||FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT 1) This project is: Reddy Monroe Residence 2625 Stratton Woods View New Hillside Home
Date of Plans: 10.26.12
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) DESIGNER/INSTALLER INFORMATION
Fire Alarm system was designed by: TEKSERV
Fire alarm system is being installed by: TEKSERV (PER PLANS)
This plan review is based on the requirements found within the adopted Editions of the International Building Code, International Fire Code and the related Standards.|
|FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT 6) FIRE ALARM SYSTEM DESIGN:
---XXX--Single Family Residential Fire Alarm System
FIRE SPRINKLERS: 2010 NFPA 13D; 2009 IFC - fire sprinkler system is required for this lot as per approved DP/site plan/zoning comments.
FIRE ALARM: 2010 NFPA 72; 2009 IFC - fire alarm system is required to meet smoke detection requirements of the IRC, however monitoring is NOT required.
|FYI||*****(SINGLE-FAMILY) FACP LOCATION:
The panel is shown as being installed in --BASEMENT MECHANICAL ROOM---- . |
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) DACT COMMUNICATIONS
The DACT serving the protected premises only requires a single telephone line and only requires to call to a single DACR number. (NFPA 72:18.104.22.168.1)
|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 72:22.214.171.124)
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 72:126.96.36.199)|
|FYI||(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||(SINGLE FAMILY) 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||(SINGLE FAMILY) 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)|
|FYI||(SINGLE-FAMILY) EXTERIOR SIGNALING
An exterior horn/strobe or other signaling device as required by the Hillside ordinance shall be highly visible from the roadway for responding emergency crews and shall be clear in color. (IFC 907.2.10.1.2.3)|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 13) LICENSED INSTALLER/SERVICE TECHNICIAN
An On-Site Installer/Service Technicial shall supervise all on-site work on any fire protection system. This On-Site Installer shall have a current Installer Certificate (RBD Wallet Card), on his/her person, while on the job site.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 9) 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) RECORD OF COMPLETION:
The Record of Completion (ROC) shall be filled out in accordance with 10.18.2 for new installations.
All modifications made after the initial installation shall be recorded on a revised Record of Completion. All changes shall be shown and the revised ROC and shall include a revision date.
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) PRE-TEST REQUIREMENT:
Before requesting final approval of the installation, the installing contractor shall furnish a written statement that the system has been installed in accordance with approved plans and testing in accordance with the manufacturer's published instructions and the appropriate NFPA requirements. (10.18.1.3)
CSFD requires a 100% pre-test - Evidence may be documented on the Record of Completion.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) 100% ACCEPTANCE TESTING
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. |
|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 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: 184.108.40.206.3)|
|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 220.127.116.11)|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 14) MANUFACTURER'S SPECIFICATIONS
The approved set of 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 10) INSPECTIONS
Due to the dynamic nature of inspectors schedules, PLEASE call your inspection requests in with ample time to allow 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) JAH - SCHEDULING INSPECTIONS:
Your assigned inspector is Jeff Hanenberg. Please call 719-385-5982 and choose option 2 to schedule all construction related inspection activities.|
|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 that minimum code requirement are met as established by the Authority Having Jurisdiction, whether of 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. Review and approval by the CSFD shall not relieve the applicant of the responsibility of compliance with the International Fire Code.
||Attention||DFM Cooper allowed a one-time exception to allow Homerun Electronics to submit fire alarm plans as a non-licensed contractor in order to wrap up this project. In addition, we will not require smoke detectors to meet the 30'/500 sq ft. spacing per NFPA 72, we will only required the typical placement of one per floor, one directly outside each sleeping area and one in each bedroom. These concessions were based upon the fact the home is voluntarily sprinkled, and that the home progressed to the point of final inspection before this issue was brought to light. |