||FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT 1) This project is: Private Residence, 151 Kirkstone Ln: single family home - hillside site review
Date of Plans: 12.4.12
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.
|Recommendation||(STANDARD COMMENT) IGNITION-RESISTANT CONSTRUCTION is recommended for use in all homes constructed within the Hillside.
1. Exterior cladding, eaves and soffits should be constructed of ignition resistant materials, including but not limited to: fiber-cement board, stucco, masonry/brick, manufactured stone and similar materials. Natural wood/cedar siding, hardboard, vinyl and similar combustibles should not be used. Natural wood or plastic products used for fascia, trim board materials and trim accents are recommended to be painted.
2. For any portion of the attached structure with projections or overhangs, the area below should have all horizontal under-floor areas enclosed with ignition resistive materials such as described in item 2 above.
3. Exterior doors should be noncombustible or solid core not less than 1 3/4-inches thick. Windows within doors and glazed doors should be tempered safety glass or multi-layered glazed panels.
4. Exterior windows should be a minimum double pane. Tempered panes are preferred.
5. All attic vents should be screened with wire mesh or hardware cloth having openings no larger than 1/8-inch. Soffit vents are preferred, gable vents are not recommended.
6. Gutters and downspouts of non-combustible construction should be installed such that the leading edge of the roof is finished with a metal drip edge so that no wood sheathing is exposed. The drip edge should extend into the gutter. Vinyl gutters should have a noncombustible landing area below the roof line, a minimum of 5-feet from the side of the structure/foundation.
7. Decks and other habitable spaces should be of ignition resistant or non-combustible decking materials, such as metal or composite materials.
8. The base of exterior walls, posts or columns should be protected on the bottom side with provisions such as fire resistant foam or wire mesh having openings no larger than 1/8-inch.
9. Chimneys serving fireplaces, and other solid or liquid fueled heating appliances should have an approved spark arrestor or cap.|
|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) 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. ---3700-- sq ft
Construction Type ---V-B---
Required GPM: ---1750-- gpm
# of hydrant(s) required: --1---
Max AVG spacing between hydrants: --500--- ft
Max hose lay: --250--- 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 --1--.
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) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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) HILLSIDE FIRE SPRINKLERS/SOC
An automatic fire sprinkler system is required for any/all lots that lie beyond the CSFD interim Standard of Response Coverage. This states that 90% of structure fires within the given PEZ shall have a full effective fire-fighting complement on scene (two engine companies, 1 ladder/truck company) within 12 minutes.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM REQUIRED
A residential fire sprinkler system is required to be installed into this building.
Be advised a minimum of 1-1/2 inch internal diameter service line is recommended for all homes requiring fire sprinklers to avoid additional expenses and maintenance of a pump and tank installation.|
|Attention||(STANDARD COMMENT) FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM PLANS
Applicable Fire Protection System plans shall be submitted to the CSFD Construction Services office in the Regional Development Center.|
|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) JAH - SCHEDULING INSPECTIONS:
Your assigned inspector is Jeff Hanenberg. Please call 719-385-5982 Extension 2 to schedule all construction related inspection activities.