What is the prior fire brigade report?
The prior fire brigade report is a procedure that must be passed for all those activities that are required by law 3/2010 of the Generalitat de Catalunya and consists of:
- Determining by classification that a prior report is required
- Ask the City Council for a report introducing a fire prevention project.
- The City Council refers internally to the Fire Department.
- The Fire Brigade responds to the Town Council and the latter sends the comments to the technician.
- The comments are responded to via a request to the Town Council.
- With a favorable report from the fire brigade, the reform can proceed.
- Once the reform has been carried out, a favorable control report is requested.
- An inspector of the Control Entity checks all the points and issues a favorable report.
To complete the whole sequence, as can be guessed, is a slow and tedious process and can take between 6 months and a year.
Annex I classifies all the non-industrial activities that require this report and Annex II classifies the industrial activities that require a report. The most significant are:
- Car parks of more than 750m2.
- Medium-risk warehouses with no surface area limit.
- Public entertainment establishments
- Campsites located more than 500m from forest land.
- Recreational activities with a surface area of more than 500m2
- Low risk premises with a surface area of more than 1500m2 (type Av)
- Low risk premises with a surface area of more than 500m2 (type Ah)