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Types of Inspections
Work must be completed, pre-tested, and ready. If a plan review letter was generated, all items listed on the letter must be resolved before calling for an inspection. A copy of the approved plans and a copy of the plan review letter must be at the job site at the time of inspection.
Prior to requesting an alarm system function test and/or final alarm inspection(s), the installing contractor shall furnish a written Contractors Statement of Compliance to the Fire Prevention Division stating the system(s) has been installed in accordance with the approved plans and all devices tested 100% in accordance with the manufactures specifications, listings, and the appropriate NFPA Standards. All carpeting, ceiling tile, drywall, and doors must be in place to conduct alarm audibility tests.
Schedule an alarm system function test to be witnessed by a fire inspector and a Record of Completion shall be provided during the inspection. After installation and testing has been completed and witnessed by a fire inspector, a completed NFPA Certificate of Compliance shall be issued from the installing company and provided to the Fire Department and business owner.
Underground Rough Cover
Underground pipe inspection must occur prior to covering. All tie rodding, etc. must be complete and coated with bituminous or other acceptable corrosion retarding material. Tie in with the city and the building is not necessary. Inspection of thrust blocks may occur during or after pouring. Depth and width of the block must be exposed for measurement.
Underground Hydrostatic Test
Underground may be covered if cover inspection has occurred, however, pressure drops must be within allowable limits. Hydro must occur prior to connection with the building or the city.
Underground Flush Test
Inspection must occur prior to connecting with the building system.
Sprinkler Rough Cover
You must call for cover inspections prior to installation of drywall or tiles that would interfere with visual access and hydrostatic test.
Overhead Sprinkler Final
All systems have been installed according to approved plans, or as-builts, and a copy of approved plans on-site.
Commercial Rough / Final
You must call for rough inspection prior to installation of drywall or tiles that would interfere with visual access. You must address any correction notice issued at the time of rough and submit any required as-built plans prior to requesting a final inspection and have plans and permits on-site.
Residential Rough / Final
You must call for rough inspection prior to installation of drywall or tiles that would interfere with visual access. You must address any correction notice issued at the time of rough and submit any required as-built plans prior to requesting a final inspection and have plans and permits on-site. A multipurpose piping system warning sign per 1999 NFPA 13, Section 6.3 permanently affixed to wall adjacent to fire sprinkler riser.
System will require a visual inspection, a balloon test, and link connection test. Older systems may be require a certified hydrostatic test of the piping at the discretion of the fire marshal.
Inspection should not be requested until the electrical and elevator permits have been signed off and the fire alarm system is completely installed.