AFD Emergency Prevention engineers review site plans, building plans, and fire protections system plans associated with new construction and/or renovations.
Fire Protection Engineering
AFD's Fire Protection engineers are primarily responsible for fire safety features in the design of buildings, including the design of the overall site, and new and renovated buildings. Features include fire access roads, fire hydrant placement, fire sprinklers, smoke alarms, fire alarm systems, fire pumps, smoke control and ventilation, egress systems, and other special extinguishing systems. Fire protection systems and equipment generally are required to comply with the standards of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
In order to minimize delays, do not submit your request prior to submitting your plans to our office. Requests will be evaluated and assigned based upon available staffing. An After-Hours Plan Review fee of $139 per hour (two hour minimum) will be charged, and must be paid prior to review. If more than two hours is required, additional charges will accrue in half- hour increments and must be paid before the review is returned. Payment can be made via your AFD account, check, credit card, or cash.
After-Hours reviews will only be done outside of regular business hours and may require an After-Hours inspection. The rate for an After-Hours inspection is $139 per hour (two hour minimum) and is in addition to the inspection fees that are already on the fee calculation form.