Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Permits, State Inspections, City Forms, HARB
Title: [Letter to Hector Miron re: Notice of Violation, and attached documents]
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 Material Information
Title: Letter to Hector Miron re: Notice of Violation, and attached documents
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Permits, State Inspections, City Forms, HARB
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: King Jr., Thomas H.
Publication Date: 1986
Physical Location:
Box: 8
Divider: DOS 8449-A, Govt. House 87-88
Folder: Permits, State Inspections, City Forms, HARB
 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: UF00095503
Volume ID: VID00003
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.

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STATE TREASURER
STATE FIRE MARSHAL
INSURANCE COMMISSIONER
Bureau of Fire Prevention
111 Coastline Drive, East
Box 39
Jacksonville, Florida 32203
904/359-6142
November 3, 1986


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

Attention: Mr. Hector Miron


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Larson Building
STATE OF FLORIDA
TALLAHASSEE 32304
NOTICE OF VIOLATION
Historic St. Augustine Preservation
Board
P.O. Box 1987
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
File Number: S-20-040
Inspection Dates: 10/28 & 29/86


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.


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


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FIRE SAFETY SURVEY


RE: Historic St. Augustine Preservation
Board
P.O. Box 1987
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
File Number: S-20-040
Inspection Date: 10/28/ & 10/29

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
manner as opposed to sitting in shelves or on the floor where they are
highly susceptible to tip-over damage.

GENERAL


.LOCATION:
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Throughout all buildings
Fire extinguishers past due for annual service, not
adequately mounted and a few with no pressure.


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ILDING 5 GALLEGAS HOUSE


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ILDING 6 BENET HOUSE


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Throughout
No fire extinguisher provided. (1)



Mixing Room
Unsupported compressed gas cylinders. (1)

Mixing Room
Fire extinguisher not mounted. (1)


BUILDING 7 HERITAGE HOUSE

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South exit door, inside, is key locked and key is kept
in cashier's booth. Unrestricted egress is required.


BUILDING 10 CERVEAU PROPERTY


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Electric wires extended through doorways.


First Floor
Fire extinguisher not mounted in accessible location.


BUILDING 11 GOVERNMENT HOUSE

1. LOCATION: < Stairwells
VIOLATION : Stairs continue to the basement, past the level of
exit discharge. There is no barrier or visible inter-
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RE: Historic St. Augustine
Preservation Board
File Number: S-20-040
Inspection Date: 10/28 & 10/29


Stairwells and Corridors
Doors opening into exit egresses and/or exit access do not
have self-closing positive latch hardware as required. (6)

Administrative Offices
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). (3)

First Floor Foyer Area
Egress not protected from use areas by approved construction.
"Window boxes" not fire rated material. East wing display
grea has latticed type_ anel-nstead of door. (2)


Southwest Stairs at Basement
Ccmbustibles stored in exit stairwell.


Northwest Stairs First Floor
Combustibles stored in stairwell. (2)

Southwest Basement
Excessive amount of flammable liquids stored in the open
with combustibles.

Auditorium and Stage rear west
West side doors do not fully close and positive latch
automatically.


Northwest exit stairwell, second floor.
Uncovered 220V electric outlet.


South west second floor in library.
Access to fire extinguisher is obstructed by book case
and chair.

Basement, second floor lab, air handling roon.
Fire extinguisher not mounted as required.

General
No fire alarm system provided. Under date of August 5, 1981,
the occupants proposed installation of a manual alarm
system. 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). (


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RE: Historic St. Augustine Preservation
Board
File Number: S-20-040
Inspection Date: 10/28 & 10/29


General
The following violations pertain to the standpipe/sprinkler
system: (1)

A. No fire department connection outside building.

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.


BUILDING 12 Spanish Hospital


1. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:


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No fire


extinguishers provided.


BUILDING 20 RIBERA HOUSE


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LOCATION:
VIOLATION:


Inside
Fire extingisher empty. (1)


BUILDING 25 Sanchez/Ortigoza House


1. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:


Inside
No fire extinguisher provided.


BUILDING 26 DEBURGO PELLICER


1. LOCATION:
VIOLATION:


Inside
No fire extinguishers provided for these three structures. (1)


BUILDING 29 DEMESA SANCHEZ


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"Front" door
Required exit door has eccentric locking device, the
operation of which is not obvious. (1)

Second floor rear porch
Flooring nails have worked out and create tripping hazard
in a designated egress.


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RE: Historic St. Augustine
Preservation Board
File Number: S-02-040
Date of Inspection: 10/28 &
10/29


General
No fire extinguishers provided.


ILDING 32 HAAS HOUSE


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General
Approved fire extinguishers not provided.


First Floor Entry
Egress obstructed by combustibles stored in stairwell. (1)

Second floor near kitchen
Smoke detector malfunctions.

First floor entry
Doors separating first floor from stairwell are not self-
closing. (N.F.P.A. 101, Section 20-3.1.1).

General
Lodging house with no fire alarm system.

General, second floor
Sleeping rooms not separated from escape route by walls
and doors that are smoke resistant. Doors not self-
closing (See N.F.P.A. 101, Section 20-3.4).


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