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9/18/2013 E-MailKay, Please find the following information required to apply for a fireworks permit for Colorado College on October 11, 2013. Colorado College has already acquired their noise permit and Kristie Damgaard Colorado College Contact, has been in touch with Christina for the brush truck and will take care of the contract and payment if one is needed. Also attached you will find the required approval letter from Kurt Schroeder, Park Operations and Development Manager. The lead pyrotechnician for the display is Thos Lesser. Contact numbers for Thos are: 719-492-0653 (cell). I emailed Julie inquiring to whether we have any available funds left from the Sky Sox which could be applied to Colorado College, otherwise a check will be mailed to your attention. Thank you again for your time and consideration. If you should have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our office at 800-375-2204. Cheryl Cheryl Davis Western Enterprises, Inc.
AttentionCS is NOT in fire restriction or burn ban. Upon site visit ON THE CC 2011 DISPLAY, inspector was concerned about fallout area near creek (west) along side of stream bank. Vegetation is wild and overgrown. Since this area was not cleared, or irrigated prior to shoot, inspector requested a brush truck at this shoot Fire Marshal authorized brush truck at N/C (due to last minute) NOTE: All for any future displays at this event location Meet one of the following requirements 1) CSFD (only) brush truck to be hired (paid service) at this event 2) pre irrigate/cut and clear vegetation within fallout zone. Note: 175 is only radial fall out required. Plans show 175 ft. Irrigation/mowing shall be pre inspected and approved prior to show. or 3) relocate display shot area and fallout zone to only well irrigated and mowed areas; or non combustible surfaces AND A letter of notification to and acceptance by the City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation & Cultural for permissions of use land. FOR BIKE PATH 385-6555 (Kurt Schroeder, Parks Div Mgr) FOR FOUNTAIN CREEK AND ADJACENT PROPERTY; CONTACT Mr. Allen Peterson, Public Works Div.
9/18/2013 FYIColorado College, 14 E Cache La Poudre Street, COS CO. Outdoor fireworks display for Homecoming & Parents Weekend West side of CC Football field on October 11, 2013 @ 10:00 pm Additional Comments: Display site: West side of CC Football field Applicant/operator: Western Enterprises, Inc. Thos Lesser 580-855-2203 CC: 389-6000 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.
AttentionInternational 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: Display: Homecoming Site Plan: Location west side of football field near shed Shot list/timeline: State Dept of Public Safety licensed Operator for Thos Lesser Western Enterprise, Inc, State of CO Display Retailer of Fireworks License: On file with CSFD US DOT APPLICATION for permit. On file with CSFD Insurances: Certificate of Insurance Product list: 3/4", 1-1/4" and 2-1/2" **Noise Permit not provided.
AttentionIFC 2009 and Amendments Amendment: 3308.2 Neighborhood Notification. Outdoor public fireworks 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. A Noise Permit shall be obtained from the CSPD @ 444-7704.
FYIINSPECTOR: 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 minimum of 250' dia "red zone" is fenced/taped off to spectators. A min of two water fire extinguishers shall be on hand in the shoot area. (note, the 250' dia zone as declared on this application exceeds the minimum req'd dia of 175' per NFPA 1123, - 2-1/2" max shells). Per Western, CC shall have on duty security personnel and volunteers at the perimeter of fallout zone to secure area and to prevent crowd from entering fallout zone.
FYINFPA 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. ***Crowd control with respect to the fallout area will be the responsibility of the applicant and Colorado College.
FYI-INSPECTOR'S NOTES: -Site plan for this submittal shows that mortars/shot boxes to be located at the northwest exterior corner of the football stadium. DISPLAY PRODUCT: 2 1/2" = 175 FT 3/4" = 125 FT (min) 1-1/4" = 125 ft (min) Fallout Zone: Radius= Minimum 175 ft; Diameter of Fallout Zone = 250 ft NFPA 1123- 3.2.2. Exception No 2: All roman candles and multishot devices (if used) shall have the separation distance of 125 ft or 70 ft/in of tube diameter, whichever is greater. *** -Site plan declares bldgs within the fallout zone, including portions of the stadium immediately east and storage shed on the south side of the display setup. Per NFPA 1123, bldgs may be w/in the fallout radius provided they are not occupied and do not pose a hazard (subject to discretion of Inspector). ** APPLICANT OR OWNER SHALL PROVIDE A SPOTTER WITH RADIO COMMUNICATION AND FIRE EXTINGUISHER AT THE STADIUM LOCATIONS TO MONITOR FOR FIRE CONDITIONS -Trees and/or dry grasses in the fallout zone may be required to be wetted down prior to shot at the Inspector's discretion. -Vegetation (unless recently irrigated, i.e Golf Courses) and combustibles shall be cleared and maintained out of the fallout display area. -Applicant to search and clean fallout area next day in daylight. -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 standards. -The designated landing area shall not be within 100 feet of tents, canopies and membrane structures. - Plans indicate there shall be no ground display pieces.
IPermit 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 2 OF EVENT.
FYICERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE -The attached certificate of insurance is for an amount sufficent to cover the requirements as outlined in 2009 IFC 3301.2.4.2 (as amended). BRITTON GALLAGHER & ASSOC. Please obtain a certificate of insurance that shows commercial general liability with minimum available limits of: -$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. -The certificate of insurance shall list the City of Colorado Springs as An Additional Insured.
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.
IIf 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.
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. **ENSURE MORTAR RACKS ARE STABILIZED AND SECURE. 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: 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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