Plans and specifications must be reviewed and approved prior to installation. The applicant should submit all materials to the OTC Counter in DPD's Applicant Services Center (location & hours).
The Fire Department will review the plans when seven or more devices are installed and the system is required to be installed. Three sets of drawings and specifications must be submitted as part of the permit applications; they must be on at least 11" x 17" paper.
The applicant must supply the following information:
- Floor plan
- Riser diagram
- Location of all alarm-initiating and alarm-indicating devices
- Alarm control and trouble-signaling equipment
- Power connection
- Battery calculations
- Voltage drop calculations
- Wiring types and sizes
There is a basic fee for fire alarms. Each fire alarm controller and each device (such as horn, strobe, speaker, etc.) costs an additional small fee. Additional Fire Department fees apply.