Fire Department

Development Policies

401 Administrative Requirements
Policy No. Title Effective Date Current Revision Date Cyclical Review Date
401.001 Appointment Cancellation 06/2008 01/11/2017
401.002 Operational (Use) Permits 06/2008 03/13/2015
401.003 Re-Inspection Fee Payment 06/2008 01/11/2017
401.004 Contractor’s Responsibility for Retrieval of Plans Reviewed by FFD 06/2008 08/15/2016
401.005 Required Fire Sprinkler Permits 10/2012 03/13/2015
401.006 Penalties for Work Done Without Permits 03/2015 03/13/2015
401.007 Fireworks Stands 01/2015 03/16/2017
401.008 Firms Subject to Formal Complaints 01/2016 02/23/2016
401.009 Cost Recovery Program 03/2016 07/07/2017
401.010 Expired Construction Permits 03/2016 03/10/2016
401.011 Fire Sprinkler System Plan Specifications 10/2016 12/15/2016
401.012 Fire Alarm System Specifications 10/2016 12/15/2016
401.013 Clean Agent System Plan Specifications 10/2016 10/24/2016
401.014 Request of Public Records Including Fire Incident and Investigative Reports 02/2017 02/22/2017
401.015 Reserved
401.016 Fire Related Construction Addenda 01/2017 06/06/2017
402 Code Requirements
Policy No. Title Effective Date Current Revision Date Cyclical Review Date
402.001 Ambulatory Health-Care Centers Requiring Federal HHS Licensing 06/2008 03/27/2015
402.002 Candle and Open Flame Device Safety for City Buildings 06/2008 03/27/2015
402.003 Diesel Fuel Supplies for Emergency Power Generators with Integral Tanks 06/2008 01/12/2016
402.004 Group Homes for 6 or Less Ambulatory Children 06/2008 03/27/2015
402.005 Hazard Class Determination 06/2008 04/15/2015
402.006 High-Piled Storage Plans with CFC CHAPTER 32: High-Piled/Rack Storage Work Sheet (04/10/15) 06/2008 04/10/2015
402.007 International Standardization Organization (ISO) Storage Containers 06/2008 08/09/2016
402.008 Reserved
402.009 Knox Box Locations 06/2008 07/12/2016
402.010 Reserved
402.011 Outside Combustible Storage Requirements (Large Piles) 06/2008 01/25/2016
402.011A Outside Combustible Storage Requirements (Small Piles) 07/2015 01/25/2016
402.012 Fire Watch Requirements 06/2008 09/12/2014
402.013 Prohibition of Explosives 06/2008 03/21/2016
402.014 Temporary Increase To Occupant Loads in Assembly Occupancies 05/2016 06/14/2016
402.015 Hazard Identification Signs (NFPA 704 Placards) 07/2010 08/09/2016
402.016 Fire Department Required Signage 12/2016 11/15/2016
403 Development Policies
Policy No. Title Effective Date Current Revision Date Cyclical Review Date
403.001 General Guidelines 06/2008 01/12/2016
403.002 Fire Department Access 06/2008 07/17/2017
403.003 Fire Hydrant Spacing & Fire Flow Requirements 06/2008 01/13/2015
403.003A Recycled Water for Fire Protection 12/2015 01/08/2016
403.004 Emergency Bypass Locks for Secured Access Development 06/2008 05/26/2016
403.005 Requirements for Marking Fire Lanes on Private Property 06/2008 05/26/2016
403.006 Lock Boxes 06/2008 07/06/2016
403.007 Vertical Displacement Traffic Calming Devices 08/2013 07/06/2016
403.008 Vapor Recovery Equipment (Vent Mounted) 03/2009 05/26/2016
404 Construction Requirements
Policy No. Title Effective Date Current Revision Date Cyclical Review Date
404.001 Housing Tract Clearances for Combustible Materials and Occupancy Status Check Sheet For: Address/Tract Information 06/2008 12/10/2013
404.002 Temporary Water Supply for Single-Family Residential Development (Model Homes) 05/2008 07/06/2016
404.003 Red Tag/Stop Work Order 01/2008 12/10/2013
404.004 Removable Bollards 07/2008 12/10/2013
405 Fire Extinguishing Systems
Policy No. Title Effective Date Current Revision Date Cyclical Review Date
405.001 Combined Standpipe – Acceptance and 5-Year Test (Form for Contractor Use) 01/2009 09/04/2013
405.002 Pre-Pipe Inspections 06/2006 01/25/2017
405.003 Fire Sprinkler Control Valve Access 07/1999 06/14/2017
405.004 Disposition of Waterflow Signals for Fire Sprinkler Systems 08/2013 08/28/2013
405.005 Dry Pipe Sprinkler Systems Quarterly Maintenance (Includes Pre-Action and Deluge) 01/2009 09/04/2013
405.006 Dry Standpipes – Five-Year Test 01/2009 09/04/2013
405.007 Fire Protection of Roof Drainage Crickets 11/2008 09/04/2013
405.008 Fire Pump Installation Locations 10/2000 01/25/2017
405.009 Fire Sprinklers in Elevator Shafts 11/2008 09/04/2013
405.010 Flow Switch / Pressure Switch 1/2009 09/04/2013
405.011 Kitchen Fire Sprinkler Design & Installation with Exhibit A: Important Information About Your Kitchen Fire Sprinkler Head 06/2008 01/25/2017
405.012 Reduced Hydraulic Demand Sprinkler System Design (Formerly COF Limited Area Sprinkler Systems) 08/2013 09/03/2013
405.013 Inspector’s Test Valves & Air Vents 06/2006 12/15/2016
405.014 Non-UL Central Station Requirements 06/2008 03/29/2017
405.015 Power Supply Connection for Electric Sprinkler Alarm Bells 01/2009 09/04/2013
405.016 Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems – Inspector’s Checklist (Responsibility of the Owner or Occupant) 01/2012 09/04/2013
405.017 Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems: Owner Letter 01/2009 09/04/2013
405.018 Sprinkler Piping Under One Inch In Diameter 03/1999 09/04/2013
405.019 Fire Sprinkler Coverage Under Roof Projections 03/1999 09/04/2013
405.020 CPVC Hanger Spacing 09/2013 09/04/2013
405.021 Testing of Fire Service Undergrounds 04/2004 09/04/2013
405.022 Clean Agent Ventilation 01/2009 09/04/2013
405.023 Supervisory/Trouble Signal Disposition 08/2013 09/03/2013
405.024 Fire Sprinkler Monitoring System 02/2014 02/26/2014
405.025 Fire Department Connection Requirements 05/2014 12/15/2016
405.026 Fire Sprinkler Arm-Over Requirements 05/2014 01/19/2016
405.027 Fire Sprinkler Head Replacement 05/2014 01/08/2016
405.028 Five Year Test Procedures 03/2005 03/29/2017
405.029 Fire Sprinkler System Bells 01/2016 01/12/2016
405.030 Specific Application of Window Sprinklers 01/2010 02/22/2017
405.031 Mechanical Tees 07/2010 05/26/2016
405.032 Group S-2 Parking Garage Hose Connections 07/2008 07/12/2016
405.033 Valve Supervision 06/1988 07/12/2016
405.034 Deficient (Loaded) Fire Sprinkler Heads 11/2016 11/15/2016
405.035 NFPA 13 Hydraulic Calculations 01/2011 12/15/2016
405.036 Non-High Rise Standpipe Requirements 08/2005 05/17/2017
405.037 Fire Pumps and Alternative Equivalent Fire Protection Requests 03/2007 06/14/2017
406 Inspections
Policy No. Title Effective Date Current Revision Date Cyclical Review Date
406.001 Distinct Hazards Re-Inspections 03/2015 01/12/2016
406.002 Large Family Daycare Local Alarm Devices 07/2010 03/31/2016
406.003 Display of Untreated Materials in Group E and I4 Occupancies; and Similar Areas Providing Care During Religious Functions 08/2005 01/25/2017
407 Fire Alarm Systems
Policy No. Title Effective Date Current Revision Date Cyclical Review Date
407.001 Fire Alarm (Partial) System 11/2008 02/26/2014
407.002 Fire Alarm Systems in A Occupancies 11/2008 09/03/2013
407.003 Manual Pull Box Protective Covers 11/2008 09/03/2013
407.004 HVAC Shut Off for Fire Alarms 08/2013 07/06/2016
407.005 Fire Alarm Plan Symbols 01/2014 09/03/2013
407.006 Fire Alarm Plan Submittals 09/2014 09/03/2013
407.007 High Voltage Low Speed Fans 10/2013 10/08/2013
407.008 Fire Alarm Control Unit Replacement 10/2013 10/08/2013
407.009 Fire Alarm System Component Replacement 10/2013 10/08/2013
407.010 Fire Alarm Emergency Repairs 10/2013 10/08/2013
407.011 Fire Alarm Voltage Drop Calculations 10/2013 10/08/2013
407.012 Reserved
407.013 Fire Alarm System Minimum Scale 02/2014 02/26/2014
407.014 Exterior Audible and Visual Notification Appliances 05/2016 05/26/2016
407.015 Additions to Existing Dedicated Function Fire Alarm Systems 09/2016 06/14/2017
408 Contract Areas
Policy No. Title Effective Date Current Revision Date Cyclical Review Date
408.001 (NCFPD) Development Policy 01/2016 12/30/2015
408.002 (NCFPD) Fire Hydrant Policy and Requirements 01/2016 06/14/2017
408.003 (NCFPD) Fire Flow Policy for Rural Areas 01/2016 12/30/2015
408.004 (NCFPD) Fire Flow Policy for Urban Areas 01/2016 12/30/2015
408.005 (NCFPD) Weed Abatement Policy and Requirements 01/2016 12/30/2015
408.006 NCFPD Commercial Water Tanks 07/2007 04/04/2016
409 Forms
Policy No. Title Effective Date Current Revision Date Cyclical Review Date
409.001 Lou Partial Fire Alarm System (FPD-F-27) with Letter of Understanding Partial Fire Alarm System 10/2007 04/26/2016