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(A) Permit required. A permit must be obtained from the Planning and Inspections Department for the installation, modification, renovation or removal of any fire protection equipment such as fire alarm systems, fire sprinkler systems, hood suppression systems, and standpipe systems.
(B) Plans required. Plans, blueprints and hydraulic calculations for the system being installed, modified, or renovated shall be submitted to the Fire Department for review and approval prior to the issuance of a permit. No work may commence until a permit has been issued. Three sets of all plans, blueprints and/or hydraulic calculations shall be submitted.
(C) Permit issuance. Once the plans are approved, a permit will be issued by the Planning and Inspections Department.
(D) Inspection required.
(1) The Fire Department must be notified at least 24 hours in advance to schedule any inspections. Inspections required include:
(a) Inspection of pressure testing of all piping;
(b) Rough-in inspection of all piping that may be concealed;
(c) Inspection of all underground piping prior to covering;
(d) Inspection of all hydrants; and
(e) Final inspection and complete system testing.
(2) An approved/stamped set of drawings must be maintained on the job site for inspections, and the contractor is responsible to have the necessary personnel present to conduct any tests.
(E) Materials test and certification. Once a fire protection system has been approved by the Fire Department, the contractor is responsible for issuing a materials test and certification letter to the Fire Department. This letter shall state that the system has been installed in accordance to the appropriate NFPA standards and manufacturer's recommendations; has been successfully tested; that all materials used are approved for their use; and that the system is in full operation. A letter shall be submitted for any fire protection system work for which a permit has been issued.
(F) Inspection report and finalization. The Fire Department will complete an inspection report after each inspection conducted on a fire protection system. The contractor will be notified of system deficiencies and when all necessary requirements have been met for each fire protection system. Once all requirements have been met and all fees paid, the Fire Department may then consider the permit complete and final and note such on the permit.
(Ord. passed 9-19-2019) Penalty, see § 92.99