Site Review

Building site and land disturbance plans are reviewed to ensure the proper fire department access, firefighting water supplies, and accessibility for the disabled.

No.     Fire Code Compliance Item

S-000    APPLICABLE CODES: These code references shall be placed on the cover sheet of your drawings: NFPA 101 Life Safety Code (LSC); 2012 Ed.: Rules and Regulations for the State Minimum Fire Safety Standards; Chap. 120-3-3 Modifications; 2012 Ed.: Georgia Accessibility Code 120-3-20A; 2010 Ed.: International Fire Code (IFC) ; 2012 Ed.: International Building Code (IBC); 2012 Ed.

FYI    S-001    The response to all comments shall be addressed on the plans, as a note or as a change to the drawings. No permits will be issued if there are any comments that have not been addressed.
     
S-002    Site plan appears to meet the requirements of the City of Johns Creek Fire Department.
    
S-004    Provide 7 complete sets of plans at the time of final review and approval. 1 set is for the Fire Marshals Office.
    
S-006    Permit approvals and inspections are not required for this project by this office.

FYI    S-008    Please be advised that in order to keep our records current it has become standard procedure for the plans review unit to purge files regularly. If there is no action toward addressing the review comments within the 6 month period following the initial review of this submittal this file will be discarded.
    
S-010    Incomplete plans: Provide information per the checked boxes to enable us to complete your review: Boundary & topography_____: survey_____: site plan_____: grading plan_____: utility plan_____:

FYI    S-012    Plans for self service gasoline operations shall be reviewed and permitted by the Georgia State Fire Marshals office Hazardous Materials Section. They may be contacted at 404-851-4754. A copy of the approvals shall be provided to the City of Johns Creek Fire Marshals office before a final Certificate of Occupancy is issued.
     
S-014    This project does not come under the jurisdiction of the City of Johns Creek Fire Department. All plans shall be reviewed and inspections conducted by the Engineering Division of the Georgia State Fire Marshals office. They may be contacted at 404-309-5755.
    
S-016    Electrical transformers shall be installed per the requirements of the IFC; Chap.6; Sect. 605.11; 2012 Ed. as amended by rule 120-3-3 of the Georgia Fire Marshal rules and regulations.
    
S-017    Premises identification shall be provided. The identification shall be a minimum of 6 in in height and a contrasting color from the background. The numbers shall be visible and legible from the nearest roadway. If they are not visible and legible larger numbers may be required.
    
S-018    A numerical street address and street name shall be provided for this project. Provide number or letter designations for each building and tenant space. IFC; Chap. 5; Sect 505.1 and 505.2; 2012 Ed.
    
S-019    Provide a 911 street address for each building at the time construction begins. Signage shall be post mounted and placed at a height of 18 to 36 inches above grade. Minimum height of the numbers shall be 4 inches. IFC; Chap. 5; Sect. 505.1; 2012 Ed.
    
S-020    During construction and for permanent access, roadways constructed of an all weather surface capable of supporting 75,000 pounds shall be provided. IFC; Chap. 5; Sect. 503.2.3; 2012 Ed.
    
S-022    Approved Fire Apparatus Access Roads shall be provided for every facility, building or portion of a building. The fire apparatus access road shall extend to within 150 feet of all portions of the facility or any portion of the exterior wall of the first story of the building as measured by an approved route around the exterior of the building or facility. IFC; Chap. 5; Sect. 503.1.1; 2012 Ed.
    
S-024    Provide fire lanes and fire lane marking. IFC Chap. 5; Sect. 503 and Sect. 503.1; 2012 Ed. Article ll; Sect. 21.22, 21.23, 21.24, and 21.25 of the City of Johns Creek Code of Ordinances; Fire Prevention and Protection.
    
S-026    During construction and for permanent access roadways shall be 20 ft. in width. IFC; Chap. 5; Sect. 503.2.1; 2012 Ed.
    
S-028    Clear height of access roadways shall be 13 ft. 6 in. minimum. IFC; Chap. 5; Sect. 503.2.1; 2012 Ed.
    
S-030    Dead end access roads in excess of 150 ft. in length shall be provided with an approved area for turning around fire apparatus. IFC; Chap. 5; Sect. 503.2.5; 2012 Ed. Details available upon request.
    
S-032    Grade of roads shall be a maximum of 10%. IFC; Chap.5; Sect. 503.2.7; 2012 Ed. and The Authority Having Jurisdiction.
    
S-031    Provide temporary street name signs at each street intersection when construction of new roadways allows passage of vehicles. Signs shall be post mounted and placed at a minimum of 5 feet above grade to the bottom of the sign. The lettering shall be a minimum of 4 inches in height on a contrasting background. They shall be maintained until replaced by permanent signs. IFC; Chap. 5; Sect 505.2; 2012 Ed.
    
S-034    Arrangements for access through security gates for emergency service vehicles shall be reviewed by, and are subject to approval by the City of Johns Creek Fire Marshals office. Necessary arrangements may include Knox -fire boxes for keyed or keyless entry. Other access methods may be used with the approval of the City of Johns Creek Fire Marshal IFC: Chap. 5; Sect 506.1.1; 2012 Ed.
    
S-036    Water main locations and sizes shall be shown on the plans. Authority having jurisdiction.
    
S-037    Dead end water mains that exceed 600 feet in length shall be required to be no less than 10 inches in diameter. City of Johns Creek Development Regulations. Chap. 12; Sect 12.3.5 (j); 2011 Ed.
    
S-038    Water mains shall be a minimum of 8 in. And shall be sized per the requirements of NFPA 24; 2013 Ed. As amended by the Georgia Fire Marshals Rules and regulations 120-3-3; City of Johns Creek Development Regulations; Sect. 12.3.5 (a) (ii); 2011 Ed.
    
S-039    Fire hydrant shall be placed within 40 ft. of the fire department sprinkler connection and a minimum of 50 ft. beyond the collapse zone of the structure.
    
S-040    Fire Hydrants and water mains are to be installed, flushed, and under pressure before any combustible construction is started. City of Johns Creek Development Regulations 12.3.5.(i); 2011 Ed.
    
S-042    Fire Hydrant locations shall be shown on the drawings and shall be GPS located (longitude and latitude. Authority Having Jurisdiction.
    
S-044    Provide a water flow report based on the calculated flow for the farthest fire hydrant in the project. Authority Having Jurisdiction.
    
S-046    Placement of fire hydrants shall be a minimum of 3 ft. and a maximum of 15 ft. from the back of the curb or road edge with the large fire department connection facing the nearest fire department access point. The fire hydrant shall be set so the center of the large fire department connection is a minimum of 18 in. and a maximum of 36 in. above finished grade. City of Johns Creek Development Regulations; Sect. 12.3.5 (h); 2011 Ed.
    
S-048    Fire hydrants shall be spaced no more than 500 ft. apart with additional hydrants located as necessary to comply with the requirements of the International Fire Code and Appendices as adopted by the city and approved by the Fire Marshal. City of Johns Creek Development Regulations; Sect. 12.3.5 (b).
    
S-050    Multi-family residential subdivisions equipped with an NFPA 13R fire sprinkler system shall have fire hydrants within 250 ft. of the fire department sprinkler connection.
    
S-052    Commercial or industrial buildings equipped with an automatic fire sprinkler or standpipe system shall have a 3 way fire hydrant within 50 ft., by road travel, of the fire department Siamese connection and shall be installed a minimum of 18 in. and a maximum of 36 in. above finished grade. The fire department connection shall be a minimum of 40 ft. from the building but outside the building collapse zone. Authority Having Jurisdiction.

FYI    S-054    Public fire hydrants shall be painted silver. City of Johns Creek Development Regulations; Sect. 12.3.4 C; 2011 Ed.

FYI    S-056    Fire hydrants on the property side of the check valve shall be known as private hydrants. These hydrants shall be maintained by the property owner. These hydrants shall be painted red. City of Johns Creek Development Regulations; Sect. 12.3.5 C; 2011 Ed., and NFPA 25; 2011 Ed. as amended by the Georgia State Fire Marshals Office.
    
S-058    Fire department sprinkler connections shall be shown on the site plan. Note on the site plan that a Georgia Certificate of Competency holder for automatic sprinkler systems will be responsible for the design and installation of the underground supply piping.

FYI    S-060    Installation and repair of underground fire sprinkler water supplies shall be performed by a utility, sprinkler, or plumbing contractor licensed by the State of Georgia Fire Marshals Office under Title 25; Chap. 11; Sect. 25-11-7.
    
S-062    If fire department sprinkler connections are installed underground they shall have a listed check valve, an auto-drip valve, a sign on a plate reading "Auto-Sprinkler or Auto Sprinkler/Standpipes". The hose connections shall have standard threads as specified. NFPA 1963; 2009 Ed.; as adopted by the Georgia State Fire Marshals Office.
    
S-066    Location of accessible parking spaces shall be provided per the Georgia Accessibility Code; 120-3-20A; Chap. 5; Sect. 502.3.4; 2010 Ed.
    
S-068    The maximum slope of the accessible parking spaces and access aisles shall be 1:48 (2%) in all directions. Georgia Accessibility Code 120-3-20A; chap.5; Sect. 502.4; 2010 Ed.
    
S-070    Accessible parking spaces shall be provided in the quantity as specified. Georgia Accessibility Code 120-3-20A; Chap. 2; sect. 208.2; 2010 Ed.
    
S-072    Provide a minimum of 98 inches of vertical clearance at accessible passenger loading zones. Georgia Accessibility Code 120-3-20A; chap.5; Sect. 502.5; 2010 Ed.
    
S-074    Van parking spaces shall be 132 in. in width with an adjacent access aisle. access aisles shall be a minimum of 60 in. in width. A common access aisle may be shared by 2 vehicles. The access aisle shall be to the right, passenger, side of the van parking space. Georgia Accessibility Code 120-3-20A; Chap. 5; Sect. 502.2 and 502.3; 2010 Ed.
    
S-076    Accessible automobile parking spaces shall be a minimum of 96in. In width with an adjacent access aisle of 60 in. in width. 2 vehicle may share the same access aisle. Georgia Accessibility Code 120-3-20A; Chap. 5; Sect 502.2 and 502.3; 2010 Ed.
    
S-078    Provide disabled accessible signage. Place accessible signage on the plans Georgia Accessibility Code 120-3-20A; Chap. 5; Sect. 502.6; 2010 Ed.
    
S-080    Passenger loading zones shall be provided per the requirements of The Georgia Accessibility Code 120-3-20A; Chap. 5; Sect. 503; 2010 Ed.
    
S-082    At least one accessible route shall be provided within the site from accessible parking spaces and passenger loading zones; public streets and sidewalks; and public transportation stops, to the accessible building or facility entrance they serve. Georgia Accessibility Code 120-3-20A; Chap. 2; Sect. 206; 2010 Ed.
    
S-084    At least one accessible route shall connect accessible buildings, accessible facilities, accessible elements, and accessible spaces that are on the same site. Georgia Accessibility Code 120-3-20A; Chap. 2; Sect. 206.2.2; 2010 Ed.
    
S-086    Entrances to the building, in new construction, shall be provided for the disabled. Georgia Accessibility Code 120-3-20A; Sect. 35.151; 2010 Ed.
    
S-088    The minimum clear width of an accessible route shall be 36 in. Georgia Accessibility Code 120-3-20A; Chap.4; Sect. 403.5.1, 403.5.2, and 403.5.3; 2010 Ed.

FYI    S-092    Any accessible route with a running slope greater than 1:20 is a ramp. Show ramp details on the drawings. Georgia Accessibility Code 120-3-20A; Chap. 4; Sect. 405; 2010 Ed.

FYI    S-094    Ground and floor surfaces along accessible routes shall be stable, firm, and slip resistant. Georgia Accessibility Code 120-3-20A; Chap. 3; Sect.302; 2010 Ed.
    
S-096    Protruding objects shall comply with the requirements of the Georgia Accessibility Code 120-3-20A; Chap. 3; Sect. 3-7; 2010 Ed.
    
S-098    Curb ramps shall be provided wherever an accessible route crosses a curb. Place curb ramp details on the drawing. Georgia Accessibility Code 120-3-20A; Chap. 4; Sect. 406; 2010 Ed. Sect.