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At a minimum, during the installation of any fire systems the following inspections are required:
A. Rough-in inspection to be completed before wiring or wiring methods is concealed.
B. Overhead inspections to be completed before the installation of ceiling tiles or ceiling system.
C. Final inspection shall include but not be limited to: verification of device placement, functional test of system, response time test, and a review of contractors one hundred percent (100%) self-inspection documentation.
1. If work is found to have commenced without approved plans and/or a proper permit, the Broadview Fire Prevention Bureau may shut down any/all portions of the project deemed necessary to inspect, investigate and confirm that work has been done. If any portion of the work performed is not clearly visible or readily accessible, the owner or applicant will be ordered to demolish, disassemble or remove any and all obstructions regardless of the cost incurred. Failure to comply will result in the suspension/revocation of any building or other permits related to the site and the issuance of a code violation citation.
Failure to call for an inspection may result in delays or required covered work to be uncovered for visual inspections.
D. An acceptance test of the entire system will be conducted by the main installer, not supervisors or testers. All equipment and personnel needed will be supplied by installing contractor. As built drawings will be submitted to Fire Chief or designees, or the Fire Prevention Officer or designee prior to test. Electronic copy to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org upon acceptance.
E. Complete the "Fire Alarm System - Record of Completion" form (or equivalent) as found in the adopted issue of NFPA 72.
F. Zone maps/floor plan drawings a minimum size of 11" x 17" or as required by the Fire Chief or designees, or the Fire Prevention Officer or designee will be supplied. Maps shall be permanently mounted, framed and suitably protected and located by FACP and annunciator.
G. A cabinet for permanent fire alarm records is required to be installed in every new building with a fire alarm system and in existing buildings when a new fire alarm system is installed. The cabinet for permanent fire alarm records is to be located adjacent to the fire alarm control panel, or as approved by the authority having jurisdiction. The cabinet is required to meet the following specifications:
1. Be of durable construction; and
2. Securable if keyed, keyed the same as the control panel; and
3. Marked in contrasting letters, "Permanent Fire Alarm System Records Do Not Remove".
H. The cabinet is required to contain the following:
1. Complete set of as-built drawings, as well as system modification drawings; and
2. A copy of the NFPA Record of Completion; and
3. A copy of the original test printout; and
4. A complete copy of the operating instructions for the entire system; and
5. A copy of previous testing and inspection forms (minimum of last 3 years). (Ord. 2018-32, 12-3-2018)