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Standards & Guidelines

Fire Prevention Standards

• 14.4 Miscellaneous

14.4.1 Premises Identification
Provides the minimum requirements for property identification.

14.4.2 Guard Posts
Provides the minimum design and installation requirements for guard posts.

14.4.4 Alternate Materials and Methods
Provides requirements for filing a request for alternate materials and methods.

14.4.5 Fire Watch
Identifies when a fire watch is required and the minimum requirements for the fire watch.

• 14.5 Water Supplies

14.5.1 Residential Water Without Purveyor
Provides the minimum requirements for residential projects with an inadequate and/or no water purveyor.

14.5.2 Water Supply With Purveyor
Provides the minimum water requirements for commercial, industrial and multi-family residential projects with a water purveyor.

14.5.3 Fire Hydrants
Provides the minimum requirements for fire hydrants.

• 14.6 Access

501 Fire Apparatus Access
Provides the minimum requirements for fire apparatus access roads. This standard also includes requirements for access road gates, fire lanes, and turnarounds/turnouts.

506 Knox Rapid Entry System
Provides the minimum requirements for installation and use of the Knox Rapid Entry System.

14.6.10 Access and Water Supplies for Public Schools
Provides the minimum requirements for access roads and water supply.

• 14.7 Fire Protection Systems

14.7.1 Installation of Residential Fire Sprinklers
Provides the minimum requirements for the design and installation of automatic fire sprinkler systems in one and two-family dwellings and manufactured homes.

14.7.2 Installation of Commercial Fire Sprinklers
Provides the minimum requirements for the design and installation of automatic fire sprinkler systems in commercial, industrial and multi-family dwellings.

14.7.3 Installation of Fire Alarms
Provides the minimum requirements for the design and installation of automatic and manual fire alarm systems and fire sprinkler monitoring systems.

14.7.4 Fire Extinguishing Systems for Commercial Cooking Operations
Provides the minimum requirements for the design, installation, testing and inspection of fire extinguishing systems for commercial cooking operations.

14.7.5 High-Piled Combustible Storage
Provides the minimum requirements for high-piled combustible storage.

• 14.8 Licensed Care Facilities

14.8.1 Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (6 or Less)
Provides the minimum requirements for residential care facilities for the elderly with six or fewer clients on a 24-hour basis.

14.8.2 Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (7 or More)
Provides the minimum requirements for residential care facilities for the elderly with seven or more clients on a 24-hour basis.

• 14.9 Fire Code Permit Items

14.9.1 Composting, Mulch and Organic Processing
Provides the minimum requirements for processing, storage and application of composting, mulch and organic materials.

14.9.2 Application of Mulch and Chips in Defensible Space
Provides the minimum requirements for application of mulch and wood chips within the defensible space of a structure.

14.9.3 Fireworks Requirements
Provides the minimum requirements for the public display of fireworks.

Fire Prevention Guidelines

FP 13.4.2 Determining Percentage of Grade
Provides assistance in obtaining consistency in determining the percent of grade.

FP 13.5.7 Commercial Kitchen Hood Maintenance
Provides cleaning procedures for commercial cooking hoods.

FP 13.6.1 Requirements for Use of Candles
Provides a guide of the Ventura County Fire Code permit requirements for the use of candles or an open flame in an assembly area.

FP 13.6.2 Requirements for Refueler Vehicles
Provides a guide of the Ventura County Fire Code permit requirements for refueler vehicles.

FP 13.6.3 Requirements for Mobile Hot Work/Welding
Provides a guide of the Ventura County Fire Code permit requirements for mobile hot work/welding.

FP 13.6.5 Requirements for Child Day Care Facilities (Large Family Day Care Homes)
Provides the minimum requirements for residential based licensed care facilities with less than 24-hour care for 9 to 14 children.

FP 13.6.6 Hazardous Materials Permit (Submittal Information)
Provides the submittal procedures to process a Ventura County Fire Code Hazardous Materials permit.

FP 13.6.7 Portable Fire Extinguishers
Provides basic information regarding portable fire extinguishers.

FP 13.6.8 Requirements for Medical Gas Systems
Provides basic information regarding Medical Gas Systems using oxygen and/or nitrous oxide compressed gases.

401 - Special Event Guideline
Provides a summary of the Fire District's standard conditions for special events.

Crop and Orchard Warming Directive
Provides a guide for the use of small warming fires during frost prevention activities.