ANNEXURES



Occupancy Categorization of Buildings for Water and Other  Requirement for Fire Fighting 

Level-I  Level-II  Lever-III 
GROUP “A”: RESIDENTIAL  GROUP “A”: RESIDENTIAL  “A”: group RESIDENTIAL
A1 Lodging and Rooming  Houses A2     One or two family  private dwelling A3     Dormitories A4     Apartment Houses  A5  Hotels  F2   Shops and stores, etc. above 500 sq.mt. floor area F3 Underground shopping centers 
Group “B” Educational  
B1  Schools up to higher secondary leve
Group “C” Institutional  
C1  Hospitals and Sanitoria (More than 100 beds) 
Group “G” Industrial  
G3    High hazard Industries 
GROUP “C” INSTITUTIONAL  
C1 Hospital & Sanitoria (upto 100 beds) C2   Custodial Institutions C3   Penal & mental Institution
GROUP “D” ASSEMBLY BUILDINGS  
D1 For more than 1000 persons with permanent stage and fixed seats D2 For less than 1000 persons with permanent stage and fixed seats 
GROUP “H” STORAGE BUILDINGS 
GROUP “D” ASSEMBLY BUILDINGS  
D3 Upto 300 persons without permanent stage and fixed seats D4 Above 300 persons without permanent stage & fixed seats 
GROUP “E” BUSINESS BUILDINGS  
E1    Offices, Banks, etc. E2    Laboratories, Libraries, etc. E3    Telephone Exchanges 
GROUP “J” HAZARDOUS BUILDINGS 
GROUP “E” BUSINESS  
E3     Computer Installations E5     Broadcasting stations 
GROUP “F” MERCANTILE  
F1     Shops, Stores, etc. upto 500 m2 floor area  
 
GROUP “G” INDUSTRIAL  
G1  Low hazard Industries 
   

Fire Protection Requirements for Buildings in Level-I  Category 

Legend 

O Guest Houses/Lodging having up to 20 rooms  or 40 beds and below 

I  Height less than 15 mt.  

II  Height 15 mt.  and above up to 24 mt. 

III  Height above 24 mt 

IV  Height less than 15 mt. and plot area less than 250 sq.mt. 

V Height less than 15 mt. and plot area 251 sq.mt. and above up to 500  sq.mt. 

VI Height less than 15 mt. and plot area 501 sq.mt. and above up to 1000  sq.mt. 

VII   Height less than 15 mt. and plot area more than 1001 sq.mt. 

VIII Height above 15 mt. and up to 18 mt. 

P To be provided

X Not to be provided. 

S Sprinklers to be provided if basement area is 200 sq.mt. or more. 

FS Fully sprinkle red. 

1. To be provided if seating capacity exceed 750. 

2. To be provided if building is more than ground floor, first floor 
and total covered area exceed 1500 sq. mt. 

3. To be provided in building where total covered area exceeds 
1000 sq. mt. 

or 

  Building is more than ground floor except group housing.  

4. To be provided if building is ground floor, first floor and total  covered area exceeds 300 mt. 

5. To be provided if building is more ground floor. 

6. To be provided in building except educational buildings. 

7. In case seating capacity is 1000 persons minimum or covered  area above 1500 sq.mt. or basement area 200 sq.mt. and more  (other than places or worships). 

8. To be provided fore E-4 and E-5 buildings but not required if  building is fully sprinklered. 

9. To be provided for E-4 and E-5 buildings. 

10. 25,000 lt. capacity under ground water storage tank to be  provided. 

11. 50,000 lt. capacity under ground water storage tank to be  provided. 

12. To be provided where ever sprinklers are not installed. 

13. Terrace tank of 5,000 lt. capacity to be provided, if sprinklers  and installed.  The capacity shall be accordingly increased

Legend for Appendix “B-II”  

I. Height less than 15 mt. and area up to 300 sq. mt. on each floor. 

II. Height less than 15 mt. and area above 300 sq. mt. up to 1000  sq. mt. on each floor. 

III. Height less than 15 mt. and area above 1000 sq. mt. on each  floor. 

IV. Height 15 mt. and above. 

V. Height less than 15 mt. 

VI. Height 15 mt. and above up to 30 mt. 

VII. Height less 15 mt. 

VIII. Height 15 mt. and above up to 24 mt. 

IX. Height more than 24 mt. 

X. Height less than 15 mt. and plot area up to 750 sq. mt. 

XI. Height less than 15 mt. and plot area less than 250 sq.mt. 

XII. Height less than 15 mt. and plot area 251 m2 and above up to  500 sq. mt. 

XIII. Height less than 15 mt. and plot area 501 m2 and above up to  1000 sq.mt. 

XIV. Height less than 15 mt. and plot area more than 1001 sq. mt.. 

XV. Height above 15 mt. and up to 18 mt.  

P to be provided. 

X not to be provided 

S sprinklers to be provided if basement area is 200 m2 or more  

FS fully sprinkle red. 

1. To be provided if building is more than one floor. 

2. To be provided in buildings above two floors. 

3. To be provided if the building is more than ground floor, first  floor and covered area exceeds 1500 sq. mt. 

4. To be provided if building is more than first floor and the  covered area exceeds 300 sq. mt. 

5. To be provided for more than storeyed buildings and above. 

6. To be provided if building is ground floor, first floor and  above. 

7. Buildings to be fully sprinklered if height exceeds 15 mt. 

8. To be provided if seating capacity exceeds 1000 persons. 

9. 25,000 lt. capacity under ground tank to be provided. 

10. 50,000 lt. capacity a ground tank to be provided if riser is not  provided

Annexure: “B-III”  

Fire Protection Requirements for buildings in Level-III  Category

Legend for Annexure “B-III”  

U.G.S. Under ground shopping complex 

i)  Height less 15 mt. shopping complex 

ii)  Height less 15 mt. and plot area 251 sq. mt. and above  up to 500 sq. mt. 

iii) Height less 15 mt. and plot area 501 sq.mt. and above up  to 1000 sq.mt. 

iv)  Height less 15 mt. and plot area more than 1001 sq.mt. 

P  To be provided. 

X  Not to be provided. 

S Sprinklers to be provided if basement area is 200 sq. mt. 

or more. 

FS  Fully sprinkle red. 

1. To be provided in building of more than one floor. 

2. To be provided if covered area exceeds 1000 sq.mt. 

3. To be provided in building above two floors. 

4. To be provided in buildings if covered area is more than 200 sq.mt. 

5. 50,000 lt. capacity underground state water storage tank  to be provided. 

6. 1,00,000 lt. capacity underground state water storage  tank to be provided. 

7. 2,00,000 lt. capacity underground state water storage  tank to be provided.

Annexure: “C” 

1. Water Requirement Criterion:

Unless otherwise specified in  Annexure B, water requirement for fighting in different categories of  occupancies shall be based on following. 

Note:

The discharge through a standard hose stream shall be taken as 567 lt./min. 

2. Estimation of Total Water Requirements Fully Sprinklered 
Buildings 

3. Water Storage Tanks  

1. The design of the water storage tanks shall be as laid down in  National Building Code of India.

2. The capacity of underground water storage tank shall not be  more than 85% of the total water requirement. 

3. The capacity of overhead tank shall not be less than 15% of the  total water requirement. 

4. The entire water requirement can be provided in over head  tanks and pumping requirements shall be finalized in  consultation with Chie Fire Officer. 

5. Under ground water storage tank shall not be provided in the  set back areas.  

Storage Requirements 

4.  Riser/Downcomer  

1. The size of the riser/ downcomer shall be such that velocity of  flow does not exceed 5 m/second subject to a minimum of 100  mm. diameter. 

2. The number of riser/downcomer shall be calculated on the basis that  if 30 mt. of delivery hose is laid, it reaches the farthest comer of the  remotest compartment on the floor. 

3. The riser/downcomer shall be provided in the staircase/staircase  lobby in such a manner that it does not obstruct the means of escape. 

4. Only single headed hydrants shall be used on the  riser/downcomer. 

5. The size of hose to be provided with the internal hydrants shall  be 50 mm diameter and with 63 mm diameter instantaneous  male/female couplings. 

6. Diffuser branch shall only be provided in the hose boxes. 

7. In case of partially sprinklered building tapping from the wet  riser is permitted for sprinkler feed. 

8. In case of fully sprinklered building separate rising mains and  pumps shall be used for sprinkler system and wet riser.  

5. Selection of Pumps   

1. Pumping requirement shall be met by a single pump or  combination of pumps.  

2. If more than one pumps are installed to meet the pumping  requirement they shall be so arranged that they come into  operation one after another depending upon fall in pressure in the mains and the combined pumping capacity shall be 20%  more than the actual pumping capacity needed. 

3. Jockey pump shall be selected to give minimum 3% and  maximum 5% of aggregate pumping requirement at the same  pressure to that of the main pump subject to maximum  discharge of 450 LPM.  

4. Standard pumps shall only be used having discharge capacity  as 1800 LPM, 2280 LPM 2850 LPM & 4550 LPM.  

5. The pump shall be capable of giving the pressure as shown in 

the table below:  

* Orifice plates shall be installed at the hydrants on rising mains / yard  hydrants to ensure  that the pressure does not exceed 7 Kgf./Cm2. 

Annexure-"D"   

Questionnaire for High Rise Buildings/Other Buildings  Fire Service Headquarters 

1. Name of the building ………………………………………………. 

2. Address of the building ……………………………………………… 

3. Name and address of builder /promoter……………………………… 

4. Name and address of owners /occupiers of individual flats  

5. Plot area ……………………………………………………………… 

(a) Title………………………………………………………………. 

(b) Land use (in case of residential building indicate no. of dwelling  units………………………………………………………………… 

6. Covered Area (at grade level) …………………………………………. 

7. Height of tile building ………………………………………………… 

8. a) Overall height (from grade level up to terrace level ) …………………… 

b) Whether set back areas are conforming to unified building bye-laws 
………………………………………………………………………… 

9. a) Number of Basement(please indicate level below grade in each case)  

b) If basement extends beyond the building line, please indicate the load bearing strength of the roof of basement)  ……………………… 

c) Area of the basement ………………………………………………. 

d) Whether any piazza is proposed? if so, details of the level of piazza  and ramp  etc. be indicated ………………………………………….. 

10.  Number of floors (including ground floor) …………………………… 

11. Occupancy use (please mention separately, use for basement and  floors)………………………………………………………………….. 

12. Covered area of typical floor …………………………………………. 

13. Parking areas (please give details) 
…………………………………… 

14.  Details of surrounding properties / features   

Compass
direction In
relation to the
building
Type of
Property/
feature
Height in
case of
building
Distance
wall to wall
from
building
Any other
information
North
South
East
West

15.  Approach to proposed building width of the road and connecting roads,  if any ………………………………………………………………….. 

16.  Please give details of water supply available exclusively for the fire  fighting………………………………………………………………… 

17.  Has wet riser(s) been provided? If so, please indicate the number of  risers and internal dia of each ………………………………………..... 

18.  Has any down comer been provided? If so,  please give details including pump  capacity……………………………………………….. 

19.  Please indicate the present arrangement for replenishment of water for  fire fighting…………………………………………………………….. 

20.  Is a public or other water storage facility available nearby? if so, please  give the capacity and distance from your building , also please indicate  if it is easily accessible……………………………………………..….. 

21.  Please give any other information regarding availability of water  supply for fire fighting ………………………………………………… 

22.  Have internal hydrants on each floor including basement (s) and  terrace.  

a)  No. of hydrants on each floor including basement (s) and  terrace………………………………………………………….. 

b)  Bore and length of each floor including  basement(s) …………. 

c)  Size (bore) and type of nozzle fitted to each hose reel……...……………  

d)  Is the hose reel connected directly to the riser or to the hydrant  outlet? …………………………………….……………………. 

23.  Has fire hose been provided near each hydrant? if so, Please indicate   ……………………………………………. 

a) The type hoses………………………………………………….. 

b) The size (bore) of hose ………………………………………… 

c)  The length of each hose ………………………………………. 

24.  Have branch pipes been provided? if so, please indicate  

a)  The type of branch pipe……………………………………….. 

b)  Size of nozzle fitted to each branch…………………………… 

25  a)  If the basement is used for Car / Scooter parking or storage.  Has it been sprinkled?………………………………….…….. 

b)  Whether any cubicles proposed in the basement? If so, the area  of each cubical be indicated? …………………………………. 

c) Whether segregation/compartmentation of the basement has  been provided? If so, please give details………………………. 

26.  Is the building equipped with automatic fire detection and  alarm system? If so, please indicate

a)  The type of detectors used …………………………………….. 

b)  The standard to which the detectors conform ………………… 

c)  The code to which the installation conform ………………….. 

27.  Have manual call boxes been installed in the building for raising an  alarm in the event of outbreak of fire? If so, please give  details………………………………...  

28.  Has public address system been installed in the building with  loudspeaker on each floor with talk back  facility…………………………………………………………  

29.  Has an intercom system been provided between the various floors and  the fire control room in entrance lobby? ………………………………. 

30.  Has a fire control room been provided in the entrance lobby of the  building?……………………………………………………………….. 

31.  How many staircases have been provided in the building? Please  indicate in each case:-  

a)  Width of the stairway…………………………………………... 

b)  Width of treads………………………………………………… 

c)  Height of risers ………………………………………………... 

d)  If the treads are of the non-slip type…………………………… 

32.  What is the average occupant load per floor?…………………………. 

33.  Whether fire tower has been proposed? ………………………………. 

34.  How many lifts have been installed in the building? Please indicate in  each case:  

a)  The floors between which the lifts runs……………………….. 

b)  The type of doors fitted to the lift Car and at each landing……. 

c)  Fire resistance raring of lift Car and landing doors, if known … 

d)  Floor area of the lift car………………………………………..  

e)  Loading capacity of the lift car ………………………………. 

f)  Has communication system been installed in the lift car? …… 

g)  Has a fireman ' s switch been installed in the lift for grounding  it in the event of fire ………………………………………….. 

35.  Have any stationary fire pump (s) been installed or pressuring the wet  riser? If so, please indicate.  

a)  The number of pumps………………………………………….. 

b)  The size of suction and delivery connection of each pump …… 

c)  The output of each pump …………………………………….. 

36.  Has the building been protected with sprinkler system, If so, detail of  sprinkler pump…………………………………………………….. …

37. Has a standby source of power supply been provided? If it is through a  generator, please indicate.  

a)  The capacity (output) ………………………………………….. 

b)  The functions that can be maintained simultaneously by the use  of the Generator, such as operating lift(s); fire pumps,  emergency lighting etc. system; exit signs; PA system  etc…………………………………………..  

c) Is the generator automatic in action or has to be started  manually?.................................... 

38.  Has any Yard hydrant been provided from the building's fire pump?  ……………

39.  Where more than one lifts are installed in a  common enclosure have individual lifts been  separated by fire resisting walls or 2 hours fire  rating? ………………… 

40.  Has the lift shaft(s) lift lobby or stairwell been pressurized? If so, give  details…………………………………………………………………… 

41. Has the lift lobbies and staircase been effectively enclosed to prevent fire/smoke entering them from outside at any floor? ……………………….. 

42.  Have all exits and direction of travel to each exit been sign-posted with  illuminated signs? …………………………………………………….. 

43.  Has a false ceiling been provided in any portion  of the building? If so, please indicate location  and also mention if the material used for the  false ceiling is combustible or non combustible……………………… 

44.  Is the building centrally air-conditioned? if so, please indicate:  

a)  The material used for construction of ducts and its  fittings………………….. 

b)  The type of lining used for ducts, if any……………………….. 

c)  The type of lagging used for ducts, if any for insulating any  portion of the duct; please also indicate how the lagging is  secured………………………

d)  If plenum is used for return air passage has it been protected  with fire detectors? Please give details…………………………

e)  Has a separate A.H.U. been provided for each floor?  

f) Whether automatic shutdown of A. H. U. is coupled with  detection system/sprinkler system……………………………… 

g)  Is the ducting for each floor effectively isolated or is it  continuous on more than one floor? …………………………… 

 h)  Are the fire dampers being provided?………………………….. 

45 Where are the switchgear and transformer located? If inside the  building please indicate: ………………………………………………. 

a)  If the switchgear and transformer (s) have been housed in  separate compartments, effectively separated from each other  and other portions of the building by a four-hour's fire resistive  wall? …………………………. 

b) What precautions have been taken to prevent a possible fire in  the transformer (s) from spreading? …………………………… 

c)  Are transformer protected by high velocity water spray  system…………...  

46 I) Where electrical cables, telephone cables wet risers / down  comers pass through a floor or wall has the spaces (apertures)  round the cables /pipes been effectively sealed/plugged with  noncombustible, fire resistance material?……………………… 

II) Ventilation  

a)  Whether natural ventilation is relied upon? If so, give  details of the vents for the stairwell life shafts…………… 

b)  Whether mechanical ventilation has been proposed? If so,  give details of the proposed system indicating the number  of air changes for the basement and other  floors…………………………………………………….. 

c) Whether mechanical ventilation is coupled with automatic  detection system/sprinkler system? Please give details of  the system………………. 

47.  Please indicate the number and type of fire extinguishers provided at  various locations and the arrangement for the maintenance of the  extinguishers…………………………………………………..………. 

48.  Please indicate if all fire extinguishers bear the BIS  mark…………………………  

49. Whether the refugee area has been provided?  If  so, the floor on which provided and the total  area provided floor wise……………………………………………... 

50.  Are the occupants of the building systematically trained in fire 
prevention, use of fire extinguishers and emergency procedures? If so, 
please give details……………………………………………………… 

51.  Does an emergency organization exist in the building? If so, please  give details and append a copy of the emergency (fire)  orders………………………………….  

52.  Has a qualified officer been appointed for the building either  individually or jointly with other building(s)………………………….. 

53.  Has the building been protected against lighting? If so, does the  lighting protection conform to any code? Please indicate details  provision of MCB and ELCB in the building…………………………. 

54.  The work has not been started on site and construction will be started  only after final approval of the Authority / the position of construction  at site is given below:………………………….………………………. 

Name and address of the consultant with Registration No…………………….  

Owner's Signatures                                                       Signature of the Applicant / Architect  

Name…………………………                                         Name…………………………………… 

(In block letters)                                                            (In block letters) 

                                                                                       Designation…………………………..  

                                                                                       Organization…………………………

Signature of Fire Consultant  

Dated: 

Name……………………………….. 

(In block letters)  

Remark of the concerned Authority. The proposal  has been broadly examined. The above information  is correct and the proposal is permissible as far as  development Authority is concerned (Additional  comments, if any, may be given below or attached): The proposal can be considered by Fire Services at  conceptual stage/is forwarded to Fire Service along  with 3 sets of drawings which are according to bye laws, Master Plan, Zonal Plan, and fire fighting  regulations and policy instructions of Government.  The proposal involves relaxation in respect of  height/set backs/ ………………………The architect  has been advised to furnish the requisite material  and documents given in the attached list, within one  week time directly to the Fire Service. 

Signature of Authority  

Name:  

Designation and office Seal: 

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