Equestrian center fire alarm system installation project overview
Project start: Monday, April 8
Anticipated completion: Friday, June 7

West Coast Fire Alarm work schedule
Start: Monday, April 8
Work schedule: Four 10-hour days per week, 6 a.m. –4 p.m.
  • With the 10-hour workday, West Coast may be able to shed a day off the schedule per week. However, until the project gets up and running, they are committed to four 10-hour days per barn.
  • See attached schedule (below) for days that the fire alarm system will be installed in each barn.

Installing the heat sensors/smoke and strobes
  • The horses will need to be moved out of the barn until project is complete per barn.
  • Per equestrian center management, the horses will be relocated for the duration of the work being performed in each barn.
  • Per equestrian center management, all horses will need to be relocated by the owner or through other arrangements. Neither OC Fair & Event Center nor West Coast will be responsible for relocating horses.
  • Per equestrian center management, stalls will be provided through sign-ups in the equestrian center office.
  •  Boarders and tack room owners, or their representatives, need to make sure that the tack rooms are unlocked each day.
  • Boarders and tack room owners need to make sure all desks, tables, tack, dogs, cats, etc. are protected (covered where appropriate) or removed from potential damage. If it could break, please relocate and protect it.
  • Clear all shelves of material that may be knocked over or has a risk of falling.Please remove and protect these items.
Fire alarm testing
  • Testing will begin Monday, June 3, and continue through Wednesday, June 5
  • Final testing will be Thursday, June 6

OC Fair & Event Center staff work schedule
Start: Monday, April 8, 7 a.m.
Scheduled completion: Friday, April 19

Work to be performed:
  • OCFEC staff will be installing the underground conduit from Gate 9.5 to the electrical room
  • Staff will trench in the roadway along the Arlington Road chain-link fence line (close to the barns) to install utility boxes, install conduit and backfill the trench.
  • This area will be fenced off to keep all patrons and animals safe from the job site.
  • Boring from Gate 9 to electrical room is scheduled to take seven days. Work will include demolition, removal of concrete square at office, digging three holes, boring underground and installing concrete.
  • Potential disturbances include noise, equipment and cleanup.
Areas that will be impacted and need to be closed to access:
  • Arlington dirt road – seven days
  • Vaulting training area – seven days
  • N/S to E/W barns in two locations (TBD) – two days

If you have any questions and concerns please email OCFEC's Director of Facilities Jerry Eldridge at  jeldridge@ocfair.com
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