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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)
5/15/2020 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: OCC Brewery, 2314 W Colorado Av: interior remodel/change of occupancy from M to A2/F2 You can access our web site for the latest fire department plan review comments: search for Plan and Construction Review.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) CHANGE OF USE/OCCUPANCY 2015 IFC 102.3 It appears this project is a change of use or occupancy for this building. As such, the scope of work must meet the current adopted fire code for its new use/occupancy.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) IMPACT TO EGRESS AND/OR FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS Egress components and fire protection systems that may be negatively impacted by your scope of work will be required to comply with the currently adopted fire code. As an example, if your work increases the occupant load of a space, the existing egress components will be required to comply with the requirements of the new occupant load.
Attention(STANDARD COMMENT) CONSTRUCTION SPLICES You are strongly encouraged to have any splices that may occur during this project, reviewed by CSFD. Failure to do so, can result in coordination issues that could prevent a final inspection from being completed, thus delaying the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) FIRE EXTINGUISHERS - COMMERCIAL KITCHENS: 2015 IFC 904.12.5 A Class "K" portable fire extinguisher is required for kitchens equipped with wet chemical fixed fire suppression systems. They must be installed within 30 ft. of the vent hood in a location/direction leading to an exit. ATTENTION: Kitchens with existing 40B:C dry chemical extinguishers shall have them replaced with a Class K listed unit when they are due for either a 6-yr. maintenance inspection and/or a hydrostatic test. Install extinguishers in highly visible and accessible locations, never in a dead-end area, and always try to place them near an exit pathway or at an exit(s). Mount 4" off floor to a maximum of 5 ft. to the top of the fire ext. (HINT: About waist high is perfect.) "FIRE EXTINGUISHER" signs may need to be posted to properly identify where the units are located if they're not highly visible.
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) KNOX (TM) ENTRY FOR NEW BUILDINGS: 2015 IFC 506 KNOX (TM) --XXX----Box is required at this location. It is recommended that all KNOX (TM) boxes be placed in a highly accessible location approximately 10 feet off of the ground, and usually placed near the front entrance to the building. KNOX (TM) Security Equipment is the only approved type, and must be ordered online directly from Knox at To complete the order you will need our local fire department name ("Colorado Springs Fire Dept-NC") or the address where the equipment will be installed. ***************ALLOW AT LEAST 4 WEEKS DELIVERY TIME ************************* YOUR FINAL WILL NOT BE APPROVED WITHOUT THE KNOX SECURITY EQUIPMENT INSTALLED! YOU MUST ALSO CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT LEAST 1 WEEK PRIOR TO YOUR REQUEST FOR FIRE FINALS TO ARRANGE FOR A CSFD FIRE INSPECTOR TO MEET YOU AT THE SITE TO INSTALL PROPER KEYS FOR THE BUILDING INTO THE KNOX SECURITY UNIT.
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) OCCUPANT LOAD THE OCCUPANT LOAD FOR THIS FACILITY IS:216 The occupant load, as approved by the Regional Building Department shall be posted in a visible location. This determined number shall not be exceeded under any circumstance.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) ASSEMBLY OCCUPANCIES The following is a list of concerns to be aware of for Assembly Occupancies: Elevator Recall Operational Permits Fire Alarms with Voice Evacuation Crowd Managers Fire Hydrants Fire Safety and Evacuation Plans Fire Lanes Fire Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems Door locking hardware Knox Box Interior and Decorative Finish Occupant Load Signs
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) EMERGENCY LIGHTING AND EXIT SIGNS: 2015 IFC 1008, 1013 Exit Signs and Emergency Lighting shall be in compliance with the adopted building and fire code. Paths of egress will be verified to be compliant, even if they are beyond the scope of work. If your scope of work impacts the means of egress, i.e. a new conference room - the path of egress beyond that scope of work will be verified to make sure occupants can safely egress the building.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) LOCKING HARDWARE: 2015 IFC 1010 All locking and latching devices shall comply with the requirements of the adopted building and fire code.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) OPERATIONAL PERMITS: 2015 IFC 105.6 An Operational Permit is required for the following process(es) indicated on your submittal documents: -----Aerosol Products -----Amusement Buildings -----Aviation Facility -----Cellulose Nitrate Film -----Combustible Dust/Combustible Fibers -----Compressed Gases -----Covered Mall -----Cyrogenic Fluids -----Hot Work -----Dry Cleaning Plant -----Explosives -----Flammable/combustible Liquids -----Floor finishing -----Fruit/Crop Ripening -----Fumigation/Insecticidal Fogging -----Hazardous Materials -----HPM Facilities -----High-Piled Storage -----Industrial Ovens -----Lumber Yards and Woodworking/Wood Products -----LP Gas -----Magnesium -----Combustible Storage -----Open Burning/Flames/Torches/Candles -----Organic Coatings -----Places of Assembly -----Fireworks -----Pyroxylin Plastics -----Refrigeration -----Rooftop Heliports -----Spraying/Dipping (Paint Booth) -----Tire Re-building/Storage -----Waste Handling -----Other Health Issues Please contact the Division of the Fire Marshal at 719-385-5978 for additional information.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) FIRE SAFETY AND EVACUATION PLAN: 2015 IFC Chapter 4 Your facility requires a fire safety and evacuation plan per Chapter 4 of the adopted fire code as amended. Please submit your plan to the CSFD Division of the Fire Marshal, for review and approval.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) HAZ-MAT REVIEW REQUIRED Based upon the information provided, a hazardous materials review is required. Your plans have been forwarded to the HazMat reviewer.
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS The following systems are present or required in this facility: --XXX---Fire Alarm System --XXX---Water-Based Suppression System (fire sprinklers, standpipes, etc) ---XXX--Commercial Kitchen Hood Suppression System Applicable Fire Protection System plans shall be submitted to the CSFD Construction Services office in the Regional Development Center.
FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT 10) SCHEDULING INSPECTIONS Please call 719-385-5982 Extension 2 to schedule all construction related inspection activities. Due to the dynamic nature of inspectors schedules, PLEASE call your inspection requests in with ample time to allow scheduling. When calling, please have your complete CSFD plan review number(s) ready for each inspection request. ( i.e. 2013-1234 - HS-1) The CSFD Approved sets of plans are to be on site for all inspections.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) HAZMAT AND HIGHPILE INSPECTIONS All HazMat and High Pile Inspections must be completed prior to the Construction Final inspection
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) DEW REVIEWER CONTACT: If you have any specific questions or concerns about these comments, please feel free to contact me at: Doreen "Dee" Withee, PE Fire Protection Engineer II, CSFD 2880 International Circle, Suite 200-7 Colorado Springs, CO 80910 (T) 719-385-7361
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) REVIEWS: 2015 IFC 105.4.4 Colorado Springs Fire Department construction reviews are based upon information provided on the drawings and/or the attached reference material. Issues or features that are not presented within the construction documents are assumed to be complaint with applicable codes/standards. It is the responsibility of the building owner to ensure that minimum code requirements are met as established by the Authority Having Jurisdiction, whether or not the requirements are specifically indicated on the submitted construction documents. The CSFD has reviewed the submittal in accordance with the adopted fire code requirements, CSFD local amendments, City Code Standards, and applicable NFPA Standards. All plan review comments are subject to final on-site field inspections, and testing by the CSFD. Review and approval by the CSFD shall not relieve the applicant of the responsibility of compliance with the International Fire Code.
FYI(STANDARD COMMENT) PERMITS Insure all applicable permits are obtained from the Regional Building Department and the Colorado Springs Fire Department for the work that is being done at this site.


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