Proposed Fire Department Administrative Bulletins (2016)

Per San Francisco Fire Code (Section 104.1.2), the Fire Code Official has determined that it is appropriate to revise the Administrative Bulletins listed in the table below.

The Fire Department shall post the proposed revised Bulletins on its website for 30 days for public comment, and provide notice of the Bulletins to parties who have registered to receive notice. 

Members of the public may submit written comment on any newly proposed or revised Administrative Bulletin.  Written comments are to be sent to the following:

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

Or by email:  fire.adminbulletin@sfgov.org

The Department will be receiving written comments during the 30 day posting period.

After the 30 day posting period, the Fire Code Official shall conduct a public hearing on the proposed Bulletins.  The Department will consider all oral and written comments and prepare final versions of the proposed Administrative Bulletins.  The Fire Commission shall approve any proposed new or revised Bulletin at a noticed meeting.  A Bulletin shall not be effective until approved by the Fire Commission.  The Fire Code Official and the Fire Commission may amend the proposed Bulletins during the approval process without re-posting the Bulletins for 30 days.

The Department anticipates conducting the public hearing in the month of December.

POSTED: November 14, 2016

 

Number

AB #

Administrative Bulletin Title

1

1.01

 Scope

2

2.01

 Fire Alarm Submittals

3

2.02

 Submittal Requirements for Kitchen Hood and Duct Extinguishing Systems

4

2.03

 Submittal Requirements for Clean Agent Fire Suppression Systems

5

2.04

 Fire Sprinkler Submittals

6

2.05

 Fire/Smoke Damper Submittal Guidelines for Tenant Improvements

7

2.06

 Submittal Requirements for Cellular Antenna Sites

8

2.07

 Permit Application Checklist for Diesel Generators, Diesel Fire Pumps, and Fuel Tanks Serving Generators and Fire Pumps

9

2.08

 Retroactive Sprinkler Installation for High-Rise Buildings Submittal

10

2.09

 Underground Pipe Detail Plan and Design Criteria Submittal for Installation of Underground Piping for Fire Sprinkler and Service

11

2.10

 Checklist: Approval of Locks on Elevator Lobby Doors

12

2.11

 Submittal Guidelines for Emergency Evacuation Signs

13

2.12

 Flame Effect Performance Application Requirements

14

2.13

 Submittal Requirements for Temporary Tents and Membrane Structures 

15

2.14

 Guidelines and Requirements for Fire Permit Applications

16

2.16

 Guidelines for Fire Department Access and Fire Flow Approval

17

3.01

 LED Annunciation Panels (High-Rise and Low-Rise Buildings)

18

3.02

 Fire Alarm Annunciation

19

3.03

 Fire Alarm Certification

20

3.05

 New and Replacement Fire Alarm Systems- High-Rise Evacuation/Relocation Policy

21

4.03

 Acceptance Testing of New High-Rise Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems

22

4.04

 Color Coding of Existing Standpipes

23

4.05

 Protection of Standpipe Inlets

24

4.06

 Design Criteria for Fire Department Connections and Standpipe Outlet Valves

25

4.09

 Removal of Class II Standpipe Hose Cabinets in Sprinkler Retrofitted Buildings

26

4.10

 Testing of Fixed Extinguishing Systems (Sprinkler & Standpipe Systems)

27

4.11

 Sprinkler System Water Flow Alarms and Monitoring

28

4.12

 Temporary Standpipes in Buildings Under Construction

29

4.13

 Sprinkler & Standpipe Flow Rate and Required Pressures

30

4.15

 Use of Powder Driven Studs, Wedge & Screw Course Anchors for Hanging and Sway Bracing of Sprinkler Pipe

31

4.16

 Sprinkler Systems in Existing Live/Work Occupancies

32

4.17

 Pre-Action Sprinkler System Supplied by Wet Pipe Sprinkler Systems

33

4.18

 Sprinkler and Standpipe Signs

34

4.19

 Dry Standpipe Sizing

35

4.20

 Design of Fire Pump Suction Piping and Fire Pump Location

36

4.21

 Single and Double Interlock Pre-Action Systems

37

4.22

 Design of Fire Pump Wiring Methods

38

4.23

 Combination Fire Services

39

4.24

 Fire Department Connections (FDC) Requirements

40

4.25

 Car Stacking/Lift Systems

41

4.26

 Labels for Sprinkler System Control Valves

42

4.27

 Listed Flexible Sprinkler Hose Fittings

43

4.28

 Fire Sprinkler System Coverage Requirements for Balconies and Terraces 

44

5.05

 Signage of Buildings with Wood or Lightweight Steel Truss, or Composite Wood Joist (TJI) or Roof Construction

45

5.06

 Requirements for SFFD Approval of Temporary Permits of Occupancy for New/Change of Use High-Rise Buildings

46

5.07

 Air Replenishment Systems

47

5.08

 Fire Service Access Elevators

48

5.09

 Lockbox Program – Guideline for New Exterior and Replacement Lockboxes

49

5.10

 Safety Requirements for Regulated Activities at Outdoor Food & Street Fairs

 

A list of all current SFFD Administrative Bulletins can be found at the following link: Administrative Bulletins

 
POSTED: November 14, 2016