Plans require a fire protection engineer’s signature and stamp of approval before submittal to the fire prevention office for review. Submittals shall be in accordance with UFC 3-600-1 Chapter 6 and the Ft. Bragg Plans Review Submittal Form.
Mass notification system plans, when required by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will be included with the fire alarm plans and installed IAW Unified Facilities Criteria UFC 4-021-1 and Unified Facilities Guide Specifications UFGS-28-31-76
Allow up to two weeks (10 business days) for a plan review.
Sound fire protection engineering is required in all repair and construction projects. Fire protection systems and construction features will comply with Department of Defense fire protection policies, Unified Facilities Criteria
(UFC) 3-600-01, NFPA 241 Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations and other applicable NFPA standards. Special emphasis shall be placed on providing adequate fire protection in facilities that are highly susceptible to loss of life and those that house high-value or mission-essential processes or equipment.
F&ES personnel will review all construction, alterations and renovations, planning and design charrette reports, request for proposals, drawings, and specifications at all levels of design on MILCON projects (Military Construction Project Data). This includes non-appropriated funds (NAF), Army and Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES), and DA Form 4283 self-help projects.
Construction, alteration, and renovation projects will be coordinated with the Directorate of Public Works prior to bid advertising or authorization to proceed with construction.
Interior finish materials installed as a part of change, alteration, or modernization projects and movable partitions shall be in accordance with UFC 3-600-01 criteria.
Bollards will not be used for Force Protection in fire department access routes. Locked and unattended gates will require a Knox-Box device to allow emergency access and located the immediate area. Knox-Box applications are available from the F&ES, Fire Prevention Office.
Contracting officers will include a statement in contract requirements of construction project solicitations and contracts substantially as follows:
(1) Fire Protection. Contractors will comply with Fort Bragg Regulation 420-1, Chapter 25, in performance of work on the job site. A copy of this regulation may be viewed by prospective contractors at the contracting office. In case of conflict with contract plans and specifications, nothing contained in this regulation will be construed as altering them without prior coordination with and approval by contracting officer.
(2) F&ES will be notified of all pre-construction conferences, pre-final inspections, and final inspections.
Any construction, modification, alteration, or major repair to any installation facility, building, or real property facility accomplished by self-help, or repair and utilities teams must have the prior approval of the DPW on DA Form 4283, Facilities Engineering Work Request. All projects to include but not limited to, partitioning of offices and installing storage cages must be reviewed and approved by fire prevention.