||FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT 1) This project is: Private Residence, 2105 Stratton Forest Hts: addition to guest house
Acceptable to match existing construction.
Date of Plans: 5.24.13
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) 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.
|Attention||(STANDARD COMMENT) FUELS MANAGEMENT
Brush patches or clusters may be left in the safety zone, but shall be separated by clear areas of 10-feet or more of noncombustible materials or grass mowed to not more than 4-inches in height.
CLEARANCE TO MAIN STRUCTURE:
No combustible brush, trees or shrubs shall be allowed to be left, planted or allowed to grow within 15-feet of the main structure or significant accessory structure such as sheds, decks and pergolas. The trunks of deciduous trees may be allowed to be planted as close as 10-feet from structures where approved by the Fire Code Official.
Small brush patches not exceeding 100-square feet in size or trees no larger than 15 linear feet in any direction may be allowed to encroach into this zone.
PRUNING OF LIMBS:
Large trees shall not be allowed to have limbs overlap smaller trees or brush, creating ladder fuels, and shall be pruned of limbs to a height up to 10-feet while maintaining a minimum 70% of the tree's crown. Certain tree clusters may be permitted if sufficient clear area is provided and approved by the Fire Code Official.
CLEARANCE OF TREE BRANCHES TO STRUCTURES OR APPURTENANCES:
Character tree branches shall not extend over or under the roof or eaves, and the canopy or drip-line shall not be within 15-feet of a deck or similar combustible projection, wood burning appliance or chimney unless approved by the Fire Code Official.
For additional information concerning this issue - contact our Wildfire Mitigation Administrator at 385-7368 or www.springsgov.com/fire
|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
You will need to schedule an inspection at the time of Framing and a final inspection near completion.
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.