Fire Plans Review

Fire Plans Review: 

PLANS EXAMINATION AND PERMIT ISSUANCE WILL NOT TAKE PLACE UNTIL ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED FOR EACH RESEPECTIVE PERMIT. PLANS WILL NOT BE EXAMINED UNTIL THE PROPER PERMIT HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR. ONCE THE PERMIT APPLICATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED, PLANS EXAMINED AND APPROVED, THEN YOUR PERMIT STATUS IN THE ESUITES PROGRAM WILL SHOW “APPLICATION APPROVED” “PENDING PAYMENT”. THE ACTUAL PERMIT WILL NOT BE ISSUED UNTIL PAYMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED FOR PERMIT.  


Plan Submittal Guidelines: 

  • Requirements shall conform to the applicable version of the NC Fire Code and appendices, as adopted, and amended by the Randolph County Board of Commissioners, and any applicable NFPA standards. 
  • Guidelines do not replace or supersede any codes and/or ordinances adopted by the Randolph County Board of Commissioners, or any determinations by the Plan Reviewer/Fire Marshal. 
  • All fire alarm plan submittals must be sealed by a professional engineer (PE). Contact the Plan Reviewer/Fire Marshal for additional guidance if needed. 
  • Plans are reviewed in the order they are submitted.  
  • Plan reviews will be completed as soon as possible. Plan revisions, changes, or incomplete submittal packages WILL delay your final plan approval. 
  • Any deviation from the approved plans requires a plan resubmittal prior to inspection. Failure to submit revised plans prior to the inspection WILL result in a delay for inspection and sign-off.    
  • Plan approvals give final authorization for construction and are subject to field inspection and verification at any time. 
  • Plan approvals do not release the contractor or property owner from responsibility of full compliance with all applicable codes and ordinances relating to the construction project. 


Specifics as they relate to your plan type:
 

Sprinkler/Standpipes 

  • NICETT Level 3 or 4 plans are required to be submitted with hydraulic calculations. 
  • Cut sheets for heads and pipe scheduling. 
  • Owner's information certificate 
  • Adding, relocating, or moving more than 20 heads requires plans submittal.

 Alarms 

  • Set of professional engineered (PE) signed and sealed plans are required to be submitted. 
  • If PE signed fire alarm plans are included in the electrical plans for building plan submittal, shop drawings will suffice. 
  • Battery calculation shall be included in the plans. 
  • If adding less than five devices, no plan is required, but a field acceptance testing is required. 
  • If replacing a fire alarm control panel, cut sheets and a review with acceptance test is required. 
  • When using 2 communication pathways for an alarm system the secondary method shall be an alternative method (cannot be a standard copper telecommunication line)

 Commercial Cooking Systems

  • Plans showing tank, flow points, nozzles used, and the heights are required to be submitted. 
  • Plans need to show appliances, pipe sizes, and pull station location. 
  • System shall be interconnected with fire alarm system if present.

Spray Booths 

  • Plans showing booth dimensions, nozzles and protection areas are required to be submitted. 
  • Duct and plenum compliance with NFPA 17. 
  • Show location of manual pull station. 
  • Building plans for spray booths are also required to be submitted showing location of booth. 

Tank Installation

  • Plans showing site plan with tank location are required to be submitted. 
  • Cut sheets on tank with UL listing and secondary containment are required to be submitted. 
  • Tank installation will be reviewed in accordance with NFPA 30 and 2018 NCIFC Chapter 23 and 57.  

Testing and Final inspections 

  • Randolph County Fire Marshal's Office is a 100% witness agency.  All tests and inspections shall be witnessed by a representative of RCFMO. A documented test not witnessed will not be accepted. 
  • It is recommended that systems be tested by the installer prior to contact for a final inspection or test of a system. 
  • Flushing of underground systems and hydrants shall be done with no less that a 4" line.  If the system is less than 4" in size, then the flush shall be of an equal size to the system.  If the system is larger than 4" then the system will have to be flushed with a quantity of the greatest demand or 4" line whichever is greatest. 
  • Fire alarm tests shall include all devices affected by the installation to include communication verification, notification devices, & detection devices. 
  • Inspection and testing can be scheduled by calling 336-318-6914.