Plan Review, Approval and Permits of Fire Protection Systems
Fire protection systems, whether required by adopted code or voluntary, non-required systems shall be installed in accordance with the most-current and appropriate referenced NFPA standard as follows:
- Portable fire extinguishers: NFPA 10, 2013 Ed.
- Automatic fire sprinkler systems: NFPA 13, 2016 Ed.
- Automatic fire sprinkler systems – One & Two Family Dwellings: NFPA 13D, 2016 Ed.
- Automatic fire sprinkler systems – Residential Occupancies (</= 4 stories): NFPA 13R, 2016 Ed.
- Standpipe and Hose Systems: NFPA 14, 2016 Ed.
- Water Spray Fixed Systems: NFPA 15, 2017 Ed.
- Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems: NFPA 17, 2017 Ed.
- Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems (UL 300): NFPA 17A, 2017 Ed.
- Installation of Stationary Fire Pumps: NFPA 20, 2016 Ed.
- Automatic Fire Alarm Systems: NFPA 72, 2016 Ed.
Third-Party Technical Review Required
Construction plans & specifications for fire protection systems must be submitted to an approved, independent fire protection engineer/consultant for a preliminary review, technical opinion & report prior to submission to the office of the Fire Marshal, in accordance with IFC 104.7.2 which reads:
104.7.2 Technical Assistance. To determine the acceptability of technologies, processes, products, facilities, materials and uses attending the design, operation or use of a building or premises subject to inspection by the fire code official, the fire code official is authorized to require the owner or owner’s authorized agent to provide, without charge to the jurisdiction, a technical opinion and report. The opinion and report shall be prepared by a qualified engineer, specialist, laboratory or fire safety specialty organization acceptable to the fire code official and shall analyze the fire safety properties of the design, operation or use of the building or premises and the facilities and appurtenances situated thereon, to recommend necessary changes. The fire code official is authorized to require design submittals to be prepared by, and bear the stamp of, a registered design professional.
Approved Third-Party Technical Consultants:
Fire Protection Consulting, Inc.
4709 Roundup Road
Edmond, OK 73034
Phone: (405) 509-2157
Cell: (405) 250-4296
Florian Protective Services, LLC
6608 N. Western Avenue, Suite 277
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Phone: (405) 312-7250
Cell: (405) 595-7350
Lance D. LaRue
Paradigm Engineering, PLLC
P.O. Box 204
Choctaw, OK 73020
Phone: (405) 306-1400
Other independent third-party technical consultants may be used with consent/approval of the Fire Marshal.
Please provide four (4) sets of plans & specifications to the reviewer.
- One copy to be retained by the third-party technical consultant.
- One copy to be retained by the Office of the Fire Marshal
- Two copies (with notes & approval signatures) to be returned to contractor/owner.
- One copy shall be delivered and retained at the job site during construction/installation.
- Alternatively, you may provide two (2) hard copy sets along with digital (.pdf) files on disc or USB thumb-drive media to be used by the technical consultant and file copy for the Fire Marshal. The two hard copy sets will be signed and returned for contractor and job-site copies.
The technical consultant will retain a copy for their records and forward the remaining copies to the Fire Marshal along with the technical opinion and report as outlined above. Upon final approval, the Fire Marshal will return copies to the contractor/owner with notes for corrections/additions and approval signatures. The Fire Marshal will also issue a permit for construction and installation of the system(s).
Whenever possible, the independent technical consultant will also be retained to conduct 50% progress inspections and final inspections of systems to verify that installation is in accordance with the reviewed plans and associated standards. Plan review and inspection fees are to be paid directly to the independent consultant. Enid Fire Department plan review and inspection fees are waived.
Per IFC Section 105.4.6, “One set of approved construction documents shall be returned to the applicant, and said set shall be kept on the site of the building or work at all times during which the work authorized thereby is in progress.”
NO WORK IS TO BE PERFORMED ON THE PROPOSED SYSTEMS UNTIL PLANS ARE APPROVED AND A PERMIT ISSUED.
Fire protection system permits can be revoked by the Fire Marshal of the City of Enid and are contingent on following all adopted codes and ordinances of the City of Enid pertaining to proper installation. Fire protection industry workers must be properly licensed by the State of Oklahoma. Workers may be required to show licenses to fire code official.