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 System plans must be picked up within 30 days. All system plans left longer than 30 days will be discarded as abandoned.


Review DateStatusComment(s)
2/5/2020 FYIThis project is: The Thorn Production, Springs First Church, 4120 East Fountain Blvd, Open Flames (Torches) with CO2 jets Rehearsal Mar 12 Performances: Mar 13 @ 7pm Mar 14 @ 3pm Mar 15 @ 3 pm (Potential) Mar 14 @ 7pm
FYIREQUIRED INSPECTION: An inspection of the fireworks, pyrotechnics, tent, canopy or membrane structure prior to occupancy/use is required. Contact the CSFD Division of the Fire Marshal at 719-385-5978 a minimum of 72 hours in advance to arrange the inspection. The inspection shall be conducted prior to occupancy, subject to normal working hours. All interior furnishings as well as established aisles and walkways shall be in place for the inspection. THE PYROTECNIC CONTRACTOR AND USER REPRESENTATIVE SHALL BE ON SITE DURING THE ENTIRE INSPECTION. In the event of the installer not being ready for the scheduled inspection, a reinsertion will be scheduled and additional fees may be imposed.
ICARBON DIOXIDE AND INERT GAS SYSTEMS - DETECTION (ADMIN RULING 2017-1) ------------------ 2, 600# of CO2 are planned to be used for the CO2 jets; a psense detector (portable) will be used to monitor CO2 levels -------- 1.8 DETECTION OF A GAS OR VAPOR. Detection shall be installed for all carbon dioxide and/or inert gas systems that have a capacity of more than 100 lbs. 1.8.1 DETECTORS. Any detection device used for carbon dioxide and/or inert gas systems shall be suitable for the use intended and shall be listed. 1.8.2 LOCATION OF DETECTOR SENSOR. Sensors for gas detection systems shall be located in the same room or area, as close as possible to the system supply, and at the height listed in Table 1.8.2. GAS NAME | GRAVITY (AIR= 1.00) | DISTANCE FROM FLOOR | DISTANCE FROM CEILING | Helium | 0.138 | --- | 12 to 18 inches Neon | 0.697 | --- | 12to 24 inches Nitrogen | 0.9737 | 48 to 75 inches | Argon | 1.38 | 12 to 18 inches Carbon Dioxide | 1.53 | 12 to 18 inches Krypton | 2.89 | 12 to 18 inches Xenon | 4.53 | 12 to 18 inches POINT OF USE DETECTION. Where the point of use is remote from the supply, a detection and alarm system is required for each point of use. 1.9 DETECTION ALARMS. Rooms or areas where container systems are site- filled and used indoors or in enclosed outdoor locations shall be provided with a gas detection and alarm system. 1.9.1 CARBON DIOXIDE DETECTION. For carbon dioxide, the detection system shall be capable of notifying personnel in the immediate area of a leak at 5,000 parts per million. Upon reaching 30,000 parts per million this system must notify all building occupants of a mandatory evacuation. Exception: Systems with a tail-sate feature that shuts off flow from the source tank upon reaching 5,000 parts per million or loss of power are not required to notify building occupants at 30,000 parts per million. 1.9.2 OTHER GAS DETECTION. For other gases, an oxygen deficiency detection system shall be provided and shall be capable of notifying all occupants in the building when the oxygen level drops below 19.5 percent. 7.9.3 DETECTOR TESTING. The equipment, systems, and devices listed in 2009 IFC 2703.2.9.1 shall be tested at one of the frequencies listed below: 1. Not less than annual; 2. In accordance with the approved manufacturers# requirements; 3. In accordance with approved recognized industry standards; or 4. In accordance with an approved schedule {ADMIN RULING 2017-3}
FYIAPPROVED DIAGRAM AND SET UP. The inspected set up must match the plans indicated in the permit application. If not, updated plans must be approved by the AHJ. Any extra pyrotechnics not included in the permit application are not to be fired in the performance. The permit application should include the following: A diagram detailing dimensions of the display grounds or indoor event, including but not limited to: discharge site and point of discharge, distance to audience, highways/roads, vehicles, nearby trees, telegraph or telephone lines or other overhead obstructions, structures, buildings, combustible materials and the fallout area. A shot plan in sequence with number and size/type of fireworks / pyrotechnic materials, duration of display, start-end time, method of storage, use and handling of fireworks on site, fire retardants of materials, proposed rain dates in event of postponement, number of assistants, method of crowd control or audience restraint lines, and other plan documents as required by the fire marshal or listed in NFPA 1123 or NFPA 160. (2009 IFC ?3308.2#3.)
FYILOCATION. Portable or manifolded cylinders located inside of a building shall be stored in a well ventilated, dry locations at least 20 feet from combustible material and at least 10 feet away from elevators, stairways, corridors, exits or in area normally used, or intended to be used, as a means of egress. (2009 IFC ?3003.7.12)
FYISECURING COMPRESSED GAS CONTAINERS, CYLINDERS AND TANKS. Compressed gas containers, cylinders and tanks shall be secured to prevent falling caused by contact , vibration, or seismic activity. Securing of compressed gas containers, cylinders and tanks shall be by one of the following methods: 1- Securing containers, cylinders and tanks to a fixed object with one or more restraints. 2- Securing containers, cylinders and tanks on a cart or other mobile device designed for the movement of compressed gas containers, cylinders or tanks. 3- Nesting of compressed gas containers, cylinders and tanks at container filling or servicing facilities or in seller's warehouses not accessible to the public. Nesting shall be allowed provided the nested containers, cylinders or tanks, if dislodged, do not obstruct the required means of egress. 4- Securing of compressed gas containers, cylinders and tanks to or within a rack, framework, cabinet or similar assembly designed for such use. (2009 IFC ?3003.5.3)
FYIPHYSICAL PROTECTION. Compressed gas containers, cylinders, tanks and systems which could be exposed to physical damage shall be protected. Guard posts or other approved means shall be provided to protect compressed gas containers, cylinders, tanks and systems indoors and outdoors from vehicular damage shall comply with Section 312. (2009 IFC ?3003.5.2)
FYISECURITY OF AREAS. Areas used for the storage, use and handling or compressed gas containers, cylinders, tanks and systems shall be secured against unauthorized entry and safeguarded in an approved manner. (2009 IFC ?3003.5.1)
FYIPROTECTIVE CLOTHING. The flame effect performers, operators and assistants shall be protected by clothing or other means suitable for their exposure to flame effects. Protective clothing requiring fire resistance shall be tested and demonstrated to be flame retardant, and documentation shall be furnished to the AHJ upon request. Base skin shall be permitted when the illusion of danger is implicit and in the visual effect desired by the performer. (2016 NFPA 160 ?7.10)
FYIFLAME EFFECT DEMONSTRATION. A walk-though and a representative demonstration of the flame effects shall be provided to the AHJ before flame effects are approved. The demonstration shall be scheduled with sufficient time to allow resetting of the flame effects prior to the arrival of the audience. (2016 NFPA 160 ?5.4)
FYIFLAME EFFECT PLAN REQUIREMENTS. The plan for the use of flame effect shall be submitted in writing or other form acceptable to the AHJ. The plans shall include the following: 1- The name of the person, group, or organization responsible for the production. 2- The dates and times of the production. 3- The location of the production. 4- The flame effect classification. 5- A site plan showing the following: a- A narrative description of the flame effect. b- The location of flame effect devices to be fired and their controls and control sequence. c- The area affected by the flame effect device. d- The location of the audience. e- The fuels used and their estimated consumption. f- Air for combustion and ventilation for indoor effects. g- Flammable materials piping. h- Storage and holding areas and their capacities. i- Supplemental fire protection features. j- Emergency response procedures. k- Means of egress. 6- A current material safety data sheet (MSDS) for the materials (fuels) consumed in the flame effect. 7- Documentation that the combustible materials used for construction of the flame effects have been rendered flame retardant. 8- The name of the effect operator. (2016 NFPA 160 ?5.3.1)
FYIMINIMUM AGE. All flame effect operators shall be at least 21 years of age. (2016 NFPA 160 ?8.4)


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