Despite our best efforts to prevent fires in our community, they still occur. When this happens, the primary goal is life safety by limiting the size of the fire, thus reducing the potential for injury and damage. This is done through the installation of various fire suppression, detection and alarm systems.
Prior to installation, the plans for these systems are reviewed to insure that they are designed according to local codes and recognized standards. Except for hood suppression systems, application for permit to install or alter all fire detection, suppression and alarm systems are submitted to the St. Louis City Building Division, located in City Hall. Applications for permits to install or alter a hood suppression system are submitted to the Bureau of Fire Prevention.
Fire Protection System Review Documents
- Hood Suppression System Pre-Test Verification From
- Sprinkler System Pre-Test Verification and Inspection Request Form
- Fire Alarm Pre-Test Verification and Inspection Request form
- Sprinkler System Review Submittal Form
- Fire Alarm System Review Submittal Form
FeesFees vary, depending on permit.
What to Expect
Plans for ALL fire suppression, detection and alarm systems are reviewed by the Bureau of Fire Prevention plan review officer. Sprinkler system plans involving the addition or relocation of sprinkler heads should be highlighted in the submittal. After the systems are installed, they are tested to assure that they work according to design. Inspectors from the Bureau of Fire Prevention witness the test and verify that all devices, valves, etc. are working properly. A system is not approved until it successfully passes the test, and the test has been witnessed by Fire Prevention Bureau inspectors.
Fire Suppression, Detection & Alarm System Plan Review contact:
Assistant Fire Marshal - Fire Captain John Walk, (314) 289-1955.
1421 N. Jefferson Ave
St. Louis, Missouri 63106