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Title: Correction of Fire Code Deficiencies and related documents
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: PROJ: Gov't House - Correction of Fire Code Def. & other imp.
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Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
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Divider: DOC-8449 G.H.-Corrections of Fire Code Def.
Folder: PROJ: Gov't House - Correction of Fire Code Def. & other imp.
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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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Structure


Government House was constructed in 1936 As a Federal Post Office

and was abandoned as a post office in the 1970's. The 1936

structure incorporated the remains of the older Spanish Gover-

nors' Palace, ca. 1764. The building is currently in use by the

St. Augustine Preservation Board as offices, workspace and stor-

age and is partially leased to Flagler College as their theatre

and drama departments' teaching and performing spaces. Little

structural change has been made in the building over the years,

the major modification being the enclosure of the original load-

ing dock, the addition of some partitions on the second floor,

modifications to the original postal'workroom to convert it to a

theatre space, and the interior demolition of the first floor

east wing. Structurally, the building is in excellent condition

with no signs of cracking or settling except at the first pier

enclosing the parking areas at Cathedral Place and King Street.

However, there are some serious violations of the current Life

Safety Standards for its present use as office, storage -and

public assembly, partly due to updated code requirements over the

fifty years since the original construction, partly due to change

in use, and also due to materials and methods used in some of the

minor renovations made to the building. The deficiencies were

most recently noted in two reports from the State Fire Marshall's

Office, dated August 3, 1983, and September 13, 1983, included as

a part of this report.


As a result of our studies of the existing conditions, the origi-

nal drawings and subsequent changes, and our interviews with Mr.


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STATE PROJECT NO. DOS-8449


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CORRECTION OF FIRE CODE DEFICIENCIES, GOVERNMENT HOUSE, ST. AUGUSTINE


Hector Miron of the St. Augustine Preservation Board and Mr.

Thomas King of the State Fire Marshall's Office, we have prepared

this report indicating the previously noted fire code deficien-

cies and a series of recommended solutions to solve the various

conditions cited in the two referenced reports. These correc-

tions are intended to address these reports only and should not

be construed as certifying that on completion of the recommended

work that the building will then be in total compliance with all

fire code requirements.



Category
2nd Floor Egress

Item No. 1. Northwest corner laboratory areas no approved

egress access existing northwest stair is unprotected in parts

of its exitway and has no direct access to the exterior, and a

possible second means of egress is through an unprotected stair

and passageway.



Recommended solutions:


A. Provide opening through exterior wall of northwest stair at

landing between first floor and basement just below exterior

grade (there is an existing window on this landing). Provide

areaway and stair to existing grade. This will entail cut-

ting a 21" steel beam just below the window sill (shown on

the existing drawings) which an engineering analysis shows to

be redundant if minor shoring support is done prior to the

cutting. Install a new exit door and frame in this opening


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CORRECTION OF FIRE CODE DEFICIENCIES, GOVERNMENT HOUSE, ST. AUGUSTINE


operable

hardware.


from inside only with self-closing positive latch

(DRAWING NO. 1)


COST------------------$15,000


B. At the first floor level, replace the existing wood door ,aiF'

frame with a new metal one-hour frame (re-use existing door

and hardware). Install a new one-hour rated partition with

a labeled door and frame to separate the stairwell and the

rest of the floor to the west. (DRAWING NO. 1)

COST-------------------$1,540


C. Provide a one-hour rated door at the bottom of the stairwell

in place of the existing hollow metal door and one at the top

of the stair at the second floor. (These doors would be of

low priority as the existing door is the equivalent of a

rated door lacking only label).

COST------------------$1,680


D. Provide emergency lights and exit signs throughout the stair-

well as per code requirements. Add three emergency lights

and three exit signs required.

COST------------------$1,960



Item No. 2. Second Floor, Suite 206 Library Seminar Room and

all associated rooms at the southwest corner of the building have

no approved second means of egress. The current secondary route

is through a 4'6" high door and an unprotected open stairwell

which discharges into an unprotected first floor area before

reaching the exterior.


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CORRECTION OF FIRE CODE DEFICIENCIES, GOVERNMENT HOUSE, ST. AUGUSTINE


Recommended solutions:

A. Cut a new full size door opening and install a new one-hour

rated door frame and necessary hardware from the seminar room

and extend the existing lookout gallery corridor as necessary

to provide a landing at the door opening at floor level and

non-combustible stairs to the gallery floor level 3'7" below.

This would entail cutting through a 12" steel beam which

supports the library ceiling structure. This beam can be

re-supported by small steel columns to the existing floor

beam. This beam supports only the library ceiling joists and

is not even shown on the original set of drawings. The

library ceiling joists will have to be modified to permit

raising the gallery roof into the present truss space to

provide the required headroom. (DRAWING NO. 3)

COST------------------$7,750


B. Cut an opening at the end of the gallery and install a new

non-combustible stair and an enclosed passageway with door to

laboratory as shown in Drawing #2. Remove existing door to

laboratory; close opening with 1-hour rated construction.

Remove door and stairs to the library; close opening with 1-

hour rated construction. This will provide a 1-hour rated

fire protected passageway from north to south on the second

floor west side of the building which would be an extension

of the existing southwest stair and be a common atmosphere

with this stair. It will also provide a protected egress

from this end and a choice of exiting directly down the

northwest stairwell or south along the gallery to the south-


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CORRECTION OF FIRE CODE DEFICIENCIES, GOVERNMENT HOUSE, ST. AUGUSTINE


west stairwell, both rated as protected means of egress. An

alternate route would also be available back through the rest

of the suite to the southwest stair entrance in the library.

COST-------------------$3,300


C. Replace the existing wood stairs from the gallery level to

the concrete stair landing at the level of the library floor

with a non-combustible structure. (DRAWING NO. 3)

COST------------------$1,120


D. Enclose a vestibule outside of the current stairwell in the

library area and replace the existing plywood wall with a

one-hour rated assembly and a.rated door to enclose this

stairwell at the library level. (DRAWING NO. 3).

COST------------------$1,650


E. At the first floor level, permanently seal the existing

opening to the east leading to auditorium stage. Remove

existing door to passageway, seal opening and install a new

door to the west which swings on the left hand side. Close

the opening in this corridor leading to the theatre dressing

room area. Replace the existing door in this area into the

stage with a rated frame assembly. Remove the existing

masonry wall between this area and the main passageway.

Replace the two existing walls shown on the drawings with new

one-hour assemblies or bring existing partitions up to a one-

hour rating and install new rated frame assemblies and hard-

ware in all openings in this passageway. All these items

together will then produce a rated stair corridor on the


STATE PROJECT NO. DOS-8449


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CORRECTION OF FIRE CODE DEFICIENCIES, GOVERNMENT HOUSE, ST. AUGUSTINE


second floor connecting with an existing rated stairwell

providing egress from the corridor to the exterior. (DRAWING

NO. 4)

COST------------------$4,000


F. Provide emergency lighting and exit signs in the passageway

and stairwell as per code. Required six emergency lights,

three exit signs.

COST------------------$3,100


G. Mark exit level clearly to prevent occupants from going to

basement in search of another exit discharge.

COST------------------$1,000



Item No. 3. Provide all doors into exitways with approved self-

closing positive latch hardware. (Cost of this item is included

with doors and frames.



TOTAL OF CONSTRUCTION COSTS $41,100



In order to clarify the exit distance requirements, it is also

recommended that the second floor rooms be consistently renum-

bered into suites as is the existing Suite 206 Research and

Laboratory on the south and west of the second floor from the

corridor door to the northwest stairwell, and the administrative

suite encompassing all the Preservation Board executive offices

and reception areas, and that these names and subdivision numbers

be placed on the doors.


STATE PROJECT NO. DOS-8449


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CORRECTION OF FIRE CODE DEFICIENCIES, GOVERNMENT HOUSE, ST. AUGUSTINE


Because of the nature of this building, and its complexity, we

would recommend leaving in the budget a contingency sum in the

amount of 50% of the construction estimate.





TOTAL-----------------$20,550



TOTAL $61,650


STATE PROJECT NO. DOS-8449


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Re: Correction of Fire Code Deficiencies, Government House
( St. Augustine, Florida, State Project DOC-8449, Boyer &
C> Boyer Project Number 8414
O Dear Hector:
-D Enclosed is a revised Sheet #3 reflecting our conversations of
N today, but which I am afraid would not be permitted under the Life
K N Safety Code. The problems are twofold:

N 1. The Code, Section 5-1.3.1(d) (copy enclosed) does not
0 permit any openings into an exit enclosure other than those
"necessary for access to the enclosure from normally occupied
Spaces and for egress from the enclosure." Under the
Interpretation following "the only openings permitted in the
H\ exit for the passage of people are at the point of entry and at
the exit discharge."

(D 2. If someone went into the exit from either end, particularly
From the seminar room, they would be attracted to the library
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Figure 5-8. With Three Stories or Less, Exit Stairs Must Be Enclosed in 1-Hour
construction (Shaded Areas).

(c) Any opening therein shall be protected by an approved self-closing fire door
(also see 5-2.1.2.3).
Exception: Fire doors which have been specifically approved as a pair not requiring
an astragal at the meeting edges.

The intent of 5-1.3.1(c) is to limit doors into an exit enclosure to single doors. The
exception to 5-1.3.1(c) permits a pair of doors to open into the enclosure only if the
pair of doors is listed for use without an astragal. The reason for this is the need for
pairs of doors with an astragal to close in sequence. The use of a coordinator is
required to accomplish the sequential closing and the historical record of
coordinators properly functioning is poor. To avoid the possibility of doors not
properly closing, the Code prohibits the use of pairs of doors with an astragal.

(d) Openings in exit enclosures shall be limited to those necessary for access to the
enclosure from normally.occupied spaces and for egress from the enclosure.

Section 6-2 contains provisions for the protection of floor openings, which include
stairs.
The only openings permitted in the exit for the passage of people are at the point
of entry and at the exit discharge. These are required to be self-closing fire doors, as
described in 5-2.1.2.3. Openings for ventilation of exit stairs and smokeproof towers
may be permitted (see 5-2.3). Openings are not allowed, therefore, from storage
rooms, closets, electrical equipment rooms, and similar areas.

5-1.3.2 Interior Finish in Exits. The flame spread of interior finish on walls and
ceilings shall be limited to Class A or Class B in exit enclosures. Chapters 8 through 30
governing individual occupancies may impose further limitations.

IExcept as provided in Chapters 8 through 30, the interior finish in exits is required
to be Class A (0-25 flame spread rate, 0-450 smoke development factor) or Class B
126-75 flame spread rate, 0-450 smoke development factor) as defined in Section 6-5.
O()iously, the effort is to minimize the possibility of fire spreading into and within
the exit.

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TRANSMITTAL
LETTER
AIA DOCUMENT C810


Boyer and Boyer Architects
1614 Mayfair Road, Jacksonville, FL 32207


PROJECT:
(name, address)


DOS-8449 GOVERNMENT HOUSE


ARCHITECT'S
PROJECT NO:


DATE: 2/15/85


Hector Miron
GOVERNMENT HOUSE
St. Augustine, Florida 32084


ATTN:


WE TRANSMIT:
() herewith ( ) under separate cover via
() in accordance with your request
FOR YOUR:
() approval ( ) distribution to partii
() review & comment ( ) record
( )use ( )
THE FOLLOWING:
( ) Drawings ( ) Shop Drawing Print
( ) Specifications ( ) Shop Drawing Repr
() Change Order ( )


If enclosures are not as noted, please
inform us immediately.
If checked below, please:
( ) Acknowledge receipt of enclosures.
( ) Return enclosures to us.


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( ) Samples
( ) Product Literature


COPIES DATE REV. NO. DESCRIPTION ACTION
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1 2/15/85 Report









ACTION A. Action indicated on item transmitted D. For signature and forwarding as noted below under REMARKS
CODE B. No action required E. See REMARKS below
C. For signature and return to this office
REMARKS Please note the changes made from the rough draft I left with you.
Principally, the deletion of a door at the laboratory end of the

gallery, and deletion of the existing door to the library.' /






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Boyer and Boyer Architects
1614 Mayfairoad. Jacksonville, FL 32207


PROJECT:
(name, address)


DOS-8449-GOVERNMENT HOUSE


ARCHITECT'S
PROJECT NO: 8414


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TO: Mr. Hector Miron
Government House
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
ATTN:
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WE TRANSMIT:
( ) herewith ( ) under separate cover via
( ) in accordance with your request
FOR YOUR:
( ) approval ( ) distribution to part
( ) review & comment ( ) record
( )use ( )
THE FOLLOWING:
( ) Drawings ( ) Shop Drawing Print
( ) Specifications ( ) Shop Drawing Repr
( )Change Order ( )


DATE: February 22, 1985

If enclosures are not as noted, please
inform us immediately.
If checked below, please:
( ) Acknowledge receipt of enoliMes.
( ) Return enclosures to us.


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oducibles ( ) Product Literature


COPIES DATE REV. NO. DESCRIPTION ACTION
CODE
Aug &
1 Sept 1983 Additions to Report (Fire Marshall's Reports)








ACTION A. Action indicated on item transmitted D. For signature and forwarding as noted below under REMARKS
CODE B. No action required E. See REMARKS below
C. For signature and return to this office
REMARKS
Enclosed are the Fire Marshall's reports which were omitted from our report

which we sent you February 15, 1985.


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111 Coastline Drive East
Box 39
Jacksonville, Fl 32202
(904)359-6142


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HISTORIC ST. AUGUSTINE
PRESERVATION BOARD
DEPARTMENT OF STATE


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Larson Building
August 3, 1983 STATE OF FLORIDA
TALLAHASSEE 32304


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

Attention: Dr. William R. Adams


NOTICE OF VIOLATION

Historic St. Augustine
Preservation Board
P. O. Box 1987
St. Augustine, Fl 32084
File No: S-20-040
Inspection Date: 7/28/83


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 report.

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 li-sted 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.

Sincerely,

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Thomas H. King, Jr.'
State 'Fire Protection Specialist



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cc: Mr. Hector Miron, Administrative Assistant
Secretary George Firestone, Attn: Mr. William Holder


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FIRE SAFETY SURVEY REPORT


Re: Historic St. Augustine Preservation
Board
File No: S-20-040
Inspection Date: 7/28/83

BUILPIN/4, SALCEDO KITCHEN
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1. LOCATION: Bakery kitchen.
VIOLATION: Fire extinguisher not mounted in an approved manner in an
accessible location. (1)

BUILDING 7, HERITAGE HOUSE

1. LOCATI4: Proposed Doll exhibit.
VIOLAT ON\ No emergency lighting provided.

2. LOCA ION: \Proposed Doll ehibit.
VIOLATION: No approved exit signs provided for either door. Shall
maintain required surface lighting at all times building is
occupied.

BUILD A, CERVEAU PROPERTY

1. LOCATI Second floor front room.
VIOLAT, ON:' Electric light not wired in approved manner and no insulation
on connection. (1)

BUILDING 11, GOVERNMENT HOUSE

1. LOCA N: Air handling room #204.
VIO I : Water leaks'through roof into light fixture, with danger of iL
electric short circuit. (1)

2. LOCON: Corridor in front of room #204.
VI N: Ceiling tiles missing, destroying.integrity of the interior
finish. (1)


3. 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.


August 3, 1983

















TIRE SAFETY SURVEY REPORT (Con't)
PAGE TWO


Historic St. Augustine
Preservation Board
File No: S-20-040


BUILDING 11 Con't


4. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:




5. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:






6. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:


7. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:




8. LOCATION:
VIOLATIONO:






9. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:


NOTE:


Southwest area second floor.
Library has no approved direction of exit. The area is sep-
arated from the unenclosed stairwell by a plywood wall. This
constitutes an unprotected vertical opening. (3)

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. (3)

Southwest stairwell.
Door at first floor, leading to exit, is side-hinged so as to
obstruct free passage. Shall be hinghed on opposite side.

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. (3)

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.

Staitwells and Corridors.
Doors opening into exit egresses and/ox exiL accesses do not have
self-closing positive latch hardware as required. (3)

Violations 3 through 9, Building 11, are in direct violation of
the State Fire Marshal's Rules and Regulations (see Chapter 4A-
28.15 F.A.C.) which mandate compliance with National Fire Pro-
tection Association (N.F.P.A) standard 101, known as the Life
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RE SAFETY SURVEY REPORT
AGE THREE


Historic St. Augustine
Preservation Board
File No: S-20-040


BUILDING 11 CON'T

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.


10 LOCATION:
VIOLATION:



11. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:

BUILDING 12.

1. LOCATION:.\
VIOLATION:




2. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:


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.

u itorium.
I allation of stage extension and ramp on east side of auditorium
mpede use of east aisle as an exit access, especially for first
and se on rows.

a torium.
N proved emergency lighting provided.

SPANISH HOSPITAL

Art/(allery.
Excessive use of light gauge electric extension cords in lieu
6f permanent wiring. These cords are stapled to ceilings, walls
and floors using non-insulated metal staples. Cords are used as
multiple outlet adaptors. (1)

Art Gallery.
Fire extinguisher not readily visible and accessible.
Recommend exchange for 2A-10 B:C type, properly mounted.


BUILDING 30, CARPENTER SHOP


1. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:

2. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:


.Inside.
Circuit breaker panel has opening in panel face. (3)

Inside.
Excessive accumulation of saw-dust and wood shavings scattered
loose in building. Poor housekeeping.


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STATE TREASURER
STATE FIRE MARSHAL
INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

111 Coastline Drive East
Box 39
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
(904)359-6142

September 13, 1983

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

Attention Dr. William R. Adams


Larson Building
STATE OF FLORIDA
TALLAHASSEE 32304
Historic St. Augustine
Preservation Board
P. O. Box 1987
St. Augustine, Fl 32084
File No: S-20-040/11
September 8, 1983


Dear Sir:

Pursuant to a request from Deputy Director Hector Miron, dated August 23, 1983,
a meeting was held, at the referenced facility on date indicated, to discuss
Fire Safety violations reported to you on survey report of July 28, 1983.
Present during this meeting were you, Mr. Miron, Mr. Del Williams, Deputy State
Fire Marshal, Tallahassee and the undersigned.

During the course of this meeting, while reviewing the violations for clarifi-
cation, it became apparent that certain conditions specified in a request for
a variance, dated August 5, 1981, have not as yet been complied with. Addition-
ally, corrections to violations noted in Fire Safety Survey.Report of April 20,
1981 had not been completed in approved manner. These corrections were discussed
during a meeting on May 29, 1981 at which.Flagler College (leasee of part of
building) representatives Mr. Lake, Mr. Rahner and a maintenance man were in attend-
ance with Mr. Miron and the undersigned.

In view of the fact that the conditions outlined, in August 5, 1981 request for
variance, have not been complied with, this office now has no alternative but to
rescind tne variance, dated September 2, 1981 and addressed to the Board, Attention
Mr. Hector Miron. Variances must, by nature, be complied with in timely fashion
and two years is excessive.

The attached Fire Safety Survey Report, pertaining ONLY to Building 11, Government
House, contains violations which are IN ADDITION to those denoted on Fire Safety
Survey Report of July 28, 1983 and mailed to you August 3, 1983. Particular
attention is invited to violation number 1.

If tnis office can be of assistance to you please do not hesitate to contact us.


Sincerely,


Th


,unok Fi,


c i. sector Miron
Secretary George Firestone, Attn. Mr. William Holder
Mr. Del Williams


omas H. King, Jr.
re Protection Specialist




0Ui 05 1984


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FIRE SAFETY SURVEY REPORT


Historic St. Augustine
Preservation Board
P. O. Box 1987
St. Augustine, Fl 32084
File No: S-20-040/11
September 8, 1983


1. LOCATION:

VIOLATION:






2. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:





3. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:


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,
NFPA standard 101, section 27-2.4)

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.

West wall of Auditorium.
Auditorium not separated from elevator lobby/receiving area
by approved fire rated_materials. Door from northwest stair-
well into auditorium is not an approved fire-rated door.







/Fire Prn
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Fire Protection Specialist


September 13, 1983




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