Updates from Des Moines Fire Department

by Adam Jacobs 2/23/2016
Presenters:  Jonathan Lund, Patrick Phelan, Mark Dooley
Submittal and Review (Patrick Phelan):
We should budget at least 3 weeks for submittal review in our projects.
Patrick is current now, but this is the first time in 2 years.  He expects Spring to bring a heavier load of projects.
There is no expediting process, but we can "cut in line" ahead of our own projects, if needed.
Patrick is asking that we only send ONE set of drawings for initial review, to save space and paper in his office.  Once approved, we can mail in two more sets to Patrick for stamping.
All plans must be FOLDED, rather than rolled.
If we send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with plans, Patrick will mail them back once reviewed.
Easiest payment method is to keep a credit card on file with FD for permit fees, so they can approve, take payment, and mail back immediately after review.
On the plans, don't include functions in the OPERATIONAL MATRIX that are not needed for that system.
For VOICE EVACUATION systems, we should mark "Acoustically Distinguishable Spaces" and "Intelligibility Test Locations" on our drawings.
Patrick requests an electronic "As-Built" drawing once the project is complete, for the FD to keep on file for future.
Area of Refuge call systems should be shown on our drawings, if we are providing.
Final Testing (Capt. Mark Dooley):
Normal testing times are between 9AM and 3PM
Request a quote for finals outside of the time frame above.
Best time to catch Mark Dooley is after 3PM.  This is also when he returns emails and voice mails.
Capt. Dooley gave us a new "Final Fire Inspection Checklist" that resembles the checklist we've been giving to installers.

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