Life Safety Systems/Plans Review Requirements/Inspections

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The following are general guidelines for submitting plans for review by the Fire Inspection/Safety Services for permits. Specific requirements will be addressed at the time of review of a particular project and/or system review, based on the Florida Fire Prevention Code, Sixth Edition. Contractors are encouraged to contact the Fire Inspection/Safety Services  with any questions prior to submitting plans. Plans submitted are required to be engineer sealed, as per FS 471.025. Submitted plans must contain complete and accurate information including complete name and address of project, (including suite or unit number(s) if applicable), contractor address and contact information, occupanty type, construction type (Type I-A/B, II-A/B, III-A/B, IV, V-A/B), and square footage. Incomplete or missing documentation will not be accepted for review. A total of two (2) complete sets of plans, drawings, specifications, etc., need to be submitted for permitting. A pre-construction meeting may be required with the general contractor(s) and all subcontractors, prior to the building permit being issued.  Any questions should be directed to Leigh Grosvenor, Fire Safety Manager at (386) 878-8655.

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PLANS

  1. All plans are to be submitted to Construction Services Division for routing to Fire Inspection/Safety Services for review, and must meet the requirements for permitting as per FS 553.79.   
  2. Projects requiring fire sprinkler, fire alarm or hood systems shall submit engineer sealed design criteria with construction documents prior to a building permit being issued.
  3. No vertical construction or storage of combustible material on site shall be permitted until fire hydryants are installed, inspected, flow tested, and approved for service by the Fire Inspection/Safety Services.  
  4. Fire department access roads shall be provided at the start of a project and shall be maintained throughout construction.  Fire department access roads shall have an unobstructed width of not less than 20 ft., an unobstructed vertical clearance of not less than 13 ft., 6 in., designed and maintained to support imposed loads of fire apparatus (26 tons), and shall be provided with an all-weather driving surface.

FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS

  1. Plans must be submitted by a Florida licenced contractor for review, permitting, and any associated inspections. Design criteria shall meet the requirements of NFPA 13, 24, and 25, as well as, meeting any applicable City of Deltona ordinance(s).
  2. All plans for systems are to be submitted to Construction Services Division for routing to Fire Inspection/Safety Services, prior to permitting.  
  3. Underground Fireline: Required inspections include underground visual of pipe and connections, hydrostatic pressure test, per NFPA 24 and 25, and the flushing of the line until water runs clear. If the underground piping is to be installed by a contractor other than the fire sprinkler contractor (Contractor I or II), the contractor shall possess a current Contractor V Florida license.
  4. Aboveground Sprinkler System: Required inspections include aboveground visual of piping and connections, hangers, heads, and other components. Hydrostatic pressure test, as per NFPA 13, and flow and tamper switch operation.
  5. Copies of the Contractor’s Material and Test Certificates for both the underground and aboveground piping shall be provided to Fire Inspection/Safety Services inspector upon completion of the hydrostatic tests.

FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS

  1. Plans must be submitted by a Florida licenced contractor for review, permitting, and any associated inspections. Systems must meet the applicable criteria per NFPA 72, and the occupancy type, as well as, meeting any applicable City of Deltona ordinance(s).
  2. All plans are to be submitted to Construction Services Division for routing to Fire Inspection/Safety Services prior to permitting.
  3. Fire Inspection/Safety Services requires an inspection for a fire alarm system which includes testing of any and all components of the system, per NFPA 72.
  4. Printout from monitoring company to verify signals being received may be required for fire department records.

FIRE SUPPRESSION & HOOD SYSTEMS (Includes Paint Booths)

  1. Commercial Cooking Hood System plans shall be submitted by a Florida licensed Mechanical contractor for review, permitting and any associated inspections. All submittals and installations shall be in accordance with NFPA 96 and Florida Building Code, Mechanical.
  2. All plans are to be submitted to Construction Services Division for routing to Fire Inspection/Safety Services prior to permitting.
  3. Commercial Cooking Fixed Suppression system plans must be submitted by a Florida licenced contractor for review, permitting, and any associated inspections per NFPA 17, 17A, and 96. 
  4. Hood duct inspections require a liquid or light test of all seams and welds on sections of ductwork being installed. Once ductwork had been installed, a liquid or light test inspection will be required on welds and seams necessary to install ductwork.  
  5. Final inspections for suppression systems shall include a function test to verify the proper operation of all system components, including fuel shut off, etc.

ABOVE GROUND AND UNDERGROUND FUEL TANKS

  1. Plans must be submitted by a Florida licenced contractor for review, permitting, and any associated inspections. All tanks and installation(s) shall meet the requirements per NFPA 30
  2. All plans are to be submitted to Construction Services Division for routing to Fire Inspection/Safety Services prior to permitting.
  3. All underground tanks require inspections of slab, anchors, piping, and any associated components.  
  4. All aboveground tanks require inspections of supports, other protective requirements, and any associated components.