Minimum Plan Requirements - General
- List current edition of the Florida Fire Prevention Code and referenced Codes and Standards on the Cover Sheet.
- Provide the applicable Occupancy per NFPA 1.
- Provide interior finish schedules
- Provide door schedules
- Provide window schedules
- Provide hydraulic calculations for sprinkler systems and cut sheets
- Provide fire alarm cut sheets
- Provide Life Safety Plan (shows egress, travel distances, exit doors)
- Provide HVAC CFM schedule
Minimum Plan Requirements - Fire Alarm Systems
When a fire detection and alarm system is required, the guidelines for planning and testing a new fire alarm system as well as the procedures leading to the systems acceptance are delineated.
- Approved plans shall be on site at time of inspections, alarm testing and C.O.
- System drawings /plans shall indicate the following:
- Name and address of building/project/tenant.
- Name of contractor with address, phone number and certification/ license number.
- Floor plan with dimensions with scale.
- Symbol list and equipment identification (flow, bell, horns, pull, etc.).
- Coverage, per manufacturer specifications, for detectors.
- Type of transmitting equipment that transfers signal to central station.
- Location of zones and annunciators.
- Compliance with Local and N.F.P.A. Codes 70, 71, 72 as applicable.
- Location of all devices.
- All fire control panels are to be installed in location approved by AHJ.
- If the above panel cannot be located within six feet (6') of a main entrance then an annunciator panel will be required within six feet (6') of the main entrance of the building.
- Outside fire control panels are not acceptable. Exceptions at the discretion of fire official.
- Keys are recommended to gain access to the building, fire alarm panel, etc. Fire department key box system shall be used. Contact fire department for an application.
- Alarm contractor shall do a complete test of system before the AHJ is called for the acceptance test.
- Alarm contractor shall provide sufficient personnel to properly conduct system test.
- Alarm contractor or owner shall arrange for a written agreement with a licensed contractor to cover:
- Equipment and system repairs.
- Annual total system inspection. Copies shall be provided to AHJ at time of test.
- Alarm contractor or owner shall arrange for a monitoring agreement with a listed central station (if required) approved by the AHJ.
- A copy of this agreement shall be provided to the AHJ at time of system test.
- Alarm contractor shall notify all parties concerned regarding the test. (AHJ., occupants of building, security, central station, etc.). Note: U.L. licensed monitoring stations are the only AHJ approved stations.