Fire Protection System Design & Installation

Information on this page is designed to assist designers and contractors during the design, installation, and inspection of fire protection systems. If you don't find the information you are looking for, please call us at (605) 692-6323 or email the Fire Department.

No fire protection system may be installed without a permit. This permit is basically an approved plan review. The approval process begins with submittal of complete shop drawings of the proposed fire protection system to the Brookings Fire Department located at 607 20th Avenue. These designs are checked for accuracy and within 10 days plan review comments will be mailed to the point of contact.

If the associated plan review and inspection fees are not transmitted with the design, an invoice will follow shortly. These fees cover both the plan review and any subsequent inspections and are based on the following:

Fire Sprinkler Systems$75 plus $.45 per sprinkler head
Retrofitted Fire Sprinkler Systems$75 plus $.45 per sprinkler head
Kitchen Hood Extinguishing Systems$90
Kitchen Hood Extinguishing Systems Modifications$45
Clean Agent or other Total Flooding System per square foot
of covered area
Fire Alarm Systems$75 plus $.45 per initiation and
signaling device
Fire Alarm Systems Modifications$37.50 plus $.45 per initiation
and signaling device
Inspections outside normal business hours/per hour (2 hour
Re-inspection per hour (1 hour minimum)$45

Fire detection and suppression systems require acceptance or commissioning tests before they are placed in service. The following is a list of acceptance tests. You can schedule an acceptance test by calling (605) 692-6323. We request that you please call 24 hours in advance of the test so we can ensure the availability of an inspector as well as to ensure that all of the trades which are required can be present.

  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Fire Sprinkler Systems
    • Fire sprinkler piping must be completed and approved before the pipe is covered. Call (605) 692-6323 to schedule an inspection.
  • Fire Standpipe Systems
  • Fire Pumps
  • Fixed Extinguishing Systems
    • Commercial cooking fire suppression systems
  • Wet or chemical agent room suppression systems