Administrative Bulletins - 2022

The Bureau of Fire Prevention has revised its Administrative Bulletins in conjunction with the 2022 San Francisco Fire Code, which is effective as of January 1, 2023.

The 2022 Administrative Bulletins have been issued to replace the 2019 Administrative Bulletins, which are no longer in effect.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. (2022 San Francisco Fie Code Section 104.1.2, Amended by Ord. No. 189-23, File No. 230559, Approved September 15, 2023, effective October 16, 2023, retroactive May 1, 2023.)

All administrative Bulletins have been approved by the Fire Commission and are effective as of October 16, 2023.

1.01  Scope

4.03  Acceptance Testing of New High-Rise Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems
4.04  Color Coding of Existing Standpipes
4.05  Protection of Standpipe Inlets
4.06  Design Criteria for Fire Department Connections and Standpipe Outlet Valves
4.09  Removal of Class II Standpipe Hose Cabinets in Sprinkler Retrofitted Buildings
4.10  Testing of Fixed Extinguishing Systems (Sprinkler & Standpipe Systems)
4.11  Sprinkler System Water Flow Alarms and Monitoring
4.12  Temporary Standpipes in Buildings Under Construction
4.13  Sprinkler & Standpipe Flow Rates and Required Pressures
4.15  Attachments and Anchors Acceptable for Hanging and Sway Bracing of Sprinkler Pipe
4.16  Sprinkler Systems in Existing Live/Work Occupancies
4.17  Pre-Action Sprinkler System Supplied by Wet Pipe Sprinkler Systems
4.18  Sprinkler and Standpipe Signs
4.19  Manual Wet Standpipe Sizing
4.20  Design of Fire Pump Suction Piping, Fire Pump Location, and Water Storage Tanks
4.21  Single, Double & Non-Interlock Pre-Action Systems
4.22  Design of Fire Pump Wiring Methods
4.23  Combination Fire Services
4.24  Fire Department Connections (FDC) Requirements
4.25  Sprinkler Protection for Car Stackers/Lift Systems
4.26  Labels for Sprinkler System Control Valves
4.27  Listed Flexible Sprinkler Hose Fittings
4.28  Fire Sprinkler System Coverage Requirements for Balconies and Terraces
4.29  Fire Sprinkler Protection Requirements for Parking Spaces Associated with Electric Vehicles (EV) Charging Stations