Proposed Fire Department Administrative Bulletins (2019)

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 new and revised Administrative Bulletins on its website for 30 days for public comment, and provide notice of the Administrative 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 Administrative Bulletin at a noticed meeting.  An Administrative 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 on January 28, 2020.

POSTED: December 13, 2019

 

Number

AB #

Administrative Bulletin Title

1

1.01

 Scope

2

2.01

 Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems 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 New Buildings and 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

2.11

 Submittal Guidelines for Emergency Evacuation Signs

12

2.12

 Flame Effect Performance Application Requirements

13

2.13

 Submittal Requirements for Temporary Tents and Membrane Structures

14

2.14

 Guidelines and Requirements for Fire Permit Applications

15

2.16

 Guidelines for Fire Department Access and Fire Flow Approval

16

2.17

 Submittal Guidelines for Cannabis and Plant Cultivation Facilities

17

2.18

 Submittal Guidelines for Cannabis and Plant Extraction Facilities

18

3.01

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

19

3.02

 Fire Alarm Annunciation

20

3.03

 Fire Alarm Certification

21

3.05

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

22

3.08

 Sleeping Area Fire Alarm Requirements

23

4.03

 Acceptance Testing of New High-Rise Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems

24

4.04

 Color Coding of Existing Standpipes

25

4.05

 Protection of Standpipe Inlets

26

4.06

 Design Criteria for Fire Department Connections and Standpipe Outlet Valves

27

4.09

 Removal of Class II Standpipe Hose Cabinets in Sprinkler Retrofitted Buildings

28

4.10

 Testing of Fixed Extinguishing Systems (Sprinkler & Standpipe Systems)

29

4.11

 Sprinkler System Water Flow Alarms and Monitoring

30

4.12

 Temporary Standpipes in Buildings Under Construction

31

4.13

 Sprinkler & Standpipe Flow Rate and Required Pressures

32

4.15

 Attachments and Anchors Acceptible for Hanging and Sway Bracing for Sprinkler Pipe

33

4.16

 Sprinkler Systems in Existing Live/Work Occupancies

34

4.17

 Pre-Action Sprinkler System Supplied by Wet Pipe Sprinkler Systems

35

4.18

 Sprinkler and Standpipe Signs

36

4.19

 Manual Wet Standpipe Sizing

37

4.20

 Design of Fire Pump Suction Piping, Fire Pump Location and Water Storage Tanks

38

4.21

 Single, Double and Non-Interlock Pre-Action Systems

39

4.22

 Design of Fire Pump Wiring Methods

40

4.23

 Combination Fire Services  (Updated & Re-Posted on 12/27/19)

41

4.24

 Fire Department Connections (FDC) Requirements

42

4.25

 Car Stacking/Lift Systems

43

4.26

 Labels for Sprinkler System Control Valves

44

4.27

 Listed Flexible Sprinkler Hose Fittings

45

4.28

 Fire Sprinkler System Coverage Requirements for Balconies and Terraces

46

5.05

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

47

5.06

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

48

5.07

 Air Replenishment Systems

49

5.08

 Fire Service Access Elevators (FSAE) and Occupant Evacuation Elevators (OEE)

50

5.09

 Lockbox Program – Guideline for New Exterior and Replacement Lockboxes

51

5.10

 Safety Requirements for Regulated Activities at Outdoor Food & Street Fairs

52

5.14

 Removal of Fire-Smoke Dampers from HVAC Penetrations of Fire-Resistance Rated Corridors

53

5.15

 Use of Passive Method for Required Smoke Control Systems

 

A list of all current SFFD Administrative Bulletins can be found at the following link: 2016 Administrative Bulletins

 
POSTED: December 13, 2019