Guidelines For Fire Alarm Plan Review/Permitting Procedures

Guidelines For Fire Alarm Plan Review/Permitting Procedures

Guidelines for Fire Alarm Plan Review/Permitting Procedures

Effective date: October 2, 1997

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There are two areas of firealarm work which require permit activity: additions,alterations or modifications to existing fire alarm systems andthe installation of new fire alarm systems.

Fire alarm system means any mechanical or electrical devicewhich is designed to be used for the detection of fire or smokein a building, structure or facility or for alerting others of afire or smoke condition within a building, structure or facilityor both and which emits an alarm within the premises or transmitsa signal to a U. L. Certified Central Station.

Fire alarm permits are required by Section 11-48(4) of theCity of Tampa Fire Prevention Code (Ordinance No. 89-234) and arenot transferable.

The permit andinspection procedures are as follows:

1. Two sets ofplans shall be submitted to the Construction Services Center,1400 N. Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33607. Fire alarm plans may besubmitted in conjunction with the building/electrical plans orseparately as a supplement to the project.

2. A fire alarm permit may be issued to a State of Floridacertified and City of Tampa licensed unlimited electricalcontractor or fire alarm contractor.

3. If possible, floor plans depicting fire alarm componentsshould be separate from other trades, in that they reflect onlyfire alarm related elements.

4. For each building, state the OCCUPANCYCLASSIFICATION which corresponds to the appropriateChapter of NFPA 101, Life Safety Code. Also indicate theSUB-CLASS, if any.

5. If the building contains MIXEDOCCUPANCIES (per NFPA 101), drawings shall indicatewith a line, properly labeled, the separation between eachdifferent occupancy classification/sub-class within the samebuilding. If the line of separation is a wall, and this wall isto be a fire wall or smoke barrier, note the wall's"rating".