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Fire and Life Safety - Plans Review Section
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Fire and Life Safety - Plans Review Section

Responsibilities

  • Comprehensive review of all plans for
    • new construction
    • renovation of commercial
    • renovation of multi-family residential buildings
  • Compliance with the fire protection/life safety provisions of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and local ordinances. 
  • Zoning/Land Use Cases
  • Fire Suppression System Plans
  • Fire Alarm System Plans
  • Special Hazard Fire Suppression System Plans (such as range/hood fire suppression systems)

Construction

During construction this section works closely with the Department of Building Inspections to

  • Ensure compliance with the approved design and the provisions of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code performing
    • on-site inspection
    • final acceptance testing of fire protection systems (alarms, sprinklers, special hazard protection, etc.)

A commercial building permit cannot be issued without approval of the Fire Department.

For more information, contact Capt. Charles Knowles or call 804-748-1426.