Posted: January 4th, 2017
You currently serve as the fire inspector for a municipal fire department and are considered the authority having jurisdiction. A newly planned community is being developed within your jurisdiction, and you have the authority to approve the fire protection water supply system prior to installation. Additionally, you will be responsible for ensuring that inspections and testing of the fire protection water supply system are completed prior to the certification of any occupancy within the planned community. The planned community includes single-family dwellings; multi-family dwellings; commercial buildings, including businesses and mercantile occupancies; and assembly occupancies.
As part of your responsibilities as a fire inspector, you are to ensure that the appropriate type of hydrant is installed and that spacing is in accordance with the local code based on the occupancy types. In no less than two double-spaced pages, list the type of hydrant to be installed, and why. Also, describe how the hydrants would be tested and maintained. Next, provide the spacing requirements based on your local jurisdiction’s requirements (this could be where you reside). Include a diagram detailing these spacing requirements. Lastly, include the inspection requirements and items to review in regards to the fire protection water supply system.
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