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 Page 1 of 2  COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION BUREAU MANUAL TABLE OF CONTENTS EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1, 2016 AUTHORIZED: R. Pearce 421 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS 421.1 Operational Use Permits 421.3 Fees 421.5 Re-Inspection Fees 421.7 Contractor Payment and Pick Up of Plans 421.9 Required Fire Sprinkler Permits 421.11 Penalties for Work Done without Permits 421.13 Tenant Improvement Sprinkler Permits 423 CODE REQUIREMENTS 423.1 Knox Box and Knox Switch Locations 423.3 Fire Watch Requirements 423.5 Alternative Power Supplies 423.7 Temporary Tents and Membrane Structures 423.9 Outdoor Fire Pits 425 DEVELOPMENT POLICIES 425.1 General Guidelines 425.3 Fire District Access 425.5 Driveway and Access Road Widths 425.7 Fire Apparatus Turn Around 425.9 Driveway, Roadway and Access Road Turning Radius

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    COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION BUREAU MANUAL TABLE OF CONTENTS EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1, 2016

    AUTHORIZED: R. Pearce

    421 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS

    421.1 Operational Use Permits

    421.3 Fees

    421.5 Re-Inspection Fees

    421.7 Contractor Payment and Pick Up of Plans

    421.9 Required Fire Sprinkler Permits

    421.11 Penalties for Work Done without Permits

    421.13 Tenant Improvement Sprinkler Permits

    423 CODE REQUIREMENTS

    423.1 Knox Box and Knox Switch Locations

    423.3 Fire Watch Requirements

    423.5 Alternative Power Supplies

    423.7 Temporary Tents and Membrane Structures

    423.9 Outdoor Fire Pits

    425 DEVELOPMENT POLICIES

    425.1 General Guidelines

    425.3 Fire District Access

    425.5 Driveway and Access Road Widths

    425.7 Fire Apparatus Turn Around

    425.9 Driveway, Roadway and Access Road Turning Radius

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    425.11 Driveway and Access Road Maximum Slope of Grade

    425.13 Fire Hydrant Spacing and Fire Flow Requirements

    425.15 Traffic Calming Devices

    427 CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

    427.1 Red Tag/Stop Work Order

    427.3 Fire Hydrant Fire Flow Testing Procedures

    429 FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS

    429.1 Fire Sprinkler Control Valve Access

    429.3 Fire Sprinklers in Elevator Shafts

    429.5 Residential Sprinkler Systems

    431 FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS

    431.1 Fire Alarm Plan Symbols

    433 VEGETATION MANAGEMENT

    433.1 TFPD Wildland Urban Interface Map (WUI Map)

    433.3 Vegetation Management - WUI areas

    433.5 Vegetation Management in Non-WUI Areas

    433.7 Green Roof Approved Plant List

    433.9 Vegetation Plan Example

    435 INDUSTRY BULLETINS

    BBQ Fire Code-Explanation

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    COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION BUREAU MANUAL ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS 421.1 OPERATIONAL USE PERMITS EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1, 2016

    AUTHORIZED: R. Pearce

    SCOPE

    This policy clarifies the Districts requirements for issuing operational (use) permits.

    PURPOSE

    This policy has been established to provide direction on issuing new operational (use) permits, which are required for specific operations or products when they exceed the exempt amounts in accordance with the California Fire Code.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Operational (use) permits are required for a number of operations and hazardous materials. Permit fees shall be paid and a physical inspection completed prior to issuance of a permit. Issued permits shall be kept readily available at all times for inspection by the District.

    CROSS REFERENCES

    California Fire Code

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    COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION BUREAU MANUAL ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS 421.3 FEES EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1, 2016

    AUTHORIZED: R. Pearce

    SCOPE

    Community Risk Reduction Fees.

    PURPOSE

    This policy has been established to provide clarity on the TFPD Master Fee Schedule.

    REQUIREMENTS

    The fees charged for Community Risk Reduction Bureau activities all be charged in accordance with the Fire District Master Fee Schedule.

    A copy of the adopted Master Fee Schedule follows for reference.

    SpecialServices Deposition/Interviewforcivilmatters Actual Cost IncidentReports $ - 2pageReport $17.00 EachAdditionalPage $1.00

    FireInvestigationReport(nocosttovictim) Coverpageandsynopsis $28.00 EachAdditionalPage $1.00

    DuplicatePrintsofPhotos FlatRate $28.00 PlusCostofDuplication Actual Cost

    PublicInformationRecords BoardMeetingagenda $0.00 Boardpackets&minutes,Codesormiscellaneousinformation FirstPage $17.00 EachAdditionalPage $1.00

    LargeRequests Actual Cost

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    FirePreventionServices Buildinganddevelopmentplanreview,includescommercial,residentialandlot,perhour,onehourminimum $151.00 OccupancyUseChange $123.00

    UnauthorizedWorkdouble initial fee

    FailuretocompleteFireDepartmentFinalpriortoOccupying(perday) $123.00

    Secondandsubsequentplansubmittal50% of original fee

    FireProtectionSystems(Includes1planreview&2inspections) AutomaticFireSprinklerSystems NFPA13or13Rsystemsupto94heads $397.00

    Eachadditionalsprinklerhead $3.00 NFPA13or13Rundergrounds $288.00 TenantImprovementsunder10heads $137.00 NFPA13dsystemsupto40heads $288.00

    Eachadditionalsprinklerhead $3.00 AutomaticExtinguishingSystems HoodandDuctupto6nozzles $179.00 HoodandDuctover6nozzles $234.00 Sprayboothsandothersystems,Onehourminimum. $179.00

    FireAlarmSystems Sprinklersystemmonitoronly $179.00 Buildingsunder6000squarefeet $343.00 Buildingsover6000squarefeet FlatRate $343.00 Plusperhourinspection&testingfee,onehourminimum $109.00

    Misc.systems Privatefirehydrants $343.00 Dryandwetstandpipes $343.00 Allothersystems FlatRate $179.00 Plusperhouradditionaltimerequired $109.00

    Additionalplanreviewsandinspections

    Secondandsubsequentplansubmittal50% of

    original fee AdditionalInspections,perhour,onehourminimum $109.00

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    Permits Tentsandtemporarystructures Under1500squarefeet $123.00 1500to6000squarefeet $232.00 Over6000squarefeet FlatRate $287.00 Plusperhouradditionaltimerequired $109.00

    OtherFireCodePermits perhour,onehourminimum $123.00

    Filmandothermiscellaneouspermitting FlatRate $123.00 Plusperhouradditionaltimerequired $109.00

    Miscellaneous SpecialEvents/FireWatch

    FlatRate $123.00 Plusactualcostofpersonnel&vehicles Actual Cost

    Latechargefordelinquentfeesover30days $30.00 Servicefeeforreturnedchecks $30.00 Otheroutsideservices

    FlatRate $69.00 Plusactualcosts Actual Cost

    RateforSection13(b)ofordinance125 (hourlyrateforcompliancepenalties) $109.00

    FalseAlarms FireDistrictresponseduetofailuretonotifywhenworkingonortestingsprinkleroralarmsystems $164.00 Intentionalactivationofalarmwherenoemergencyexists $164.00 AlarmsystemmalfunctionresultinginFireDistrictresponsemorethan4timesinany12monthperiod $164.00

    CROSS REFERENCES

    Ordinance 127

    California Fire Code

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    COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION BUREAU MANUAL ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS 421.5 RE-INSPECTION FEES EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1, 2016

    AUTHORIZED: R. Pearce

    SCOPE

    This policy establishes/clarifies the Districts requirements when re-inspection fees will be charged to contractors.

    PURPOSE

    The District may charge a fee when an inspection has been scheduled by a contractor and the work to be inspected is not ready for inspection, the work does not pass inspection, the contractor fails to show up as scheduled, or the contractor cancels with less than one hour notice.

    REQUIREMENTS

    When construction appointments are not canceled in accordance with District policy, an inspector arrives at a site where an inspection cannot be completed, the work does not pass inspection, or the work is not ready for inspection, a re-inspection fee may be levied in accordance with the currently adopted Master Fee Schedule.

    PROCEDURES

    Staff shall inform the designated on-site employee, or contractor office, when a re-inspection fee is required. No further inspections for the project will be scheduled until the re-inspection fee has been paid. Additional administrative penalties may be assessed at the discretion of the Fire Marshal or designee.

    CROSS REFERENCES

    California Fire Code, TFD Ordinance 127 Fee Schedule

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    COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION BUREAU MANUAL ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS 421.7 CONTRACTOR PAYMENT AND PICK UP OF PLANS EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1, 2016

    AUTHORIZED: R. Pearce

    SCOPE

    This policy clarifies the Districts requirements for contractors responsibility for making payments and picking up approved plans or plans that have been reviewed and are being returned for corrections, in a timely manner after notification that plans are ready.

    PURPOSE

    The purpose of this policy is to establish timelines for submitting contractors to pay for and pick up plans. This includes plans in need of correction and plans that have been approved.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Fees for permits, plan reviews or other Bureau activities shall be paid for in full at time of submission and/or request.

    Upon notification by the District, plans shall be picked up within 14 calendar days. Plans not picked up within 14 days will be mailed to the submitting party.

    Failure to pick up keep approved plans on site may cause administrative penalties at the discretion of the Fire Marshal or designee.

    CROSS REFERENCES

    California Fire Code

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    COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION BUREAU MANUAL ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS 421.9 REQUIRED FIRE SPRINKLER PERMITS EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1, 2016

    AUTHORIZED: R. Pearce

    SCOPE

    This policy establishes/clarifies the Districts requirements regarding required permits for fire sprinkler system alterations or modifications.

    PURPOSE

    This policy is to establish the Districts requirements related to fire sprinkler system permits.

    BACKGROUND

    As noted in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 13, the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) is to be notified before any equipment is installed or remodeled for a fire sprinkler system. There is no exception for repair work.

    REQUIREMENTS

    When repairs, alterations or modifications to a fire sprinkler system are made, it is the servicing contractors responsibility to consult this District prior to making any alterations in accordance with NFPA 13.

    In most cases, repairs will require a full-fire sprinkler submittal package; however, other smaller repairs, alterations or modifications will require a significantly smaller package. Sprinkler system modifications consisting of ten or less sprinkler heads may apply for an over the counter permit.

    In every case where it is practical, the Department shall be consulted prior to the replacement of any fire sprinkler or fire sprinkler system component or other alteration or modification. Complete documentation shall be provided in accordance with NFPA

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    13, Title 19 of the California Code of Regulations, the California Fire Code, and any local requirements. Revised 03/13/15 Section 401.005

    The District has determined that at a minimum, the following are required:

    1. Replacement of recalled fire sprinklers heads is considered an alteration, and a permit is required, regardless of the number of recalled heads that are replaced.

    2. When there is an addition, alteration, relocation, modification or removal of less than ten fire sprinkler heads, a Tenant Improvement (TI) permit is required, regardless of the type of addition, alteration, relocation, modification or removal. Special conditions including, but not limited to, spray booths, exterior canopies or other building additions will require a full submittal package.

    3. When there is an addition, alteration, relocation, modification or removal of more than ten fire sprinkler heads, regardless of the type of addition, alteration, relocation, modification or removal, a full-fire sprinkler plan submittal is required.

    PENALTIES FOR ALTERATIONS OR MODIFICATIONS DONE WITHOUT A PERMIT

    Contractors that perform alterations or modifications without the required permit will be subject to a penalty as noted in the Department Master Fee Schedule, typically two times the original permit fee.

    Additional administrative action(s) including: complaints filed with the California Contractors State License Board, the refusal to issue new construction permits as authorized by the current edition of the California Fire Code, and any other remedy provided for by law may also be instituted at the sole discretion of the District, and are not subject to appeal, except as noted by law.

    CROSS REFERENCES

    California Fire Code

    National Fire Protection Association, Standard 13

    National Fire Protection Association, Standard 13D

    TFPD Fee Schedule, Ordinance 127

    421.11 Penalties for work done without permits

    421.13 TI Permits

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    COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION BUREAU MANUAL ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS 421.11 PENALTIES FOR WORK DONE WITHOUT PERMITS EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1, 2016

    AUTHORIZED: R. Pearce

    SCOPE

    This policy clarifies the Districts penalties for alterations or modifications done without a permit.

    PURPOSE

    This policy has been established to provide direction for the penalties for work that was done prior to obtaining a permit.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Contractors that perform alterations or modifications without the required permit will be subject to a penalty as noted in the Master Fee Schedule, typically two times the original permit fee.

    Additional administrative action(s) including: complaints filed with the California Contractors State License Board, the refusal to issue new construction permits as authorized by the California Fire Code, and any other remedy provided for by law may also be instituted at the sole discretion of the District, and are not subject to appeal, except as noted by law.

    CROSS REFERENCES

    California Fire Code

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    COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION BUREAU MANUAL ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS 421.13 TENANT IMPROVEMENT SPRINKLER PERMITS EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1, 2016

    AUTHORIZED: R. Pearce

    SCOPE

    Tenant improvement plan submittal requirements.

    PURPOSE

    This policy has been established to outline the requirements for tenant improvement plan submittals.

    BACKGROUND

    Changes to a building that result in less than ten sprinklers or less being altered, removed or added.

    REQUIREMENTS

    In every case where it is practical, the District shall be consulted prior to the replacement of any fire sprinkler or fire sprinkler system component or other alteration or modification. Complete documentation shall be provided in accordance with NFPA 13, Title 19 of the California Code of Regulations, the California Fire Code, and any local requirements.

    When there is an addition, alteration, relocation, modification or removal of more than ten sprinkler heads, regardless of the type of addition, alteration, relocation, modification or removal, a full-fire sprinkler plan submittal is required.

    Information on construction documents must be of sufficient clarity to indicate the location, nature and extent of work proposed.

    Minimum submittal requirements:

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    Identify all areas modified and location relative to riser. When the alterations or modifications affect the most remote area, hydraulic

    calculations shall be provided. Identify existing sprinkler type, model and required pressure and gallons per

    minute. Identify replacement sprinkler type, model and required pressure and gallons per

    minute.

    Contractors that perform alterations or modifications without the required permit will be subject to a penalty as noted in the Master Fee Schedule, typically four (4) times the original permit fee.

    Additional administrative action(s) including: complaints filed with the California Contractors State License Board, the refusal to issue new construction permits as authorized by the California Fire Code, and any other remedy provided for by law may also be instituted at the sole discretion of the District, and are not subject to appeal, except as noted by law.

    PROCEDURES

    Repairs, alterations or modifications consisting of ten or less sprinklers may apply for an over the counter permit.

    Plans may be submitted during Fire Marshal counter hours for review. Contractors are encouraged to use this time for submittal, as they may be done over the counter during these hours. Plans submitted outside the counter hours will be placed on the plan review list and will be reviewed in the order received.

    CROSS REFERENCES

    California Fire Code

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    COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION BUREAU MANUAL CODE REQUIREMENTS 423.1 KNOX BOX AND KNOX SWITCH LOCATIONS EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1, 2016

    AUTHORIZED: R. Pearce

    SCOPE

    This policy establishes the Districts requirements for Knox box and electronic gate Knox switch locations.

    PURPOSE

    This policy has been established to outline Knox box and electronic gate Knox switch locations and procedures.

    REQUIREMENTS

    1. A key box or electric key switch is required where access to buildings is difficult; in buildings with fire alarm or sprinkler systems; all facilities that are required to submit a hazardous materials business plan; and where electronic or manual gates could hamper emergency access. After investigation of the available products, it has been determined that the product line offered by the Knox Company, of Irvine, best satisfies the security needs of the Tiburon Fire Protection District (TFPD) and the community.

    2. Knox boxes and key switches must be ordered online from www.knox.com or by using the TFPD preprinted order forms available at the headquarters station.

    3. The Knox box should be mounted to the right of the main entrance door with the key-way of the box at a height of 66 (six feet and six inches) above the finished landing, walkway or grade. On electric gates the key switch shall be mounted on the electronic key pad stanchion or monument. All other locations must be pre-approved by the TFPD.

    4. In all occupancies other than residential, keys shall be provided for: access to all areas of the facility, access and control of fire sprinkler and or fire alarm systems, and elevator control keys. In multi-residential occupancies keys shall be

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    provided for: access to all common areas of the facility, access and control of fire sprinkler and or fire alarm systems, and elevator control keys. All keys shall be clearly labeled to indicate their function.

    PROCEDURES

    1. The Knox box will be shipped with the door in the locked open position. When the box has been properly mounted and all necessary keys assembled you must contact the Fire District to arrange to have the box secured.

    2. When electric key switches have been installed you must contact the TFPD to arrange a test of the gate opening device.

    3. The TFPD shall be notified and the keys updated when any locks have been altered or tenants have changed.

    4. The box will only be used by the TFPD for emergency purposes and for annual verification of the workability of the keys. The box will not be used for non-emergency purposes such as a building owner or tenant who has locked themselves out.

    CROSS REFERENCES

    California Fire Code 503.6

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    COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION BUREAU MANUAL CODE REQUIREMENTS 423.3 FIRE WATCH REQUIREMENTS EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1, 2016

    AUTHORIZED: R. Pearce

    SCOPE

    This policy clarifies the Districts requirements for protection of life and property, in accordance with the California Fire Code. Generally, a fire watch is required as a mitigation measure when fire protection systems/features are out of service or damaged/altered; during construction and demolition of a structure or site; for welding and other hot work operations; for occasions when the use of the building is different than the classified occupancy type; or, for special events.

    PURPOSE

    This policy has been established to provide direction for a short-term alternative that allows the continued use and occupancy of any structure or business when it has been determined a component of the fire protection system is inoperative or that the use is different than the classified occupancy type.

    REQUIREMENTS

    When a fire protection system or feature is found to be damaged or inoperative:

    Determine the extent and expected duration of the impairment.

    Immediately obtain a contractor to initiate system or feature repairs.

    Notify the Fire District for assistance in determining if a fire watch will be required. The need for a fire watch is based on an assessment of the operational status of a fire alarm, sprinkler system and/or fire protection feature.

    When the use of the building is different than the classified occupancy:

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    Notify the Fire District for assistance in determining if a fire watch will be required. The need for a fire watch is based on an assessment of the current or temporary use of the building in relation to the classified occupancy type of the building.

    Requirements for hiring fire watch personnel:

    Fire watch personnel shall be TFPD firefighters; business employees trained by the TFPD Fire Marshal, or designated representative, and signed off for fire watch duties; or; hired from a bonded licensed security firm by the building/premises owner or occupant. The number of personnel on fire watch shall be determined by the Community Risk Reduction Bureau.

    Fire watch personnel shall be scheduled and on-site from the time building/premises is unlocked until the building/premises is unoccupied and secured.

    In cases where a fire protection system is impaired, the fire watch shall be continuous, night and day, until the impairment is repaired, unless prior approval by the Fire District is given to modify this requirement.

    Fire watch personnel shall be physically capable of performing fire watch duties.

    Fire watch staff and procedures will be subject to random review and/or inspection by the Fire Department at any time and additional requirements may be imposed as necessary.

    Discontinued use of the fire watch is subject to Fire District approval.

    Additional specific fire watch requirements can be found in the California Fire Code.

    PROCEDURES

    Fire watch personnel shall be provided with written instructions, all job duty details and procedures to conduct their assignment. Create and maintain records specifying:

    a. Each employee must be provided training, including detailed fire watch requirements.

    b. Duties to be performed.

    c. Equipment to be used.

    d. Any personal protective equipment required to be made available and worn.

    Equipment and knowledge for fire watch personnel:

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    a. Cell phone, reliable flash light, and whistle.

    b. Fire watch logs and records.

    c. Knowledge of all exit paths.

    d. The location, and proper use of, portable fire extinguishers.

    During operating hours, duties of fire watch personnel:

    a. Watch for fire hazards and incipient fires and exit obstructions.

    b. An inspection of the entire building must be conducted at least once per hour.

    c. Staff must be continuously awake and in the building at all times during their shift.

    d. A written log of the fire watch must be maintained. The log must include the date, time, status, and legible signature of the person performing the fire watch.

    e. The log may be picked up by the Fire District when the impairment is restored.

    f. If the reason for the fire watch is due to impairment of a fire protection system, the fire watch must be continuous, night and day, until the impairment is repaired.

    g. Call 9-1-1 immediately in the event of fire or other emergency.

    h. If the building is occupied, immediately notify the occupants as best as possible and evacuate the building at the first evidence of any fire or smoke.

    i. If necessary, contact other fire watches (if any), sound alarm via whistle and fire alarm pull station (if any); assist occupants in exiting the building.

    j. Be the first contact for emergency personnel responding to the building.

    k. If safe to do so, attempt to extinguish fire with a portable fire extinguisher.

    l. Continue the fire watch until it is cancelled.

    CROSS REFERENCES

    California Fire Code

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    COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION BUREAU MANUAL CODE REQUIREMENTS 423.5 ALTERNATIVE POWER SUPPLIES EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1, 2016

    AUTHORIZED: R. Pearce

    SCOPE

    This policy establishes alternative power supply requirements.

    PURPOSE

    This policy has been established to clarify the Districts requirements for alternative power supply requirements. The use of an electrical power supply, (including, but not limited to; photovoltaic, wind, geothermal or fuel fired generators) other than the community's commercial source, currently Pacific Gas and Electric, shall be in accordance with this standard.

    REQUIREMENTS

    1. A DC disconnect for the alternative power supply shall be located within eight feet and line of sight from the PG&E. Electrical service disconnect on the same or an adjacent exterior wall. The disconnect shall be accessible to emergency personnel from the exterior without the use of ladders or other special equipment.

    All wiring that contains electrical potential when the alternate service disconnect has been activated, (such as the wiring between the solar arrays and the DC disconnect on a photovoltaic system) shall be completely contained in metal conduit on the exterior of the building.

    2. The following wording shall be placed on a permanent sign attached at the main electrical disconnect from PG&E. The sign shall be red background with white letters or a white background with red letters. Minimum size 2-1/2" X 6" with a minimum 22 pt font.

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    WARNING: This building supplied with an alternative power source. Alternate disconnect is: (describe location - on the right, below, etc) of this main disconnect. Both must be used.

    3. If the inverter contains a DC disconnect and is to be used as the required DC disconnect within 8 feet of the main service disconnect, it shall be located on an exterior wall. The DC disconnect shall be labeled with "on" and "off" locations.

    PROCEDURES

    Alternative Power Supply permit applications shall be submitted to the building department.

    Any permit not complying with this standard or the California Fire Code shall be referred to the Fire District for review. Approval by the Fire District is required before Building Division approval in this case.

    CROSS REFERENCES

    California Fire Code 605.11

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    COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION BUREAU MANUAL CODE REQUREMENTS 423.7 TEMPORARY TENTS AND MEMBRANE STRUCTURES EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1, 2016

    AUTHORIZED: R. Pearce

    SCOPE

    This policy applies to temporary tents, air-supported, air-inflated or tensioned membrane structures, as defined by the fire code, having an area in excess of 400 sq. ft. that will be erected for a period not to exceed 180 days within a 12-month period on a single premise.

    Structures that will be erected in excess of 180 days are regulated by the California Building Code. An operational permit shall be issued under the approval of the local Fire Marshal with associated fees for this permit.

    Exceptions:

    1. Tents used exclusively for recreational camping purposes. 2. Tents open on all sides which comply with all of the following: 2.1 Individual tents having a maximum size of 700 sq. ft. 2.2 The aggregate area of multiple tents placed side by side without a

    fire break clearance of 12 feet, not exceeding 700 sq. ft. total 2.3 A minimum clearance of 12 ft. to all structures and other tents.

    PURPOSE

    The purpose of this policy is to describe the necessary information that must be provided to the Fire District to evaluate and issue a permit for a temporary tent or membrane structure, and what will be expected of the applicant as part of the permit process. The goal is to create a consistent, user-friendly document to assist the permit applicant in preparing submittal documents that may be readily approved.

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    REQUIREMENTS

    Note: This bulletin is a summary of Fire Service interpretations of County and State Codes pursuant to tents and membrane structures. Information contained herein applies to typical instances and may not address all circumstances. These standards shall apply to any temporary membrane structure or tent in accordance with the California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 19 and the California Fire Code (CFC) as adopted by the Tiburon Fire Protection District.

    Permit Application Submittal Timeline

    Permit applications must be submitted at least five (5) business days prior to the requested start date of tent installation or operation when the tent/membrane structure does not exceed an occupant load of 50 or more persons. Any submittal for tents containing 50 plus occupants shall be submitted at least ten (10) business days prior to the requested start date of tent installation or operation. The Tiburon Fire Protection District may elect to accept and review applications with a shorter timeline; however, such permits may be subject to overtime charges for review and approval, and no guarantee of a quick review is given or implied when submittal deadlines are missed.

    Submittal Requirements

    All applications for permits for temporary tents or membrane structures must be accompanied by two (2) copies of detailed site plans prepared on paper no less than 11 x 17 (larger if necessary depending on the size of the site). The plans shall comply with all of the following:

    1. Indicate the type of structure: i.e. tent, membrane structure with Manufacturers information.

    2. Be drawn to scale at a minimum of 1/8 inch to the foot.

    3. All text on the plans shall be minimum 1/8 inch in height.

    4. Indicate size of each structure in sq. ft. and show dimensions of each side of the structure.

    5. State location of structure (address, block and lot).

    6. Indicate the duration of permit (from construction until take-down).

    7. Indicate the name of the company erecting tent or membrane structure, the name of the organization sponsoring the event, the name of the

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    property owner at the tent location, and the name and cell phone numbers of the on-site contact personnel.

    8. State that the plans are in compliance with the 2013 California Fire Code, and when applicable, the 2013 Electrical Code, and 2013 Mechanical Code.

    9. Indicate the proximity (in feet) of tent or membrane structure to nearby buildings, property lines, other tents or membrane structures, parked vehicles, or internal combustion engines. Tents and /or membrane structures shall be located a minimum of 20 ft. from these items. Vehicles parked on a public street or necessary for the operation of the establishment should be kept twenty (20) ft. from these structures; all other vehicles shall be 100 feet away. See exceptions in the Fire Code.

    10. Show fire department access roads with a width of no less than 20 feet wide and 136 clearance above.

    11. Indicate the use of all areas of the temporary structures.

    12. Show proposed furniture lay-out (table, chairs, bleachers, grandstands, and stages) properly scaled with aisles and exit access. Aisles shall be in accordance with Section 1014 of the CFC, and shall be a minimum of 44 inches (Ref. CFC 3103.12). The dimension between tables and between tables and adjacent walls and/or other obstructions shall be shown.

    13. When bleachers, folding and telescopic seating, and/or grandstands are used, they shall comply with the 2007 ICC 300 Standard. Documentation of compliance from the vendor providing the seating is required.

    14. Show the exits and indicate the clear exit width provided. All points within the tent shall be 100 ft. or less from an exit and exiting shall comply with Section CFC 3103.12.

    15. Exit curtains shall be of a color, or colors, that contrasts with the color of the tent.

    16. On sloped sites, where stairs or ramps are necessary, stairways, ramps, landings, handrails, and guards shall meet Chapter 10 of the CFC. Details shall be shown on plans.

    17. Include the proposed occupant load and justification for each area (based upon CFC 1004).

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    18. Shall show the locations and size of fire extinguishers that will be provided. Travel distance to fire extinguishers shall not exceed 75 ft. Additional extinguishers are required at each cooking area and at each fuel powered generator.

    19. Show locations of all exit signs. Exit signs must be illuminated when serving occupant loads of more than 49 occupants. When occupant loads exceed 300, an approved emergency system is required for exit sign illumination. All back-up sources of illumination shall have a minimum duration of 90 minutes (Ref. CFC 3103.12.6.1). A spotlight is also required to light the exterior means of egress to a safe area of refuge.

    20. All temporary electrical distribution boxes (spider) shall be grounded per CEC.

    21. Show locations of NO SMOKING signs and occupant load signs.

    22. All cooking areas shall be shown (inside and outside of tents), and shall indicate the fuel source for each cooking appliance (sterno, LP-gas, etc). Generally, only food warming with sterno is permitted inside assembly tents. Cooking tents must be separated by a minimum distance of 20 ft. from other tents or membrane structures. Outdoor cooking that produces sparks or grease laden vapors shall not be performed within 20 ft. of a tent or membrane structure. Ref: CFC 3104.15. 5.

    23. Gas, liquid and solid fuel burning equipment designed to be vented shall be vented to the outside air as specified in the California Mechanical Code. All venting shall be shown on plans, including clearances from tents or membrane structures. Such vents shall be equipped with approved spark arresters when required. Where vents or flues are used, all portions of the tent or membrane structure shall be not less than 12 inches from the flue or vent.

    24. Show location of all LP-gas containers (must be a minimum of 10 ft. from any tent/membrane structure). Ref: CFC 3104.16. Indicate the configuration for anti-tip prevention on all pressured containers (staked & strap/egg crates/clustering).

    25. Show locations of emergency generators and fuel storage that are onsite. Generators must be at least 20 ft. from tents/membrane structures. Ref: 3104.19.

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    26. Show all flammable or combustible fuel storage (shall be a minimum of 50 ft. from any tent or membrane structure). Ref: CFC 3104.17.

    27. Show location, type, and fuel source of all heating equipment and/or any other appliances in tent. Manufacturers installation instructions shall be made available on request.

    28. Vehicles or equipment used for competition, demonstration, or display in tents shall be shown on plans and shall comply with 3104.18.

    29. Membrane structures shall comply with other relevant requirements shown in the CFC.

    30. A Certificate of Flame Resistance for each tent, membrane structure, and/or interior decorative fabrics or materials proposed shall accompany the application. If no flame resistance certificates are submitted, then a flame test in the field will be required per CCR Title 19 standards.

    31. Plans shall state that the applicant will provide trained crowd managers at a ratio of one crowd manager for every 250 occupants, or as approved.

    32. A Safety Plan shall be provided when 50 or more people are gathered.

    Additional Documentation

    1. Tents and membrane structures, as defined and differentiated within Chapter 31 of the California Building Standards Code, shall be subject to applicable provisions of Section 3102 and 3103 when erected on a building, balcony, deck or other structure; or when erected in connection to a building, balcony, deck or other structure; regardless of its duration of use. Evidence of review and approval from the appropriate Building Official must be provided prior to permit issuance. Be advised that the Building Department may have different requirements for submittal information and review timelines.

    2. Applicants proposing to install tents and/or membrane structures that meet any of the following three criteria shall provide a report of installation inspection prepared by a California licensed structural engineer after the installation is complete, but prior to occupancy:

    The square footage of the structure is 1500 sq. ft. or more The approved occupant load is 100 or more The clear span width of the structural support is 60 ft. or more

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    The report shall minimally state that in the engineers professional opinion, the tent is designed, installed, and anchored to withstand expected forces and climate conditions including a minimum wind force of 80 mph. The report shall be signed and stamped with the engineers professional seal.

    Alternative materials and methods:

    1. The fire code official is authorized to approve an alternative material or method of construction where the fire code official determines the alternative meets the intent of this standard and is at least the equivalent in effectiveness, fire resistance and safety.

    Fees: Per Tiburon Fire Protection District Fee Schedule

    Inspections: An operational permit shall not be valid without an inspection prior to occupancy of a tent and/or membrane structure. Inspection requests shall be made during business hours M-F 0800-1700 hours with the Community Risk Reduction Staff. Any weekend or off-hour inspection may be subject to overtime rates. It is a recommended practice to schedule your inspection time well within a timeframe to make any necessary changes or corrections before your event. You know what it takes to make your event successful, so plan ahead to ensure that what you have submitted is EXACTLY what is to be re-produced in the field. Any deviations from the plan shall require notification to the Community Risk Reduction Bureau prior to inspection. As in any project, the Tiburon Fire Protection District reserves the right to deny any application should it be found to be unsafe or dissimilar to an approved site plan for the operational permit. Appeals can be made to the Fire Marshal and Fire Chief.

    CROSS REFERENCES

    California Fire Code

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    COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION BUREAU MANUAL CODE REQUIREMENTS 432.9 OUTDOOR FIRE PITS EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1, 2016

    AUTHORIZED: R. Pearce

    SCOPE

    Outdoor fire pits.

    PURPOSE

    This policy has been established to clarify separation distance requirements for outdoor fire pits.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Wood fire pits shall be located a minimum of 15 feet from any property line, combustible vegetation and combustible construction. This should be indicated on the plans.

    Gas fire pits shall be located a minimum of 10 feet from any property line, combustible vegetation and combustible construction. This should be indicated on the plans.

    Pre-fabricated fire pits shall be located the minimum distance as per manufacture instructions from any combustible vegetation and combustible construction. The pre-fabricated fire pit shall be located a minimum of 10 feet from the property line. This should be indicated on the plans. Cut sheets/manufacturers instructions shall be provided to the Fire Marshal for review.

    CROSS REFERENCES

    California Fire Code

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    COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION BUREAU MANUAL DEVELOPMENT POLICIES 425.1 GENERAL GUIDELINES EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1, 2016

    AUTHORIZED: R. Pearce

    SCOPE

    These development policies establish the minimum requirements for Fire District access, water supplies and other fire service features within the Tiburon Fire Protection District.

    PURPOSE

    The purpose of this policy is to outline the requirements for Fire District access, water supplies and other fire service features.

    NOTE: Additional requirements not found in these policies may be found in the California Fire Code. These are minimum fire protection requirements and are not to be considered as inherently compliant with regulations promulgated by other City departments.

    CROSS REFERENCES

    California Fire Code

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    COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION BUREAU MANUAL DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENTS 425.3 FIRE DISTRICT ACCESS EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1, 2016

    AUTHORIZED: R. Pearce

    SCOPE

    Fire District access requirements for properties within the Tiburon Fire Protection District.

    PURPOSE

    The purpose of this policy to outline the requirements for providing minimum Fire District access.

    BACKGROUND

    The purpose of Fire District apparatus access is to allow emergency vehicles to approach a building as close as practical in order to deploy fire hose, ladders, and other equipment necessary for fire control, suppression and rescue operations.

    Fire District emergency vehicles are the longest, widest, tallest, and heaviest vehicles regularly driven on residential streets, private driveways, and alleys. The ability to manipulate and deploy Fire District apparatus is greatly affected by the adequacy and reliability of the access designed into developments.

    Access, as defined in these standards, includes private streets and driveways not otherwise defined in the California Fire Code.

    Developments over 450 feet in depth or width shall have two means of egress and ingress. Unusual designs may require additional access points and must receive prior approval by the Fire Marshal (or designee).

    Required fire apparatus access roads shall be provided year-round and maintained with an approved, all-weather surface, capable of supporting 70,000-pound vehicles per approved engineering plans, with a minimum of 30 feet of unobstructed width or other approved method, which would prevent shoulder degradation.

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    All surface access roads shall be installed and maintained in a serviceable condition prior to and during construction.

    Types of Access:

    1. Common Vehicular Access. Common vehicular access describes private streets, driveways, and alleys which connect with a public street and are required for emergency access as well as for access by the public.

    2. Emergency Access. Where adequate and reliable vehicular access to buildings is not provided by public streets or private driveways, emergency access shall be provided for the exclusive use of fire department vehicles.

    3. Walking Access. Walking access consists of unobstructed walkways required to provide continuous access connecting vehicular access to all building openings and exterior storage areas.

    4. Vertical Access. Vertical access consists of fire apparatus access lanes located directly adjacent to multi-story buildings, positioned in such a way as to allow fire department aerial ladders to be raised to the roof.

    Access:

    1. Common Access

    A. One- and Two-Family Dwellings. Public streets and private driveways servicing one- and two-family dwellings are adequate for fire department use. Any portion of the perimeter of a building shall be accessible within 150 feet or less (hose pull) of a public street, private driveway, or other forms of approved access.

    B. Multi-family dwellings, Commercial/Industrial Developments. Any portion of the perimeter of a building shall be accessible from 150 feet or less (hose pull) of a public street, private driveway, or other forms of approved access.

    C. Private Driveways. Driveways shall be maintained with a minimum clear width per TFPD Policy 425.5. The Fire Marshal (or designee) may require increases in these widths.

    D. Turnarounds. Single-entry private road designs in excess of 150 feet in length are required to be provided with approved turnarounds. Turnarounds shall be located within 150 feet of the end of the roadway. Turnarounds shall comply with TFPD Policy 425.7 or be approved by the Fire Marshal.

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    Turnarounds must be kept clear of all obstructions (e.g., no parking, no garbage bins, etc., and marked as necessary).

    E. Angle of Grade. Access surfaces shall comply with TFPD Policy 425.11.

    2. Emergency Only Access. Emergency only access is dedicated for the exclusive use of Fire District apparatus and is required where common access is either inadequate or unreliable. Emergency only access shall be a minimum of 20 feet in unobstructed width. Additional unobstructed widths may be required and must be approved by the Fire Marshal (or designee).

    Turnaround requirements for emergency access shall be the same as referred to in (1.d.).

    Gates, posts, or other barriers approved by the Fire District shall be installed at each entrance to emergency only access points.

    A Knox Box or Knox Switch may be installed on gates used solely for emergency only access or it may be used in conjunction with other approved locking devices.

    The entrances to all emergency only accesses shall be posted with permanent signs with the following wording: FIRE LANE in 6-inch Revised letters, VEHICLES REMOVED AT OWNERS EXPENSE in 2-inch letters, and display a telephone number the vehicle owner can call to recover their vehicle. (See the fire lane portion of this document).

    Assurance of the integrity and reliability of emergency only accesses may require the dedication of a fire protection access easement to the City or County.

    All surface access roads shall be installed and maintained in a serviceable condition prior to and during construction.

    3. Walking Access. Walking access is required to connect vehicular access routes with the required pedestrian entrances and exits in the buildings. Required walking access shall be designed to prevent sharp turns or obstacles, which would hinder the carrying of ground ladders and other hand-held equipment. All gates shall be a minimum of 4 feet in width.

    CROSS REFERENCES

    California Fire Code

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    COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION BUREAU MANUAL DEVELOPMENT POLICIES 425.5 DRIVEWAY AND ACCESS ROAD WIDTH EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1, 2016

    AUTHORIZED: R. Pearce

    SCOPE

    Fire District access requirements for properties within the Tiburon Fire Protection District.

    PURPOSE

    The purpose of this policy is to outline the requirements for providing minimum fire department access road width.

    DEFINITIONS

    FIRE APPARATUS ACCESS ROAD (CFC): A road that provides fire apparatus access from a fire station to a facility, building or portion thereof. This is a general term inclusive of all other terms such as fire lane, public street, private street, parking lot lane and access roadway.

    REQUIREMENTS

    The required minimum road width of 30 feet may be reduced with permission from the Fire Chief in accordance with the following provisions.

    1. The minimum all-weather surface width for a driveway serving one or two dwelling units shall be 12 feet.

    a) In corners and curves with an inside radius less than 60 feet, the minimum improved width shall be 14 feet of total clearance.

    b) Driveways exceeding 300 feet in length shall be provided with turnouts having a minimum improved width of 20 feet and a length of 75 feet (turnouts 24 feet wide need only be 60 feet long). Turnouts shall be

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    posted with no parking signs. A turnout shall be provided for each 300 foot section of driveway.

    2. The minimum all-weather surface width for an access road serving more than two and up to six dwelling units shall be 16 feet.

    a) Access roads exceeding 300 feet in length shall be provided with turnouts having a minimum improved width of 20 feet and a length of 75 feet (turnouts 24 feet wide need only be 60 feet long). Turnouts shall be posted with no parking signs. A turnout shall be provided for each 300 foot section of access road.

    3. All gates and access control devices shall provide a minimum clear width of 12 feet.

    4. No parking shall be permitted to encroach upon the minimum width requirements outlined above. No parking signs and/or curb painting may be required.

    CROSS REFERENCES

    California Fire Code 503.2.1

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    COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION BUREAU MANUAL DEVELOPMENT POLICIES 425.7 FIRE APPARATUS TURNAROUND EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1, 2016

    AUTHORIZED: R. Pearce

    SCOPE

    Fire Apparatus Access Turnarounds

    PURPOSE

    This policy has been established to provide acceptable fire apparatus turnaround templates. Turnarounds outside the dimensions provided shall be approved by the Fire Marshal.

    APPROVED TURNAROUNDS

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    CROSS REFERENCES

    California Fire Code

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    COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION BUREAU MANUAL DEVELOPMENT POLICIES 425.9 DRIVEWAY, ROADWAY AND ACCESS ROAD TURNING RADIUS EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1, 2016

    AUTHORIZED: R. Pearce

    SCOPE

    Fire Apparatus access road turning radius.

    PURPOSE

    The purpose of this policy is to define the minimum required access road turning radius.

    REQUIREMENTS

    1. The minimum inside turning radius for a driveway serving one or two dwelling units shall be 15 feet.

    a) In corners and curves with an inside radius less than 60 feet the minimum improved width shall be 14 feet with 16 feet of clearance total.

    2. The minimum inside turning radius for an access road serving more than two dwelling units, and all other occupancies, shall be 30 feet.

    CROSS REFERENCES

    California Fire Code 503.2.4

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    COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION BUREAU MANUAL DEVELOPMENT POLICIES 425.11 DRIVEWAY AND ACCESS ROAD MAXIMUM SLOPE OF GRADE EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1, 2016

    AUTHORIZED: R. Pearce

    SCOPE

    Access road maximum slope of grade.

    PURPOSE

    This policy clarifies the Districts requirements for the access road maximum slope of grade.

    REQUIREMENTS

    1. The maximum allowable slope of grade is 18%.

    2. The maximum road grade of 18% may be exceeded with written permission from the Fire Chief in unusual situations. Any portions of access roads given permission to exceed 18% slope of grade shall be in accordance with the following provisions:

    a) No portion of the road may exceed 21% slope of grade, and

    b) The road surface where the slope exceeds 18% shall be of scored concrete for traction, and

    c) The area above 18% shall not exceed 200 feet in length within any 1000 of access roadway, and

    d) No portion of the access road or driveway shall be less than 16 wide.

    e) All structures receiving access from the roadway shall incorporate additional built in fire-resistive construction features as outlined here:

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    1) Exterior walls shall be constructed with materials approved for a minimum of one-hour-rated fire resistive construction on the exterior side or constructed with non combustible materials.

    2) Eaves and soffits shall be protected on the exposed underside by materials approved for a minimum of one-hour-rated fire resistive construction. Fascias are required and must be protected on the backside by materials approved for a minimum of one-hour-rated fire resistive construction or 2-inch (51mm) nominal dimension lumber.

    3) Gutters and downspouts shall be constructed of noncombustible material.

    4) All under floor areas shall be enclosed to the ground with exterior walls.

    5) Automatic fire sprinkler systems shall be installed that are designed to a minimum 13R standard.

    3. In areas governed by the States Public Resources Code section 4290, the maximum allowable slope of grade is 16% (Title 14).

    CROSS REFERENCES

    California Fire Code

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    COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION BUREAU MANUAL DEVELOPMENT POLICIES 425.13 FIRE HYDRANT SPACING AND FIRE FLOW REQUIREMENTS EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1, 2016

    AUTHORIZED: R. Pearce

    SCOPE

    This policy establishes fire hydrant spacing and water flow requirements.

    PURPOSE

    The purpose of this policy is to establish the requirements for fire hydrant spacing, along with minimum water flows and pressures for firefighting.

    BACKGROUND

    Fire hydrant placement is a critical part of the firefighting system employed by the District. Fire hydrants and draft connection outlets are placed to allow District staff to approach a building as close as practical in order to deploy fire hose and other equipment necessary for fire control, suppression and rescue operations.

    Fire hydrants are required to be placed as noted by the District, per the authority found in California Fire Code (CFC), Chapter 5. Unusual designs or conditions may require additional fire hydrants to be installed, rather than the code required minimums.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Based upon the need for uniformity in application across the Districts diverse service delivery area, and after careful deliberation of the applicable codes and standards, the District has determined the following:

    1. Every hydrant location shall be approved by the District, prior to installation.

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    2. Hydrants with more than 90psi shall be a Clow 850 or Clow 865. Hydrants with less than 90psi shall be a Jones 3770 or Jones 3740 and shall be American Water Works Association approved.

    3. Fire hydrant shape, size, outlets, number, location, or style (i.e., wet or dry) may be required to be altered at the discretion of the Fire Marshal (or designee).

    4. When required, fire hydrants shall be protected from vehicular damage in accordance with the CFC.

    5. All plumbing shall be in accordance with the California Building Code, California Plumbing Code, and all other laws, codes, ordinances and standards.

    RESPONSIBILITY OF CONTRACTOR, OWNER, ETC.

    The amount of water storage for fire flow required shall be determined by the needed fire flow of the structure in accordance with the California Fire Code.

    Several additional permits are required from other agencies which may include the County of Marin, etc. It is the responsibility of the contractor, owner, etc., to obtain all other applicable permits. Work initiated without the requisite approved plans and permits may result in significant cost and unnecessary delay to a project.

    CROSS REFERENCES

    California Fire Code

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    COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION BUREAU MANUAL DEVELOPMENT POLICIES 425.15 TRAFFIC CALMING DEVICES EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1, 2016

    AUTHORIZED: R. Pearce

    SCOPE

    This policy establishes the prohibition of traffic calming devices within the Tiburon Fire Protection District.

    PURPOSE

    The purpose of this policy is to outline the prohibition of traffic calming device installations within the Tiburon Fire Protection District.

    APPLICATION

    Traffic calming devices are design elements that that are intended to reduce traffic volumes and slow vehicle speeds. The primary reasoning for the prohibition of traffic calming devices is that their installation increases Fire District (and other emergency vehicle) response times. Additionally, any traffic calming device has the potential to cause significant damage to Fire District apparatus.

    CROSS REFERENCES

    California Fire Code

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    COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION BUREAU MANUAL CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS 427.1 RED TAG/STOP WORK ORDER EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1, 2016

    AUTHORIZED: R. Pearce

    SCOPE

    Procedures for issuing a Red Tag/Stop Work Order.

    PURPOSE

    The purpose of this policy is to outline the requirements for posting a Red Tag/Stop Work Order.

    BACKGROUND

    The purpose of a Red Tag/Stop Work Order is to post a building or premises against use or occupancy because of violations which present a distinct hazard as noted in the California Fire Code, or Fire District policy. A Red Tag/Stop Work Order may also be used to prohibit additional work (usually construction at a job site) until specific code or other requirements are met.

    The most common use of this action will be at construction sites that have combustibles on-site without the approved required access and/or firefighting water supply in place. Once a building, site or operation is has been Red Tagged, the only work or temporary occupancy permitted are those necessary to bring the site into compliance. Once the distinct hazard or code requirements have been addressed and approved by the Fire Marshal (or designee) work or occupancy at the site may resume. No Red Tags shall be issued without prior approval from the Fire Marshal (or designee).

    PROCEDURE FOR POSTING A RED TAG/STOP WORK ORDER

    Following are the standard procedures for posting a Red Tag/Stop Work Order: If a site is discovered to be out of compliance with construction requirements or has a distinct hazard as noted in the California Fire Code or Fire District policy, staff shall compile a list of all non-compliant issues found and immediately contact the Fire Marshal.

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    WHEN ORDERING A RED TAG/STOP WORK ORDER:

    1. With direction from the Fire Marshal, the Tiburon Building Division or Belvedere Building Division shall be promptly notified.

    2. The building premises shall be evacuated and all operations (except those noted above) ceased.

    3. Obtain photographs of each violation.

    4. Upon return to headquarters, enter the information into the Records Management System and send an email to the Building Official, premises owner(s) and occupant(s), and Fire Marshal with the list of violations to be corrected.

    5. Once the hazards or other requirements have been addressed and approved per the Fire Marshal (or designee), additional inspections may resume.

    CROSS REFERENCES

    California Fire Code

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    COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION BUREAU MANUAL CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS 427.3 FIRE HYDRANT FIRE FLOW TESTING PROCEDURES EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1, 2016

    AUTHORIZED: R. Pearce

    SCOPE

    Fire hydrant fire flow testing.

    PURPOSE

    This policy has been established to provide clarification of the requirements for fire hydrant fire flow testing.

    REQUIREMENT AND PROCEDURE

    1. Tiburon Fire Protection District (TFPD) shall provide Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) with a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to non-emergency use. The MMWD contact number is 415-927-9951. (Systems Operators) they will notify Water Quality and System Maintenance.

    2. TFPD shall provide MMWD with the appropriate TFPD contact information to enable MMWD to make arrangements with TFPD, if MMWD has concerns about potential damage or water quality problems from operating specific hydrants.

    3. Make certain that the flowing water will not cause any property damage.

    4. Remove both 2 caps.

    5. To prevent debris from getting into gauges, briefly flush both barrels.

    6. Turn hydrant valves on and off slowly to prevent damage to water systems.

    7. Determine which barrel the diffuser should be attached to.

    8. Place the pressure gauge on the appropriate upper barrel. The bleeder valve must be open to allow air to escape.

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    9. Place the diffuser on the appropriate lower barrel, with gauge handle facing away from the gauge to remove any debris from the valve.

    10. Turn on the top barrel (with pressure gauge). Close bleeder valve when water is flowing from same.

    11. On log sheet, record the static reading from the pressure gauge.

    12. With the top barrel open, turn on the bottom barrel of the hydrant which has the diffuser connected to it.

    13. With water flowing through the diffuser, turn the diffuser pressure gauge handle toward the gauge.

    14. On log sheet, record the residual reading from the top barrel pressure gauge and the nozzle pressure from the diffuser pressure gauge.

    15. Upon completion of flowing the hydrant, if water is turbid, continue running hydrant until water clears.

    16. When done flowing the hydrant, begin the shut off procedure starting with the lower barrel with the attached diffuser. First turn the diffuser pressure gauge handle away from the gauge, with water flowing, slowly begin to shut off bottom barrel of hydrant. Keep constant watch on pressure gauge (on the top barrel) to make sure it does not climb above original static pressure. If pressure begins to climb, stop and see if pressure levels off. If pressure levels off below or at original static pressure, continue to close valve. If pressure does not level off or open position notify MMWD immediately. MMWD will dispatch a valve technician to respond. While awaiting the valve technicians arrival, keep a constant flow discharging from the hydrant.

    17. Once the valve to the bottom barrel has been close, proceed to shut down the upper barrel. First bleed off valve on the top barrel pressure gauge, to prevent damage to gauge. Slowly shut off the top barrel.

    18. Remove all devices and replace hydrant caps.

    19. On red or orange top hydrants, use the small pressure gauge for a more accurate reading.

    20. Report all information to the company officer.

    21. Report all problems, including damage and low flow issues, to MMWD through the company officer.

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    22. All water flowing into bay or creeks must be dechlorinated.

    23. Record all test information into Records Management System.

    CROSS REFERENCES

    California Fire Code

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    COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION BUREAU MANUAL FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS 429.1 FIRE SPRINKLER CONTROL VALVE ACCESS EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1, 2016

    AUTHORIZED: R. Pearce

    SCOPE

    Approved installation locations for fire sprinkler system control valves.

    PURPOSE

    The purpose of this policy is to clarify the acceptable installation locations for fire sprinkler system control valves. These requirements also serve to provide ready and safe access to the components for fire department personnel.

    BACKGROUND

    National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 13 requires the fire sprinkler control valve be located where it is readily accessible. Accessibility in this case is defined, determined and approved by the Fire Marshal (or designee) within the Tiburon Fire Protection District.

    REQUIREMENTS

    The following locations for fire sprinkler control valves may be acceptable in the following order of preference:

    1. Post indicator valves (PIV) on the underground fire service supply to the building: Recommended installation location by insurance industry standards is a minimum of 40 feet (or the height of the adjacent building wall) from the building.

    2. Wall post indicator valves shall be on the building exterior wall in an approved location.

    3. Riser control valves in a mechanical room, electrical room, or stairway enclosure with a direct exterior access door.

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    4. Riser control valves in exterior riser chases with doors or side-hinged access panels of sufficient size to service and replace all riser components.

    The minimum size access panel shall be as follows, but may be increased at the discretion of the Fire Marshal (or designee):

    Minimum 18 in. x 24 in. access panel for the fire sprinkler riser in each residential building.

    Provide a minimum 36 in. x 36 in. access panel for the fire sprinkler riser in each commercial building.

    Riser control valves located inside buildings within five feet of an exterior access door conforming to the requirements of the California Building Code section 1008.1.1.*

    An alternate, equivalent form of access may be permitted where approved by the Fire Marshal (or designee).

    Provide a lock box in an approved location for fire department access to the fire sprinkler riser with the locked access panel.

    *Access doors or panels to these locations shall be labeled with an approved, permanent and durable sign reading: Fire Sprinkler Control Valve Inside.

    CROSS REFERENCES

    California Fire Code

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    COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION BUREAU MANUAL FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS 429.3 FIRE SPRINKLERS IN ELEVATOR SHAFTS EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1, 2016

    AUTHORIZED: R. Pearce

    SCOPE

    Fire sprinkler protection in elevator shafts.

    PURPOSE

    The purpose of this policy is to clarify conflicting requirements for elevator shaft fire sprinkler protection found in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 13, California Building Code (CBC), California Elevator Safety Construction Code (enforced by Cal-OSHA Elevator Division), and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) A17.1, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators.

    BACKGROUND

    NFPA 13 requires fire sprinkler protection at the top of elevator shafts, except where the following conditions are met for passenger elevators:

    1. The passenger elevator car meets ASME fire resistive materials construction standards (ASME Rule 204.2a).

    2. The elevator hoistway shaft is non-combustible.

    If a fire sprinkler is installed at the top of the shaft, ASME A17.1 (as referenced by Cal-OSHA regulations) requires that a smoke and heat detector that operates an elevator car power shunt trip be installed within 24 inches of fire sprinklers provided at the top of the elevator shaft. An adjacent access panel must also be provided.

    As currently required, this power shut-off will cut power when the car is in firefighter emergency use mode. For this reason, numerous fire departments currently prohibit the installation of a sprinkler head at the top of shaft.

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    Other sections of NFPA 13 define non-combustible construction as including the framing material. This is the same definition used by the California Building Code.

    REQUIREMENTS

    The State Fire Marshal has rendered an official interpretation on elevator hoistway construction and the requirement for a fire sprinkler at the top of the shaft. This interpretation is attached.

    Provided the elevator passenger car meets ASME Rule 204.2a, a fire sprinkler head will no longer be required at the top of passenger elevator shafts meeting a minimum Building Code Fire rating of one-hour regardless of framing material or for a non-fire rated shaft (if allowed by CBC, Chapter 7) lined with material meeting a flame spread of 0-75 and a smoke development rating of 0-450 (gypsum wall board of any thickness would need this requirement).

    Additional Cal-OSHA/ASME requirements not found in NFPA 13:

    1. Branch lines supplying machinery room sprinklers or top of hoistway sprinklers (if applicable) must terminate at the sprinkler head; i.e., no returns to outside the shaft or room are allowed.

    2. Head guards are required on sprinklers in the shaft and machinery room.

    3. Pipe supplying elevator pit sprinklers cannot be run vertically on the shaft wall from a supply line above; i.e., the pipe must be dropped down within the shaft wall to the pit.

    PROCEDURES

    Until such time as documentation is published by ASME that all passenger elevators now manufactured meet Rule 204.2a, the fire sprinkler contractor shall obtain a copy of the elevator specifications from the elevator supplier or job superintendent and provide same with the fire sprinkler submittal for consideration of top-of-shaft fire sprinkler omission.

    Notes:

    1. Fire sprinkler omissions are not allowed for freight elevators, regardless of elevator car or elevator shaft construction.

    2. Regarding the NFPA exception for hydraulic elevator pit sprinklers: hydraulic fluid is, in general, a Class III-B combustible liquid.

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    3. ASME/Cal-OSHA standards do not require shunt trip activation for the bottom of shaft/elevator pit sprinkler heads. An HSW should be provided at the bottom of cable-operated electric elevators due to potential trash accumulation at the bottom of all elevator hoist ways, regardless of power mode.

    4. Fire sprinklers are required in the elevator machinery room

    ATTACHMENT

    California State Fire Marshal Code Interpretation 06-082, Sprinklers in Elevator Hoistways

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    COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION BUREAU MANUAL FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS 429.5 RESIDENTIAL SPRINKLER SYSTEMS EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1, 2016

    AUTHORIZED: R. Pearce

    SCOPE

    Residential sprinkler systems.

    PURPOSE

    This policy has been established to outline the requirements for residential sprinkler systems installation. The policy applies to NFPA 13D and NFPA 13R systems.

    REQUIREMENTS

    All automatic fire sprinkler systems installed in residential occupancies shall be designed and installed in accordance with the following provisions:

    1. Plan check and inspection fees shall be paid at the time of plan submittal.

    2. Plans must be approved and a copy of the approved plans must be at the job site before any work commences.

    3. Systems shall be designed in accordance with NFPA 13D or NFPA 13R except where superseded by this standard, or in unusual situations by the Fire Prevention Bureau.

    4. Homes with more than 5,000 sq. ft. of sprinklered area shall be designed in accordance with NFPA 13R and these standards.

    5. All attached garages shall be fully sprinklered.

    6. All bathrooms shall be sprinklered.

    7. Pilot heads shall be installed in attic areas above each access and above any HVAC or water heating equipment.

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    8. Underfloor areas, areas beneath stair cases, and crawl spaces intended or accessible for storage or habitation shall be sprinklered.

    9. Plans shall show an elevation cross section of the building showing every situation other than smooth, flat ceilings.

    10. Hydraulic calculations shall show a 5 gpm demand at the point of domestic connection. Where more than one dwelling is served by the domestic connection, 5 gpm shall be added for each dwelling unit. Where irrigation systems are designed to flow more than 5 gpm, the maximum designed flow shall be added.

    11. A 10% safety margin, in pressure, shall be provided in the design at the point of connection of the public main.

    12. Plans for systems requiring a pump shall include all information regarding the pump and associated plumbing.

    13. In systems that require the use of a pump that will not be used for the domestic supply, special electrical wiring provisions will be required which shall be approved by the Community Risk Reduction Bureau at the planning stage.

    14. Valves that are capable of shutting off the water supply to sprinkler system shall also shut off the domestic supply to the dwelling.

    15. The alarm bell shall be mounted so as to be audible in the Master Bedroom above ambient noise levels with all doors and windows closed. The bell shall have a sign stating CALL FIRE DEPARTMENT or similar wording.

    16. Inspectors test valve shall be provided at the most remote area of the system, or, when any story of the home is below the level of the riser drain, located so as to provide an auxiliary drain to prevent trapped water.

    17. A spare head box shall be provided along with the appropriate spare heads, any special devices needed and instructions for homeowner testing and maintenance of the system.

    18. The sprinkler contractor shall have a representative present at the rough-in/hydro inspection.

    CROSS REFERENCES

    California Fire Code 903.2.8

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    COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION MANUAL FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS 431.1 FIRE ALARM PLAN SYMBOLS EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1, 2016

    AUTHORIZED: R. Pearce

    SCOPE

    Fire alarm plan submittals.

    PURPOSE

    The purpose of this policy is to clarify the Districts requirements related to fire alarm plan submittal and plan symbols.

    BACKGROUND

    The California Fire Code (CFC) specifies that fire alarm plans and shop drawings shall use the symbols found in National Fire Protection Association Standard 170, unless other symbols are approved by the enforcing agency.

    Standard engineering guidelines and good business practice suggest that standardized plan symbols reduce confusion, speed plan review times, and increase efficiency. As such, all fire alarm plans and shop drawings submitted to the Tiburon Fire Protection District for review shall use the symbols found in National Fire Protection Association Standard 170. Failure to do so will result in rejection of plans.

    REQUIREMENTS

    All fire alarm plans and shop drawings submitted to the Tiburon Fire Protection District for review shall use the symbols found in National Fire Protection Association Standard 170.

    These requirements apply to both required and voluntary systems.

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    CROSS REFERENCES

    California Fire Code

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    COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION BUREAU MANUAL VEGETATION MANAGMENT 435.3 VEGETATION MANAGEMENT WUI AREAS EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1, 2016

    AUTHORIZED: R. Pearce

    SCOPE

    Vegetation management landscape plans for Wildland Urban Interface areas

    PURPOSE

    This policy has been established to clarify vegetation management landscape plans for the Wildland Urban Interface

    DEFINITIONS

    Wildland Urban Interface TFPD: the WUI area in TFPD is defined in standard 433.1

    REQUIREMENTS

    1. The Vegetation Management Plan referred to hereinafter as the VMP shall be submitted to the Fire Official for review prior to implementation. The VMP shall be submitted in two forms;

    a) Two (2) sets of scaled black line drawings showing the structure, plant type and spacing within 100 feet of the structure or to property line. Landscape plans only, will be rejected unless they include a specific outline of the information required by this Standard.

    b) Text describing results of the fire-hazard assessment (slope and aspect), proposed long-term maintenance schedule and the list of plants to be used.

    2. Within 100 feet of all structures defensible space must be maintained. Defensible space means the area 100 feet, or to the property line, around a structure that the owner maintains to reduce the potential for transfer of fire between the structure and the adjacent vegetation, the adjacent vegetation and the structure, or from structure to structure.

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    a) Within the first 10 feet:

    1) No pyrophytic plants within 10 ft. of the house.

    2) Trim tree limbs to a minimum of 10 feet away from the outlet of chimneys for 360 degrees.

    3) Maintain the roof and deck area of any structure on the property free of leaves, needles, or dead vegetative growth.

    4) Remove or cut all combustible vegetation such as, dead trees, and all dead vegetation.

    5) Remove all flammable materials from your deck.

    6) Keep gutters clear of combustible material.

    7) Regardless of plant selection, shrubs should be spaced so that no continuity exists between the ground fuels and tree crowns.

    8) Individual existing non-pyrophytic trees may be allowed to remain on a case-by-case basis if proper crown separation can be maintained.

    b) Within 11-50 feet:

    1) Remove dead and dying grass, shrubs, and trees.

    2) Reduce the density of vegetation and ladder fuels.

    3) Cut grasses to 3 inches in height above the ground.

    4) Clumps of shrubs, called islands, must be separated by a distance of no less than two times the height of the shrubs.

    5) Individual trees or small clumps of trees of non-pyrophytic species shall have a minimum crown separation of 20 feet.

    6) Individual pyrophytic trees shall have a minimum crown separation of twice their height.

    7) Remove or chip all cut vegetation.

    8) Replace hazardous vegetation with fire-resistive, irrigated landscape vegetation including lawn, or other low growing groundcovers and flowering plants.

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    c) Within 51-100 feet:

    1) Trim the limbs that are 3 inches or less in diameter 6 feet from the ground on trees that exceed 18 feet in height.

    2) Remove dead and dying material.

    3) Cut grasses to 3 inches in height above ground.

    4) Give individual trees or shrubs, and islands of trees or shrubs 10 feet of separation.

    4. Adjacent to Roadways:

    a) Trim and maintain vegetation to within 10 feet of roadways as required for defensible space.

    b) Trim trees so they do not hang lower than 136 above the roadway.

    5. Slope Influence on Minimum Defensible Space Clearances:

    Increasing slopes require increased defensible space clearances to be equally effective. For example, to be equally effective upslope, cross slope, and down slope clearances, around each structure must be increased as percentage of slope increases when compared to level terrain.

    Rate of spread, flame length, convective and radiant heat, increase in relation to fuel type, aspect, and percentage of slope factors. Increased defensible space zone radiuses in relation to slope are required around structures through fuel modification and reduction.

    Note increased upslope and cross slope defensible space clearance requirements may increase due to increases in slope. Specific terrain may require adjustment.

    6. Fire Safety Practices:

    a) Do not store combustible vegetation except as agreed upon for pickup.

    b) Ensure mowers, saws and yard maintenance equipment are equipped with a spark arrestor.

    c) When using mowers or metal cutting blades, pre-check the area for rocks or metal to avoid the blades making sparks.

    d) Ensure effective spark arrestors are fitted on chimneys.

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    e) Wood roofs in any location are susceptible to falling fire brands which can result in the loss of the structure and the spread to adjacent buildings and vegetation. Consider changing wood roofs to a non-combustible roof.

    f) Coordinate vegetation management efforts with your neighborhood association to reduce your cost for chipping and hauling.

    g) Chipped wood and mulch can provide an excellent thermal barrier, which will help prevent, lost moisture in ground fuels. However, shredded bark, sometimes referred to as monkey hair is prohibited from use because of its high flammability and fire spread characteristics.

    7. Pyrophytic Plants are plants that ignite more readily and burn more intensely than others. Some characteristics that pyrophytic plants share are: a high surface area to volume ratio, a low moisture content, and a high percentage of dead matter or debris. Plants that have a favorable fire performance rating may have an unfavorable fire performance if proper maintenance of landscaping is not maintained. Proper maintenance of landscaping is crucial to keeping a plant from becoming pyrophytic. The following list is a partial list of pyrophytic plants, plants that have an unfavorable fire performance rating:

    Latin name Common name Abies spp. Fir trees Adenostoma fasciculatum Chamise, Greasewood Adenostoma sparsifolium Redshank Arctostaphylos spp. Manzanitas Artemesia californica Sagebrush Baccharis spp. Coyote brush Bambusa spp. Bamboo Cortaderia jubata Jubata grass Cortaderia selloana Pampas grass Cupressus spp. Cypress species Cytisus scoparius Scotch broom Eucalyptus spp. Eucalyptus species Genista monspessulanus French broom Juniperus communis Common juniper Juniperus flaccida Weeping juniper Pennisetum spp. Fountaingrasses Picea spp. Spruces Pinus attenuata Knobcone pine Pinus coulteri Coulter pine Pinus muricata Bishop pine

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    Pinus radiata Monterey pine Pinus sabiniana Gray pine Pinus serotina Pond pine Pinus sylvestris Scots pine Pinus torreyana Torrey pine Rosmarinus officinalis Rosemary Spartium junceum Spanish broom Thuja spp. Arborivitae Tsuga spp. Hemlock Ulex europea Gorse

    PROCEDURES

    Vegetation Management Plans shall be submitted during the planning development phase. Required and voluntary plans shall be approved by the Fire District.

    CROSS REFERENCES

    California Fire Code

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    COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION BUREAU MANUAL VEGETATION MANAGMENT 435.5 VEGETATION MANAGEMENT IN NON-WUI AREAS EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1, 2016

    AUTHORIZED: R. Pearce

    SCOPE

    Vegetation Management Plans in NON-WUI areas.

    PURPOSE

    This policy has been established to clarify vegetation management landscape plans for NON-Wildland Urban Interface areas.

    DEFINITIONS

    NON-Wildland Urban Interface TFPD: the NON-WUI area in TFPD is defined in standard 433.1.

    BACKGROUND

    This Standard has been developed pursuant to section 304.1.2 of the California Fire Code, adopted by local Ordinance, and Section 4290 and 4291 of the Public Resources Code.

    REQUIREMENTS

    This standard applies to: all new landscaping projects requiring design review, all new homes, new structures, new subdivisions, and those buildings that are undergoing an addition exceeding 499 square feet, which are NOT within the Wildland-Urban Interface as defined by the Tiburon Fire Protection District. Designated Historic Properties may receive relief from these requirements after an on-site evaluation of the property.

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    Please Note: Chipped wood and mulch can provide an excellent thermal barrier which will help prevent moisture loss in ground fuels. However, shredded bark, (sometimes referred to as monkey hair, tan bark, single grind and double grind), is prohibited from use.

    Requirements for all vegetation on property:

    A. Trim and maintain vegetation back from the edge of required fire apparatus access roads and driveways, public streets, and private roads so they do not reduce the width of the driving surface.

    B. Trim trees so they do not hang lower than 13-ft. above any road or driveway.

    C. All existing prohibited plants listed in Table 1 shall be removed from within fifty (50) feet of any structure including wood decks and balconies. Mature existing pine and fir trees will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

    D. Remove piles of accumulated dead vegetation on the property.

    E. Maintain any tree with limbs that overhang wood decks and/or roofs free of deadwood.

    F. Remove that portion of any tree which extends within 10 feet of any part of a chimney or stovepipe.

    G. Clean any leaves and needles from roof and gutters.

    H. Cut and remove small low branches on trees, 6 feet from ground when trees exceed 18 feet in height.

    Alternative materials and methods:

    The fire code official is authorized to approve an alternative material or method of construction where the fire code official determines the alternative meets the intent of this standard and is at least the equivalent in effectiveness, fire resistance and safety.

    Table 1: Prohibited Plants and Trees

    Fire Prone Species

    Latin name Common name

    Abies spp. Fir trees

    Adenostoma fasciculatum Chamise, Greasewood

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    Adenostoma sparsifolium Redshank

    Arctostaphylos spp. Manzanitas

    Artemesia californica Sagebrush

    Baccharis spp. Coyote brush

    Bambusoidease. Bamboos

    Cortaderia jubata Jubata grass

    Cortaderia selloana Pampas grass

    Cupressus spp. Cypress species

    Cytisus scoparius Scotch broom

    Eucalyptus spp. Eucalyptus species

    Genista monspessulanus French broom

    Juniperus communis Common juniper

    Juniperus flaccida Weeping juniper

    Pennisetum spp. Fountain grasses

    Picea spp. Spruces

    Pinus attenuata Knobcone pine

    Pinus coulteri Coulter pine

    Pinus muricata Bishop pine

    Pinus radiata Monterey pine

    Pinus sabiniana Gray pine

    Pinus serotina Pond pine

    Pinus sylvestris Scots pine

    Pinus torreyana Torrey pine

    Rosmarinus officinalis Rosemary

    Spartium junceum Spanish broom

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    PROCEDURES

    Thuja spp. Arborivitae

    Tsuga spp. Hemlock

    Ulex europea Gorse

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    Vegetation Plans shall be submitted during the planning development phase. Required and voluntary plans shall be approved by the Fire District

    CROSS REFERENCES

    California Fire Code 304.1.2, TFPD WUI map

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    COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION BUREAU MANUAL VEGETATION MANAGMENT 433.7 GREEN ROOF APPROVED PLANT LIST EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1, 2016

    AUTHORIZED: R. Pearce

    SCOPE Approved green roof plants list. PURPOSE This policy establishes the approved plants for Green Roofs. REQUIREMENTS The following plants are approved for planting on green roofs: Native groundcovers: Armeria maritima / sea pink Dudleya cymosa / liveforever Dudleya farinosa / sea lettuce Fragaria chiloensis / beach strawberry blossom Prunella vulgaris / self heal Sedum spathulifolium / stonecrop Local wildflowers: Epilobium canum / California fuschia Eriogonum latifolium / coast buckwheat Eschscholzia californica / California poppy Iris douglasiana PCH / Pacific coast hybrid iris Lasthenia californica / goldfields Layia platyglossa / tidytips Lupinus bicolor / miniature lupine Penstemon heterophyllus / foothill penstemon Plantago elongata / plantain Plantago erecta / California plantain Plantago maritima / seaside plantain Sisyrinchium bellum / blue-eyed grass Sisyrinchium californicum / golden-eyed grass

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    Acceptable alternatives: Carex barbarae / Santa Barbara sedge Carex tumulicola / Berkeley sedge Dudleya spp. Lasthenia spp. / goldfields Layia spp. / tidytips Penstemon centranthifolius / scarlet bugler Sedum spp. Sempervivum spp. CROSS REFERENCES California Fire Code 304.1.2

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    (2) NEW CONSTRUCTION AND REHABILITATED LANDSCAPES 1,000 SQ FT. WILL NEED TO PREPARE A LANDSCAPE PLAN PER MARIN MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT (http://www.marinwater.org).

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