Building Inventory Forms are comprised of four important diagrams

Building Inventory Forms

These forms can be used as a quick reference for Fire Fighters

The Building Inventory Forms or BIF's are produced to Fire Department requirements.

Information is gathered from either the Chief Engineer and/or the Company who performs your Regulation 4 testing.

These forms include:
  •     elevation view of stairwell and elevator diagrams
  •     stand pipe riser diagram
  •     building special information sheet
  •     typical floor plan
The Stairwell and Elevator diagram shows an elevation view of all stairwells and elevators to include which stairwells have roof or lobby access or floors of termination and which elevators serve which floors to include blind shafts and/or elevator machinery or pit rooms.
This diagram also includes a floor plan of the lobby showing the location
of the fire control room and standpipes, fire department connections and sprinkler shut off locations.

The Stand Pipe Riser diagram is an elevation view and depicts number of floors, city main, water tank (if any),
fire pump (if any) and fire department connection and type of system (Class I, Class II, Class III or combination).

The Building Special Information sheet includes anything specific to your building.
For example;
  •     hazardous materials stored at your building
  •     water supply information
  •     fire department special concerns
  •     ventilation
  •     communications
  •     roof information
A typical floor plan is just that.  Any floor that is most common.

These forms are to be placed in the Emergency Systems and Equipment section of all manuals.

These manuals are to be placed in the fire control room or at a security desk.
These forms can be used as a quick reference guide for responding fire fighters.

Building Inventory Forms

Only required for High-rise buildings in the City of Los Angeles