Austin Fire Department's Building Information Card

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Building Representatives Point of Contact

Complete all sections of the form. No parts should be left blank; if any part does not apply, enter N/A. *
 NamePhone numberEmergency NumberEmail
Fire Safety Director
Building Engineer
Managing Agent
Select the occupancy of the premise.  Mixed occupancy gives up to three occupancies.  Fill sections accordingly.
Is there a daycare location? *
Is there a Public Assembly Area? *
Building Population

Building Statistics

Complete all sections of the form. No parts should be left blank; if any part does not apply, enter N/A. If you are unsure of the answer, “unsure”.
How Many Stories Above Grade?
Ground Level Floor Area (Sq ft.)
Height: Provide building height in feet.
How many floors below grade?
Ground Level Floor Dimension: Provide building dimensions; width (as if standing in front of building) x length (depth). Write “Irregular” for buildings with odd shapes.
List the predominate type of building material used in the construction of the building. (e.g. concrete and steel, wood…)


Stairwell 1
Stairwell 2

Stairwell 3
Stairwell 4
Stairwell 5
Stairwell 6
Stairwell 7
Stairwell 8
Stairwell 9
Stairwell 10
Stairwell 11
Stairwell 12
Additional Stairwell Information
Re-Entry Floors: List all stairwell re-entry floors.
Access/Convenience Stairs: List the floors served. (e.g. Flr 2-3, 5-7). Include escalators.
Fire Tower & Fire Escapes List any stairwells that are fire towers or fire escapes.
Areas of Refuge
Service Drains


Elevators with same bank designation but different car numbers can be grouped together if they serve the same floors. (E.g. Bank A Cars 1-3, floors: Cellar to Flr 10; Bank B Cars 4,6,8, floors: SubCellar to Flr 10.)
Freight Elevator Bank: List bank and car numbers of freight elevators.
Sky Lobby: A sky lobby is an elevator bank whose lowest terminal level is on a floor other than the ground floor. If a sky lobby is provided, list each floor on which a sky lobby is located.


Hvac Zones: List the zones served by the HVAC system. Ensure each zone list the location of the supply fans and the floors served. Be as detailed as possible (e.g. HVAC on 7th Floor serves hallways and corridors on flrs 1-6; RTU serves all guest rooms on flrs 7-19. If no through the floor duct work exist, statements such as individual “package units” for each floor are acceptable.
Building Management System: If there is a building management system onsite, provide its location. If offsite, provide the emergency number.
Location of BMS:
Smoke Management System: Yes or No
Purge Capability: Auto or Manual.
Location Of Mechanical Rooms: Provide location(s).

Fire Protection Systems

Fire Protection Systems
Standpipe Locations: Provide locations of standpipes. Standpipes in stairwells should be depicted in the diagram. If other than in a stairwell, give exact locations (e.g. across from “B” bank elevators, east side of building, on roof, etc...).
Standpipe Isolation Valve Locations: List any valves that can either fully or partially shut off / isolate the standpipe system. Provide valve locations and floor (e.g. Flr 19 utility closet, Flr 10 “B” stair).
FDC Location: Provide location(s) of FD connection(s) on exterior of building. Indicate which street side and the number of connections found on that side. (e.g. (2) Sixth Ave; (1) 37th St).
Pump Types & Locations: List the type of pumps and their locations if any. (e.g. fire pump, booster pump, special service pump, etc…). Fill pump & jockey pumps not required
PRV Valve Floor Locations: List PRV valves for the standpipe or combination systems only.
Sprinkler System: Indicate whether building is fully sprinklered, partially sprinklered or not sprinklered. If a building is partially sprinklered, list which floors that are partially sprinklered, which floors are fully sprinklered and which are not.
Fully Spinklered Floors
Partially Sprinklered Floors
Non Sprinklered Floors
Section Control Valves
Non-Water Fire Extinguishing Systems: List type of system and location (e.g. Flr 1 restaurant wet chemical system; Flr 10 electrical closet carbon dioxide system)
System Water Source: List all sources of water such as city mains, gravity tank, pressure tank, etc… Include locations.
Amount of Knox boxes and their locations:

Utilities, Fire Protection Systems, Hazardous Materials / Misc...

Natural Gas Service: Provide street where it enters from and location of gas shutoff valve in building.
Electric Service: Provide street where it enters from and shutoff location in building.
Domistic Water Service: Provide Street where it enters from and shut offs in building
Cold Water for AC Service: Provide street where it enters from and shutoff location in building.
Emergency Generator: Provide location of each emergency generator
Fuel and Amount
Electrical Vaults
Cell Towers, locations, and emergency Contact Numbers
Energy Storage system Locaiton for shut off's
Uninterrupated Power Locations for shutoffs

Hazardous Materials/ Misc.

Hazardous Materials / Misc. List all fuel tanks in this section. List the capacity and location of each tank.
 Name of Product and Quantity (Capacity)Location
If more than 6 - attach doc


Communications For AFD Use Indicate any other means of communication available for emergency responder use (e.g. repeaters). If none, mark N/A
Number Of Radios/Phones For AFD Use Indicate the number of building radios available for emergency responder use, if any. If none, mark N/A.
24 Hour Location Indicate location and availability of radios (e.g. fire command center 24/7, fire command center 8am to 4pm). If none, mark N/A.