||FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: Brant Hollow Townhomes, 791 Hailey Glen Vw: new 5-unit townhome building
Date of Plans: 11.6.12
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.
|Attention||(STANDARD COMMENT) CONSTRUCTION SPLICES
You are strongly encouraged to have any splices that may occur during this project, reviewed by CSFD. Failure to do so, can result in coordination issues that could prevent a final inspection from being completed, thus delaying the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy.
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) 150-FOOT 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) TIMING OF INSTALLATION OF ACCESS ROADS
Fire department access roads shall be made serviceable prior to and during the time of construction except when approved alternative methods of protection are provided. (2009 IFC 501.4)|
|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) 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. (2009 1412)|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) FIRE FLOW TESTING - NEW HYDRANTS:
All actual hydrant flow tests shall be conducted prior to the start of construction or the arrival of combustible material on site.
It is the responsibility of the owner or their designated representative to ensure an approved water supply is provided.
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) CONTACTS FOR FLOW TESTING HYDRANTS
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 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 test results we have not witnessed.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) FIRE EXTINGUISHERS - MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL OCCUPANCIES
OPTION #1 -- Install 2A-10B:C fire extinguishers at a rate of 1 unit per 3000 squre feet, AND a maximum of 75-ft travel distance. These extinguishers are to be located in the common areas of the complex. History shows they are often stolen, therefore option 2 is highly recommend.
OPTION #2 -- Install (1) 1A-10B:C ext. in each apartment/town home. It's ok to hang under a kitchen sink, in a closet, or in an ATTACHED garage, just remember to make sure it's accessible
Install extinguishers in highly visible and accessible locations, never in a dead-end area, and always try to place them near an exit pathway or at an exit(s). Mount 4" off floor to a maximum of 5 ft. to the top of the fire ext. (HINT: About waist high is perfect.) "FIRE EXTINGUISHER" signs may need to be posted too properly identify where the units are located if they're not highly visible.
|Attention||(STANDARD COMMENT) FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
PLAN REVIEWS DO NOT INCLUDE REVIEW OF TYPE, SIZE OR PLACEMENT OF FIRE EXTINGUISHERS.
|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) FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS
The following systems are present or required in this facility:
---xxx--Water-Based Suppression System (fire sprinklers, standpipes, etc)
Applicable Fire Protection System plans shall be submitted to the CSFD Construction Services office in the Regional Development Center.
|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.
|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 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) 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.