2016 Administrative Bulletins

The Bureau of Fire Prevention has revised its Administrative Bulletins in conjunction with the new 2016 San Francisco Fire Code, which went into effect on January 1, 2017.
 
All Administrative Bulletins have been approved by the Fire Commission and are effective as of February 1, 2017, unless otherwise noted.
 
The 2016 Administrative Bulletins have been issued to replace the 2010 Administrative Bulletins, which are no longer in effect.
 
When the Fire Code Official determines that it is appropriate to revise one or more Administrative Bulletin, the Fire Department will post the revised bulletin on its website for 30 days, and will provide notice of the proposed revisions to parties who have registered to receive notice on the Department's website. The posting will include instructions for providing public comment on the proposed revised bulletin, and will also provide notice of a public hearing that will be conducted by the Fire Code Official or his or her designee to hear public comment. The Fire Commission will discuss and approve any proposed revised bulletin prior to issuance and posting on the website as a new bulletin. (2016 San Francisco Fire Code, Section 104.1.2, Amended by Ord. No. 234-16, File No. 161082, App. 11/22/2016)
 
To receive notice of any future revisions to one or more Administrative Bulletins, you may register in advance by providing your name, agency/company and contact information (address and/or e-mail) to:

San Francisco Fire Department
Office of the Fire Marshal
698 Second Street, Room 109
San Francisco, CA 94107

Maria.Mersai@sfgov.org
(415) 558-3320

 

SECTION 1- ADMINISTRATIVE BULLETINS

1.01  PDF icon1.01 2016 Scope.pdf

SECTION 2- PERMIT APPLICATION SUBMITTAL

2.01  PDF icon2.01 2016 Fire Alarm Submittals.pdf (Effective 03/30/2017)
2.02  PDF icon2.02 2016 Submittal Requirements for Kitchen Hood and Duct Extinguishing Systems.pdf
2.03  PDF icon2.03 2016 Submittal Requirements for Clean Agent Fire Suppression Systems.pdf
2.04  PDF icon2.04 2016 Fire Sprinkler Submittals.pdf (Effective 03/30/2017)
2.05  PDF icon2.05 2016 Fire Smoke Damper Submittal Guidelines for Tenant Improvements.pdf
2.06  PDF icon2.06 2016 Submittal Requirements for Cellular Antenna Sites.pdf
2.07  PDF icon2.07 2016 Permit Application Checklist for Diesel Generators, Diesel Fire Pumps, and Fuel Tanks Serving Generators and Fire Pumps.pdf
2.08  PDF icon2.08 2016 Retroactve Sprinkler Installation for High-Rise Buildings Submittal.pdf
2.09  PDF icon2.09 2016 Underground Pipe Detail Plan and Design Criteria Submittal for Installation of Underground Piping for Fire Sprinkler Service.pdf
2.10  RESERVED
2.11  PDF icon2.11 2016 Submittal Guidelines for Emergency Evacuation Signs.pdf
2.12  PDF icon2.12 2016 Flame Effect Performance Application Requirements.pdf
2.13  PDF icon2.13 2016 Submittal Requirements for Temporary Tents and Membrane Structures.pdf
2.14  PDF icon2.14 2016 Submittal Guidelines and Requirements for Fire Permit Applications.pdf
2.15  RESERVED
2.16  PDF icon2.16 2016 Submittal Guidelines for Fire Department Access and Fire Flow Approval (09.01.17).pdf

 

SECTION 3- FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS

3.01  PDF icon3.01 2016 LED Annunciation Panels (High-Rise and Low-Rise Buildings).pdf
3.02  PDF icon3.02 2016 Fire Alarm Annunciation.pdf
3.03  PDF icon3.03 2016 Fire Alarm Certification.pdf
3.04  UNDER REVISION (02/01/2017)
3.05  PDF icon3.05 2016 Fire Alarm High-Rise Relocation Policy.pdf
3.06  RESERVED
3.07  RESERVED

SECTION 4- SPRINKLER AND STANDPIPE SYSTEMS

4.01  RESERVED
4.02  RESERVED
4.03  PDF icon4.03 2016 Acceptance Testing of New High-Rise Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems.pdf
4.04  PDF icon4.04 2016 Color Coding of Existing Standpipes.pdf
4.05  PDF icon4.05 2016 Protection of Standpipe Inlets.pdf
4.06  PDF icon4.06 2016 Design Criteria for Fire Department Connections and Standpipe Outlet Valves.pdf
4.07  RESERVED
4.08  RESERVED
4.09  PDF icon4.09 2016 Removal of Class II Standpipe Hose Cabinets in Sprinkler Retrofitted Buildings.pdf
4.10  PDF icon4.10 2016 Testing of Fixed Extinguishing Systems (Sprinkler & Standpipe Systems).pdf
4.11  PDF icon4.11 2016 Sprinkler Water Flow Alarms and Monitoring.pdf
4.12  PDF icon4.12 2016 Temporary Standpipes in Buildings Under Construction.pdf
4.13  PDF icon4.13 2016 Sprinkler & Standpipe Flow Rate and Required Pressures.pdf
4.14  RESERVED
4.15  PDF icon4.15 2016 Use of Powder Driven Studs, Wedge & Screw Course Anchors for Hanging and Sway Bracing for Sprinkler Pipe.pdf
4.16  PDF icon4.16 2016 Sprinkler Systems in Existing Live Work Occupancies.pdf
4.17  PDF icon4.17 2016 Pre-Action Sprinkler System Supplied by Wet Pipe Sprinkler Systems.pdf
4.18  PDF icon4.18 2016 Sprinkler and Standpipe Signs.pdf
4.19  PDF icon4.19 2016 Dry Standpipe Sizing.pdf
4.20  PDF icon4.20 2016 Design of Fire Pump Suction Piping and Fire Pump Location.pdf
4.21  PDF icon4.21 2016 Single and Double Interlock Pre-Action Systems.pdf
4.22  PDF icon4.22 2016 Design of Fire Pump Wiring Methods.pdf
4.23  PDF icon4.23 2016 Combination Fire Services.pdf
4.24  PDF icon4.24 2016 Fire Department Connections (FDC) Requirements.pdf
4.25  PDF icon4.25 2016 Car Stacking Lift Systems.pdf
4.26  PDF icon4.26 2016 Labels for Sprinkler System Control Valves.pdf
4.27  PDF icon4.27 2016 Listed Flexible Sprinkler Hose Fittings.pdf
4.28  PDF icon4.28 2016 Fire Sprinkler System Coverage Requirements for Balconies and Terraces.pdf

SECTION 5- MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION AND INTERPRETATIONS

5.01  RESERVED
5.02  RESERVED
5.03  RESERVED
5.04  RESERVED
5.05  PDF icon5.05 2016 Signage of Buildings with Wood or Lightweight Steel Truss, or Composite Wood Joist (TJI) or Roof Construction.pdf
5.06  PDF icon5.06 2016 Requirements for SFFD Approval of Temporary Permits of Occupancy for New Change of Use High-Rise Buildings.pdf
5.07  PDF icon5.07 2016 Air Replenishment Systems.pdf
5.08  PDF icon5.08 2016 Fire Service Access Elevators.pdf
5.09  PDF icon5.09 2016 Lockbox Program Guideline for New Exterior and Replacement Lockboxes.pdf
5.10  PDF icon5.10 2016 Safety Requirements for Regulated Activities at Outdoor Food & Street Fairs.pdf
5.11  RESERVED
5.12 
RESERVED
5.13  RESERVED