fire protection development standards

fire protection development standards
CENTRAL YAVAPAI FIRE DISTRICT
FIRE PROTECTION DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
INTRODUCTION
Pursuant to Section 101 of the International Fire Code, 2012 edition, with local amendments, the
following specifications and regulations pertain to the design, construction and installation of built-in
fire protection and life safety features required for buildings or property improvements.
These regulations include specifications based on requirements in the International Fire Code,
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards and are intended to reduce ambiguities and
confusion due to code interpretations.
These standards are only intended to cover the most frequently used items within the codes and
may not be all inclusive. Items such as flammable liquids and hazardous material are so specific to
the building or complex being constructed that the code must be referenced in order to determine
specific requirements.
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Fire Marshal
Effective date:
Updated:
Updated:
Revised:
Revised:
Revised:
Revised/IFC
Adopt 2003 IFC
Adopt 2006 IFC
Adopt 2012 IFC
August 1, 1991
March 9, 1992
August 1, 1993
March 1, 1997
March 7, 2000
December 24, 2001
July 8, 2004
July 12, 2005
January 1, 2008
June 18, 2013
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The Central Yavapai Fire District provides fire protection to approximately 165 square mile area
surrounding the greater Prescott area to include the following major areas:
American Ranch
Antelope Meadows
Avalon Estates
Blue Hills Farm
Canyon Retreat
Castle Canyon Mesa
Country Park Estates
Coyote Springs
Creekside Subdivision
Deering Park
Dewey
Diamond Valley
Willow Lake Subdivision
Equestrian Estates
Forbing Park
Government Canyon
Grandview Estates
Granite Dells
Granite Foothills
Granite Oaks
Granite Gardens
Granite Mountain Estates
Granite Park (Granite Dells)
Granite Park Ranch
Granville
Golden View Acres
Highland Pines
Ho-Kay-Gan Village
Holiday Hills
Humboldt
Idylwild
Inscription Canyon
Iron Springs Club
Kingswood Heights
Jackson Acres
Juniper Heights
Lynx Lake Estates
Preserve at The Ranch
Lynx Lake Store and Marina
Lynx Mountain Estates
Meadow Ranch Subdivision
Miller Creek Summer Homes
Mingus West Subdivision
Mingus Meadows
Mint Creek Ranch
Mountain Club
Mountain Shadows
Northridge Park
Oak Knoll Village
Pine Lakes
Ponderosa Park
Poquito Valley
Prescott Country Club
Prescott Riviera
Prescott Dells
Pronghorn
Quailwood Meadows
Rancho Vista Hills
Royal Oaks Subdivision
Skyline Subdivision
Shadow Mountain Park
Sherman Pines
Stagecoach Acres
StoneRidge
Sundown Acres
Sweet Acres
Talking Rock Ranch
Thumb Butte
Town of Prescott Valley
Whispering Canyon
White Spar
Wildwood Estates
Williamson Valley Ranch
Viewpoint Subdivision
Villages at Lynx Creek
North Arrow Ranch
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CENTRAL YAVAPAI FIRE DISTRICT
FIRE PROTECTION DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
Chapter
Chapter
Chapter
1
Administrative Rules
1.00
Definitions
7
1.01
Submission of Plans
8
1.02
Action for Approval by the Fire Code Official
9
1.03
Appeal Procedures
9
1.04
Inspections and Occupancy
10
1.05
Required Permits
10
1.06
Fee Schedule
10
2
Buildings Under Construction
2.00
Approved Plans
11
2.01
Water Supply
11
2.02
Access Roads
12
2.03
Portable Fire Extinguishers
12
2.04
Fire Hazard Abatement
12
2.05
Flammable and Combustible Liquids Storage
12
2.06
Container and Portable Tank Storage Inside Buildings
13
2.07
Temporary Tanks for Storage and Use
13
2.08
Control of Sources of Ignition
14
2.09
Asphalt Kettles
14
3
Fire District Access to Buildings
3.01
General Requirements
14
3.02
Minimum Specifications
15
3.03
Building Access for Ladder Operations
16
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Page
Chapter
Chapter
Chapter
Chapter
3.04
Dead-end Fire Apparatus Access Routes
16
3.05
Permissible Modifications
17
3.06
Fire Hydrants Along Fire Apparatus Access Routes
17
3.07
Access to Individual Structures or Tenant Spaces
17
3.08
Access to Gated Communities, Gated Areas and
Mini-Storage Facilities
18
4
Addressing
4.01
Address and Premise Identification
5
Water Supply and Fire Flow
5.01
General Specifications
19
5.02
Quantity
19
5.03
Modifications
21
5.04
Credit for Automatic Sprinkler Protection
22
6
Fire Hydrants
6.01
General Specifications
22
6.02
Protection
22
6.03
Marking and Clearance
23
6.04
Hydrant Spacing and Distribution
23
6.05
Fire Hydrants Along Parkways and Arterials
23
6.06
Private Fire Hydrants
24
7
Automatic Fire Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems
7.01
Standards Established
24
7.01-4
Existing Buildings
25
7.02
Submission of Plans
26
7.03
General Requirements
26
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18
Chapter
Chapter
Chapter
7.04
Required Plan Submittal Information
27
7.05
Design Requirements
29
7.06
Final Approval of System
29
7.07
Fire Department Connections (FDC)
29
7.08
Control Valve Signage
30
7.09
Dry Pipe Performance
31
7.10
Hydraulically Engineered Sprinkler System
31
7.11
Sprinkler System Supervision
31
7.12
Fire Riser Room
32
8
Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
8.01
Standards Established
32
8.02
Submission of Plans
32
8.03
General Requirements
32
8.04
Required Plan Submittal Information
33
8.05
System Monitoring
34
8.06
Fire Alarm Systems for Existing Buildings
34
9
Aboveground Fuel Tank Installation
9.01
General
34
9.02
Submission of Plans
35
10
Miscellaneous Standards
10.01
Standards Established
36
10.02
Protection of Fuel Gas Equipment
36
10.03
Spray Booth Construction
36
10.04
Occupant Capacity Signs
37
10.05
No Smoking Signs
37
5
Chapter
10.06
Flammable Liquid Storage Room Drainage
37
10.07
Commercial Kitchen Hood Extinguishing Systems
38
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International Fire Code Adoption & Amendments
Resolution for Adoption
39
Amendments to IFC
41
Amendments to IFC Appendices A, B and D
45
Fire Access Turnaround Detail
46
APPENDICES
Appendix I
KNOX Box Locking Devices, FDC Caps,
And Key Pads for Gates
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Appendix II
Gate Key Switch and Post Detail
48
Appendix III
Fire Riser and Remote FDC Detail
49
Fire Sprinkler Line Sweep Detail
50
Remote Fire Department Connection (FDC) detail
51
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Chapter 1
ADMINISTRATIVE RULES
The following rules, regulations and standards shall be observed in connection with all property
improvements within the Central Yavapai Fire District where fire protection facilities are required.
Applicable sections of the International Fire Code, 2012 Edition, are referenced at each section by
the designation "Ref.:".
1.00
Definitions
1.00-1
The following definitions shall apply to these rules, regulations and standards:
a.
"Approved" shall mean acceptable to the Fire Code Official of the Central Yavapai
Fire District.
b.
"As-built plans" or "record documents" shall mean drawings, blueprints, sketches
or similar renditions, drawn to scale, that accurately reflect the configurations of
equipment or a system as it is installed on the premises.
c.
"Fire access route" shall mean any approved road, street, alley, fire lane or similar
roadway that is intended for use by Fire District apparatus.
d.
"Fire Code Official" shall mean the Central Yavapai Fire District Fire Chief or other
designated authority charged with the administration and enforcement of the code, or
a duly authorized representative.
e.
"Fire flow" shall mean the quantity and duration of water flow required or available
for fire protection in addition to the normal average domestic consumption in the
same area.
f.
"Fire protection system or equipment" shall mean any fire extinguishing system,
fire sprinkler system, fire hydrants, fire detection or alarm system, commercial kitchen
hood and duct ventilation system designed to detect, control, extinguish or prevent
the spread of fire.
g.
“GPM” shall mean a flow rate measured in gallons per minute.
h.
"NFPA" shall mean the National Fire Protection Association.
I.
“PSI” shall mean pressure measured in pounds per square inch.
j.
"IBC" shall mean the latest edition of the International Building Code that has been
adopted by the Town of Prescott Valley, Town of Dewey/Humboldt or Yavapai
County.
i.
"IFC" shall mean the 2012 Edition of the International Fire Code with local
amendments that has been legally adopted by the Central Yavapai Fire District.
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1.01
j.
"UL" shall mean Underwriters Laboratories.
k.
“Underground Fire Line” shall mean the piping coming from the private or
municipal water supply to the fire sprinkler riser or other sprinkler apparatus such as
remote fire department connections, fire pump and tanks, etc.
Submission of Plans
1.01-1 Plans for property improvements shall be submitted in accordance with the rules,
regulations, and policies of the planning and zoning or building department that has jurisdiction.
A minimum of three sets of building plans and specifications shall be reviewed by the Fire District for
compliance with applicable codes and standards. The Fire District shall retain one set and the other
two shall be returned to the building department having jurisdiction.
To assist developers, contractors, and/or property owners in designing practical and code compliant
buildings, pre-construction meetings may be conducted during the design phase of a project. The
purpose of these meetings shall be to clarify code requirements and to find solutions to possible
construction problems. These meetings should be scheduled through the building department
having jurisdiction.
Plans for built-in fire protection systems shall be submitted directly to the Fire Prevention Division of
Central Yavapai Fire District. These systems include automatic fire sprinklers, standpipes, fire
detection and alarm systems, fire extinguishing systems, commercial kitchen suppression systems,
and similar equipment designed to detect, control or prevent the spread of fire.
Plans for underground fire lines, remote fire department connections, and similar equipment
designed to control or prevent the spread of fire shall be submitted directly to the Fire Prevention
Division of Central Yavapai Fire District.
1.01-2 Site plans for Fire District review shall include the following information:
a.
Location and configuration of the proposed property improvement, showing its relationship to
other buildings, property lines, nearest streets, roadways, alleys or Fire District access
routes;
b.
Location of existing underground water mains, the diameter of those water mains, fire
hydrant locations;
c.
Location, width, overhead obstructions and construction of all streets, roadways, alleys,
bridges, fire lanes or Fire District access routes on the site to be improved;
d.
Location of any temporary and/or permanent fences, walls, gates, arches, berms or any
other security or ornamental features that may affect Fire District access to and/or on the
site during construction and occupancy; and;
e.
Location of any unusual or remarkable topographical features, landscaping, vegetation, or
other features that may affect Fire District access to and/or on the site during construction
and occupancy.
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EXCEPTION: When a project developer has submitted a preliminary site plan for review by
the Fire Code Official, the Fire Code Official may waive any or all of the above requirements.
1.01-3 When a site plan is not required for a building permit, the Fire Code Official shall be
consulted regarding specifications for built-in fire protection facilities.
1.01-4 Plans and specifications (shop drawings and product data) for fixed fire protection systems,
including but not limited to, automatic fire sprinkler systems, fire extinguishing systems, fire
detection and alarm systems, commercial kitchen suppression systems, fire standpipe systems,
underground fire lines, and fire pumps shall be submitted to the Fire Code Official for review and
approval prior to installation.
Plans and specifications shall include at least the information specified in the appropriate chapters
of these standards, and shall include specifications sheets and manufacturer's catalog displays of
all components of the fixed fire protection system and any calculations required.
1.01-5 Additions to an existing fire protection system in buildings requiring plans shall include the
existing system in the plans for the new system.
1.02
Action for Approval by the Fire Code Official
Ref.: IFC 105.4
1.02-1 All plans submitted to the Fire Code Official shall be approved, conditionally approved, or
rejected.
When approving or conditionally approving a plan, the Fire Code Official shall forward a copy of the
conditions to the Building Official and the project representative. A copy of the conditions shall be
kept on file at the Fire District.
When rejecting a plan, the Fire Code Official shall forward a copy of the decision to the Building
Official and project representative, setting forth his reasons for denial. A pre-construction meeting
may be conducted to clarify code requirements.
1.03
Appeal Procedures
Ref.: IFC 108
1.03-1 Any administrative decision relating to the requirements for fire protection may be appealed
in accordance with the latest edition of the International Fire Code as amended by the Central
Yavapai Fire District.
Appeals of administrative decisions relating to requirements for fire protection shall be made in
writing to the Central Yavapai Fire District Board of Appeals or by calling 928-759-9933 and
requesting that a variance request form be mailed or faxed to you. The Board of Appeals may be
contacted at the following address:
Central Yavapai Fire District Board of Appeals
Fire Prevention Division
Central Yavapai Fire District
8555 E. Yavapai Road
Prescott Valley, Arizona 86314
Telephone: (928) 759-9933
FAX: (928) 772-4957
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1.04
Inspections and Occupancy
Ref.: IFC 106
1.04-1 The developer or contractor shall be responsible for notifying the Central Yavapai Fire
District’s Fire Prevention Division for inspection of all fire protection requirements
Unless unusual circumstances arise, the developer/contractor shall provide at least twenty-four (24)
hours notice to the Fire Prevention Division to arrange an inspection.
In special cases, such as large or unusually complicated fire protection systems, the Fire Code
Official may require more than twenty-four (24) hours notice to arrange an inspection.
1.04-2 If, when inspecting or witnessing a test of a fire protection system, the Fire Code Official
observes a violation of the building code or construction standards, he shall promptly notify the
Building Official and the contractor.
1.04-3 The Fire Code Official shall not approve the occupancy until he is satisfied that the
requirements for fire protection have been met, and the actual construction of all fire protection
equipment has been completed in accordance with the approved plan, accepted standards, or
nationally recognized good practice.
1.04-4 When the Fire Code Official has been notified by the Building Official that a temporary or
permanent Certificate of Occupancy has been or may be issued, he shall arrange to have the
premises inspected for compliance with the conditions of the International Fire Code and its related
standards.
If, at the time of this inspection, requirements specified during the plan review are not completed or
other fire safety hazards are identified, the Fire Code Official shall issue a violation notice to the
person responsible for the premises. This violation notice shall specify the necessary corrections
and shall set forth a deadline for compliance.
1.05
Required Permits and Fees
Ref.: IFC 105
1.05-1 A permit shall be obtained from the Fire Prevention Division of the Central Yavapai Fire
District prior to commencing any work, activity or operation regulated by the fire code. Applicable
permit fees shall also be required.
1.06
Fee Schedule
1.06-1 Plan Review Fees
Fire Alarm Systems
Commercial Fire Alarm System
Modifications of Fire Alarm System
$.02 per square foot, minimum fee of $250
$100
Fire Sprinkler Systems
Commercial Fire Sprinkler System
$.02 per square foot, minimum fee of $300
Residential NFPA 13D Sprinkler System $150
Modifications of Fire Sprinkler System
$150
Underground Fire Mains and
Remote FDC’s
$120
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Commercial-Type Cooking Equipment,
Spray Booths and Spray Rooms
$150
Fire Pumps
$150
Aboveground Fuel Tanks
$100
1.06-2 Permit Fees
Explosive/Blasting
Fireworks ($1,000,000 Bond Required)
Plan Review
Personnel Standby
Amusement Buildings or Events
Plan Review
Personnel Standby
1.06-3 Other Fees
$50
$150
$50 per hour, per person
$150
$50 per hour, per person
Fire Investigation Report
$20 plus $10 for photo disc
After Hours Inspection (per person, two hour minimum)
$50
Standby personnel (per person, two hour minimum)
$50
Out-of-District Fire Investigation Duties
Annual Day Care Inspection
$50
Initial Residential Care Home Inspection
$200
Chapter 2
BUILDINGS UNDER CONSTRUCTION
2.00
Approved Plans
Ref.: IFC 105
A complete set of Fire District approved plans, including plans for fire protection systems and
underground fire lines, shall be available at the job site for review by the Fire Code Official at the
time of the requested inspection.
A plan review fee for reviewing and inspecting fire protection systems and underground fire lines
shall be charged. The plan review fee shall be paid at the time the plans are submitted for review.
See Chapter 1, Section 1.01-6
2.01
Water Supply
IFC Section 3312
IFC Appendix B & C
2.01-1 A water source capable of supplying the required fire flow, either temporary or permanent,
shall be made available prior to combustible materials being brought on to the construction site.
Temporary water supply arrangements shall have prior approval of the Fire Code Official. If a
municipal or private water service is used, all connections shall have prior approval.
Fire hydrants shall be placed into service prior to combustible materials being brought on the
building site or as soon as practical with the Fire Code Official’s approval.
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Hydrants shall be maintained clear and accessible for fire protection equipment to meet
requirements set forth in the plan review by the Fire District.
All fire hydrant installations must be approved and inspected by the Fire District and the appropriate
water company having jurisdiction prior to use.
2.02
Access Roads
Ref.: IFC 503
2.02-1 All weather access roadway for use of heavy firefighting apparatus shall be provided to the
immediate job site at the start of construction.
The temporary fire access route shall be at least twenty (20) feet in width, shall have an
unobstructed vertical clearance of at least thirteen feet, six inches (13' 6"), and shall be capable of
supporting the imposed load of fire apparatus weighing up to seventy-five thousand (75,000)
pounds.
2.02-2 All temporary fire access routes, where required, shall be maintained until all construction is
completed. Permanent fire apparatus access routes shall be completed prior to occupancy.
2.02-3 Arrangements shall be made to assure immediate Fire District access to the site at all times
during construction. This may include signage as required by the fire code official.
2.03
Portable Fire Extinguishers
Ref.: IFC 3315
2.03-1 A sufficient number of approved portable fire extinguishers, as specified by the Fire Code
Official, shall be provided at the construction site.
The size, type and number of extinguishers shall be based on the relative hazards, the potential for
fire spread, and the job site area.
2.03-2 When a construction site mobile office is provided, a minimum of one (1) portable fire
extinguisher with a minimum UL classification of 2A-10BC shall be available at that location.
2.04
Fire Hazard Abatement
Ref.: IFC 3304
2.04-1 Excess debris, wrapping paper, wood packing materials, cardboard, insulation and other
loose combustible materials shall not be allowed to accumulate inside any building under
construction.
Debris that is removed from the building shall be piled or stacked not less than fifty (50) feet from
the building or in an approved refuse container at least ten (10) feet from the building.
2.05
Flammable & Combustible Liquids Storage
Ref.: IFC 5706.2
2.05-1 Flammable or combustible liquid containers, and/or liquefied petroleum gas tanks or
cylinders shall be removed from the building at the end of each working day, and stored in a secure,
detached location away from the building.
EXCEPTION: Small containers where the total capacity of all containers does not exceed ten
(10) gallons.
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2.05-2 Temporary portable heating appliances shall be turned off at the end of each working day.
Section 6103.2.1.2 and NFPA 58.
EXCEPTION: Heaters used for drying newly installed wallboard may be left on provided that
all combustibles are located at least ten (10) feet from the unit, and fuel gas cylinders, if
used, are adequately secured against tipping over. Heaters used shall be UL listed for this
purpose.
2.06
Container & Portable Tank Storage Inside Buildings
Ref.:
IFC 3305
2.06-1 Bulk flammable or combustible liquid storage at construction sites shall be in accordance
with the International Fire Code and shall meet the approval of the Fire Marshal.
2.06-2 Metal containers having a capacity of not more than sixty (60) gallons may be used for the
storage of flammable and combustible liquids at construction sites.
Discharge devices shall not be of a type that develops internal pressure on the container. Pumping
devices or approved self-closing faucets used for dispensing liquids shall not leak and shall be well
maintained. Individual containers shall not be interconnected and shall be kept closed when not in
use.
2.07
Temporary Tanks for Storage and Use of Flammable and Combustible Liquids
Ref.: IFC 5704
2.07-1 Aboveground temporary tanks of between sixty-one (61) and ten thousand (10,000) gallon
capacity shall comply with IFC Chapter 57 and with the following:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.
Must go through the permit process with Fire Prevention, including fee.
Tanks shall be adequately safeguarded (fence, barrier posts per Code, etc.) from
vehicular damage.
Tanks shall be adequately safeguarded from tampering when not in use.
Smoking or open flames within fifty (50) feet of any tank or product distribution point
shall be prohibited.
Tanks and containers for the storage of flammable or combustible liquids
aboveground shall be conspicuously marked with the product name and
"FLAMMABLE - KEEP FIRE AND FLAME AWAY."
Tanks shall bear the marking "KEEP 50 FEET FROM BUILDING”.
Flammable liquids such as gasoline shall not be dispensed by gravity. Dispensing
shall be accomplished with an approved pumping device permanently attached to the
tank. An effective anti-siphoning device shall be included in the pump discharge
unless a self-closing nozzle is provided.
A 2A-20BC fire extinguisher shall be available within seventy-five (75) feet of the
dispensing device.
Diking capable of containing the entire contents of the tank shall be provided around
the tanks.
Temporary tanks shall be removed at completion of construction.
2.07-2 Temporary electrical wiring may be allowed as long as it is done in accordance with the
National Electric Code, nationally recognized good practice, and approval of the Building Official or
his designate.
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2.07-3 Permit and fee will be required as specified in Chapter 1, Section 1.06.
2.08
Control of Sources of Ignition
Ref.: IFC 3504
Open flame cutting, welding, brazing, or soldering operations shall be conducted with due care to
prevent sparks or hot metal from starting fires.
The person performing the operation shall inspect the immediate area after work has stopped to see
that no smoldering fires exist.
The person performing the operation shall have a fire extinguisher available nearby.
2.09
Asphalt Kettles
Ref.: IFC 303
Asphalt kettles or trailers used in roofing operations shall comply with the following:
a.
Asphalt kettles shall not be used inside of or on the roof of any building.
b.
There shall be at least one approved fire extinguisher with a minimum UL
classification of 20BC available within thirty (30) feet of each asphalt kettle during
such periods when the kettle is in use, and an additional 20BC extinguisher shall be
available on the roof. Portable fire extinguishers shall remain unobstructed and
clearly visible and maintained in an operable condition at all times.
c.
(Note: Charged garden hoses shall not be used to meet this requirement.)
Asphalt kettles or trailers shall be located as far as practical from any combustible
wall or overhang.
Chapter 3
FIRE DISTRICT ACCESS TO BUILDINGS
3.01
General Requirements
Ref.: IFC 503
3.01-1 Every building hereafter constructed shall be accessible to Fire District apparatus by way of
an approved access roadway with an all-weather driving surface capable of supporting the imposed
load of fire apparatus weighing seventy five thousand (75,000) pounds.
EXCEPTION: When there is not more than two (2) Group R-3, or Group U occupancies, the
requirements of this chapter may be modified; provided that, in the opinion of the Fire Code
Official, firefighting or rescue operations would not be impaired.
Approved fire apparatus access roads shall be provided when any portion of an exterior wall of the
first story of a building is located more than one hundred fifty (150) feet from Fire District vehicle
access on a public street as measured by an unobstructed route around the exterior of the building.
More than one fire apparatus access road may be required when it is determined by the Fire Code
Official that access by a single road may be impaired by vehicle congestion, condition of terrain,
climatic conditions or other factors that could limit access.
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Access roadway specifications may be modified if the building is protected by a complete automatic
sprinkler system provided the sprinkler system is not otherwise required by the International Fire
Code.
3.02
Minimum Specifications
Ref.: IFC 503
3.02-1 Fire apparatus access roads shall be designed and installed to extend to within one hundred
fifty (150) feet of all portions of the exterior walls of the first story of any building measured in a
route around the exterior of the building.
3.02-2 Permanent fire apparatus access routes shall be constructed to meet the standards of the
appropriate road department.
Temporary roads installed during building construction shall comply with the requirements of
Chapter 2, Section 2.02 of these Standards.
3.02-3 Fire apparatus access roads shall be a minimum of twenty (20) feet in width, except as
modified in Sections 3.03, 3.04 and 3.05 of these standards, and shall have a minimum vertical
clearance of thirteen feet, six inches (13' 6").
3.02-4 Dead-end fire apparatus access roads shall be maintained permanently in an unobstructed
manner, and shall be subject to frequent inspection by the Fire District. Removal of obstructing
material shall be at the owner’s expense.
3.02-5 Fire apparatus access roads with a width of only twenty (20) feet shall be marked with
permanent “NO PARKING -- FIRE LANE -- BY ORDER OF THE FIRE MARSHAL” signs. Signs
shall measure twelve by eighteen (12x18) inches, have red letters on a white background, and shall
comply with Federal Department of Transportation Standards for R8-31 signs as illustrated below:
Signs shall be installed at the entrance to the fire apparatus access route and at intervals
determined by the Fire Code Official.
3.02-6 Fire apparatus access roads shall not exceed 12 percent grade. The fire code official may
permit the access road grade to increase, but shall not exceed 15 percent if fire sprinkler protection
is installed.
The angle of departure (break over angle) for road and driveway intersections or crossings shall not
exceed twelve (12) degrees.
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3.02-7 The minimum turning radii for all turns shall be twenty-eight (28) feet inside turning radius
and fifty (50) feet outside turning radius.
3.03
Building Access for Ladder Operations
Ref.: IFC Appendix D105
3.03-1 Buildings more than two (2) stories in height shall be designed in such a manner that access
to the interior of the building can be accomplished from the same side of the building as the fire
apparatus access route.
3.03-2 Buildings or portions of buildings exceeding thirty (30) feet in height from the lowest point of
Fire District vehicle access shall be provided with a fire access route capable of accommodating
Fire District aerial apparatus.
Access roadways required for ladder operations shall be a minimum of twenty-six (26) feet in width
in the immediate vicinity of any building or portion of building more than thirty (30) feet in height
above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access.
At least one of the required access roadways meeting this condition shall be located within a
minimum of fifteen (15) and a maximum of thirty (30) feet from the building, and shall be positioned
parallel to one entire side of the building, on the long side.
Note: The measurement for this requirement shall be taken from the exterior wall of the
building to the nearest edge of the fire apparatus access road.
3.04
Dead-end Fire Apparatus Access Routes
Ref.: IFC Appendix D
3.04-1 Dead-end fire apparatus access roads shall meet the requirements of the following Table
3.04:
REQUIREMENTS FOR DEAD-END FIRE APPARATUS ACCESS ROADS
LENGTH (feet)
WIDTH (feet)
TURNAROUNDS REQUIRED
0 – 150
20
None required
120-foot Hammerhead, 60-foot “Y” or 96-foot151-500
20
diameter cul-de-sac in accordance with Figure
D103.1 (Appendix 1)
501-750
26
120-foot Hammerhead, 60-foot “Y” or 96-footdiameter cul-de-sac in accordance with Figure
D103.1 (Appendix 1)
Over 750
Special approval required
*Curves and topographical conditions may alter the requirements for turnarounds and the width of
access roads.
3.04-2 The drawings in Appendix D of these standards illustrate approved fire apparatus access
road turnarounds.
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3.05
Permissible Modifications
Ref.: IFC 503
3.05-1 When the building or buildings are outfitted with a complete automatic sprinkler system, the
Fire Code Official may authorize modification of the full standard fire apparatus access road and/or
turnarounds.
3.05-2 When the building or complex of buildings to be served is protected by a complete automatic
sprinkler system, the access road may be greater than 150’ in length and the maximum length shall
be determined by the Fire Code Official.
3.05-3 When proximity to property lines or other obstructions prevents the installation of cul-de-sacs
or hammerheads on the end of a fire access route in excess of five hundred (500) feet in length, the
Fire Code Official may allow multiple fire apparatus turnarounds along the fire access route.
3.06
Fire Hydrants Along Fire Apparatus Access Roads
Ref.: IFC 503
IFC Appendix C
3.06-1 An all-weather surface access to fire hydrants shall be maintained to accommodate the
necessary firefighting apparatus.
3.06-2 Hydrant spacing and distribution along fire apparatus access roads shall be as specified in
Chapter 6, Section 6.04 of these Standards.
3.07
Access to Individual Structures or Tenant Spaces
Ref.: IFC 506
3.07-1 When a property within the Fire District is protected by an automatic fire alarm system or a
fire sprinkler system, a KNOX key box approved by the Fire Code Official shall be installed on the
property in a location approved by the Fire Marshal. Residential property shall be exempt from this
requirement. Such boxes shall contain the following.
a.
Keys to locked points of egress whether on the exterior or interior of the building.
b.
The keys to any room in which the fire alarm panel or fire sprinkler system riser may
be located.
c.
Keys to other areas as directed by the Fire Marshal.
d.
The keys that operate the elevator recall and emergency override systems.
e.
When electronic locks are employed, the key box shall contain a copy of the
appropriate codes that provide access.
EXCEPTION: Buildings that are staffed at all times by persons possessing keys to the
areas specified in Section 3.07-1.
The Fire Chief may specify more than one key box be installed on a building. Where factors require
multiple key boxes or alternate locations, the Fire Marshal or his designate shall specify those
locations.
Key boxes may be purchased from an approved company as specified in Appendix I. If only one key
box is required, it shall be installed adjacent to the main entrance. It shall be clearly visible and
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mounted at minimum height of five feet (5’) from grade or a maximum height of six feet (6’) from
grade.
All keys shall be clearly marked to indicate the door, room, area or lock they serve.
3.08
Access to Gated Communities, Gated Areas, and
Mini-Storage Facilities
Ref.: IFC 503
3.08-1 All subdivisions, communities and mini-storage facilities in the Central Yavapai Fire District
that install gates or other approved barricade methods to prevent and/or control access shall
provide an approved Knox Key System for fire district access. Gates shall be electric and shall be
provided with approved preemption controls, a KNOX key switch and a manual release. The
emergency key switch shall be mounted on a 5 ½ foot pedestal per CYFD specifications. See
Appendix II for detail.
Key switches, padlocks, and boxes may be purchased from an approved company as specified in
Appendix I.
Chapter 4
ADDRESSING
4.01
Address and Premise Identification
Ref.: IFC 505
4.01-1 Approved address numbers shall be placed on all new and remodeled buildings, including
one- and two-family dwellings, in such a position as to be plainly visible and legible from the road or
street fronting the property.
Note:
Address assignments are made by the appropriate Planning and Zoning
Departments.
4.01-2 Address numbers or letters shall face the street from which the building is addressed and
shall be a minimum of six (6) inches in height and shall contrast with their background. The
principal stroke of address numbers shall a minimum of one-half (1/2) inch. Numbers may be
required to be larger as determined by the Fire Code Official.
When address numbers are located on clear glazing such as on doors or windows, the numbers
shall be white to achieve contrast during all lighting conditions.
4.01-3 Where the building is not visible from the street or more than one building is on a site, such
as a building on a long driveway or private roadway, provision shall be made to clearly identify which
driveway or roadway serves the appropriate address at the entrance to the driveway or roadway.
4.01-4 Each suite or unit shall be separately identified and the unit numbers shall be a minimum of
four (4) inches high and having a principal stroke of one-half (1/2) inch in width. The numbers shall
be prominently displayed at the front and rear access doors. Numbers may be required to be larger
as determined by the Fire Code Official.
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Chapter 5
WATER SUPPLY AND FIRE FLOWS
5.01
General Specifications
Ref.: IFC 507
IFC 903
IFC Appendix B
5.01-1 Fire District hose connections and control valves used in connection with fire protection
facilities shall be installed at locations and to the specifications approved by the Fire Code Official.
5.01-2 All required fire flows, either temporary or permanent, shall be available at a minimum
residual pressure of twenty (20) psi.
5.01-3 Per amended Table B 105.1, any building or subdivision in the fire district shall meet fire
flows. The requirement may be met by fire hydrant(s), fire alarm system and/or fire sprinkler
system. All buildings over 5,000 square feet require a fire sprinkler system.
EXCEPTION: Single family residences under 5,000 square feet that are not affected by
other variance or code requirements.
5.02
Quantity
Ref.: IFC Appendix B
5.02-1 The required quantity of water shall be equal to the calculated fire flow for the greatest
hazard or protected risk in the proposed development, and shall be based on a minimum demand
as required by Table B 105.1.
5.02-2 Where the existing fire flow on a system is inadequate, or a new system is proposed,
engineering design calculations to verify fire flow availability shall be provided to the Fire District by
the developer.
5.02-3 Required fire flow for buildings shall be determined by the Fire Code Official using Table B
105.1.
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TABLE B105.1 - MINIMUM REQUIRED FIRE FLOW AND FLOW DURATION FOR BUILDINGS a
For SI: 1 square foot = 0.0929 m2 , 1 gallon per minute = 3.785 L/m, 1 pound per square inch = 6.895 kPa.
a. The minimum required fire flow shall be permitted to be reduced by 25 percent for Use Group R.
b. Types of construction are based on the International Building Code.
c. Measured at 20 psi.
Note 1
For fire areas that are between the ranges listed on this Table, the fire flow shall be
averaged between the low and high number.
Note 2
In Types IA and IB construction, only the three largest successive floor areas shall be
used.
Note 3
For buildings protected by approved sprinkler systems, see Section 5.04.
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5.02-4 Area separation walls, without openings designed and constructed in compliance with the
IFC shall be considered as dividing a building into separate fire areas for the purpose of determining
required fire flow that is available for fire fighting. See Appendix B, Section B102 Definitions and
Section B104.2 Area Separation.
5.02-5 The required fire flow for occupancies other than buildings shall be determined by the Fire
Chief based on sound engineering principles, nationally recognized good practice, and such factors
as topography, Fire District access for fire suppression, the nature of the occupancy and its fire
hazards, and the type and nature of built-in fire protection features.
5.02-6 The minimum required fire flow for any newly developed area shall be as follows:
One- and two-family unit developments
Commercial developments
1000 gpm*
1500 gpm*
*Gallons per minute at twenty (20) psi for a two (2) hour duration.
Exception: Water systems in commercial developments unable to supply minimum
requirements may request a variance from the Fire Code Official.
Exception: The Fire Code Official may allow fire flows in isolated residential developments
to be met by requiring fire sprinklers in all buildings and residences when fire flows cannot
be met by water storage and fire hydrants.
Note: The required fire flow for any one building or occupancy within that area may exceed
these minimums. Care should be taken in designing the water supply system to meet the
anticipated demand specified by the Table in Section 5.02-3.
5.02-7 The delivery of the required fire flow by private water systems is permissible, provided that:
a.
The design and installation are based on sound engineering principles and nationally
recognized good practice. NFPA Standard 24, Current Edition, "Standard for the Installation
of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances," shall be used.
The system shall be designed and engineered to meet the required fire flows as established
by the Fire Code Official. Engineering calculations to verify the anticipated flows shall be
submitted at the time of plan review.
b.
Provisions shall be made to keep reservoirs and tanks full and in a ready condition at all
times utilizing a float system and back up generators.
c.
The water supply shall be capable of delivering the required fire flow as required by the
Table in Section 5.02-3.
5.03
Modifications
Ref.: IFC B103 & Table B105.1
5.03-1 Required fire flows may be modified upward where conditions indicate an unusual
susceptibility to group fires or conflagrations or as specified below.
Fire-flow requirements may be modified downward for an isolated building or group of buildings in
rural areas or in small communities where the development of full fire flow requirements is
impractical.
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5.03-2 After the modifications as specified in this section have been computed, refer to Sections
5.04 and 5.05 for permissible modifications based on the installation of automatic fire sprinkler
and/or automatic smoke detection systems.
5.04
Credit for Automatic Sprinkler Systems
Ref.: IFC Table B105.1
5.04-1 Fire flow credit for automatic sprinkler protection shall be granted only when the structure is
protected by an approved automatic sprinkler system.
EXCEPTION: Systems installed in compliance with NFPA Standard 13D shall not be
recognized for the purposes of calculating required fire flow unless the system provides total
coverage of enclosed occupied areas.
Where sprinklers are installed solely for the purpose of area or height increases as specified in the
International Fire Code, the Fire Code Official may grant credit for those systems toward the fire
flow requirement.
5.04-2 Fire flows specified in Section 5.02-3 may be reduced by 75% for commercial occupancies
when the building is provided with an approved automatic sprinkler system. The resulting fire flow
shall not be less than fifteen hundred (1500) GPM.
Chapter 6
FIRE HYDRANTS
6.01
General Specifications
Ref.: IFC 507
Table C105.1
6.01-1 Fire hydrants shall be installed in accordance with Fire District and the local water company
requirements.
6.01-2 Fire hydrant placement and quantity shall be determined by the Fire Code Official.
6.02
Protection
Ref.: IFC 507
IFC 312
6.02-1 When required by the Fire Code Official, fire hydrants that are exposed to vehicular damage
shall be protected by appropriate guard posts or other approved means. Acceptable protection shall
consist of guard posts installed in the following manner:
1.
Guard posts shall be constructed of steel not less than four (4) inches in diameter
and shall be concrete filled.
2.
Guard posts shall be set not less than three (3) feet deep in a concrete footing of not
less than a fifteen (15) inch diameter.
3.
Guard posts shall be set with the top of the posts not less than three (3) feet above
ground.
4.
Guard posts shall be located a minimum of three (3) feet from the hydrant and shall
be located no more than four (4) feet apart.
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5.
6.03.
Guard posts shall not interfere with the use or operation of the fire hydrant. The
number of posts provided shall be sufficient to adequately protect the hydrant.
Marking and Clearance
Ref.: IFC 507
6.03-1 When required by the Fire Code Official, paved areas within the vicinity of a hydrant shall be
permanently marked by painting the curb red, striping, or signage.
When special circumstances occur, the Fire Code Official may specify a minimum "NO PARKING"
perimeter to be permanently marked around a hydrant.
6.04
Hydrant Spacing and Distribution
Ref.: IFC Appendix C
6.04-1 Fire hydrants shall be installed per fire flow and spacing requirements specified for the type
of development and in accordance with Table C105.1 unless otherwise modified by the Chief or his
designate:
TABLE C105.1
NUMBER AND DISTRIBUTION OF FIRE HYDRANTS
For SI: 1 foot = 304.8 mm, 1 gallon per minute = 3.785 L/m.
a. Reduce by 100 feet for dead-end streets or roads.
b. Where streets are provided with median dividers which can be crossed by fire fighters pulling hose lines, or where arterial streets are
provided with four or more traffic lanes and have a traffic count of more than 30,000 vehicles per day, hydrant spacing shall average 500
feet on each side of the street and be arranged on an alternating basis up to a fire-flow requirement of 7,000 gallons per minute and 400
feet for higher fire-flow requirements.
c. Where new water mains are extended along streets where hydrants are not needed for protection of structures or similar fire problems,
fire hydrants shall be provided at spacing not to exceed 1,000 feet to provide for transportation hazards.
d. Reduce by 50 feet for dead-end streets or roads.
e. One hydrant for each 1,000 gallons per minute or fraction thereof.
6.05
Fire Hydrants Along Parkways and Arterials
Ref.: IFC Appendix C
6.05-1 Notwithstanding the hydrant spacing requirements of this chapter, when a project site is
located across a parkway or primary arterial, hydrants shall be located on the same side of the
parkway or arterial as the project if required by the Fire Code Official.
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6.06
Private Fire Hydrants
Ref.: IFC 507
Private fire hydrants shall be installed and maintained according to the Central Yavapai Fire District,
National Fire Protection Association Standard (NFPA) 24, and the local water company.
Chapter 7
AUTOMATIC FIRE SPRINKLER AND STANDPIPE SYSTEMS
7.01
Standards Established
Ref.: IFC 903
7.01-1 All automatic fire sprinkler systems and standpipe systems shall be designed, installed, and
tested in compliance with the 2012 International Fire Code with local amendments, the current
editions of the appropriate NFPA Standards; and as specified in the following subsections of this
standard.
7.01-2 Appropriate provisions shall be made to prevent contamination of potable water supplies by
installing appropriate devices on the fire protection service line as required and approved by the
local water company having jurisdiction.
7.01-3 Automatic sprinkler systems are required in the following occupancies:
Group A occupancies:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Any Group A occupancy 5,000 square feet and above.
Any multi-theater complex.
Amusement buildings as required in the IFC.
Any other Group A occupancy that exceeds two stories in height.
Any Group A2 occupancy with an occupant load of 100 or more.
Any Group A1, A3, A4 with an occupancy load of 300 or more.
The fire area is located on a floor other than the level of exit discharge.
Group B occupancies:
1. All Group B occupancies 5,000 square feet and above total floor area or exceed two
stories in height.
Group E occupancies:
1. All Group E occupancies.
Exception: A daycare with less than 11 children in a private residence.
Group F occupancies:
1. All woodworking facilities 2,500 square feet and above that generate finely divided
waste or combustible materials.
2. Any other Group F 5,000 square feet and above total floor area or exceeds two stories
in height.
3. Any Group F-1 occupancies used for manufacture of upholstered furniture or mattresses
exceeding 2500 square feet.
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Group H occupancies:
1.
All Group H occupancies.
Group I occupancies:
1. In all Group I occupancies.
2. An automatic sprinkler system is not required where day care facilities are at the level of
exit discharge, where every room where care is provided has a least one exterior exit
door and where the fire area is less than 5,000 square feet.
3. In buildings where Group I-4 day care is provided on levels other than the level of exit
discharge, an automatic fire sprinkler system shall be installed through all levels of the
building.
Group M occupancies:
1. In all Group M occupancies 5,000 square feet and above total floor area or exceeds two
stories in height. The area of mezzanines shall be included in determining square
footage.
2. In all Group M occupancies where storage of merchandise is in high-piled or rack
storage arrays.
Group R occupancies:
1. All Group R occupancies.
Exceptions:
1. Group R-3 one and two family dwellings, occupied as single
family units, less than 5000 square feet livable space unless more than two stories
above grade. The calculated area shall include all livable and unfinished space, the
area of any attached garage, and concealed or accessible spaces intended for
storage use and/or future living space.
2. Group R-3 care facilities within a dwelling unit for five or fewer
persons.
Group S occupancies:
1. Any Group S occupancy 5,000 square feet and above total floor area or exceeds two
stories in height.
2. Buildings with a repair garage servicing vehicles parked in a basement.
3. Buildings with a repair garage exceeding 3000 square feet with open flame or welding.
4. Any group S occupancy where storage is in high-piled or rack storage arrays.
7.01-4 Automatic sprinkler systems are required in the following existing occupancies:
1. Building Addition. A sprinkler system is required when any addition increases the total
floor area to 5,000 square feet or greater.
Exception: R-3 Occupancies.
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2. Change of Use. A sprinkler system is required when any change of use or occupancy
occurs to a portion of the building to a more hazardous occupancy or as determined by the
Fire Code Official.
3. Group A-1, A-3, and A-4 Addition. A sprinkler system is required when any addition to
existing assembly occupancies increases the occupant load to more than 300.
4. Group A-2 Addition. A sprinkler system is required when any addition to existing
assembly occupancies increases the occupant load to more than 100.
5. Group R-3 Care Facilities. A sprinkler system is required in a single-family residence
wherein six or more persons receive care.
6. Vacant Buildings. A sprinkler system is required when any A, E, or I occupancy that has
been vacant for more than 18 months requests to resume as the same occupancy
classification.
7. Fire Wall Breech. A sprinkler system is required when any modification or alteration to an
existing building, with a total floor area of 5,000 square feet or greater, breeches or removes
a required fire rated wall assembly.
7.02
Submission of Plans
Ref.: IFC 901
7.02-1 Plans for all sprinkler and standpipe systems shall be submitted for review as specified in
Chapter 1, Section 1.01-4 of these standards and shall include the information specified in this
chapter.
Fire sprinkler plans and hydraulic calculations shall require an engineer’s stamp of approval or a
minimum NICET Level III stamp of approval prior to being submitted for review.
Exception:
1. Fire Sprinkler Plans for high-piled combustible storage occupancies shall require a
registered fire protection engineer stamp
2. High-piled storage occupancies shall submit a plan showing the location of the different
classifications of commodities.
3. High-piled storage areas shall require identification of High Piled Storage Sprinkler
System Capabilities and Limitations. (Contact CYFD for labeling requirements.)
7.02-2 A plan review fee shall be charged for reviewing all fire protection systems. The plan review
fee shall be paid at the time the plans are submitted for review.
7.03
General Requirements
Ref.: IFC 901 & NFPA
7.03-1 Fire sprinkler systems, standpipe systems, and underground piping shall only be installed by
trained, qualified, and responsible contractors.
7.03-2 All equipment, devices, piping, fittings, etc. shall be listed or approved by Underwriters
Laboratories, Underwriters Laboratories Canada, Canadian Standards Association and/or Factory
Mutual and shall be approved for the purpose for which they are intended. No person shall perform
any type of modification to any system which would void its listing.
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7.03-3 The International Fire Code requires that Fire Department Connections be maintained in an
operative condition at all times. Fire Department Connections shall be required by the Fire Marshal
to have a locking cap on the connection. Existing Fire Department Connections with continual
tampering problems may also be required to have locking caps. See IFC 912.
Locking caps may be purchased through the Central Yavapai Fire District or from an approved
company as specified in Appendix I.
7.03-4 The International Fire Code requires that all fire hydrant systems, fire-extinguishing systems
(including automatic sprinklers), wet and dry standpipes, basement inlet pipes and other fireprotection systems and appurtenances thereto shall meet the approval of the Fire District as to
installation and location and shall be subject to such periodic tests as required by the Chief or his
designate. Plans and specifications shall be submitted to the Fire District for review and
approval prior to installation.
7.04
Required Plan Submittal Information
The following information shall be included on all working plans submitted to the Fire District for
review.
7.04-1 Underground Piping
Underground piping systems shall be designed and installed according to the current edition of
NFPA 24. Plans shall be submitted for approval prior to installation. A site plan shall be approved
by the authority having jurisdiction in every case where new private fire service mains are
contemplated.
The plan shall be drawn to scale and shall include all essential details including, but not limited to:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Business or building owner name.
Job site address.
Size and location of water source.
Size and location of all underground piping.
Size, type, and location of valves, meters, and regulators.
Size and location of hydrants, showing size and number of outlets.
Sprinkler and standpipe risers to be supplied with the system.
Location of fire department connections.
Thrust blocks (kickers) locations.
Plan review fee per current fee schedule.
A visual inspection and pressure test shall be required prior to covering the underground line. Full
orifice flushing of the pipe is also required and shall be witnessed by Central Yavapai Fire District
prior to acceptance. NFPA "Contractor's Material and Test Certificate for Underground Piping"
certificates shall be submitted to Central Yavapai Fire District for the underground piping upon
completion of the underground piping inspection, 200-psi test, and flushing of the piping.
7.04-2 Sprinkler Systems
Sprinkler systems shall be designed and installed according to the current edition of NFPA 13, 13D,
or 13R.
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The plan shall be drawn to scale and shall include all essential details including, but not limited to:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.
33.
34.
35.
Business or building owner name.
Job site address.
Ceiling construction.
Full height cross section of building.
Location of fire walls.
Location of partitions.
Intended occupancy of each area or room.
Any questionable small enclosures in which no sprinklers are installed.
Size of city water main and current flow test results.
Other sources of water supply, with pressure or elevation.
Make, type and nominal orifice size of sprinklers.
Temperature rating and location of high temperature sprinklers.
Total area protected by each system on each floor.
Number of sprinklers on each riser per floor.
Make, type, model and size of alarm or dry-pipe valve.
Make, type, model and size of pre-action or deluge valve.
Type and location of alarm bells.
Total number of sprinklers on each dry-pipe system, pre-action system, combined
dry-pipe/pre-action system or deluge system.
Approximate capacity in gallons of dry-pipe systems.
Pipe material type and schedule of wall thickness.
Nominal pipe size and center-to-center pipe length dimensions.
Type and locations of hangers and sleeves.
All control valves, check valves, drains, and test valve connections.
Size and locations of hand hose outlets and related equipment.
Underground pipe size, length, location, material and point of connection to city main;
type of valves and meters. (Unless previously submitted and approved).
Provision for flushing the sprinkler system.
When the equipment is to be installed as an addition to an existing system, the
existing system shall be indicated on the plans to make all conditions clear.
For hydraulically designed systems, the materials used are to be included on the
hydraulic data nameplate.
Contractor’s name, address, telephone number, and license number.
Details of freeze protection.
Design area.
Remote Inspectors test valve.
Specification sheets for all devices.
Engineer’s stamp or NICET Level III certification. See section 7.05
Plan review fee per current fee schedule.
Hydraulic calculation summary sheets must contain the minimum following information, when
applicable:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Date.
Location.
Name of owner and occupant.
Building number or other identification.
Description of hazard.
Name and address of contractor or designer.
Name of approving agency.
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8.
9.
System design requirements.
a. Design area of water application in square feet.
b. Minimum rate of water application (density) in gpm per square foot.
c. Area per sprinkler in square feet.
Total water requirements as calculated including allowance for inside hose and
outside hydrants.
Hydraulic calculation worksheets must contain the following information:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
7.05
Sheet number.
Sprinkler description and discharge constant (K).
Hydraulic reference points.
Flow in gpm.
Pipe size.
Pipe lengths, center-to-center of fittings.
Equivalent pipe lengths for fittings and devices.
Friction loss in psi per foot of pipe.
Total friction loss between reference points.
Elevation head in psi between reference points.
Required pressure in psi at each reference.
Velocity pressure and normal pressure if included in calculations.
Notes to indicate starting points, reference to other sheets, or to clarify data shown.
Sketch to accompany gridded system calculations to indicate flow quantities and
directions for lines with sprinklers operating in remote area.
Design Requirements
The Arizona Board of Technical Registration has reaffirmed its decision that the design of fire
protection systems constitutes the practice of engineering and will require all sprinkler plans to bear
the seal of an Arizona State registered engineer or architect.
1.
2.
7.06
Final Approval of System
1.
2.
3.
7.07
Engineer’s/Architects Seal
A minimum NICET Level III may design and stamp the plans and shall provide their
certification.
Ref.: IFC 901
Provide all NFPA contractor material and test certificates.
Provide a set of "As-Built" plans and calculations (if needed) for all changes made in
the system during construction prior to asking for a final inspection.
Conduct and pass all appropriate flow and alarm tests.
Fire Department Connections (FDC)
Ref.: IFC 912
NFPA 13
7.07-1 The fire department connection (FDC) shall be outfitted with two and one-half inch (2-1/2")
female couplings with National Standard threads or as required by NFPA.
The FDC shall be arranged to face the street, driveway or fire access route as specified by the Fire
Code Official. A working space of not less than 36 inches in width, 36 inches in depth and 78
inches in height shall be provided and maintained in front of and around FDC.
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Fire department connections shall be arranged so the lowest point on the inlet connection is
between twenty-four (24) and forty-two (42) inches above finished grade at its location.
Locking FDC caps shall be required. IFC Section 912.3.1
7.07-2 Fire department connections shall not be located more than one hundred (100) feet from the
access roadway. An alarm bell shall be located above the FDC whenever practical, as well as
signage noting “Fire Department Connection” or “FDC”.
7.07-3 Where fire department hose connections are subject to obstruction or vehicular damage,
they shall be protected by guard posts as follows:
1.
Guard posts shall be constructed of steel pipe not less than four (4) inches in
diameter and shall be concrete filled.
2.
Guard posts shall be set not less than three (3) feet deep in a concrete footing of not
less than a fifteen (15) inch diameter.
3.
Guard posts shall be set with the top of the posts not less than three (3) feet above
ground.
4.
Guard posts shall be located a minimum of three (3) feet from the fire department
hose connection and shall not interfere with operation of the threaded swivel
connections. The number of posts provided shall be sufficient to protect the hose
connection
5.
Guard posts shall be spaced no more than four (4) feet apart.
7.07-4 All fire department hose connections shall be outfitted with a clapper or check valve for each
hose connection.
7.07-5 The size of the fire department connection for supply shall be equal to the size of the
sprinkler or standpipe riser to a maximum six (6) inch diameter.
7.07.6 When a building is served by multiple fire department connections, each connection shall be
provided with an approved sign detailing the area of the building served by each connection.
On buildings or structures with multiple risers supplied by a single main, the size of the fire
department hose connection for supply shall be equal to the largest riser to a maximum six (6) inch
diameter.
EXCEPTION 2: Sprinkler systems in one- and two-family dwellings installed under the
provisions of NFPA Standard 13D shall be installed as specified in that standard as a
minimum.
7.08
Control Valve Signage
Ref.: NFPA 13
7.08-1 Outside alarm bells or gongs for fire sprinkler systems shall be provided with signs as shown
below. Letters and numbers shall be red, one inch (1”) in height and shall be on a white
background.
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SPRINKLER
FIRE ALARM
WHEN BELL RINGS
CALL 9-1-1
7.08-2 When the sprinkler or wet standpipe system riser is located in a room, closet or other
enclosed space, the outside of the door shall have a sign that reads "Fire Sprinkler Control" or
Standpipe Control." Letters shall be at least one (1) inch in height and shall contrast to their
background.
7.9
Dry Pipe Performance
Ref.: NFPA 13
7.9-1 Regardless of system piping capacity, dry pipe sprinkler systems shall be capable of
delivering water to the inspector's test valve within sixty (60) seconds of the valve being opened.
Approved quick opening devices may be used to meet this requirement.
7.10
Hydraulically Engineered Sprinkler Systems
Ref.: NFPA 13
7.10-1 It is recommended that hydraulically engineered systems have a minimum of a ten
(10) percent safety factor calculated into the system.
7.11
Sprinkler System Supervision
Ref.: IFC 903 & NFPA 13
7.11-1 Automatic sprinkler systems having more than twenty (20) sprinklers shall be supervised in
an approved manner for water flow and against tampering. Tamper signals shall transmit a distinct
alarm or zone.
7.11-2 Tamper security switches shall be installed on all main and auxiliary controlling valves
located in a building or outdoors.
EXCEPTION: Control valves located outside a building and in an underground vault or pit
need not be electronically supervised provided they are locked in the "open" position in a
manner approved by the Fire Code Official. See Section 7.12-4.
7.11-3 See Chapter 8, Section 8.03-4 of these Standards for requirements pertaining to the fire
alarm control panel.
7.11-4 When electronic supervision is not required, valves may be supervised by one of the
following methods:
a.
Locking the valves open with 3/15-inch plated or galvanized chain or 5/16-inch 7x19
stainless or galvanized wire rope. The chain or wire rope shall be threaded through
the valve wheels so they may not turn more than one-quarter (1/4). Chain or wire
rope shall be locked with a padlock.
b.
Sealing valves in the open position with approved weekly recorded inspections when
the valves are within locked enclosures.
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7.12
Fire Riser Rooms
Ref.: IFC Section 509
7.12.1 Fire riser rooms shall have an access door to the exterior of the building and signage on the
door designating Fire Riser Room.
Chapter 8
FIRE DETECTION AND ALARM SYSTEMS
8.01
Standards Established
Ref.: IFC 907
8.01-1 All automatic and manual fire detection and alarm systems shall be designed, installed,
tested and maintained as specified in the 2012 International Fire Code with local amendments, the
2012 International Fire Code Standards, NFPA Standard 72, and as specified in the following
subsections of these standards.
8.01-2 Automatic fire alarm systems are required in all occupancies protected by an automatic fire
sprinkler system and as required for other special uses and conditions in IFC 907.
Exception: R-3 single-family homes.
8.02
Submission of Plans
Ref.: IFC 907
8.02-1 Plans for all fire detection and alarm systems shall be submitted for review as specified in
Chapter 1, Section 1.01-4 of these standards and shall include the information specified in this
chapter.
8.02-2 A plan review fee shall be charged for reviewing fire alarm systems. The plan review fee
shall be paid at the time the plans are submitted for review. The plans shall be stamped by a
minimum of Nicet Level III or an Engineer.
8.03
General Requirements
Ref.: IFC 901
NFPA 72
8.03-1 Fire alarm systems shall only be installed by trained and qualified fire alarm installers with a
minimum level Nicet II supervising the installation.
8.03-2 All equipment, devices, and wiring shall be listed or approved by Underwriters Laboratories,
Underwriters Laboratories Canada, Canadian Standards Association and/or Factory Mutual and
shall be approved for the purpose for which they are intended. No person shall perform any type of
modification to any device which would void its listing.
8.03-3 All wiring shall be done in compliance with the National Electrical Code, pertaining to Fire
Alarm Signaling Circuits, and any other applicable article of that code.
8.03-4 The fire alarm control panel, trouble signal indicators, or remote annunciator shall be
installed in areas which are normally staffed during the hours the building is occupied.
8.03-5 The International Fire Code requires that all fire alarm systems and appurtenances thereto
shall meet the approval of the Fire District as to installation and location and shall be subject to such
periodic tests as required by the Chief. Plans and specifications shall be submitted to the Fire
District for review and approval prior to installation.
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8.04
Required Plan Submittal Information
Ref.: IFC 907
The following minimum information shall be required to be included with all drawings submitted to
the Fire District for review.
1.
Job site address and company name.
2.
Owner and address of protected structure.
3.
Name of designer, license number and/or NICET Certification, and telephone
number.
4.
Name of installing company, contact person, license number and/or NICET
Certification, and telephone number.
5.
Monitoring company name and telephone number.
6.
Type of building construction, square footage and occupancy.
7.
The type of fire alarm system to be provided. (Class A, B, addressable, analog, local,
proprietary, etc.)
8.
Calculations (e.g., secondary supply and voltage drop calculations)
9.
A complete list of detection, evacuation signaling, and annunciator zones.
10.
List specifications on (or provide specification sheets)
a) All appliances/devices
b) Control panels, system components, modules, relays, and remote annunciators
c) Wiring and battery
d) All system components shall be listed and found suitable for intended use.
11.
Operating instructions for the system (copy of what will posted at the FACP)
12.
Compatibility listings.
13.
Manufacturer’s inspections instructions – NFPA 72 Chapter 7
14.
Applicable Codes and Standards used in the system design.
15.
Any other information, which is required to comply with the applicable codes,
standards, and other design criteria.
16.
Plan review fee per current fee schedule.
Required Drawings:
1.
All sheets to be the same size (Recommended 24 x 16)
2.
Drawings to be to scale
3.
Cut of structure to indicate room height, etc.
4.
Ceiling details and configurations
5.
Circuit Wiring Diagram
6.
Sequence of operation
7.
Floor plan of the entire building, including all floors and areas.
8.
Show all devices and appliances
(a)
Smoke detectors
(f)
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Flow switches
8.05
(b)
Heat detectors
(g)
Tamper switches
(c)
Duct detectors
(h)
Horns/Strobes
(d)
Pull stations
(i)
Control panel
(e)
Door closures
(j)
Remote annunciator
(k)
Other extinguishing systems
9.
Show detector spacing and locations
10.
Show notification device spacing & locations
11.
Wiring legend
12.
Symbol list
13.
Any other information, which is required to comply with the applicable codes,
standards, and other design criteria.
System Monitoring
Ref.: IFC 907
NFPA 72
8.05-1 All required fire alarm systems shall be supervised by an approved central, proprietary or
remote station service or a local alarm which will give an audible signal at a constantly attended
location.
8.05-2 A dedicated phone line shall be required for all systems.
8.06
Fire Alarms for Existing Buildings
Ref.: IFC 1103.5 Amended
8.06-1 Non-Monitored Sprinkler System A fire alarm system shall be installed when an existing,
non-monitored fire sprinkler system is modified by 20 or more heads.
8.06-2 Newly Installed Sprinkler System A fire alarm system is required to be installed when an
existing building is retrofitted with a fire sprinkler system per requirements in IFC 1103.5 Amended.
Chapter 9
ABOVEGROUND FUEL TANK INSTALLATIONS
9.01
General
Ref.: IFC Chapter 57
9.01-1 All aboveground fuel tanks used for storing and dispensing flammable or combustible motor
vehicle fuels shall be designed, installed, and tested by the Fire Prevention Division of the Central
Yavapai Fire District according to the 2012 International Fire Code and as specified in the following
subsections of this standard.
9.01-2 The contractor or property owner proposing the installation of aboveground fuel tanks shall
check with the appropriate planning and zoning department to determine if the local zoning laws
allow aboveground fuel tanks at the proposed site.
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NOTE: Underground Fuel Storage and Dispensing: Any plans for underground fuel tanks used
for storing and dispensing flammable or combustible motor vehicles fuels shall be submitted to both
the Arizona State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Fire Prevention Division of the Central Yavapai Fire
District as the Central Yavapai Fire District has jurisdiction over all aboveground piping and devices.
9.02
Submission of Plans
9.02-1 Plans shall be submitted to the Fire Prevention Division for the installation, operation, repair,
or modification of aboveground fuel tanks used for storage and dispensing of flammable or
combustible liquid motor fuels.
9.02-2 A plan review fee shall be charged for reviewing fuel tank installations and modifications. The
plan review fee shall be paid at the time the plans are submitted for review.
9.02-3 Plans shall be submitted for approval prior to installation. The plans shall be drawn to scale
and shall include all essential details, including but not limited to:
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Business owner’s name, address, and telephone number.
Job site address.
Contractor’s name, address, and telephone number.
Types and quantities of liquids to be stored or dispensed.
Method of storage and dispensing.
Overfill prevention method.
Spill containment method.
Specification sheets for all tanks, equipment, piping, and appliances used in the installation.
Site plan indicating:
 Vehicle access
 Aboveground tank location(s).
 Vehicle impact protection for tanks & dispensers.
 Emergency controls location.
 Distances from tanks and/or dispensers to property lines, buildings, and ignition
sources.
 Secondary containment.
 Other aboveground or below ground flammable or combustible liquids tanks, LP-gas
or CNG storage vessels.
 Fire suppression appliances or equipment.
 Electrical system.
 Above and below grade piping, to include dispensing devices and filling devices.
 Signage
 Overfill protection
 Venting
Other information as required by the Fire Marshal.
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Chapter 10
MISCELLANEOUS STANDARDS
10.01 Standards Established
Ref.: IFC 901
All fixed fire extinguishing systems, other than sprinkler or standpipe systems as specified
elsewhere in these standards, shall be designed, installed, tested, and maintained in compliance
with the appropriate NFPA standard for that type of system.
10.02 Protection of Fuel Gas Equipment
Ref.: IFC 312
10.02-1 When exposed to probable vehicular damage due to proximity to alleys, driveways, or
parking areas, aboveground gas tanks, meters, regulators and piping shall be suitably protected.
Acceptable protection shall consist of guard posts installed in the following manner:
1.
Guard posts shall be constructed of steel not less than four (4) inches in diameter
and shall be concrete filled.
2.
Guard posts shall be set not less than three (3) feet deep in a concrete footing of not
less than a fifteen (15) inch diameter.
3.
Guard posts shall be set with the top of the posts not less than three (3) feet above
ground.
4.
Guard posts shall be located a minimum of three (3) feet from the hydrant and shall
be located no more than four (4) feet apart.
5.
Guard posts shall not interfere with the use or operation of the fire hydrant. The
number of posts provided shall be sufficient to adequately protect the hydrant.
Other methods that will provide equivalent protection may be submitted for review and approval by
the Fire Marshal.
10.02-2 Where fuel gas piping and equipment is protected in a means acceptable to the fuel gas
utility company, that method may be considered acceptable to the Fire Code Official.
10.03 Spray Booth Construction
Ref.: IFC Section 2404
10.03-1 Unlisted, site-built spray booths shall be constructed of non-combustible materials in
compliance with the International Fire Code. Plans shall be submitted to and approved by the Fire
Marshal prior to construction. Electrical and mechanical components of spray booths shall be
approved by the appropriate building department prior to construction.
10.03-2 A plan review fee shall be charged for reviewing spray booths. The plan review fee shall be
paid at the time the plans are submitted for review.
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10.04 Occupant Load Signs
Ref.: IFC 1004
10.04-1 Where a building or place of assembly is required to have its occupant capacity posted for
public view, the sign shall consist of letters and numbers at least one (1) inch in height which
contrasts to their background.
10.04-2 The occupant capacity sign shall be designed as follows:
MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY
_____________ PERSONS
If applicable, a dual use occupant load sign may be installed. It shall be designed as follows:
MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY OR LOAD
_____________ PERSONS
SEATING CAPACITY WITH TABLES
______________ PERSONS
10.04-3 The sign shall be permanently located in the building or in each separate room adjacent to
the main entrance and shall remain visible at all times.
10.05 No Smoking Signs
Ref.: IFC 310
10.05-1 When required by the Fire Code Official, permanent "NO SMOKING" signs shall be
prominently displayed in all areas where smoking is prohibited.
10.05-2 "NO SMOKING" signs shall consist of letters at least five (5) inches in height that contrast
to their background.
10.06 Flammable Liquid Storage Room Drainage
IFC Chapter 50
IFC Chapter 57
10.06-1 Flammable liquid storage rooms, as defined by the IFC, shall be provided with drainage
systems capable of removing an amount of flammable liquids equal to the largest container in the
room plus a calculated minimum fire flow of the sprinkler system in the room.
10.06-2 The discharge system shall be designed to prevent the anticipated spill and flow from the
sprinklers from overflowing the liquid-tight sills in the storage room.
10.06-3 Drainage systems shall discharge to on-site retention basins designed to accommodate the
discharge rate.
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10.07 Commercial Kitchen Hood Extinguishing Systems
Ref.: IFC 904
NFPA 96
10.07-1 General
Commercial kitchen hood extinguishing systems installed within the Fire District shall comply with
the UL 300 Standard. Systems not in compliance with this standard shall be prohibited from being
installed, modified, expanded, or moved into a building within the Fire District.
A Class K fire extinguisher is required for all new commercial kitchen systems.
Pre-existing, non-compliant kitchen hood extinguishing systems that are serviceable shall be
allowed to continue provided that the systems are not modified, expanded, or moved.
On site inspection by Central Yavapai Fire District is required for approval of the hood system.
10.07-2 Plan Review Fees
Ref.: IFC 113
A plan review fee shall be charged for reviewing kitchen hood extinguishing systems. The plan
review fee shall be paid at the time the plans are submitted for review.
10.07-3 Submittal Information
Ref.: IFC 901
The following information shall be included on all working plans submitted for review.
General Information
1.
2.
3.
4.
Name of project owner and occupant.
Job site address.
Full height cross-section.
All plans shall bear a clearly marked scale.
Fire Extinguishing System (Chemical)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
Make, model, and type of fire extinguishing system.
Cylinder mounting location.
Type, size, and configuration of discharge piping.
Location and configuration of all ells, tees, and distributors.
Location and configuration of system actuating tubing.
Location and configuration of duct, plenum and surface discharge nozzles.
Location and number of flow restricting or balancing devices.
Location and type of cooking appliances and char-broilers.
Clearances of surface nozzles above cooking appliances.
Location and temperature rating of fusible links.
Manual pull station location.
Location, make and model of automatic fuel shut-off device.
Location, make, and model of all reset relays.
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Central Yavapai Fire District
Resolution No. _________
A FORMAL RESOLUTION OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CENTRAL YAVAPAI FIRE
DISTRICT ADOPTING THE 2012 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE, AND
PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN ADDITIONS AND DELETIONS THERETO, REGULATING AND
GOVERNING THE SAFEGUARDING OF LIFE AND PROPERTY FROM FIRE AND EXPLOSION
HAZARDS ARISING FROM THE STORAGE, HANDLING AND USE OF HAZARDOUS
SUBSTANCES, MATERIALS AND DEVICES, AND FROM CONDITIONS HAZARDOUS TO LIFE
OR PROPERTY AND THE OCCUPANCY OF BUILDINGS AND PREMISES IN THE CENTRAL
YAVAPAI FIRE DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF PERMITS AND COLLECTION
OF FEES THEREFORE; AND AUTHORIZING THE APPLICATION AND ENFORCEMENT
THEROF.
WHEREAS, the Central Yavapai Fire District did, on or about, December 10, 2007, adopt the
2006 International Fire Code together with certain amendments thereto (IFC); and
WHEREAS, the Central Yavapai Fire District is authorized, pursuant to A.R.S. 48-805 (B)(6)
to adopt a nationally recognized fire code and amend or revise the adopted code.
WHEREAS, the Central Yavapai Fire District wishes to adopt the 2012 Edition of the
International Fire Code to provide for a more uniform practice and enforcement of the Fire Code,
consistent and together with various other enforcement agencies with whom Central Yavapai Fire
District may interact; and
NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved as follows:
BE IT RESOLVED that the Central Yavapai Fire District hereby adopts the 2012 Edition of
the International Fire Code (IFC), with amendments including Appendix Chapters A through I.
FURTHER RESOLVED, that there shall be inserted into the additions and modifications to
the Fire Code, where applicable, the name of Central Yavapai Fire District as the adopting and
enforcement jurisdiction, including the recitation within Section 101.1 of the IFC.
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the geographic limits referred to in certain sections of the
additions and modifications adopted herein are hereby established as follows:
5704.2.9.6.1 (geographic limits in which the storage of Class I and II liquids in aboveground tanks outside of buildings is prohibited): per zoning requirements of the Town of
Prescott Valley, Town of Dewey/Humboldt and/or Yavapai County Planning and Building; and
5706.2.4.4 1 (geographic limits in which the storage of Class I and II liquids in aboveground tanks is prohibited): per zoning requirements of the Town of Prescott Valley, Town of
Dewey/Humboldt and/or Yavapai County Planning and Building; and
5806.2 1 (geographic limits in which the storage of flammable cryogenic fluids is
prohibited): per zoning requirements of the Town of Prescott Valley, Town of Dewey/Humboldt
and/or Yavapai County Planning and Building; and
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6104.2 1 (geographic limits in which the storage of liquefied petroleum gas is
restricted for the protection of heavily populated or congested areas): per zoning
requirements of the Town of Prescott Valley, Town of Dewey/Humboldt and/or Yavapai County
Planning and Building.
FUTHER RESOLVED, that if any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this
resolution is for any reason held to be unconstitutional; such decision shall not affect the validity of
the remaining portions of this resolution.
FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution and the rules, regulations, provisions,
amendments, requirements, orders and matters established and adopted hereby shall take effect
and be in full force and effect from and after the date of its approval.
FURTHER RESOLVED, that to the extent the provisions of the Amendments and
modifications to the 2012 Edition of the International Fire Code provisions adopted herein conflict
with the provisions of the 2006 IFC previously adopted by the Central Yavapai Fire District, as
amended, the modifications authorized herein shall govern.
RESOLVED and ADOPTED this _____ day of _____________, 20_____ .
_____________________________________________________
Board Chairman
ATTEST:
______________________________________________________
Board Clerk
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2012 IFC CODE AMENDMENTS
CHAPTER 1
ADMINISTRATION
Section 101.1 Title is amended as follows:
These regulations shall be known as the Fire Code of Central Yavapai Fire District, hereinafter
referred to as “this code”.
Section 105.6.2 Amusement building is amended as follows:
Amusement building and events. An operational permit is required for any amusement building or
event.
Section 105.6.23 Hot work operations is amended as follows:
4. Hot work, including grinding, conducted within a wildfire risk area during burn restrictions.
Section 108.2 Limitations of authority is amended by adding:
Rulings by the Board of Appeals shall be binding upon the Fire District and the appellants. All
rulings made by the Board of Appeals shall be only for the appellant and shall not be intended as a
general change in this Code.
Section 109.4 Violation penalties is amended as follows:
Persons who violate a provision of this code or fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof,
or who shall erect, install, alter, repair or perform work in violation of the approved construction
documents or directive of the fire code official, or of a permit or certificate obtained under provisions
of this Code, shall be found in violation and subject to penalties designated by the jurisdiction having
authority.
Section 111.4 Failure to comply is amended as follows:
Any person who continues any work after having been served with a stop work order, except such
work as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be found
in violation and subject to penalties designated by the jurisdiction having authority.
CHAPTER 5
FIRE SERVICE FEATURES
Section 505.1 Address identification is amended as follows:
New and existing buildings shall have approved address numbers, building numbers or building
identification placed in a position that is plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the
property. These numbers shall contrast with their background. Address numbers shall be Arabic
numbers or alphabetical letters. Numbers shall be a minimum of 6 inches high with a minimum
stroke width of 0.5 inch. Larger numbers may be required by the fire code official to facilitate
emergency response.
Section 505.2.1 Conflicting road names is amended by adding a new section as follows:
Newly assigned street or road names shall not conflict with existing names and shall be approved
by the fire code official.
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CHAPTER 9
FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS
Section 901.2 Construction documents is amended by adding the following:
Automatic sprinkler system plans shall be submitted bearing a review certification and signature of a
minimum level III NICET Certified Engineering Technician or Arizona registrant. Fire sprinkler plans
for high-piled combustible storage occupancies shall require a registered fire protection engineer
stamp. Fire alarm system plans shall be submitted bearing a review certification and signature of a
minimum level III NICET Technician or Arizona registrant.
Section 901.6.2 Records is amended to read as follows:
Records of all system inspections, tests and maintenance required by the referenced standards
shall be maintained on the premises for a minimum of three years and reports of system
deficiencies shall be forwarded to the authority having jurisdiction within 10 business days.
Section 903.2.1.1 Group A-1 is amended by changing item 1 to read as follows:
1. The fire area is 5000 square feet or greater.
Section 903.2.1.3 Group A-3 is amended by changing item 1 to read as follows:
1. The fire area is 5000 square feet or greater.
Section 903.2.1.4 Group A-4 is amended by changing item 1 to read as follows:
1. The fire area is 5000 square feet or greater.
Section 903.2.3 Group E is amended as follows:
An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided for all Group E occupancies.
Exception: A day care facility with less than 11 children
residence.
in
a
private
Section 903.2.4 Group F-1 is amended as follows:
Section 903.2.4 Group F An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout all buildings
containing Group F occupancies where one of the following conditions exists:
1. The fire area is 5000 square feet or greater.
2. The fire area is located more than two stories above grade.
3. A Group F occupancy used for the manufacture of upholstered furniture or mattresses
exceeding 2,500 square feet.
Section 903.2.6 Group I is amended by changing exceptions 3 and 4 to read as follows:
3.
4.
An automatic sprinkler system is not required where day care facilities are at
the level of exit discharge, where every room where care is provided has a least one
exterior exit door and where the fire area is less than 5,000 square feet.
In buildings where Group I-4 day care is provided on levels other than the level of exit
discharge, an automatic fire sprinkler system shall be installed through all levels of the
building.
Section 903.2.7 Group M is amended by deleting item 3 and changing items 1 and 2 to read as
follows:
1. The Group M fire area is 5000 square feet or greater.
2. The Group M fire area is located more than two stories above grade.
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3. The combined area of all Group M fire areas on all floors, including any mezzanines,
exceeds 5,000 square feet.
Section 903.2.7.1 High-piled storage is amended by adding:
The automatic fire sprinkler system shall be designed by a fire protection engineer.
Section 903.2.8 Group R is amended by adding exceptions 1 and 2 to read as follows:
Exception 1. Group R-3 one and two family dwellings, occupied as single family units, less
than 5000 square feet livable space unless more than two stories above grade. The calculated area
shall include all livable and unfinished space, the area of any attached garage, and concealed or
accessible spaces intended for storage use and/or future living space. Perimeter decks or outdoor
living space is not calculated in the 5,000 square feet threshold requirement.
Exception 2. Group R-3 care facilities within a dwelling unit for five or fewer
persons.
Section 903.2.9 Group S-1 is amended by changing Group S-1 to Group S and changing items 1,
2 and 3 to read as follows:
Section 903.2.9 Group S
1. The Group S fire area is 5,000 square feet or greater.
2. The Group S fire area is located more than two stories above grade.
3. The combined area of all Group S-1 fire areas on all floors, including any mezzanines,
exceeds 5,000 square feet.
Section 903.2.9.1 Repair Garages is amended by changing items 1 and 2 to read as follows:
1. Buildings having two or more stories above grade plane, including basements, with a fire
area containing a repair garage exceeding 5,000 square feet.
2. Buildings no more than one story above grade plane, with a fire area containing a repair
garage exceeding 5,000 square feet.
Section 903.2.10 Group S-2 enclosed parking garages is amended by changing item 1 to read
as follows:
1. Where the fire area of the enclosed parking garage exceeds 5,000 square feet.
Section 903.2.13 Group B is amended by adding the following section:
An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout all buildings containing a Group B
occupancy where one of the following conditions exist:
1. Where a Group B fire area is 5,000 square feet or greater.
2. Where a Group B fire area is located more than two stories above grade.
Section 903.2.14 Group U is amended by adding the following section:
An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout all buildings containing a Group U
occupancy 5,000 square feet or greater as determined by the fire code official.
Section 903.3.1.1.1 Exempt Locations is amended by deleting item number 4.
Section 903.3.1.3.1 Garages is amended by adding the following section:
Sprinklers are required in all attached garages and workshops.
Section 903.3.5 Water supplies is hereby amended by adding:
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The water data for hydraulic calculations shall be based upon 85 percent of the available water
supply as determined by flow test information.
CHAPTER 11
CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS FOR EXISTING BUILDINGS
Section 1103.5 Sprinkler systems is amended by adding the following subsections:
Section 1103.5.3 Building Addition. A sprinkler system is required throughout the building when
any addition increases the total floor area to 5,000 square feet or greater.
Exception: R-3 Occupancies.
Section 1103.5.4 Change of Use. A sprinkler system is required throughout the building when any
change of use or occupancy occurs to a portion of the building to a more hazardous occupancy or
as determined by the Fire Code Official.
Section 1103.5.5 Group A-1, A-3, and A-4 Addition. A sprinkler system is required throughout
the building when any addition to existing assembly occupancies increases the occupant load to
more than 300.
Section 1103.5.6 Group A-2 Addition. A sprinkler system is required throughout the building
when any addition to existing assembly occupancies increases the occupant load to more than 100.
Section 1103.5.7 Group E. A sprinkler system is required throughout the building for Group E
occupancies.
Exception: Child day care facilities for more than five but no more than 10
children in
a single-family residence.
Section 1103.5.8 Group R-3 Care Facilities. A sprinkler system is required throughout the
building in a single-family residence wherein six or more persons receive care.
Section 1103.5.9 Vacant Buildings. A sprinkler system is required throughout the building when
any A, E, or I occupancy that has been vacant for more than 18 months requests to resume as the
same occupancy classification.
Section 1103.5.10 Fire Wall Breech. A sprinkler system is required throughout the building when
any modification or alteration to an existing building, with a total floor area of 5,000 square feet or
greater, breeches or removes a required fire rated wall assembly.
Section 1103.7 Fire Alarm Systems is amended by adding the following subsections:
Section 1103.7.8 Non-Monitored Sprinkler System. A fire alarm system shall be installed
throughout the building when an existing, non-monitored fire sprinkler system is modified by 20 or
more sprinkler heads.
Section 1103.7.9 Sprinkled Building Fire Alarm Requirement. An approved fire alarm system
shall be installed in existing buildings when a fire sprinkler system is provided.
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CHAPTER 56
EXPLOSIVES AND FIREWORKS
Section 5601.2.4 Financial Responsibility is amended as follows:
Before a permit is issued, as required by Section 3301.2, the applicant shall file with the jurisdiction
a corporate surety bond in the principal sum of $1,000,000 (one million dollars) or a public liability
insurance policy for the same amount, for the purpose of the payment of all damages to persons or
property which arise from, or are caused by, the conduct of any act authorized by the permit upon
which any judicial judgment results. The fire code official is authorized to specify a greater or lesser
amount when, in his or her opinion, conditions at the location of use indicate a greater or lesser
amount is required. Government entities shall be exempt from this bond requirement.
Section 5601.2.4.1 Blasting is amended as follows:
Before approval to do blasting is issued, the applicant for approval shall file a bond or submit a
certificate of insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 (one million dollars) in each case to indemnify
the jurisdiction against any and all damages arising from permitted blasting.
Section 5601.2.4.2 Fireworks Display is amended as follows:
Before approval for a display is issued, the permit holder shall furnish a bond or certificate of
insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 (one million dollars) per occurrence for the payment of all
potential damages to a person or persons or to property by reason of the permitted display, and
arising from any acts of the permit holder, the agent, employees or subcontractors to indemnify the
jurisdiction against any and all damages arising from permitted fireworks displays.
APPENDIX A
Section A101.2 Membership is amended as follows:
The membership of the board shall consist of five voting members having the qualifications
established by this section and reside within the boundaries of the Central Yavapai Fire District. In
the event that it is not practical to find members as required by this section, the Fire Code official
reserves the right to relax the qualifications as to create a valid professional board to serve this
jurisdiction. Prospective members shall apply to the Fire Marshal of the jurisdiction, subject to
confirmation by a majority vote of the Central Yavapai Fire District Fire Board. Members shall serve
without remuneration or compensation, and shall be removed from office prior to the end of their
appointed terms only for cause.
Section A101.3 Terms of Office is deleted.
Section A101.3.1 Initial Appointments is deleted.
Section A101.5 Secretary of Board is amended as follows:
The fire code official or his designee shall act as Secretary of the Board and shall keep a detailed
record of all its proceedings, which shall set forth the reasons for its decisions, the vote of each
member, the absence of a member, and any failure of a member to vote.
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APPENDIX B
Table B105.1 Minimum Required Fire Flow and Flow Duration for Buildings is amended by
adding Footnote c as follows:
Footnote c: In special circumstances, where the municipal or rural water supply will not provide the
required 1500 gpm, the fire code official may accept a lesser amount. This amount shall never be
less than 1000 gpm.
APPENDIX D
Section D103.2 Grade is amended as follows:
Fire apparatus access roads shall not exceed 12 percent grade.
The exception is deleted and replaced as follows:
Exception: The fire code official may permit the access road grade to increase , but shall not
exceed 15 percent if fire sprinkler protection is installed.
Section D103.3 Turning Radius is amended as follows:
The minimum turning radius shall be 28’ (twenty eight feet) inside and 50’ (fifty feet) outside
diameter for all fire department access roads and parking lots.
APPROVED FIRE ACCESS TURNAROUNDS
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APPENDIX I
APPROVED LOCKING DEVICES
KEY BOXES
Approved key box:
KNOX BOX manufactured by The Knox Company
LOCKING FDC CAPS
Approved Fire Department Connection (FDC) locking caps: Knox FDC caps manufactured by The
Knox Company.
LOCKING KEYPADS AND/OR PADLOCKS FOR GATED COMMUNITIES, GATED AREAS, AND
MINI-STORAGE FACILITES
Approved key switch for locking keypads: Knox key switch manufactured by The Knox Company.
Approved padlock: Knox padlock manufactured by The Knox Company.
Approved distributor:
Knox Company
1601 W. Deer Valley Road
Phoenix, AZ 85027
1-800-552-5669
www.knoxbox.com
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APPENDIX II
Gate Key Switch and Post Detail
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Appendix III
Fire Riser and Remote FDC Detail
Underground Fire Line Plan Review Submittal Requirements
These items shall be included on all underground plans and submitted with $120.00 plan review fee
1. Project Name
2. Address
3. Contractor Name, Phone Number, Address and License Number
4. Site plan that includes:
A. Adjacent streets with names & locations shown
B. North direction indicated and drawing scale noted
C. Paved Parking, Roads & Fire Lanes are indicated
D. Hydrant locations shown with distance
E. Water Main location and size shall be shown
F. Underground fire main size and type shall be located and shown from municipal supply to
interior of building.
G. Thrust Blocks are required and shall be shown
H. Any Clamps / Rods shall be noted
I. Type of bedding material shall be noted
J. Fire Department Connection (FDC) shall be noted as:
 “located on wall on separate plans” or,
 remote shall be drawn on underground plans showing supply line
K. FDC Location shall be approved and accessible
On Site:
1. A rough-in inspection shall be required prior to covering the piping.
2. The piping shall be center loaded, leaving the joints exposed and a 2-hour, 200 pound
pressure test shall be witnessed by CRMD personnel.
3. A full orifice flush is required for final approval.
4. These inspections are also required for the FDC if it is remote.
Note: All inspections shall be in conjunction with the appropriate water department as required.
Freeze Protection is required.
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