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6/3/2013 FYIFireworks Display - Circle Drive Baptist Church, Vacant Land Parcel near Intersection Marksheffel and Bradley Rd, Southwest corner. CAD identifies that whole intersection as CSFD (Fire Area 8482) Display date: June 30, 2013 Stonebraker Rocky Mtn Fireworks Company 303-458-7600, Beverly Snyder June 30, 2013 8:45- 9:15 p.m.start 7-9 minute duration 2" - 4" shells 288 shells from 26 aboveground racks Alternate weather date; July 1, 2013 Stonebraker-Rocky Mountain Fireworks Co.: 303-458-7600 Applicant: Beverly Snyder, Michael Olson ATTENTION: See our web site for our latest plan review comments for your job at: - go to "City Agencies" (tab on the teal bar to get a drop box) - click on - "Fire Department" - (Using the links down the left side of the page), click on - "Web Guide." Once you're into the Web Guide, click on "Plan Review Status" This will also give you access to numerous other items that may assist you in your future project design work.
FYIPermit application approved pending final permit inspection. Contact CSFD at 385-5978 to schedule permit inspection. Allow sufficient time for site walkthrough and inspection. Inspection shall be completed on the date of the Display and prior to show. Upon issuance, the permit shall remain on site throughout duration of event. INSPECTOR TO CONTACT DISPATCH TO NOTIFY DISTRICT CHIEF AND STATION 11 AND COLORADO CENTRE FIRE DISTRICT OF EVENT. Contact Chief, Mr. Tom Biers at Colorado Centre @ 390-7000 ext 12.
FYI*** Stonebraker has submitted a written safety and construction requirement of racks to CSFD.
FYIInternational Fire Code 2009 Edition, Chapter 33, Explosives and Fireworks and Code Amendments as adopted, shall apply. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1123 Code for Fireworks Display, MOST CURENT Edition, shall apply.
FYIRECEIVED: Site Plan, scope of work, schedule of dates MSDS for 1.3g Fireworks Shot list/timeline Current copies of BATF License-letter / State Dept of Public Safety for Stonebraker- Rocky Mountain Copy of State Dept Public Safety Lic + resume for Michael Olson (Lead Pyrotechnician) current Cert. of Insurance Safety Display Plan BATF license Letter of Permission from MWI (Adjacent land owner) dated May 2013 Application for Permit Noise permit SEE ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS
AttentionBURN RESTRICTION AND STANDBY REQUIREMENTS The CSFD Fire Marshal MAY enact Burn Restrictions or a Burn Ban for the City of Colorado Springs. (No burn restriction or burn ban has been enacted at this time (plan review date 6/2/13).) ATTENTION ***Displays during #high or very high fire danger# conditions shall require a minimum of one dedicated brush truck with sufficient staffing to operate said vehicle at the site of the display both prior to and throughout the event. The total number of equipment and staffing shall be approved by the CSFD chief. Displays are prohibited during #extreme fire danger# conditions. The number of personnel and equipment and an estimate of the costs shall be determined prior to the remittance of all applicable fees. The number of fire personnel and equipment required to be on site will be based upon the display site and, if necessary, the daily announced fire danger. The individuals providing this service shall abide by the Colorado Springs Fire Department#s rules, regulations, policies and procedures. During condition classified as low to moderate fire danger#, the fire marshal, or a designee, shall review the permit applications and required submittals to determine if the display will be allowed. Due to the likelyhood of a high fire danger condition or potential for enactment of burn restriction or similar conditions at the time of the display, CSFD requires one standby brush truck for this event. One CSFD standby brush truck shall be provided. Contact CSFD, Steve Dubay, Operations Chief, to arrange for brush truck standby and coordinate with Colorado Centre. Contact CSFD @ 719-385-5950. ***ATTENTION--REQUIRED: fall out area and display setup area shall be cut clear of vegetation and prewatered prior to display
AttentionIf high winds or adverse weather conditions creates a danger, the display shall be postponed until weather conditions are acceptable to the CSFD or may be cancelled.
FYIIFC 2009 and Amendments Amendment: 3308.2 Neighborhood Notification. Outdoor public firewrks or pyrotechnics displays require noise permits regulated by the Colorado Springs Police Department Code Enforcement Unit. The applicant shall contact the CSPD Code Enforcement Unit to obtain the required permits. Noise Permit: Copy received, obtained from the CSPD. Sgt. Spanswick @ 444-7704.
FYICERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE A Certificate of Insurance shows acceptable limits of coverage for General Aggregate and each Occurance, and lists the CSFD as an additional insured. ATTENTION: Please ensure that the other listed requirements are met (SEE AMOUNTS LISTED BELOW). The Insurance amounts required include the following: -$2,000,000 general aggregate -$1,000,000 products and completed operative aggregate -$1,000,000 each occurance -Comprehensive automobile liability with minimum limits of $1,000,000 per occurance -Workers Compensation and employers liability as required by statute. Employer's liability coverage is to be carried for a minimum of $100,000. -The insurance shall cover all operations involving fireworks and any vehicles used for the transportation or storage of fireworks, bodiliy injury liability and property liability for the purpose of payment of any damages to persons or property which arise from, or are caused by, the conduct of an act authorized by the permit upon which a judicial judgement results. The insurance shall also provide protection for property damage resulting from fireworks or explosion. The certificate of insurance shall guarantee 30 days written notice to the chief of the fire department in the event of policy cancellation for any reason.
IINSPECTOR: SITE SPECIFIC COMMENTS: -At least one CSFD OFM representative will be present & on hand prior to event for inspection. -CSFD OFM will verify that a 700' diameter "red zone" is fenced off to spectators (350 ft radius). A minimum of two water fire extinguishers shall be on hand in the shoot area. (note, the 700' dia zone as declared on this application exceeds the minimum req'd diameter of 560' per NFPA 1123, for 4" max shells). A 40 ft x 40 ft "display area is identified at the center of the fallout area. THE 40 X 40 DISPLAY AREA SHALL BE CLEARED OF VEGETATION. **** ATTENTION: The designated landing area shall not be within 100 feet of tents, canopies and membrane structures. Tents were noted near Bradley road (north of and 75 ft outside of fallout area + (350 radius ft) or a distance identified on map as 500 ft. NFPA 1123- 3.2.2. Exception No 2: All roman candles and multishot devices shall have the separation distance of 125 ft or 70 ft/in of tube diameter, whichever is greater. - Applicant to search and clean fallout area next day in daylight. - For Dry conditions, Vegetation shall be cut or cleared if too high, or pre watered before display. Combustibles shall be cleared and maintained out of the fallout display area. Combustible materials within the designated landing area shall be treated or coated with a flame retardant/flame resistant material. Treatments used to render materials flame resistant/retardant shall be renewed as often as necessary to maintain the materials flame resistance. Coatings shall be in accordance with nationally recognized
AttentionNFPA 1123- 3.3.2 and 3.3.3 Spectators, unauthorized vehicles, watercraft, Fire protection personnel, EM response personnel and their vehicles, or combustible materials shall not be located within the fallout area during the display or shall remain at or beyond the perimeter of the display site during the firing of the display.
FYIOutdoor storage of all pyrotechnic material is required to be stored in a magazine and secured. Pyrotechnic special effects material s which is to be stored outdoors shall be stored in a type 2 or 4 magazine. When Type 4 magazine is used for outdoor storage, such storage shall be in a constantly attended location or, if unattended, shall have wheels removed or the magazine immobilized by kingpin locking device or by other approved security measures.
FYIMORTARS Mortars which are buried in the ground, troughs, or in drums, shall be separated from adjacent mortars by a distance equal to or greater than the diameter of the mortars. (Over 6") Mortars shall be constructed of heavy cardboard, paper, or metal other than cast iron. Damaged mortars with defects such as but not limited to dents, bent ends, damaged interiors, and damaged plugs shall not be used. Mortars are to be positioned so that aerial shells are directed over the designated landing area away from the ground piece and never toward spectator viewing areas. Approved securely positioned mortar racks are allowed for the firing of single-break shell, six inches or less in diameter. Mortar racks or bundles that are not inherently stable shall be secured or braced to stabilize them. Stabilization shall be by stakes, legs, A-frames, side boards, or equivalent means. When the display crew is in the immediate area of the mortars, ground burst protection shall be provided by placing sandbags (or other suitable protection) around mortars on the up range side to protect the operator from ground burst. Ready boxes shall be located not less than 25 feet in an upwind direction from mortars. NFPA 2000 ED: Table A.2.3.7(b) Paper Mortors (convolute or sprial) Mortar wall thic Paper mortars constructed of convoluted wound paper shall be approved for the size. Aerial shells being discharged having a maximum double break. Spiral wound paper mortars shall not be used for greater than three-inch diameter aerial shells with a maximum double break. Paper mortars shall not be reloaded during the same display. When mortars are to be reloaded during a display, mortars of the same size shall be placed in-groups, and the groups shall be separated from one another. Single break aerial salute shells shall be limited to a maximum size of 5". Aerial shell containing multiple salutes shall consist of component salutes not exceeding 3" individually.
FYIGENERAL After delivery to the display site, fireworks must never be left unattended and must be protected from theft, damage, moisture, and unauthorized persons. The public shall be kept a minimum of 50' from the fireworks. Fire protection may be required in the form of portable fire extinguishers in the discharge area and standby fire apparatus for protection down range. The trajectory of aerial shells shall be arranged such that a minimum clearance of 25 feet is maintained from potential obstructions (including overhead obstructions). The operator shall employ monitors whose sole duty shall be the enforcement of crowd control around the display area. The operator is required to install rope barriers, fences, or other devices around the display area to aid in crowd control. Unauthorized persons shall not be allowed to enter the discharge site until the pyrotechnic operator has inspected the site after the display. Display operators shall use only flashlights or electric lighting for illumination. Smoking and use of open flames are prohibited in the storage area. "NO SMOKING OR OPEN FLAME signs shall be conspicuously posted (NFPA recommendation - No smoking within 50 feet of fireworks or pyrotechnic materials). The entire firing range shall be inspected immediately following a display and prior to allowing public access for the purpose of locating unexploded aerial shells. Such shells shall not be handled within 15 minutes of their firing. Shells shall be doused with water, allowed to stand for not less than 5 minutes and placed in a bucket of water. When the entire range cannot be thoroughly inspected due to darkness, the site shall be re-inspected the following morning. The pyrotechnic operator shall keep a record of aerial shells that fail to ignite or fail to function.
FYIELECTRICAL ELECTRICAL FIRING UNIT SHALL BE A MINIMUM OF 75 FEET AWAY FROM MORTARS Electrical wiring shall be prevented from contacting metal objects, which are in contact with the ground. AC powered electrical firing units shall be isolated from the power source using an isolation transformer. Electrical firing units shall require operation of a key operated switch or other similar device to prevent unauthorized operation. A hand held electrical firing unit may be used only during the display. Manually activated electrical firing units shall require two or more distinct actions to apply electric current to an electric match. Automatic sequencing type electrical firing units shall include a momentary contact switch that must be manually held open to cause current to fire the electric match and will immediately disconnect current to all electric matches upon release. NFPA 6.1.3 Where only electrical ignition is used, the operator and all assistants shall be positioned a minimum of 75 feet from any mortar or behind a protective barrier.


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