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Central Calaveras Protection District






Central Calareras Fire

Building Requirements

 

CENTRAL CALAVERAS FIRE &
RESCUE PROTECTION
DISTRICT

19927 Jesus Maria Road,
Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245
Office: (209) 754-4330 FAX: (209) 754-3906 www.centralcalaverasfire.org

Residential

(REQUIREMENTS)

The following are general requirements of the Central Calaveras Fire & Rescue Protection District for residential home sites. These comments are for site plans only. Plans submitted for approval shall represent all requirements that apply. All of the following comments shall be printed on a comment sheet attached to the plans submitted for approval.

RESIDENTIAL SITE AND BUILDING

Address

The address of the proposed residential home shall be posted and visible from the roadway fronting the property. Whenever the numbers on the building will not be clearly visible from the access roadway, the numbers will be placed at the access roadway and the driveway. Address numbers shall be visible from both directions of travel on the roadway fronting the property. Said numbers shall be a minimum 3 inch letter height, 3/8 stroke, reflectorized, and contrast with their background, or may be a minimum 5 inches high and contrast with their background.

Water Supply

On site water supply for firefighting shall be as follows for one and two family dwellings:

For new subdivisions when more than four parcels are created the minimum fire flow, through approved fire hydrants, and shall be 1,000 gallons per minute at 20 pounds residual pressure.

The minimum fire flow may be reduced when the size of all proposed structures are less than 3,600 square feet. Fire flow for dwellings having a fire area in excess of 3,600 square feet shall not be less than that specified in Table A-III-A-1 of the 1997 Uniform Fire Code. All proposed water supplies shall come from a reliable source such as an fixed underground water distribution system or a static water system equaling or exceeding the National Fire Protection Assn. (NFPA) Standard 1142, “Standard on Water Supplies for Suburban and Rural Fire Fighting”. On site water supply for firefighting is not required for lots splits or minor subdivisions of 4 or less.

EXCEPTION: A reduction in fire flow of 50 percent, as approved by the fire chief, is allowed when the building is provided with an approved automatic sprinkler system.

Driveway Width

Driveways serving one parcel but no more than five structures shall be a minimum of 12 feet in width. Vertical clearance shall be 13 feet 6 inches for the width of the road. For the purpose of this section, roadway width shall mean driving surface. Curb and gutter is not included in the roadway width. Driveways exceeding 150 feet in length, but less than 800 feet in length, shall provide a turnout near the midpoint of the driveway. A turnaround shall be provided at all building sites on driveways over 300 feet in length and shall be within 50 feet of the building. All roadways and access roads shall be completed previous to any building construction. (See Attached Details)

Driveway Surface

Driveway surfaces shall be paved or similar approved surfaces, capable of supporting a 40,000 lb load.

Driveway Grades

The grades for all roads, streets, private lanes and driveways shall not exceed 16 percent.

Driveway Radius

No roadway shall have a horizontal outside radius curvature of less than 42 feet.

Driveway Turnarounds

Turnarounds are required on driveways and dead end roads as specified. Cul-de-sacs radius shall be 42 feet of driving surface. Curb and gutter is not included in the cul-de-sacs radius. If a hammerhead/T is used, the top of the (T) shall be a minimum of 60 feet in length. Curb and gutter is not included in the hammerhead length.

Driveway Gated Entrances

Gate entrances shall be at least two feet wider of the traffic lane serving that gate.

All gates providing access from a road to a driveway or private road shall be at least 30 feet from the roadway and open to allow a vehicle to stop without obstructing traffic on that road. Gates shall be accessible to the fire district by approved electric key switch, strobe entry, person gate and standard keypad access. (See Attached Details)

Driveway Bridges

Bridges shall have a minimum load of 40,000 pounds and be no narrower than the driving portion of the road serving each end.

Building Set Backs

To allow for wildland fire defensible space, thirty feet shall be maintained as side and rear building setbacks on lots larger than one acre.

Dry and Dead Vegetation Abatement

Open areas around residential homes shall be maintained in a fire safe condition. The homeowner shall be responsible to remove dead and dry vegetation at least 30 feet from all non-fire resistive structures. This includes all homes, outbuildings and wooden fences.

Final Plans Accepted

The final plans shall be approved only when stamped and/or signed by authorized Central Calaveras Fire District personnel.

Residential Home Final Acceptance

Final acceptance of the project is subject to inspection and testing from the Central Calaveras Fire District. 72 hour notice require previous to inspection and testing.

Smoke Detectors

Residential Fire Sprinkler System

Propane Tanks

High Severity Zones

Attached Details Not Drawn to Scale:

The following are general requirements of the Central Calaveras Fire Protection District for major and minor residential subdivision sites. These comments are for site plans only. Plans submitted for approval shall represent all requirements that apply. All of the following comments shall be printed on a comment sheet attached to the plans submitted for approval.

SUBDIVISION SITE INFRASTRUCTURE

Roadways and Access Routes

The minimum number of access roads serving residential development (s) shall be based on the number of dwellings units served and shall be as follows:

1 to 75 units, one public access road and emergency access/egress roads as required by dead end road requirement.
76 plus units, two public access roads and emergency access/egress roads as required by dead end road requirement.

Roadway and Driveway Width

Roadways serving four or less parcels shall be no less than 20 feet in width. Roadways serving five parcels or more shall meet Calaveras county standards but shall be no less than 24 feet in width. Driveways serving one parcel but no more than five structures shall be a minimum of 12 feet i width. Vertical clearance shall be 13 feet 6 inches for the width of the road. For the purpose of this section, roadway width shall mean driving surface. Curb and gutter is not included in the roadway width. Emergency access/egress roadways shall meet Calaveras county standards but shall be no less than 20 feet in width. Emergency access/egress roadways shall be marked with approved signs stating “Emergency Fire Road”. All required roadways, access roads and water supplies for fire protection shall be installed and made serviceable prior to and during the time of construction. (See Attached Details)

Parking On Roadways

There shall be no parking on roadways 30 feet or less in width, cul-de-sac radius less than 42 feet or hammerhead turn around less than 30 feet in width. Parking will be allowed on one side of the road on roadways 30 feet to 36 feet. On Roadways over 36 feet parking will be allowed on both sides. When the proposed lots are larger than one acre, and the roadway width restricts parking, yellow centerlines and white lane defining lines shall be provided outlining two 12-foot driving lanes. When the proposed lots are smaller than one acre but larger than one-quarter acre, and the roadway restricts parking, “No Parking Fire Lane” signs shall be posted every 200 feet. When parking is allowed on one side of the road, and the proposed lot size allows for no parking signs only, painted designated parking areas will be provided on the side of the street where parking will be allowed. When the proposed lots are smaller than one-quarter acre, and the roadway width restricts parking, “No Parking Fire Lane” signs shall be posted every 200 feet and curbs to be painted red with “No Parking Fire Lane” stenciled on them. (See Attached Details)

Roadway Surface

Roadway and emergency access roadway surfaces shall be paved, capable of supporting a 40,000 lb load. Driveway surfaces shall be paved or similar approved surfaces, capable of supporting a 40,000 lb load, IAW-2001 CFC, Cal. Co. Ord 8.10.

Roadway Grades

The grade for all roads, streets, private lanes and driveways shall not exceed 16 percent, IAW-2001CFC, Cal. Co. Ord 8.10.

Roadway Radius

No roadway shall have a horizontal outside radius curvature of less than 42 feet or an inside radius curvature of less than 27 feet. (See Attached Details)

Roadway Turnarounds

Turnarounds are required on driveways and dead end roads as specified. Cul-de-sac radius shall be 42 feet of driving surface. Curb and gutter is not included in the cul-de-sac radius. If a hammerhead/T is used, the top of the (T) shall be a minimum of 60 feet in length. Curb and gutter is not included in the hammerhead length. (See Attached Details)

Dead End Roadways

The maximum length of a dead-end road shall not exceed cumulative lengths, regardless of the number of parcels served.
Parcels proposed less than 1 acre 800-feet
Parcels proposed 1 acre to 4.99 acres 1320-feet
Parcels proposed 5 acres to 19.99 acres 2640-feet
Parcels proposed 20 acres or larger 5280-feet

Each dead-end road shall have a turnaround constructed at its terminus. (See Attached Details)

Driveways

All driveways shall provide a minimum 12-feet traffic lane and unobstructed vertical clearance of 13 feet 6 inches along its entire length. Driveways exceeding 150-feet in length, but less than 800 feet in length shall provide a turnout near the midpoint of the driveway. A turnaround shall be provided at all building sites on driveways over 300 feet in length and shall be within 50 feet of the building. (See Attached Details)

Gated Access and Egress Roadway

Gates proposed at required access and egress roadways shall be at least two feet wider than the width of the traffic lane serving the gate. All gates providing access from a public road to a driveway or private road shall be located at least 30 feet from the serving public roadway and open to allow a vehicle to stop without obstructing traffic. Gates shall be accessible to the fire district by approved electric key switch, strobe entry, person gate and standard keypad access. Gates shall allow automatic egress for community members in the event of an emergency. Gates shall automatically open and remain open during power outages. (See Attached Details)

Bridges

Bridges shall have a minimum load of 40,000 pounds and be no narrower than the driving portion of the road serving each end. Major ingress/egress roads in subdivisions shall have a minimum load limit of 80,000 pounds.

Water Supply

On site water supply for firefighting shall be as follows for one and two family dwellings. For new subdivisions when more than four parcels are created the minimum fire flow, through approved fire hydrants, and shall be 1,500 gallons per minute at 20 pounds residual pressure. The minimum fire flow may be reduced to 1,000 gallons per minute when the size of all proposed structures are less than 3,600 square feet. Fire flow for dwellings having a fire area in excess of 3,600 square feet shall not be less than that specified in Table A-III-A-1 of the 1997 Uniform Fire Code. All proposed water supplies shall come from a reliable source such as a fixed underground water distribution system or a static water system equaling or exceeding the National Fire Protection Assn. (NFPA Standard 1142) “Standard on Water Supplies for Suburban and Rural Fire Fighting”. On site water supply for firefighting is not required for lot splits or minor subdivisions of 4 or less. EXCEPTION: A reduction in fire flow of 50 percent, as approved by the fire chief, is allowed when the building is provided with an approved automatic sprinkler system.

Hydrants

Hydrants shall be wet barrel type with two 2-½ inch discharges and one 4-½ inch discharge. with individual valves for each discharge. (RICH 960 or equivalent). Two way blue reflective pavement markers shall be placed in the roadway (eight inches from the center line on the hydrant side) at each location. The area around the hydrant will be kept clear of obstructions including fences, trees and shrubs. The center of the lowest discharge shall be a minimum of 18 inches and maximum of 24inches off the ground. Hydrants shall be a maximum of 6 feet from the driving surface when sidewalks are proposed otherwise hydrants shall be a maximum of 2 feet from the driving surface. Water supply and hydrants to be provided previous to any building construction. Final acceptance of the water supply system shall be granted only after testing and inspection by the fire district. Water supply system testing and inspections will be only conducted with a written letter or verbal approval from the water district that provides service to the project. (See Attached Details)

Hydrant Spacing

Hydrants shall be spaced a minimum of 500 feet apart.

SUBDIVISION CC& R’S

A final copy of the codes, covenants, and restrictions shall be submitted to this office previous to final acceptance of the subdivision. The CC & R’s shall contain the following as they apply:

No Parking Areas

Their shall be no parking of vehicles on an any roadways where parking is prohibited. The fire department may enforce no parking regulations by issuing citations. The fire department as well as the homeowners association may enforce no parking regulations by imposing fines and or towing any vehicle at the owner’s expense. At the request of the fire department the homeowners association shall be responsible to tow any vehicle parked in no parking areas. At the request of the fire department the homeowner’s assn. shall maintain red curbs and “no parking signs”. Areas designated as “No Parking” may not be changed nor may this regulation be changed without the approval of the fire district. (See Attached Details)

Dry and Dead Vegetation Abatement

Open areas and vacant lots shall be maintained in a fire safe condition. The homeowners association shall be responsible to remove dead and dry vegetation at least 30 feet from all non-fire resistive structures. This includes all homes, outbuildings and wooden fences. This regulation may not be changed without the approval of the fire district.

Fire Hydrants

Areas around fire hydrants shall remain clear. The homeowner’s assn shall be responsible to remove vegetation, fences, or any other obstruction that is around or in front of any fire hydrants within the subdivision. Blue reflective markers shall be maintained. The homeowner’s assn shall be responsible to maintain all blue reflective markers at fire hydrant locations within the subdivision. This regulation may not be changed without the approval of the fire district.
(See Attached Details)

Final Plans Accepted

The final plans shall be approved only when stamped and/or signed by authorized Central Calaveras Fire District personnel.

Subdivision Final Acceptance

Final acceptance of the project is subject to inspection and testing from the Central Calaveras Fire District. 72 hours notice required previous to inspection and testing.

Community Safety Plans (under construction)

High Severity Zones (under construction)
Attached Details Not Drawn To Scale:
The following are general requirements of the Central Calaveras Fire Protection district for new commercial building sites. These comments are for site plans only. Plans submitted for approval shall represent all requirements that apply. All of the following comments shall be printed on a comment sheet attached to the plans submitted for approval.

COMMERCIAL BUILDING SITE INFRASTRUCTURE

Roadways and Access Routes

The minimum number of access roads serving new commercial buildings shall be determined by the size of the building, the planned use for the building (Occupancy) and the fire protection proposed for the building.

Road Width

Driveways, thruways, entrances and fire access roads shall be 26 feet in width for commercial buildings 2 stories or less in height and 28 feet for commercial building 3 stories or more in height. Vertical clearance shall be 13 feet 6 inches for the width of the road. For the purpose of this section, roadway width shall mean driving surface. Curb and gutter is not included in the roadway width. Emergency access roadways shall be marked with approved signs stating “EMERGENCY FIRE ACCESS ROAD”. All required roadways, access roads and water supplies for fire protection shall be installed and made serviceable prior to and during the time of construction. (See Attached Details)

Building Access

Access roadways shall extend to within 150 feet of all portions of the exterior walls of the first story of any building.

Parking

There shall be no parking on fire access roadways 34 feet or less in width or in required fire apparatus turnaround areas. Parking will only be allowed in designated parking areas. Parking will be allowed on one side of the road on roadway 34 feet to 40 feet. On roadways over 40 feet parking will be allowed on both sides. When the roadway width restricts parking, “NO PARKING FIRE LANE” signs shall be posted every 200 feet and curbs to be painted red with “NO PARKING FIRE LANE” stenciled on them. (See Attached Details)

Road Surface

Driveway, roadway and emergency access roadway surfaces shall be paved all weather-driving surface capable of supporting a 40,000 lb load, IAW-2001 CFC, Cal. Co. Ord 8.10.

Roadway Grades

The grade for all roads, streets, private lanes and driveways shall not exceed 16 percent.

Roadway Radius

No roadway shall have a horizontal outside radius curvature of less than 42 feet or a inside radius curvature of more than 27 feet. (See Attached Details)

Roadway Turnarounds

Turnarounds are required on driveways and dead end roads as specified. Cul-de-sac radius shall be 42 feet of driving surface. Curb and gutter is not included in the cul-de-sac radius. If a hammerhead/T is used, the top of the (T) shall be a minimum of 60 feet in length. Curb and gutter is not included in the hammerhead length. (See Attached Details)

Dead End Access Roads

Dead-end fire apparatus access roads in excess of 150 feet in length shall be provided with an approved turnaround for fire apparatus.

Gate Entrances

Gate entrances shall be at least two feet wider than the width of the traffic lane serving that gate.
All gates providing access from a road to a driveway or private road shall be located at least 30 feet from the roadway and open to allow a vehicle to stop without obstructing traffic on that road. Gates shall be accessible to the fire district by approved electric key switch; strobe entry, person gate and standard key pad access code.

Bridges

Bridges designed for major ingress/egress roads serving commercial buildings shall have a minimum load limit of 80,000 pounds and be no narrower than the driving portion of the road serving each end.

Water Supply

On site water supply for firefighting shall be as follows for new commercial buildings. The minimum number of fire hydrants and amount of available water for commercial buildings shall be determined by the size of the building, the planned use for the building (Occupancy) and the fire protection proposed for the building. Fire flow and the number of hydrants for new commercial buildings shall be no less than those amounts specified in Appendix III-A of the 1997 Uniform Fire Code. All proposed water supplies shall come from a reliable source such as fixed underground water
Distribution system or a static water system equaling or exceeding the National Fire Protection Assn (NFPA Standard 1142) “Standard on Water Supplies for Suburban and Rural Fire Fighting”. (A reduction of fire flow is allowed when the building is provided with an approved automatic sprinkler system, but in no case shall the fire flow be less than 1,500 gallons per minute at 20 pounds residual pressure). The fire flow for the proposed building shall be determined by the fire district and indicated on the final approved plans.

Hydrants

Hydrants shall be wet barrel type with two 2 ½ inch discharges and one 4 ½ inch discharge, with individual valves for each discharge. (RICH 960 or equivalent). Two way blue reflective pavement markers shall be placed in the roadway (eight inches from the center line on the hydrant side) at each hydrant location. The area around the hydrant will be kept clear of obstructions including fences, trees and shrubs. The center of the lowest discharge shall be a minimum of 18 inches and a maximum of 24 inches off the ground. The hydrant shall be a maximum of 2 feet from the driving surface. Water supply and hydrants to be provided previous to any building construction. Final acceptance of the water supply system shall be granted only after testing and inspection by fire district. Water supply system testing and inspections will only be conducted with a written letter or verbal approval from the water district that provides service to the project. (See Attached Details)

Hydrant Spacing

Hydrants shall be spaced a minimum of 300 feet apart. One hydrant shall be placed within 40 feet of each fire department connection when the building is protected by an automatic fire sprinkler system. Ballards shall be provided to protect appliances from vehicle damage when necessary.

Automatic Fire Sprinkler System

All new commercial buildings larger than 4,500 square feet shall be protected by an automatic fire sprinkler system per the edition of NFPA Pamphlet 13. Design and construction to be completed by a currently licensed C-16 fire sprinkler designer and contractor. Two sets of plans shall be submitted for review and approval prior to issuance of a building permit. The system and all control valves shall be monitored by a UL listed monitoring station. A letter of agreement with the approved private licensed central monitoring station shall be submitted prior to final inspection of the project. The design and location of the fire department connection and placement of control valves shall be approved Ballards shall be provided to protect appliances from vehicle damage when necessary.

Automatic Fire Alarm System

All new commercial buildings larger than 1,500 square feet but smaller than 4,500 square feet shall be protected by an automatic fire alarm system per the latest edition of NFPA Pamphlet 72. Two sets of plans shall be submitted for review and approval prior to issuance of a building permit. The system shall be monitored by a UL listed central monitoring station. A letter of agreement with the approved private licensed central monitoring station shall be submitted prior to final inspection of the project. All new commercial buildings regardless of their size on other protection measures shall have an automatic fire alarm system installed when the occupancy classification is A, E, H or I. Said system shall be tested and approved by a recognized listing agency. The electronic fire detection system shall be used only for the detection and warning of fire or life safety systems and no other systems shall be interfaced to it.

Manual Fire Alarm System

All new commercial buildings regardless of their size or other protection measures shall have an manual fire alarm system installed when the occupancy classification is A, E, H or I.

Final Plans Accepted

The final plans shall be approved only when stamped and/or signed by authorized Central Calaveras Fire District personnel.

Commercial Building Final Acceptance

Final acceptance of the project is subject to inspection and testing from Central Calaveras Fire Protection District. 72 hour notice required previous to inspection and testing.

Attached Details not Drawn to Scale:

The following are general requirements of the Central Calaveras Fire protection District for new commercial buildings. These comments are for new commercial buildings only. Plans submitted for approval represent requirements that apply. All of the following comments shall be printed on a sheet attached to the plans submitted for approval.

COMMERCIAL BUILDING

Address of the proposed building shall be posted and visible from the roadway fronting the property. Whenever the numbers on the building will no be clearly visible the access roadway, the numbers will be placed at the access roadway and the driveway. Address numbers shall be visible from both directions of travel on the roadway fronting the property. Said numbers shall be a minimum 3 inch letter height, 3/8 stroke, reflectorized and contrast with their background, or may be a minimum 5 inches and contrast with their background. When more than one address or suite numbers are proposed, numbers will be required on the front and back doors of each proposed suite.

Automatic Fire Sprinkler System

All new commercial buildings larger than 4,500 square feet shall be protected by an automatic fire sprinkler system per the latest edition of NFPA Pamphlet 13. Design and construction to be completed by a currently licensed fire sprinkler designer and contractor. Two sets of plans shall be submitted for review and approval prior to issuance of a building permit. The system and all control valves shall be monitored by an approved private licensed central monitoring station. A letter of agreement with the approved private licensed central monitoring station shall be submitted prior to final inspection of the project. The design and location of the fire department connection and placement of control valves shall be approved. Ballards shall be provided to protect appliances from vehicle damage when necessary. All fire sprinkler control valves and related appliances shall be visibly labeled.

Automatic Fire Alarm System

All new commercial buildings larger than 1,500 square feet but smaller than 4,500 square feet shall be protected by an automatic fire alarm system per the latest edition of NFPA Pamphlet 72. Design and construction to be completed by a currently licensed fire alarm designer and contractor. Two sets of plans shall be submitted for review and approval prior to issuance of a building permit. The system shall be monitored by an approved private licensed central monitoring station. A letter of agreement with the approved private licensed central monitoring station shall be submitted prior to the final inspection of the project. All new commercial buildings regardless of there size or other protection measures shall have an approved automatic fire alarm system installed when the occupancy classification is A, E, H or I. Said system shall be tested and approved by a recognized listing agency. The electronic fire detection system shall be used only for the detection and warning of fire or life safety systems and no other shall be interfaced to it.

Manual Fire Alarm System

Provide and maintain an approved manual fire alarm system per the California Code of Regulations (CCR), which is consistent with standards by the latest edition of the NFPA. All new commercial buildings regardless of their size or other protection measures shall have an approved manual fire alarm system installed when the occupancy classification is A, E, H or I. Two sets of plans shall be submitted for review and approval prior to issuance of a building permit. Said system shall be tested and approved by a recognized listing agency . The manual fire alarm system shall be used for the warning of fire or life safety, no other systems shall be interfaced to it.

Alarm Indication Panel

An approved illuminated indicator board shall be provided at an approved location or locations within more than on building or zone will be monitored.

Fire Extinguishers

Provide and maintain portable fire extinguishers with a minimum rating of 2A10BC. Maximum travel distance to portable fire extinguishers shall not exceed 75 feet. In large open areas there shall be one extinguisher per 3,000 square feet. The maximum travel distance from laundry rooms shall not exceed 50 feet. One 40BC rated extinguisher shall be provided in each kitchen area. Fire extinguishers shall be mounted so that the top of the extinguisher is not higher than 5 feet from the ground. Fire extinguishers shall be currently serviced when installed, serviced every 6 years, serviced after each use and inspected every six months.

Hood System

Provide an approved hood extinguishing for cooking surfaces in all commercial building kitchens per NFPA Pamphlet 96. Two sets of plans and specifications shall be submitted to this office for review and approval prior to construction.

Fire Department Access

Approved access shall be provided to all sprinkler, alarm or other system components that will be utilized in the event of an emergency. An application must be obtained from the fire district to purchase access devices.

Identification

Hazards and hazardous materials shall be identified by approved regulatory safety signs that meet the latest edition of NFPA. Fire protection devices or other components that will be utilized in the event of an emergency shall be marked in an approved manner. Areas to be labeled with 4 inch letters contrasting with the background to assure good visibility.

Exiting

Provide approved panic hardware at all required exit doors. Flush, edge or surface bolts or any other type of device that may be used to close or restrain the doors other than operation of the panic hardware locking device are prohibited. Provide appropriate illuminated exits signs at all required exits. Exit and exit directional signs shall be electrically illuminated and two lamps shall be energized from a separate circuits, one of which shall be used only for such signs, separated from all other circuits in the building an independently controlled. “This Door To Remain Unlocked During Business Hours” to be labeled above all required exit doors. Provide exits signs at every required exit doorway and wherever otherwise required to clearly indicate that direction of egress, an exit sign with letters having a principle stroke not less than ¾ inches wide and at least 6 inches high.

Occupancy

Maximum occupant load sign must be posted in a conspicuous place near the main exit.

Knox Box

A Knox Box shall be provided for access keys, maps, MSDS or other applicable items.

A. Current district Knox Box Information Dated: Tuesday, March 13th 2007 as follows:
1. M-24 Ranch Subdivision (*North & *South Entrances)
2. Rail Road Flat Elementary School
3. Mountain Ranch Youth Alliance (*Ball Park Area)
4. McCarthy Reservoir Road/Eagle Ranch Airport (*Rail Road Flat)

B. District Knox Box Key Distribution List dated: Friday, June 30th 2006
1. Cal-Fire/CDF’s Battalion Chief-4411, Key #: 2 issued May 24th 2002
2. Cal-Fire/CDF’s Battalion Chief-4413, Key #: 3 issued May 24th 2002
3. Cal-Fire/CDF’s Engine-4473, Key #: 1 issued May 24th 2002
4. Calaveras County Sheriff’s Dept (40-keys, Issued prior to January 12th 2006) Point of Contact: Sgt Tim Sturm, Calaveras County Sheriff’s Patrol Division @ (209) 754-6500 or Sgt Sturm’s email @: Tsturm@co.calaveras.ca.us
5. All Central Calaveras Fire Rescue Fire Apparatus (14), plus extras keys located in the administration’s office safe!

Decorative Materials

Emergency Lighting

Safety Plans

Occupancy Specific

Final Plans Accepted

The final plans shall be approved only when stamped and/or signed by authorized Central Calaveras Fire District personnel.

Commercial Building Final Acceptance

Final acceptance of the project is subject to inspection and testing from the Central Calaveras Fire District. 72 hour notice required previous to inspection and testing.
The following are general requirements of the Central Calaveras Fire Protection District for improvements to existing buildings. These comments are for the improvement of existing commercial buildings only. Plans submitted for approval shall represent all requirements that apply. All of the following comments shall be printed on a comment sheet attached to the plans submitted for approval.

TENANT IMPROVEMENT

Address

The address of the proposed building shall be posted and visible from the roadway fronting the property. Whenever the numbers on the building will not be clearly visible from the access roadway, the numbers will be placed at the access roadway and the driveway. Address numbers shall be visible from both directions of travel on the roadway fronting the property. Said numbers shall be a minimum 3 inch letter height, 3/8 inch stroke, reflectorized, and contrast with their background, or may be a minimum 5 inches high and contrast with their background. When more than one address or suite numbers are proposed, numbers will be required on the front and back doors of each proposed suite.

Existing Automatic Fire Sprinkler System

If alterations impair the operation of an existing fire sprinkler system, the design and construction to be completed by a currently licensed C-16 fire sprinkler designer and contractor. The modifications shall be designed per the latest edition of NFPA Pamphlet 13. Two sets of plans shall be submitted for review and approval prior to issuance of a building permit. The system and all control valves shall be monitored by an approved private licensed central monitoring station. A letter of agreement with the approved private licensed central monitoring station shall be submitted prior to the final inspection of the project. The design and location of the fire department connection and placement of control valves shall be approved. Ballards shall be provided to protect appliances from vehicle damage when necessary. All fire sprinkler control valves and related appliances shall be visibly labeled.

Existing Automatic Fire Alarm

If alterations impair the operation of an existing fire alarm system, the design and construction to be completed by a currently licensed fire alarm designer and contractor. The modifications shall be designed per the latest edition of NFPA Pamphlet 72. Two sets of plans shall be submitted for review and approval prior to issuance of a building permit. The system shall be monitored by an approved private licensed central monitoring station. A letter of agreement with the approved private licensed central monitoring station shall be submitted prior to final inspection of the project. All new commercial buildings regardless of their size or other protection measures shall have an approved automatic fire alarm system installed when the occupancy classification is A, E, H or I. Said system shall be tested and approved by a recognized listing agency. The electronic automatic fire detection system shall be used for only the detection and warning of fire or life safety systems and no other systems shall be interfaced to it.

Existing Manual Fire Alarm System

Provide and maintain an approved manual fire alarm system per the California Code of Regulations, which is consistent with standards by the latest edition of NFPA. All new commercial buildings regardless of their size or other protection measures shall have an approved manual fire alarm system installed when the occupancy classification is A, E, H or I. Two sets of plans shall be submitted for review and approval prior to issuance of a building permit. Said system shall be tested and approved by a recognized listing agency. The manual fire alarm system shall be used only for the warning of fire or life safety, no other systems shall be interfaced to it.

Alarm Indication Panel

An approved illuminated indicator board shall be provided at an approved location or locations within more than one building location or zone will be monitored.

Fire Extinguishers

Provide and maintain portable fire extinguishers with a minimum rating of 2A10BC. Maximum travel distance to portable fire extinguishers shall not exceed 75 feet. In large open areas there shall be one extinguisher per 3,000 square feet. The maximum travel distance from laundry rooms shall not exceed 50 feet. One 40BC rated extinguisher shall be provided in each kitchen area. Fire extinguishers shall be mounted so that the top of the extinguisher is not higher than 5 feet from the ground. Fire extinguishers shall be currently serviced when installed, serviced every 6 years, serviced after each use, and inspected every six months.

Hood System

Provide an approved hood extinguishing system for cooking surfaces in all commercial buildings kitchens per NFPA Pamphlet 96. Two sets of plans and specifications shall be submitted to this office for review and approval prior to construction.

Fire Department Access

Approved access shall be provided to all sprinkler, alarm or other system components that will be utilized in the event of an emergency. An application must be obtained from the fire district to purchase access devices.

Identification

Hazards and hazardous materials shall be identified by approved regulatory safety signs that meet the latest edition of NFPA. Fire protection devices or other components that will be utilized in the event of an emergency shall be marked in an approved manner. Areas to be labeled with 4-inch letters contrasting with the background to assure good visibility.

Exiting

Provide approved panic hardware at all required exit doors. Flush, edge or surface bolts or any other type of device that may be used to close or restrain the doors other than operation of the panic hardware-locking device are prohibited.

Provide appropriate illuminated exits signs at all required exits. Exit and exit directional signs shall be electrically illuminated and the two lamps shall be energized from separate circuits, one of which shall be used only for such signs, separated from all other circuits in the building and independently controlled.

“This Door To Remain Unlocked During Business Hours” to be labeled above all required exit doors.

Provide exits signs at every required exit required exit doorway and wherever otherwise required to clearly indicate that direction of egress, an exit sign with letters having a principle stroke not less than ¾ inches wide and at least 6 inches high.

Building Addition

Any addition to the square footage of the useable floor area of an existing building shall require current design features and codes to be enforced for the entire structure. Site plans will be required.

Occupancy Change

When any building is modified from its original intended use, current design features and codes shall be enforced. Site plans will be required.

Final Plans Accepted

The final plans shall be approved only when stamped and/or signed by authorized Central Cleavers Fire Protection District personnel.

Tenant Improvement Final Acceptance

Final acceptance of the project is subject to inspection and testing from Central Cleavers Fire District. 72 hour notice required previous to inspection and testing.

Decorative Materials (under construction)

Emergency lighting (under construction)

Civil Design Review

Commercial Development

1-15,000 square feet $90.00
15, 001- 50,000 square feet $ 135.00
50,000 plus square feet $180.00

Residential Subdivisions/Lot splits

1-4 units (lot split) $ 45.00
5-30 units $ 90.00
30 plus units $ 180.00
The above fees cover the following services:

Initial review of submitted plans, consultation and comments
Review of initial re-submittal for approval

Initial on site inspections including, underground piping, roadways, hydrostatic testing,
Underground pipe flush.

Additional Charges @ $45.00 hr with a one (1) hour minimum

Any other subsequent re-submittals for changes to approved plans

Site re-inspections due to changes to approved plans without approval, hydrostatic test failure, incomplete work and additional request for inspections.

Building Plan Check

Any Commercial Building $45.00
Special occupancies I, H, A and R1
1-15,000 square feet $90.00
15,000 – 50,000 square feet $135.00
50,000 plus square feet $180.00
The above fees cover the following services

Initial review of submitted plans, consultation and comments.

Review of initial re-submittal for approval.

Initial on site inspections

Additional charges @ $45.00 hr with a one (1) hour minimum

Any other or subsequent re-submittals for changes to approved plans.

Site re-inspections due to changes to approved plans without approval, incomplete work and additional requests for inspections.

Fire Sprinkler Plan Check

1-99 heads $135.00
100-200 heads $180.00
200 plus $180.00 plus per additional head

The above fees cover the following services:

Initial review of submitted plans, consultation and comments

Review of initial re-submittal for approval

Initial on site inspections to include, weld inspection, overhead piping inspection, hydrostatic testing and final inspection.

Additional charges @ $45.00 hr with a one (1) hour minimum

Any other or subsequent re-submittals for changes to approved plans.
Site re-inspections due to changes to approved plans without approval, hydrostatic test failure, incomplete work and additional request for inspections.

Early Warning Detection System Plan Check

Any fire alarm system $135.00
The above fees cover the following services:

Initial review of submitted plan, consultation and comments

Review of initial re-submital for approval

Initial on site inspection, including system test and final acceptance

Additional charges @ $45.00 hr with a one (1) hour minimum

Any other or subsequent re-submittals for changes to approved plans

Site re-inspections due to changes to approved plans without approval, test failure, incomplete work and additional request for inspections.

Fixed Hood System Plan Check

Per Each system $90.00
The above fee covers the following:

Initial review of submitted plans and test for final approval

Tenant Improvement Plan Check

Any Commercial Building $45.00
Special occupancies I, H, A and R1

1-15,000 square feet $90.00
15,000-50,000 square feet $135.00
50,000 plus square feet $180.00

The above fees cover the following services:

Sprinkler plan check for up to 25 heads

Initial review of submitted plans, consultation and comments

Review of initial re-submittal for approval

Initial on site inspections and final inspection

Additional charges @ $45.00 hr with a one (1) hour minimum
Any other or subsequent re-submittals for changes to approved plans

Site re-inspections due to changes to approved plans without approval, incomplete work and additional request for inspections.

Reports:

Per report/document $ 5.00 for the first page

$.25 for every page thereafter

Exception:

Allied agencies and victims No Charge!

MITIGATION FEE WORKSHEET

ASSESSOR’S PARCEL NUMBER:

OWNER:

ADDRESS:

FIRE HYDRANTED AREAS:

Residential, Single Family and Multi-Family (Light Load)

Square feet X .18 w/sprinklers TOTAL:

Commercial and Industrial (Moderate Load)

Square feet x .35 w/sprinklers, .70 w/o sprinklers TOTAL:

Commercial and Industrial (Heavy Load)

Square feet x .53 w/sprinklers, 1.17 w/o sprinklers TOTAL:

Rural-Non-Hydranted Areas

Residential, Single Family and Multi-Family (Light Load)

Square feet x .22 w/sprinklers, .43 w/o sprinklers TOTAL:

Commercial and Industrial (Moderate Load)

Square feet x .43 w/sprinklers, .86 w/o sprinklers TOTAL:

Commercial and Industrial (Heavy Load)

Square feet x .65 w/sprinklers, 1.29 w/o sprinklers TOTAL:

FYI, Calaveras County Bldg Dept/Fire Prevention Planner Requirements For Driveway Inspections

These requirements are for first inspection prior to the permitting of any structure or new dwelling: Current State Fire Code states if the driveway slope exceeds 16%, it requires mitigation to allow 40,000 lb emergency vehicle access IAW-2001CFC, Cal. Co Ord. 8.10. 21% is totally unacceptable in any case. Each inspection would be site specific and separate from any other parcel. *The correspondence/letter shall include:

Property’s Owner Name:
Site Address:
Assessor’s Parcel (APN) Number/Permit #:
Date of Inspection:

Improvements: What they did to the driveway to make it comply with emergency access requirements, such as concreting or asphalting driveway.

Email Dated: Monday, March 12th 2007, from Cathryne Darmer, Calaveras Bldg Dept Cdarmer@co.calaveras.ca.us

Since 1999, proudly serving the Calaveras County communities of Glencoe, Rail Road Flat, Eagle Ranch Airport, Mountain Ranch and Sheep Ranch.

Joe P. Piccinini, Fire Chief

Dated: Tuesday, April 6, 2010

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