Tents

Temporary Cooking under Tents (Fire Marshal’s Office)
  • Any cooking under a tent may require a permit from the Fire Marshal’s Office
  • If cooking or using a heat source, must provide 2A-10BC, tagged and serviced, extinguisher.
  • If cooking produces grease laden vapors, must provide tagged and serviced Class K extinguisher.
  • Propane tanks must be secured to prevent falling over
  • Propane must be 5 feet from any heat source or tent.
  • No exchanging of tanks during the event.
  • Cooking equipment cannot be used within 10’ of a structure.
  • The AHJ shall be authorized to require any fire to be immediately discontinued if the fire is determined to constitute a hazardous condition.
Tents 900 Square Feet (SF) or larger
  • A completed application from the Fire Marshal’s office.
  • Must provide appropriate number of 2A-10BC, tagged and serviced extinguishers for the square footage.
  • If open to the public, Exit and Emergency Lighting may be required depending on size of tent.
  • Must provide Flame Retardant Certification for each tent.
  • Temporary cooking under tent; include with application:
    • If cooking produces grease laden vapors, must provide tagged and serviced Class K extinguisher
    • Minimum 2’ of separation between tents and 10 feet from closest structure
    • If cooking or using a heat source, must provide 2A-10BC, tagged and serviced, extinguisher.
    • Propane tanks must be secured to prevent falling over
    • Propane tanks must be 5 feet from any heat source or tent.
    • No exchanging of tanks during the event.
    • Cooking equipment cannot be used within 10’ of a structure that is not a 1 or 2 family dwelling.
    • The AHJ shall be authorized to require any fire to be immediately discontinued if the fire is determined to constitute a hazardous condition.
Tents 10x10 and smaller
  • Cannot be tied together.
  • If tents are tied together then a tent permit and flame retardant certification will be required for tents tied together that exceed 900 Sq. feet
  • Minimum 2’ of separation between tents and 10 feet from closest structure
  • If Cooking produces grease laden vapors must provide tagged and services Class K extinguisher.
  • If cooking or using and heat source must provide 2A-10BC, tagged and serviced, extinguisher.
  • If cooking under a tent, you must provide flame certification for that tent.
  • Propane must be 5 feet from any heat source or tent.
  • If cooking produces grease laden vapors, must provide tagged and serviced Class K extinguisher.
Tents 5000 Square Feet (SF) or larger (CSD)

Create and application in Accela and upload the following documents:

Site Plan

A scaled diagram of the site for each tent that includes:

  • Location of all tents on the site and all other equipment including portable restrooms, generators etc.
  • Accessible route details and accessible restroom locations to be shown
  • Dimensions of all fire access lanes
  • Show surrounding Fire Hydrants
  • All points of the building exterior must be within 150’ of fire truck access

Tent(s) shall have exterior routes for pedestrian traffic so that personnel being evacuated from the building may have safe routes.

Floor Plan

A scaled floor plans for each level showing:

  • Florida licensed engineer or architect, signed and sealed plans.
  • Live and dead loads to be indicated on drawings.
  • Details on the tent indicating tie-downs and manufacturer’s installation instructions.
  • Wind loads indicated in Florida Building Code for membrane structures.
  • Floor plan w/ seating (furniture layout) must be shown on the plan
  • Occupant type listed and occupant load posted on drawings, (based on 7 sq ft per person)
  • Provide egress plan, Life/Safety plan (scaled)
  • Aisles between tables/seating shall comply with NFPA 101, 12.2.5.5and 12.2.5.6
  • Verify type of flooring to be used
  • Show disabled chair location in the assembly areas
  • Provide certification of flame spread for all interior finishes in compliance with NFPA101, 10.2
  • If structure will be enclosed provide location of all doors on the plan. A door must be within 50’ of fire truck access
  • Dimensions of egress elements. Exit Location with exit width calculations
  • Portable fire extinguishers must be provided and must comply with NFPA10
  • Locate exit signs – in enclosed tent structures, exit signs are required to be illuminated
  • No Smoking signs
  • Emergency lights must be provided
  • Show Generator location(s)
  • Are you using ballast or pins?
    • If pins - how long, how large and how many pins per point connection
    • If ballast - please provide weight per location
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