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401 Administrative Requirements

401.1 Appointment Cancellation
401.2 Operational (Use) Permits
401.3 Re-Inspection Fee Payment
401.4 Contractor Payment and Pickup of Plans
401.5 Required Fire Sprinkler Permits
401.6 Penalties for Work Done Without Permits
401.007 Fireworks Stands
401.008 Firms Subject to Formal Complaints
401.009 Cost Recovery Program
401.010 Expired Construction Permits
401.011 Fire Sprinkler Plan Specifications

402 Code Requirements

402.1 Ambulatory Health Care Centers Licensing
402.2 Candle & Open Flame Device Safety
402.3 Diesel Fuel Supplies for Emergency Generators
402.4 Group Homes for 6 or Fewer
402.5 Hazard Class Determination
402.6 High-Piled Storage Plans
402.007 International Standardization Organization (ISO) Storage Containers
402.8 Reserved
402.009 Knox Box Locations
402.10 Reserved
402.011 Outside Combustible Storage Requirements(Large Piles)
402.011A Outside Combustible Storage Requirements (Small Piles)
402.12 Fire Watch Requirements
402.013 Prohibition of Explosives
402.014 Occupancy Loads in Assemblies
402.015 Hazard Identification Signs (NFPA 704 Placards)

403 Development Policies

403.1 General Guidelines
403.002 Fire Department Access
403.3 Hydrant Spacing & Fire Flow
403.3A Recycled Water for Fire Protection
403.004 Police Fire Bypass Locks
403.005 Requirements for Marking Fire Lanes
403.006 Lock Boxes
403.007 Traffic Calming Devices
403.008 Vapor Recovery Equipment (Vent Mounted)

404 Construction Requirements

404.1 Housing Tract Clearance for Combustibles & Occ
404.002 Model Homes Temporary Water Supply
404.3 Red Tag-Stop Work Order
404.4 Removable Bollards

405 Fire Extinguishing Systems

405.1 Combined Standpipe - Acceptance 5 Yr Test
405.2 Pre-pipe - Weld Inspections
405.3 Fire Sprinkler Control Valve Access
405.4 Disposition of Water flow Signals
405.5 Dry Pipe Sprinkler Systems Quarterly Maint.
405.6 Dry Standpipes - Five-Year Test
405.7 Fire Protection of Roof Drainage Crickets
405.8 Fire Pump Installation Locations
405.9 Fire Sprinklers in Elevator Shafts
405.10 Flow Switch - Pressure Switch
405.11 Kitchen Range Fire Protection Design
405.12 Reduced Hydraulic Demand Sprinkler System Design
405.13 Location of Inspectors Test Valves
405.14 Non-UL Central Station Requirements
405.15 Power Supply Connection - Electric Sprinkler Alarm Bells
405.16 Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems Insp. Checklist
405.17 Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems Owner Letter
405.18 Sprinkler Piping Under One Inch in Diameter
405.19 Sprinklers Under Roof Projections
405.20 CPVC Hanger Spacing
405.21 Testing of Fire Service Undergrounds
405.22 Clean Agent Ventilation
405.23 Supervisory & Trouble Signals
405.24 Fire Sprinkler Monitoring Systems
405.25 Fire Department Connection Requirements
405.26 Fire Sprinkler Arm-Over Requirements
405.27 Fire Sprinkler Head Replacement
405.029 Sprinkler System Bells
405.030 Specific Application of Window Sprinklers
405.031 Mechanical Tees
405.032 Group S-2 Parking Garage Hose Connections
405.033 Valve Supervision

406 Inspections

406.001 Reinspections for Distinct Hazards
406.002 Large Family Daycare Local Alarm Devices

407 Fire Alarm Systems

407.1 Fire Alarm (Partial) System
407.2 Fire Alarm Systems in A Occupancies
407.3 Manual Pull Box Covers
407.004 HVAC Shutoff for Fire Alarms
407.5 Fire Alarm Plan Symbols
407.6 Fire Alarm Plan Submittals
407.7 HVLS Fan Shutoff for Fire Alarms
407.8 Fire Alarm Control Unit Replacement
407.9 Fire Alarm System Component Replacement
407.10 Fire Alarm Emergency Repairs
407.11 Fire Alarm System Voltage Drop Calculations
407.12 Reserved
407.13 Fire Alarm System Minimum Scale
407.014 Exterior Audible Alarms

408 Contract Areas

408.001 Development Policy (NCFPD)
408.002 Fire Hydrant Policy (NCFPD)
408.003 Fire Flow Policy for Rural Areas (NCFPD)
408.004 Fire Flow Policy for Urban Areas (NCFPD)
408.005 Weed Abatement Policy (NCFPD)
408.006 Commercial Water Tanks (NCFPD)

409 Forms

409.001 Lou Partial Fire Alarm System

Industry Bulletins

2016-004 2016 CFC Adoption
2016-003 Timely Retrieval of Plans

2016-002 June-July 2016 Sprinkler Review Times
2016-001 Fire Alarm Installation for Exterior, Public, or Common Use Areas
NC-2015-001 Fees for Plan Review in North Central Fire Protection District 
2015-002 Spare Heads for One- and Two Family Dwellings

2015-001 New Construction Appointments

2014-003 Industry Bulletin 1 & 2 Family Dwelling Sprinkler Inspection Transition to DARM

2014-001 Industry Bulletin Charges for Service

2013-001 Industry Bulletin FAFS Signals
2013-002 Industry Bulletin NFPA 170
2013-003 Industry Bulletin CPVC Hangers
2013-004 Industry Bulletin FA Component Replacement
2013-005 Industry Bulletin FA Emergency Repairs
2013-006 Industry Bulletin FACU Replacement
2013-007 Industry Bulletin HVLS Fans
2013-008 Industry Bulletin Voltage Drop
2013-009 Industry Bulletin Inspections Plans