||Attention||Jim Gagliardi signed off the fire approval on the RBD set with my OK|
||FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT 1) This project is: Private Residence, 2002 Safe Harbor Ct: new single family home
Date of Plans: 10.19.12
You can access our web site for the latest fire department plan review comments:
1. From www.pprbd.org, select PLAN REVIEW then FIND PLANS next COLORADO SPRINGS
2. Scroll down to the correct address. You may then select APPROVED/DISAPPROVED to view comments associated with that particular project.
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) ACCESS FOR FIREFIGHTING
Approved vehicle access for firefighing shall be provided to all construction/demolition sites. Vehicle access shall be either temporary or permanent roads, capable of supporting vehicle loading under all weather conditions. Vehicle access shall be maintained until permanent fire apparatus access roads are available. (2009 IFC 1410)|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) HILLSIDE DRIVEWAYS
When driveways serve as a fire department access road, the width shall be a minimum of twelve feet (12-ft) and having a slope of twelve percent (12%) or less. (Zoning Code §7.3.504.D.2.d.(2)(A)(ii))|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) 150-FT ACCESS
Fire apparatus access roads shall be provided for every structure constructed or moved into or within the jurisdiction and shall be extended to within 150-feet of all exterior portions of the first story of any building. (2009 IFC §503.1.1)|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) ADDRESSING
Address shall be posted on street addressed side of structure. Minimum 5" numbers with 1/2" stroke. Contrasting color to background. (2009 IFC 505.1)|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) INCREASED WILDFIRE RISK.
Residing in or near the hillside overlay or wildland-urban interface areas involves increased fire risks that may not apply in urban or more urbanized types of developed communities.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) FIRE INDEX - HIGH/VERY HIGH/EXTREME
Based upon the approved development plan this lot has been identified as "High/Very High/Extreme" on the Colorado Springs Fire Department Wildfire Behavior Index. "NONCOMBUSTIBLE CONSTRUCTION" is required for use as specifically enabled by the Uniform Fire Code.
1. All exposed exterior surfaces, appendages, and projections shall be of noncombustible materials. Noncombustible as applied to building construction materials, is any material that, in the form in which it is used and under the conditions anticipated, will not ignite and burn nor add appreciable heat to an ambient fire.
2. Windows within exterior doors, exterior windows, window walls, skylights and glazed doors shall be tempered safety glass or multi-layered glazed panels.
3. Attic and soffit vents shall be screened with wire mesh with openings no larger than 1/8-inch.
4. Chimneys serving fireplaces, barbecues, incinerators, or decorative heating appliances in which solid or liquid fuel is used shall be provided with a spark arrester. Spark arresters shall be constructed of woven or welded wire screening of 12 USA standard gage wire-having openings not exceeding 1/2-inch.
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) HILLSIDE ORDINANCE
This lot/development is subject to the requirements of section of 20-4-10 5 CE (2) (Ordinances 93-48 and 93-49) of the City Code establishing minimum safety criteria for residential construction in the City's Hillside Areas. Ensure all landscaping complies with the wildfire interface specifications as required by the fire department and zoning/planning departments.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) SOC RESPONSE TIMES
Fire service response times to this area do not fall within the CSFD interim Standard of Response Coverage. The CSFD is unable to provide the following level of service:
- 90% of all emergencies reached within 8 minutes (first due company)
- 90% of structure fires requiring a full effective fire-fighting complement (2 engine companies, 1 ladder/truck company) within 12 minutes.
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) FUELS MANAGEMENT.
This lot is subject to the requirements of section 20-4-105CE(2) (Ordinances 93-48 and 93-49) of the City Code establishing minimum fire fuel management safety criteria for residential construction in hillside areas. 01/01 smc|
|FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT) BUILDING DATA:
Size of Bldg. --5590--- sq ft
Construction Type --V-B----
Fire Sprinklers Y----- N---XXX--
Fire Walls Y ----- N --XXX---
Required GPM: ---2000-- gpm
# of hydrant(s) required: --2---
Max AVG spacing between hydrants: --450--- ft
Max hose lay: --225--- ft|
|FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT) FIRE FLOW/HYDRANT REQUIREMENTS MET:
On this site the theoretical water flows are --3000-- gpm, and the numbers of hydrant(s) are ---2-.
This site, based upon the provided theoretical modeled fire flows, appear to meet the minimum flow requirements and/or the number of hydrant(s) for this structure.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) WATER SUPPLY REQUIRED ON SITE
Required water supplies for fire protection, either temporary or permanent, shall be made available as soon as combustible material arrives on the site. It is the responsibility of th owner or their designated representative to ensure an approved water supply is provided (2009 IFC 1412)|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) FIRE FLOW TEST RESULTS REQUIRED:
ACTUAL FIRE FLOW TEST RESULTS DATED WITHIN 5 YEARS MUST BE PROVIDED.
PUBLIC/CITY OWNED HYDRANTS: Contact SEAN HIGBEE, CSU at 668-4595 or via email at email@example.com to schedule an ACTUAL flow test. Be sure to provide them with a CSFD plan review number to include with their flow reports. CSFD need not be present when City Utilities flow tests hydrants as we will accept their reports. PLEASE ALLOW 1-2 WEEKS NOTICE
PRIVATE HYDRANTS: Contact your assigned inspector below to schedule a flow test of PRIVATE OWNED hydrants. A contractor capable of performing the test will be required as CSFD Inspectors WITNESS only. CSFD will not accept flow tests we have not witnessed.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) FIRE FLOW TEST RESULTS REQUIRED - EXISTING HYDRANTS:
Actual hydrant flow test results dated within 5 years shall be provided prior to the arrival of combustible material on the construction site.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) CLASS A ROOFING
A Class A roof covering (excluding solid wood roofing products) shall be installed on all Residential Occupancies and a minimum Class B roof covering shall be installed on all remaining occupancies (Not to replace Class A where already required by Table 15-A) at the time an application is made for a roofing or re-roofing building permit within the limits of the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
A single, (1), 2A-10B:C fire extinguisher is required in all homes & town homes. It's ok to hang under a kitchen sink, in a closet, or in an ATTACHED garage, so long as it's accessible.
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) PERMITS
Insure all applicable permits are obtained from the Regional Building Department and the Colorado Springs Fire Department for the work that is being done at this site.
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) REVIEWS:
Colorado Springs Fire Department plan 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 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 adopted fire code requirements, 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.
|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.
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) SCHEDULING INSPECTIONS:
Please call 719-385-5982 Extension 2 to schedule all construction related inspection activities.|