2+ AH higher). Email sent requesting explanation: From: Embres, Rhonda C. Sent: Monday, December 10, 2012 9:54 AM To: '' Subject: Police Ops Data Center Importance: High I have received your letter requesting renewal. Battery calcs do not match what was originally submitted. Please explain the increased draw before we process this request. Rhonda Embres Fire Inspector Colorado Springs Fire Department 2880 International Circle, Suite 200-7 Colorado Springs, CO 80910 Phone 719-385-7369 Fax 719-385-7330 Providing the highest quality problem solving and emergency services to our community since 1894
DisapprovedSubmittal for renewal. Letter and calcs were submitted.
2/22/2011 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 1) This project is: Police Operations Center, 705 S Nevada Av: FACP replacement You can access our web site for the latest fire department plan review comments: 1. From, 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: CSSC 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 7) Scope of Work: PANEL REPLACMENT DUE TO DISCONTINUATION OF SUPPORT BY MANUFACTURER. Original System Installation 1993 era and intent is to maintain compliance with 1993 NFPA 72 PLANS DATE: 2/17/11
FYI(COMMERCIAL) CONTROL PANEL SMOKE DETECTION A smoke detector is to be installed in the area and/or room where any control panel is located. This detector is to be installed in an area and manner that is in accordance with it listing. (NFPA 72:10.15) This includes any NAC panels or power supply panels!
FYI*****(COMMERCIAL) 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 two 12 volt /----35---- AH batteries. The plans indicate the batteries will be wired in SERIES to provide 24 volts @ ----35---- AH supplying a current draw of ---27.756------ AH. This appears to meet the battery calculation requirements.
FYI(COMMERCIAL) MONITORING 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. Refer to the NFPA Standard 72, Chapter 26 for information of how this requirement may be met. Two separate phone lines may be needed to meet this requirement. 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(COMMERCIAL) COMMUNICATIONS: The fire alarm system shall monitor the status of the communication panel. The fire alarm panel shall display any trouble signals generated by the communication panel, including the loss of phone lines.
FYI(COMMERCIAL) SYNCHRONIZATION: Based on the requirements found in the 2010 Edition of NFPA 72 the areas where there are more than two visible appliances in the field of view, they shall flash in synchronization. Any visible notification appliances can not flash more than twice per second nor less than once per second. (NFPA 72:18.5) The standard evacuation signal shall be synchronized within a notification zone. (NFPA 72:
FYI(COMMERCIAL) ELEVATOR RECALL: 1. Activation of the elevator machine room smoke detector shall cause a seaparate and distinct visible annunciation at the control unit and required annunciators to alert emergency personnel the elevators are no longer safe. (NFPA 72:21.3.9) 2. Three separate elevator control circuits shall be terminated at the designated elevator controller within the elevator machine room. These circuits shall operate as follows: a. The smoke detector located in the designated elevator recall lobby shall actuate the first elevator control circuit. b. Smoke detectors in the remaining elevator lobbies shall activate the second elevator control circuit. c. The smoke detector in the elevator machine room shall activate the third elevator control circuit. If the elevator machine room is located at the designated level, its smoke detector shall also activate the first elevator control circuit. (NFPA 72:21.3.12)
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) RCE - SCHEDULING INSPECTIONS: Your assigned Inspector is Rhonda Embres. You may contact her at 719-385-7369 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. NOTE: IF THERE IS NO NEW WIRING AS PART OF THIS PERMIT, A ROUGH INSPECTION IS NOT REQUIRED.
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 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
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.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) REVIEWS: Colorado Springs Fire Department construction reviews are based upon information provided on the drawings and/or the attached reference material. Issues or features that are not presented within the construction documents are assumed to be complaint with applicable codes/standards. It is the responsibility of the building owner to ensure the minimum code requirements are met as established by the Authority Having Jurisdiction, whether or not the requirements are specifically indicated on the submitted construction documents. The CSFD has reviewed the submittal in accordance with the fire code requirements of the 2003 International Fire Code, CSFD local amendments, City Code Standards, and applicable NFPA Standards. All plan review comments are subject to final on-site field inspections, and testing by the CSFD.


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