Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: PROJ: Gov't House - Correction of Fire Code Def. & other imp.
Title: [Letter to Hector Miron re: Notice of violation]
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 Material Information
Title: Letter to Hector Miron re: Notice of violation
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: PROJ: Gov't House - Correction of Fire Code Def. & other imp.
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: King, Thomas H.
Publication Date: 1985
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Box: 8
Divider: DOC-8449 G.H.-Corrections of Fire Code Def.
Folder: PROJ: Gov't House - Correction of Fire Code Def. & other imp.
 Subjects
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
48 King Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Government House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 48 King Street
Coordinates: 29.892465 x -81.313142
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Bibliographic ID: UF00095501
Volume ID: VID00003
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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STATE TREASURER
STATE FIRE MARSHAL
INSURANCE COMMISSIONER
Bureau of Fire Prevention
111 Coastline Drive, East
Box 39
Jacksonville, Florida
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October 7, 1985

Historic St. Augustine Preservation
Board
Post Office Box 1987
St. Augustine, Florida 32084

Attention: Mr. Hector Miron


Larson Building
STATE OF FLORIDA
TALLAHASSEE 32304


NOTICE OF VIOLATION

Historic St. Augustine Preservation
.Board
P.o dox 1987
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
File Number: S-20-040
Inspection Date: 10/2/85


Dear Sir:

Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 633, Florida Statutes, a
fire safety survey of the above-referenced property was conducted by
the undersigned and the results are as indicated on the attached reportss.

The item(s) noted was/were found to be in violation of the Florida
Statutes, and/or the State Fire Marshal's Rules and Regulations.

The listed violations shall be corrected by the date indicated (when
specified) or comply with Section 633.085, Florida Statutes.

A number within parentheses, when placed next to a violation,
indicates the number of times the violation has been cited before.

Please notify this office by return mail of your intentions and
plan of correction for each listed violation designating specific dates
for completion . ,

i Sincerely,

OCT 10 1985 ,


H.S.A.P.B.


Thomas H. King, Jr.
State Fire Protection Specialist


Copy to: Lt. Jim Lepick, St. Augustine Fire Department


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FIRE SAFETY SURVEY REPORT


RE: Historic St. Augustine
Preservation Board
P.O. Box 1987
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
File Number: S-20-040
Inspection Date: 10/2/85

NOTE: This office has agreed that, to maintain the effects of historic displays,
fire extinguishers need not be mounted openly in the public areas. This
does not lessen the requirement that they be provided in the buildings,
within the required travel distances, and that they be mounted in approved
mainer as opposed to sitting in shelves or on the floor where they are
highly susceptible to tip-over damage.

BUILDING 3 ARRIVAS HOUSE


1. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:


Copy Room
Fire extinguisher past due for annual service.


BUILDING 5 GALLEG&S HOUSE


1. LOCATION: Throughout
VIOLATION: ,Io fire extinguisher provided.

BUILD 6 B E

. LOCATION Mixing Room
VIOLATION: Unsupported compressed gas cylinders.

2. LOCATION: Mixing Room
VIOLATION: Fire extinguisher not mounted.


BUILDING 7 HERITAGE HOUSE


1. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:


Second Floor Offices
West exit access obstructed, creating excessive travel
distance to single exit.


BUILDING 10 CERVEAU PROPERTY


1. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:


First_ Floor
Egress obstructed by privacy screen at bottom of stairs.


BUILDING 11, GOVERNMENT HOUSE


1. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:


Northwest corner second floor.
Laboratory areas have no approved means of exit egress.
Single stairwell discharges into basement where the only
door, leading into an area of storage hazard, is kept
locked. This single stairwell from this area is an
unprotected vertical opening. There is no exit discharge
door at the level of exit discharge. (5)


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October 7, 1985
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FIRE SAFETY SURVEY REPORT


RE: Historic St. Augustine
Preservation Board
P.O. Box 1987
St. Augustine, Florida
File Number: S-20-040
Inspection Date: 10/2/85


BUILDING 11, Government House


2. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:





3. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:






4. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:



5. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:





6. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:






7. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:


8. LOCATION:

VIOLATION:


Southwest Area Second Floor
Library has no approved direction of exit. The area
is separated from the unenclosed stairwell by a plywood
wall. This constitutes an unprotected vertical opening.
(5)

Southwest Stairwell
Stairs continue to the basement, past the level of exit
discharge. There is no barrier or visible interception
to prevent occupants going to basement in search of the
non-existant approved exit discharge. The level of exit
discharge is not indicated in an approved manner. (5)

Southwest Stairwell
Door at first floor, leading to eixt, is side-hinged so
as to obstruct free passage. Shall be hinged on opposite
side. (2)

Westside Stairwells
No approved emergency lighting provided; the stairwells,
as egresses, do not have the required floor surface
lighting provided and there are no approved exit indication
signs provided. (5)

Southwest Stairwell
An access opening has been cut into stairwell, through the
wall. This disrupts enclosure at top of stairwell and
allows smoke and heat to migrate to all other areas of second
floor. An approved one-hour fire rated door, with frame
and hardware, of the required width, is required. (2)

Stairwells and Corridors
Doors opening into exit egresses and/or exit access do not
have self-closing positive latch hardware as required. (5)

Suite 206, Administrative Offices, Library, Photo Lab, Red Room,
Receiving and Basement.
Inadequate number of exits. "Not less than two exits shall be
accessible from every part of every floor, including floor
levels below the street floor occupied for business purposes
or uses incidental thereto" (Life Safety Code, N.F.P.A. Standard
101, Section 27-2.4). (2)







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9. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:






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10. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:


11. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:

12. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:

13. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:


14. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:


FIRE SAFETY SURVEY REPORT

RE: Historic St. Augustine
Preservation Board
File Number: S-20-040


West Exit from Southwest Stairwell
Stairwell discharges into an unprotected area, inside
building, whose walls and doors are not one-hour rated
fire resistant construction. A continuous one-hour
fire rated passageway shall be provided to the exterior
of the building. (2)

Violations 1 through 9, Building 11, are in violation
of the State Fire Marshal's Rules and Regulations (see
Chapter 4A-28.15 F.A.C.) which mandate compliance with
National Fire Protection Association (N.F.P.A.) standard
101, known as the Life Safety Code, 1981 Edition.

Chapter 27, Existing Business Occupancies, of said Life
Safety Code, in Section 27-2.4, speaks to the number of
exits required. Section 27-2.2 speaks to the types of
exits and refers the user to Chapter 5 for specifics.

Building 11, Government House, does not at this time
comply with Section 27-2 Means of Egress Requirements
as outlined in the Life Safety Code.

,First Floor Foyer Area'
Egress not prottected from use areas by approved construction.
, "Window boxes" not fire rated material. East wing display
area has latticed type panel instead of door. Auditorium
doors are hollow core.

Southwest Stairs at Basement
Combustibles stored in exit stairwell. (1)

Northwest Stairs First Floor
Combustibles stored in stairwell. ((1)

Southwest Basement
Standpipe/sprinkler system control valve (O.S. & Y.) in
closed position. Water turned off.

General
The following violations pertain to the standpipe/sprinkler
system:


A. No fire department connection outside building





October 8, 1985
Page Four


FIRE SAFETY SURVEY REPORT


RE: Historic St. Augustine
Preservation Board
St. Augustine, FL
File Number: S-20-040
Inspection Date: 10/2/85


14. Continued:


















15. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:
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B. No supervision of water control valve (O.S. & Y.)
C. No signs saying "Keep Open" at O.S. & Y.
D. No pressure indicating gauge.
E. No reserve supply of sprinkler heads and the proper
wrenches for their installation. The required
maintenance documents are not available.
F. No back flow preventer in system. Piping is "T"ed
off of domestic supply.
G. Drain and test valve not located to permit flow test
to determine that water supply is in order. Drain
valve is not of the required size.
H. System not tagged to indicate that the required
maintenance and testing services have been performed.
Reportedly, monthly in-house service has not been
performed.

General
Under date of August 5, 1981, the occupants proposed
installation of a manual fire alarm systemA The eccentric
configuration of this building is such that a fire would
not manifest itself to provide adequate occupant warning.
(See N.F.P.A. 101, Chapter 2-7)


BUILDING 20 RIBERA HOUSE


1. LOCATION: Inside
VIOLATION: Fire extinguisher empty.

BUILDING 26 DEBURGO PELLICER


LOCATION:
VIOLATION:


Inside
No fire extinguishers provided for these three


structures.


BUILDING 27 JONEADA HOUSE (Reported Violations. Residence)


1. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:

2. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:


Inside
No smoke detectors provided.

Inside
No fire extinguisher provided.


BUILDING 29 DEMESA SANCHEZ


1. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:


"Front" door
Required exit door has eccentric locking device, the operation
of which is not obvious.


BUILDING 32 HAAS HOUSE


1. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:


General
Approved fire extinguishers not provided.


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October 8, 1985
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FIRE SAFETY SURVEY REPORT


Re: Historic St. Augustine
Preservation Board
St. Augustine, FL
File Number: S-20-040
Inspection Date: 10/2/85


BUILDING 32 HAAS HOUSE (continued):


2. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:

3. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:


First Floor Entry
Egress. obstriucted4b-y combustibles stored in stairwelT

First Floor Entry Area
Stairwell not protected from first floor art studio by
approved fire rated construction. Has "French" type
glass paneled door.






Thomas H. King, Jr.
State Fire Protection Specialist


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