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1 SUPPLEMENT 4 Life Safety Code Enabling References Editor s Note: Supplement 4 provides users of NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, with a summary of requirements from NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, 2009 edition, that relate to fire alarm systems and fire alarm system features. Users of NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, often ask when a fire alarm system is required or when certain fire alarm system features are needed. Generally speaking, NFPA 72 does not provide the answers to these questions. For required fire alarm systems, these requirements are found in occupancy, fire or building codes, or in local statutes. (For nonrequired fire alarm systems they must be determined by the system designer based on the goals and objectives of the building owner.) This supplement is intended to assist the user of NFPA 72 in understanding how to determine when a fire alarm system is required and what features and attributes it must have. Within NFPA s set of codes and standards, NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, 2009 edition, is the primary document used to establish these enabling requirements. This supplement provides a summary compilation of references and requirements from NFPA 101, grouped by occupancy and organized by related fire alarm system feature. This summary is only intended to provide a starting point for users, and the organization and presentation of the requirements contained in this summary have been subject to interpretation by the preparers of this supplement. It is not intended that this supplement be used without consulting the complete requirements of NFPA 101, and it should not be assumed that this supplement includes a complete and total set of fire alarm requirements from NFPA 101. It is also important to note that many jurisdictions amend national codes at the local level. The reader is highly encouraged to review the Life Safety Code or local codes and all local amendments before beginning any work, and if needed to consult with the authority having jurisdiction on matters of interpretation. The use of NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, is fairly straightforward. The reader is directed first to the occupancy chapter that encompasses the building in question. This chapter will contain all requirements for the fire alarm system in sections entitled Detection, Alarm, and Communications Systems. The individual sections in each occupancy chapter will contain requirements that reference the requirements of Section 9.6. The requirements in Section 9.6 in turn reference NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, for the remaining installation requirements. Refer to the following section for an excerpt of Section 9.6. The occupancies that are included in this supplement are as follows: Assembly Occupancies, New and Existing NFPA 101, Chapters 12 and 13 Educational Occupancies, New and Existing NFPA 101, Chapters 14 and 15 Day-Care Occupancies, New and Existing NFPA 101, Chapters 16 and 17 Health Care Occupancies, New and Existing NFPA 101, Chapters 18 and 19 Ambulatory Health Care Occupancies, New and Existing NFPA 101, Chapters 20 and 21 Detention and Correctional Occupancies, New and Existing NFPA 101, Chapters 22 and 23 One- and Two-Family Dwellings NFPA 101, Chapter

2 914 Supplement 4 Life Safety Code Enabling References Lodging or Rooming Houses NFPA 101, Chapter 26 Hotels and Dormitories, New and Existing NFPA 101, Chapters 28 and 29 Apartment Buildings, New and Existing NFPA 101, Chapters 30 and 31 Residential Board and Care Occupancies, New and Existing NFPA 101, Chapters 32 and 33 Mercantile Occupancies, New and Existing NFPA 101, Chapters 36 and 37 Business Occupancies, New and Existing NFPA 101, Chapters 38 and 39 Industrial Occupancies NFPA 101, Chapter 40 Storage Occupancies NFPA 101, Chapter 42 High-rise buildings and special structures are addressed by the requirements of Chapter 11 in addition to the requirements of the applicable occupancy chapter, and related fire alarm system requirements are summarized in the next-tolast table of this supplement. Additionally, the requirements of Chapters 1, 4, and 6 and the definitions in Chapter 3 of NFPA 101 apply generally. (The performance-based design requirements of Chapter 5 are not addressed in this summary.) The requirements of Chapters 7 and 8 also apply in addition to the requirements of the applicable occupancy chapter, and related fire alarm system requirements are summarized in the last table of this supplement. Users of this supplement should note that excerpts from NFPA 101 and NFPA 72 in the summary tables are shown only once, are extracted without modification, and are shown in black text. References to the excerpted text and to other references in NFPA 101 are shown in red print to distinguish them from the extracted text. EXTRACTED SECTION 9.6 FROM THE LIFE SAFETY CODE 9.6 Fire Detection, Alarm, and Communications Systems * General. A The provisions of Section 9.6 cover the basic functions of a complete fire alarm system, including fire detection, alarm, and communications. These systems are primarily intended to provide the indication and warning of abnormal conditions, the summoning of appropriate aid, and the control of occupancy facilities to enhance protection of life. Some of the provisions of Section 9.6 originated with NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code. For purposes of this Code, some provisions of Section 9.6 are more stringent than those of NFPA 72, which should be consulted for additional details The provisions of Section 9.6 shall apply only where specifically required by another section of this Code Fire detection, alarm, and communications systems installed to make use of an alternative permitted by this Code shall be considered required systems and shall meet the provisions of this Code applicable to required systems A fire alarm system required for life safety shall be installed, tested, and maintained in accordance with the applicable requirements of NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, and NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, unless it is an approved existing installation, which shall be permitted to be continued in use All systems and components shall be approved for the purpose for which they are installed * To ensure operational integrity, the fire alarm system shall have an approved maintenance and testing program complying with the applicable requirements of NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, and NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code. A Records of conducted maintenance and testing and a copy of the certificate of compliance should be maintained * Where a required fire alarm system is out of service for more than 4 hours in a 24-hour period, the authority having jurisdiction shall be notified, and the building shall be evacuated or an approved fire watch shall be provided for all parties left unprotected by the shutdown until the fire alarm system has been returned to service. A A fire watch should at least involve some special action beyond normal staffing, such as assigning an additional security guard(s) to walk the areas affected. Such individuals should be specially trained in fire prevention and in occupant and fire department notification techniques, and they should understand the particular fire safety situation for public education purposes. (Also see NFPA 601, Standard for Security Services in Fire Loss Prevention.) The term out of service in is intended to imply that a significant portion of the fire alarm system is not in operation, such as an entire initiating device, signaling line, or notification appliance circuit. It is not the intent of the Code to require notification of the authority having jurisdiction, or evacuation of the portion of the building affected, for a single device or appliance National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Handbook

3 Supplement 4 Life Safety Code Enabling References For the purposes of this Code, a complete fire alarm system shall provide functions for initiation, notification, and control, which shall perform as follows: (1) The initiation function provides the input signal to the system. (2) The notification function is the means by which the system advises that human action is required in response to a particular condition. (3) The control function provides outputs to control building equipment to enhance protection of life Protection of Fire Alarm System * In areas that are not continuously occupied, and unless otherwise permitted by , , or , automatic smoke detection shall be installed to provide notification of fire at the following locations: (1) Each fire alarm control unit (2) Notification appliance circuit power extenders (3) Supervising station transmitting equipment A The Code intends that only one smoke detector is required to be installed at the fire alarm control unit, the notification circuit power extenders, and the supervising station transmitting equipment, even when the area of the room would require more than one smoke detector if installed according to the spacing rules in NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, Chapter The provisions of (2) and (3) shall not apply to existing alarm systems Where ambient conditions prohibit installation of a smoke detector, a heat detector shall be used Automatic smoke detection shall not be required where buildings are protected throughout by an approved, supervised automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 9.7 and the area containing the fire alarm control unit is sprinklered Signal Initiation Where required by other sections of this Code, actuation of the complete fire alarm system shall be initiated by, but shall not be limited to, any or all of the following means: (1) Manual fire alarm initiation (2) Automatic detection (3) Extinguishing system operation Manual fire alarm boxes shall be used only for fire-protective signaling purposes. Combination fire alarm and guard s tour stations shall be acceptable A manual fire alarm box shall be provided as follows, unless modified by another section of this Code. (1) For new alarm system installations, the manual fire alarm box shall be located within 5 ft (1.5 m) of exit doorways. (2) For existing alarm system installations, the manual fire alarm box either shall be provided in the natural exit access path near each required exit or within 5 ft (1.5 m) of exit doorways Manual fire alarm boxes shall be mounted on both sides of grouped openings over 40 ft (12.2 m) in width, and within 5 ft (1.5 m) of each side of the opening * Additional manual fire alarm boxes shall be located so that, on any given floor in any part of the building, no horizontal distance on that floor exceeding 200 ft (60 m) shall need to be traversed to reach a manual fire alarm box. A It is not the intent of to require manual fire alarm boxes to be attached to movable partitions or to equipment, nor is it the intent to require the installation of permanent structures for mounting purposes only * For fire alarm systems using automatic fire detection or waterflow detection devices to initiate the fire alarm system in accordance with Chapters 11 through 43, not less than one manual fire alarm box shall be provided to initiate a fire alarm signal. The manual fire alarm box shall be located where required by the authority having jurisdiction. A The manual fire alarm box required by is intended to provide a means to manually activate the fire alarm system when the automatic fire detection system or waterflow devices are out of service due to maintenance or testing, or where human discovery of the fire precedes automatic sprinkler system or automatic detection system activation. Where the fire alarm system is connected to a monitoring facility, the manual fire alarm box required by should be connected to a separate circuit that is not placed on test when the detection or sprinkler system is placed on test. The manual fire alarm box should be located in an area that is accessible to occupants of the building and should not be locked * Each manual fire alarm box on a system shall be accessible, unobstructed, and visible. A Manual fire alarm boxes can include those with key-operated locks for detention areas or psychiatric hospitals, manual fire alarm boxes in areas where explosive vapors or dusts might be a hazard, or manual fire alarm boxes in areas with corrosive atmospheres. The appearance National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Handbook 2010

4 916 Supplement 4 Life Safety Code Enabling References of manual fire alarm boxes for special uses often differs from those used in areas of normal occupancy. Manual fire alarm boxes, such as those with locks, that are located in areas where the general public has limited access might need to have signage advising persons to seek assistance from staff in the event a fire is noted Where a sprinkler system provides automatic detection and alarm system initiation, it shall be provided with an approved alarm initiation device that operates when the flow of water is equal to or greater than that from a single automatic sprinkler Where a total (complete) coverage smoke detection system is required by another section of this Code,automatic detection of smoke in accordance with NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, shall be provided in all occupiable areas, common areas, and work spaces in environments that are suitable for proper smoke detector operation Smoke Alarms General Where required by another section of this Code, single-station and multiple-station smoke alarms shall be in accordance with NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, unless otherwise provided in , , or The installation of smoke alarms in sleeping rooms shall be required where required by Chapters 11 through * The interconnection of smoke alarms shall apply only to new construction as provided in A NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, mandates smoke alarms in all sleeping rooms, and interconnection of smoke alarms is required for both new and existing installations. Per , the residential occupancy chapters determine whether smoke alarms are needed within sleeping rooms. Paragraph limits the requirement for interconnection of smoke alarms to those in new construction. This Code does not intend to require compliant, existing smoke alarm installations to be interconnected. This Code is periodically revised to add retrospective requirements only where the need is clearly substantiated System smoke detectors in accordance with NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, and arranged to function in the same manner as single-station or multiplestation smoke alarms shall be permitted in lieu of smoke alarms Smoke alarms, other than existing batteryoperated smoke alarms as permitted by other sections of this Code, shall be powered in accordance with the requirements of NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code * In new construction, where two or more smoke alarms are required within a dwelling unit, suite of rooms, or similar area, they shall be arranged so that operation of any smoke alarm shall cause the alarm in all smoke alarms within the dwelling unit, suite of rooms, or similar area to sound, unless otherwise permitted by the following: (1) The requirement of shall not apply where permitted by another section of this Code. (2) The requirement of shall not apply to configurations that provide equivalent distribution of the alarm signal. A A dwelling unit is that structure, area, room, or combination of rooms, including hotel rooms/suites, in which a family or individual lives. A dwelling unit includes living areas only and not common usage areas in multifamily buildings, such as corridors, lobbies, and basements The alarms shall sound only within an individual dwelling unit, suite of rooms, or similar area and shall not actuate the building fire alarm system, unless otherwise permitted by the authority having jurisdiction. Remote annunciation shall be permitted Where required by Chapter 11 through Chapter 43, an automatic fire detection system shall be provided in hazardous areas for initiation of the signaling system Occupant Notification Occupant notification shall be provided to alert occupants of a fire or other emergency where required by other sections of this Code Occupant notification shall be in accordance with through , unless otherwise provided in through * Elevator lobby, hoistway, and associated machine room smoke detectors used solely for elevator recall, and heat detectors used solely for elevator power shutdown, shall not be required to activate the building evacuation alarm if the power supply and installation wiring to such detectors are monitored by the building fire alarm system, and if the activation of such detectors initiates a supervisory signal at a constantly attended location. A Elevator lobbies have been considered areas subject to unwanted alarms due to factors such as low ceil National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Handbook

5 Supplement 4 Life Safety Code Enabling References 917 ings and smoking. In the past several years, new features have become available to reduce this problem. These features are, however, not necessarily included in any specific installation * Smoke detectors used solely for closing dampers or heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning system shutdown shall not be required to activate the building evacuation alarm, provided that the power supply and installation wiring to the detectors are monitored by the building fire alarm system, and the activation of the detectors initiates a supervisory signal at a constantly attended location. A The concept addressed is that detectors used for releasing service, such as door or damper closing and fan shutdown, are not required to sound the building alarm * Smoke detectors located at doors for the exclusive operation of automatic door release shall not be required to activate the building evacuation alarm, provided that the power supply and installation wiring to the detectors are monitored by the building fire alarm system, and the activation of the detectors initiates a supervisory signal at a constantly attended location. A The concept addressed is that detectors used for releasing service, such as door or damper closing and fan shutdown, are not required to sound the building alarm Detectors in accordance with (2) and (2) shall not be required to activate the building evacuation alarm Where permitted by Chapter 11 through Chapter 43, a presignal system shall be permitted where the initial fire alarm signal is automatically transmitted without delay to a municipal fire department, to a fire brigade (if provided), and to an on-site staff person trained to respond to a fire emergency Where permitted by Chapter 11 through Chapter 43, a positive alarm sequence shall be permitted, provided that it is in accordance with NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code Unless otherwise provided in through , notification signals for occupants to evacuate shall be audible and visible signals in accordance with NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, and ICC/ANSI A117.1, American National Standard for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, or other means of notification acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction shall be provided Areas not subject to occupancy by persons who are hearing impaired shall not be required to comply with the provisions for visible signals Visible-only signals shall be provided where specifically permitted in health care occupancies in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 18 and Chapter Existing alarm systems shall not be required to comply with the provision for visible signals Visible signals shall not be required in lodging or rooming houses in accordance with the provisions of Chapter Visible signals shall not be required in exit stair enclosures Visible signals shall not be required in elevator cars * Public mode visual notification appliances in accordance with NFPA 72 shall not be required in designated areas as permitted by Chapters 11 through 43, provided that they are replaced with approved alternative visible means. A Visual notification appliances installed in large volume spaces, such as arenas, stadiums, malls and atriums, can be alternative devices which are not listed as visible notification appliances for fire alarm systems provided that the notification objective of the visual signal is reasonably achieved. Examples of alternative devices include, but are not limited to, scoreboards, message boards, and other electronic devices that meet the performance objectives of visible fire alarm appliances in large volume spaces. It is the intent to permit the omission of visible notification appliances as identified in provided that the adjacent areas that have not been specifically designated as exempt are provided with visible notification as required by * Where visible signals are not required, as permitted by , documentation of such omission shall be maintained in accordance with A Documentation should be maintained with the as-built drawings so that inspection and testing personnel understand that the visible appliances have been exempted from certain areas and, therefore, can note the deviation on the acceptance test documentation and ongoing inspection reports. This will provide inspection and testing personnel with necessary details regarding the omission of visible notification appliances. National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Handbook 2010

6 918 Supplement 4 Life Safety Code Enabling References The general evacuation alarm signal shall operate in accordance with one of the methods prescribed by through The general evacuation alarm signal shall operate throughout the entire building * Where total evacuation of occupants is impractical due to building configuration, only the occupants in the affected zones shall be notified initially. Provisions shall be made to selectively notify occupants in other zones to afford orderly evacuation of the entire building. A To approve an evacuation plan to selectively notify building occupants, the authority having jurisdiction should consider several building parameters, including building compartmentation, detection and suppression system zones, occupant loads, and the number and arrangement of the means of egress. In high-rise buildings, it is typical to evacuate the fire floor, the floor(s) above, and the floor immediately below. Other areas are then evacuated as the fire develops Where occupants are incapable of evacuating themselves because of age, physical or mental disabilities, or physical restraint, the private operating mode as described in NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, shall be permitted to be used. Only the attendants and other personnel required to evacuate occupants from a zone, area, floor, or building shall be required to be notified. The notification shall include means to readily identify the zone, area, floor, or building in need of evacuation The general evacuation signal shall not be required to operate in exit stair enclosures The general evacuation signal shall not be required to operate in elevator cars Audible alarm notification appliances shall be of such character and so distributed as to be effectively heard above the average ambient sound level that exists under normal conditions of occupancy Audible alarm notification appliances shall produce signals that are distinctive from audible signals used for other purposes in a given building Automatically transmitted or live voice evacuation or relocation instructions shall be permitted to be used to notify occupants and shall comply with either or Automatically transmitted or live voice evacuation or relocation instructions shall be in accordance with NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code * Where permitted by Chapters 11 through 43, automatically transmitted or live voice announcements shall be permitted to be made via a voice communication or public address system that complies with the following: (1) Occupant notification, either live or recorded, shall be initiated at a constantly attended receiving station by personnel trained to respond to an emergency. (2) An approved secondary power supply shall be provided for other than existing, previously approved systems. (3) The system shall be audible above the expected ambient noise level. (4) Emergency announcements shall take precedence over any other use. A The provisions of offer an alternative to the emergency voice alarm and communications system provisions (live voice or recorded voice announcements) of NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code. Occupancies, such as large-venue assembly occupancies and mercantile mall buildings, are occupancies in which the physical configuration (e.g., large-volume spaces), function, and human behavior (including elevated levels of occupant-generated noise) present challenges with respect to effective occupant notification by standard means in accordance with NFPA 72. Because the routine operation of these occupancies demands highly reliant, acoustically capable, and sufficiently audible public address systems, properly trained staff can be relied on to use these public address systems to effect occupant evacuation, relocation, or both. As specifically permits an alternative means of notification to that prescribed by NFPA 72, it does not mandate that the secondary power supply and the intelligibility and audibility facets of the public address system comply with NFPA 72 or suggest that equivalency with the related provisions of NFPA 72 is required. However, it is anticipated that, when approving the secondary power and audibility capabilities of public address systems, authorities having jurisdiction will ensure that these systems are conceptually comparable to the emergency voice alarm and communications system provisions of NFPA 72, such that a reliable and effective occupant notification system is provided Unless otherwise permitted by another section of this Code, audible and visible fire alarm notification appliances shall comply with either or Audible and visible fire alarm notification appliances shall be used only for fire alarm system or other emergency purposes National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Handbook

7 Supplement 4 Life Safety Code Enabling References Emergency voice/alarm communication systems shall be permitted to be used for other purposes, subject to the approval of the authority having jurisdiction, if the fire alarm system takes precedence over all other signals, with the exception of mass notification inputs Emergency Forces Notification Where required by another section of this Code, emergency forces notification shall be provided to alert the municipal fire department and fire brigade (if provided) of fire or other emergency Where fire department notification is required by another section of this Code, the fire alarm system shall be arranged to transmit the alarm automatically via any of the following means acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction and shall be in accordance with NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code: (1) Auxiliary fire alarm system (2) Central station fire alarm system (3) Proprietary supervising station fire alarm system (4) Remote supervising station fire alarm system For existing installations where none of the means of notification specified in (1) through (4) are available, an approved plan for notification of the municipal fire department shall be permitted Fire Safety Functions Fire safety functions shall be installed in accordance with the requirements of NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code Where required by another section of this Code, the following functions shall be actuated: (1) Release of hold-open devices for doors or other opening protectives (2) Stairwell or elevator shaft pressurization (3) Smoke management or smoke control systems (4) Unlocking of doors (5) Elevator recall and shutdown Location of Controls. Operator controls, alarm indicators, and manual communications capability shall be installed at a convenient location acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction Annunciation Where alarm annunciation is required by another section of this Code, it shall comply with through Alarm annunciation at the control center shall be by means of audible and visible indicators For the purposes of alarm annunciation, each floor of the building, other than floors of existing buildings, shall be considered as not less than one zone, unless otherwise permitted by , , or as another section of this Code If a floor area exceeds 22,500 ft 2 (2090 m 2 ), additional fire alarm zoning shall be provided, and the length of any single fire alarm zone shall not exceed 300 ft (91 m) in any direction, except as provided in through or otherwise modified by another section of this Code Where permitted by another section of this Code, fire alarm zones shall be permitted to exceed 22,500 ft 2 (2090 m 2 ), and the length of a zone shall be permitted to exceed 300 ft (91 m) in any direction Where the building is protected by an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with (1), the area of the fire alarm zone shall be permitted to coincide with the allowable area of the sprinkler system Unless otherwise prohibited elsewhere in this Code, where a building not exceeding four stories in height is protected by an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with (1), the sprinkler system shall be permitted to be annunciated on the fire alarm system as a single zone Where the building is protected by an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with (2), the sprinkler system shall be permitted to be annunciated on the fire alarm system as a single zone Where the building is protected by an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with (3), the sprinkler system shall be permitted to be annunciated on the fire alarm system as a single zone A system supervisory signal shall be annunciated at the control center by means of audible and visible indicators Where the system serves more than one building, each building shall be annunciated separately. National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Handbook 2010

8 920 Supplement 4 Life Safety Code Enabling References LIFE SAFETY CODE OCCUPANCY TABLES Assembly Occupancies The following excerpts from NFPA 101, 2009 edition, are provided for reference: The requirements of this chapter shall apply to existing buildings or portions thereof currently occupied as assembly occupancies, unless otherwise specified by (See for definition of assembly occupancy.) Application. The requirements of this chapter shall apply to new buildings or portions thereof used as an assembly occupancy (see 1.3.1) Application * Assembly Occupancy. An occupancy (1) used for a gathering of 50 or more persons for deliberation, worship, entertainment, eating, drinking, amusement, awaiting transportation, or similar uses; or (2) used as a special amusement building, regardless of occupant load. Assembly Occupancies New Assembly Existing Assembly 101 Ref. Requirement 101 Ref. Requirement Fire alarm system Assembly occupancies with occupant loads of more than 300 and all theaters with more than one audience-viewing room shall be provided with an approved fire alarm system in accordance with and , unless otherwise permitted by Assembly occupancies with occupant loads of more than 300 and all theaters with more than one audience-viewing room shall be provided with an approved fire alarm system in accordance with and , unless otherwise permitted by the: , , or Assembly occupancies that are a part of a multiple occupancy protected as a mixed occupancy (see ) shall be permitted to be served by a common fire alarm system, provided that the individual requirements of each occupancy are met Assembly occupancies that are a part of a multiple occupancy protected as a mixed occupancy (see ) shall be permitted to be served by a common fire alarm system, provided that the individual requirements of each occupancy are met Voice communication or public address systems complying with shall not be required to comply with This requirement of shall not apply to assembly occupancies where, in the judgment of the authority having jurisdiction, adequate alternative provisions exist or are provided for the discovery of a fire and for alerting the occupants promptly National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Handbook

9 Supplement 4 Life Safety Code Enabling References 921 Fire alarm Manual initiation Automatic detection Initiation of the required fire alarm system shall be by both of the following means: (1) Manual means in accordance with (1), unless otherwise permitted by the following: (a) The requirement of (1) shall not apply where initiation is by means of an approved automatic fire detection system in accordance with (2) that provides fire detection throughout the building. (b) The requirement of (1) shall not apply where initiation is by means of an approved automatic sprinkler system in accordance with (3) that provides fire detection and protection throughout the building. (2) Where automatic sprinklers are provided, sprinkler system waterflow shall initiate the fire alarm system, even where manual fire alarm boxes are provided in accordance with (1). Also see below. In assembly occupancies with occupant loads of more than 300, automatic detection shall be provided in all hazardous areas that are not normally occupied, unless such areas are protected throughout by an approved, supervised automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 9.7. Also see (1) above and below. Also see , , , , , , and in NFPA Initiation of the required fire alarm system shall be by both of the following means, and the system shall be provided with an emergency power source: (1) Manual means in accordance with (1), unless otherwise permitted by the following: (a) The requirement of (1) shall not apply where initiation is by means of an approved automatic fire detection system in accordance with (2) that provides fire detection throughout the building. (b) The requirement of (1) shall not apply where initiation is by means of an approved automatic sprinkler system in accordance with (3) that provides fire detection and protection throughout the building. (2) Where automatic sprinklers are provided, sprinkler system waterflow shall initiate the fire alarm system, even where manual fire alarm boxes are provided in accordance with (1). Also see below. In assembly occupancies with occupant loads of more than 300, automatic detection shall be provided in all hazardous areas that are not normally occupied, unless such areas are protected throughout by an approved automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 9.7. Also see (1) above and below. Also see , , , and in NFPA 101. (continues) National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Handbook 2010

10 922 Supplement 4 Life Safety Code Enabling References Assembly Occupancies Continued Fire alarm (continued) Automatic detection (continued) Extinguishing system operation FAS supervisory Extinguishing system supervision New Assembly Existing Assembly 101 Ref. Requirement 101 Ref. Requirement Special Amusement Buildings Special Amusement Buildings Where the nature of the special amusement building is such that it operates in reduced lighting levels, the building shall be protected throughout by an approved automatic smoke detection system in accordance with Section Where the nature of the special amusement building is such that it operates in reduced lighting levels, the building shall be protected throughout by an approved automatic smoke detection system in accordance with Section Actuation of any smoke detection system device shall sound an alarm at a constantly attended location on the premises Actuation of any smoke detection system device shall sound an alarm at a constantly attended location on the premises. See below. Also see (2) and above. Also see and in NFPA 101 for extinguishing system requirements. See below. See (2) and above. Also see and in NFPA 101 for extinguishing system requirements Where supervised automatic sprinkler systems are required by another section of this Code, supervisory attachments shall be installed and monitored for integrity in accordance with NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, and a distinctive supervisory signal shall be provided to indicate a condition that would impair the satisfactory operation of the sprinkler system. System components and parameters that are required to be monitored shall include, but shall not be limited to, control valves, fire pump power supplies and running conditions, water tank levels and temperatures, tank pressure, and air pressure on dry-pipe valves. Supervisory signals shall sound and shall be displayed either at a location within the protected building that is constantly attended by qualified personnel or at an approved, remotely located receiving facility Where supervised automatic sprinkler systems are required by another section of this Code, supervisory attachments shall be installed and monitored for integrity in accordance with NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, and a distinctive supervisory signal shall be provided to indicate a condition that would impair the satisfactory operation of the sprinkler system. System components and parameters that are required to be monitored shall include, but shall not be limited to, control valves, fire pump power supplies and running conditions, water tank levels and temperatures, tank pressure, and air pressure on dry-pipe valves. Supervisory signals shall sound and shall be displayed either at a location within the protected building that is constantly attended by qualified personnel or at an approved, remotely located receiving facility. Also see (2) and above. Also see and in NFPA 101 for extinguishing system requirements. Also see (2) and above. Also see and in NFPA 101 for extinguishing system requirements National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Handbook

11 Supplement 4 Life Safety Code Enabling References 923 Occupant notification Audible/visible Positive alarm sequence Presignal system Voice announcements The required fire alarm system shall activate an audible and visible alarm in a constantly attended receiving station within the building when occupied for purposes of initiating emergency action. Positive alarm sequence in accordance with shall be permitted. Occupant notification shall be by means of voice announcements, in accordance with , initiated by the person in the constantly attended receiving station. Occupant notification shall be by means of visible signals in accordance with , initiated by the person in the constantly attended receiving station, unless otherwise permitted by Visible signals shall not be required in the assembly seating area, or the floor area used for the contest, performance, or entertainment, where the occupant load exceeds 1000 and an approved, alternative visible means of occupant notification is provided. (See ) The announcement shall be permitted to be made via a voice communication or public address system in accordance with Where the authority having jurisdiction determines that a constantly attended receiving station is impractical, both of the following shall be provided: (1) Automatically transmitted evacuation or relocation instructions shall be provided in accordance with NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code. (2) The system shall be monitored by a supervising station in accordance with NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code The required fire alarm system shall activate an audible alarm in a constantly attended receiving station within the building when occupied for purposes of initiating emergency action. Positive alarm sequence in accordance with shall be permitted. A presignal system in accordance with shall be permitted. Occupant notification shall be by means of voice announcements in accordance with initiated by the person in the constantly attended receiving station. The announcement shall be permitted to be made via a voice communication or public address system in accordance with Where the authority having jurisdiction determines that a constantly attended receiving station is impractical, automatically transmitted evacuation or relocation instructions shall be provided in accordance with NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code. Also see above. (continues) National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Handbook 2010

12 924 Supplement 4 Life Safety Code Enabling References Assembly Occupancies Continued New Assembly Existing Assembly 101 Ref. Requirement 101 Ref. Requirement Occupant notification (continued) Other provisions The initiating device shall be capable of transmitting an alarm to a receiving station, located within the building, that is constantly attended when the assembly occupancy is occupied The initiating device shall be capable of transmitting an alarm to a receiving station, located within the building, that is constantly attended when the assembly occupancy is occupied. Emergency forces notification Where supervision of automatic sprinkler systems is provided in accordance with another provision of this Code, waterflow alarms shall be transmitted to an approved, proprietary alarm-receiving facility, a remote station, a central station, or the fire department. Such connection shall be in accordance with Where supervision of automatic sprinkler systems is provided in accordance with another provision of this Code, waterflow alarms shall be transmitted to an approved, proprietary alarm-receiving facility, a remote station, a central station, or the fire department. Such connection shall be in accordance with Also see (2) and above. Also see and in NFPA 101 for extinguishing system requirements. Also see (2) and above. Also see and in NFPA 101 for extinguishing system requirements. Annunciator Emergency control (fire safety) functions See separate summary table for emergency control (fire safety) functions, where applicable. See separate summary table for emergency control (fire safety) functions, where applicable National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Handbook

13 Supplement 4 Life Safety Code Enabling References 925 Educational Occupancies The following excerpts from NFPA 101, 2009 edition, are provided for reference: Application The requirements of this chapter shall apply to new buildings or portions thereof used as educational occupancies (see 1.3.1) Application The requirements of this chapter shall apply to existing buildings or portions thereof currently occupied as educational occupancies Educational Occupancy. An occupancy used for educational purposes through the twelfth grade by six or more persons for 4 or more hours per day or more than 12 hours per week. Educational Occupancies New Educational Existing Educational 101 Ref. Requirement 101 Ref. Requirement Fire alarm system Educational occupancies shall be provided with a fire alarm system in accordance with Section Educational occupancies shall be provided with a fire alarm system in accordance with Section The requirement of shall not apply to buildings meeting all of the following criteria: (1) Buildings having an area not exceeding 1000 ft 2 (93 m 2 ) (2) Buildings containing a single classroom (3) Buildings located not less than 30 ft (9.2 m) from another building The requirement of shall not apply to buildings meeting all of the following criteria: (1) Buildings having an area not exceeding 1000 ft 2 (93 m 2 ) (2) Buildings containing a single classroom (3) Buildings located not less than 30 ft (9.2 m) from another building Fire alarm Manual initiation Initiation of the required fire alarm system, other than as permitted by , shall be by manual means in accordance with (1) Initiation of the required fire alarm system shall be by manual means in accordance with (1), unless otherwise permitted by the following: Manual fire alarm boxes shall be permitted to be eliminated in accordance with or Manual fire alarm boxes shall be permitted to be eliminated where all of the following conditions apply: (1) Interior corridors are protected by smoke detectors using an alarm verification system as described in NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code. (1) Manual fire alarm boxes shall not be required where permitted by (2) In buildings where all normally occupied spaces are provided with a two-way communication system between such spaces and a constantly attended receiving station from where a general evacuation alarm can be sounded, the manual fire alarm boxes shall not be required, except in locations specifically designated by the authority having jurisdiction. (continues) National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Handbook 2010

14 926 Supplement 4 Life Safety Code Enabling References Educational Occupancies Continued New Educational Existing Educational 101 Ref. Requirement 101 Ref. Requirement Fire alarm (continued) Manual initiation (continued) (2) Auditoriums, cafeterias, and gymnasiums are protected by heat-detection devices or other approved detection devices Manual fire alarm boxes shall be permitted to be eliminated in accordance with or (3) Shops and laboratories involving dusts or vapors are protected by heat-detection devices or other approved detection devices. (4) Provision is made at a central point to manually activate the evacuation signal or to evacuate only affected areas. Manual fire alarm boxes shall be permitted to be eliminated where all of the following conditions apply: (1) The building is protected throughout by an approved, supervised automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 9.7. (2) Provision is made at a central point to manually activate the evacuation signal or to evacuate only affected areas Manual fire alarm boxes shall be permitted to be eliminated where all of the following conditions apply: (1) Interior corridors are protected by smoke detectors using an alarm verification system as described in NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code. (2) Auditoriums, cafeterias, and gymnasiums are protected by heat-detection devices or other approved detection devices. (3) Shops and laboratories involving dusts or vapors are protected by heat-detection devices or other approved detection devices. (4) Provision is made at a central point to manually activate the evacuation signal or to evacuate only affected areas Manual fire alarm boxes shall be permitted to be eliminated where all of the following conditions apply: (1) The building is protected throughout by an approved, supervised automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 9.7. (2) Provision is made at a central point to manually activate the evacuation signal or to evacuate only affected areas. Automatic detection See above. Also see (2) in NFPA 101. See above. Also see (2) in NFPA 101. Extinguishing system operation In buildings provided with automatic sprinkler protection, the operation of the sprinkler system shall automatically activate the fire alarm system in addition to the initiation means required in In buildings provided with automatic sprinkler protection, the operation of the sprinkler system shall automatically activate the fire alarm system in addition to the initiation means required in Also see below. Also see below National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Handbook

15 Supplement 4 Life Safety Code Enabling References 927 FAS supervisory Occupant notification Extinguishing system supervision Audible/visible Positive alarm sequence Presignal system Voice announcements Other provisions Also see above. Also see in NFPA 101 for extinguishing system requirements and , , and for additional extinguishing system provisions. Where supervised automatic sprinkler systems are required by another section of this Code, supervisory attachments shall be installed and monitored for integrity in accordance with NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, and a distinctive supervisory signal shall be provided to indicate a condition that would impair the satisfactory operation of the sprinkler system. System components and parameters that are required to be monitored shall include, but shall not be limited to, control valves, fire pump power supplies and running conditions, water tank levels and temperatures, tank pressure, and air pressure on dry-pipe valves. Supervisory signals shall sound and shall be displayed either at a location within the protected building that is constantly attended by qualified personnel or at an approved, remotely located receiving facility. Also see above. Also see in NFPA 101 for extinguishing system requirements and , , and for additional extinguishing system provisions. Occupant notification shall be accomplished automatically in accordance with Positive alarm sequence shall be permitted in accordance with Not specifically addressed; however, see Where installed and operated per NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, the fire alarm system shall be permitted to be used for other emergency signaling or for class changes Also see above. Also see in NFPA 101 for extinguishing system requirements and , , and for additional extinguishing system provisions. Where supervised automatic sprinkler systems are required by another section of this Code, supervisory attachments shall be installed and monitored for integrity in accordance with NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, and a distinctive supervisory signal shall be provided to indicate a condition that would impair the satisfactory operation of the sprinkler system. System components and parameters that are required to be monitored shall include, but shall not be limited to, control valves, fire pump power supplies and running conditions, water tank levels and temperatures, tank pressure, and air pressure on dry-pipe valves. Supervisory signals shall sound and shall be displayed either at a location within the protected building that is constantly attended by qualified personnel or at an approved, remotely located receiving facility. Also see above. Also see in NFPA 101 for extinguishing system requirements and , , and for additional extinguishing system provisions. Occupant notification shall be accomplished automatically in accordance with Positive alarm sequence shall be permitted in accordance with Not specifically addressed; however, see Where acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction, the fire alarm system shall be permitted to be used for other emergency signaling or for class changes, provided that the fire alarm is distinctive in signal and overrides all other use. (continues) National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Handbook 2010

16 928 Supplement 4 Life Safety Code Enabling References Educational Occupancies Continued New Educational Existing Educational 101 Ref. Requirement 101 Ref. Requirement Occupant notification (continued) Other provisions (continued) To prevent students from being returned to a building that is burning, the recall signal shall be separate and distinct from any other signals, and such signal shall be permitted to be given by use of distinctively colored flags or banners To prevent students from being returned to a building that is burning, the recall signal shall be separate and distinct from any other signals, and such signal shall be permitted to be given by use of distinctively colored flags or banners If the recall signal required by is electric, the push buttons or other controls shall be kept under lock, the key for which shall be in the possession of the principal or another designated person in order to prevent a recall at a time when there is an actual fire If the recall signal required by is electric, the push buttons or other controls shall be kept under lock, the key for which shall be in the possession of the principal or another designated person in order to prevent a recall at a time when there is an actual fire Regardless of the method of recall signal, the means of giving the recall signal shall be kept under lock Regardless of the method of recall signal, the means of giving the recall signal shall be kept under lock. Emergency forces notification Fire department notification shall be accomplished in accordance with Wherever any of the school authorities determine that an actual fire exists, they shall immediately call the local fire department using the public fire alarm system or other available facilities Where supervision of automatic sprinkler systems is provided in accordance with another provision of this Code, waterflow alarms shall be transmitted to an approved, proprietary alarm-receiving facility, a remote station, a central station, or the fire department. Such connection shall be in accordance with Also see and above. Also see in NFPA 101 for extinguishing system requirements and , , and for additional extinguishing system provisions Where supervision of automatic sprinkler systems is provided in accordance with another provision of this Code, waterflow alarms shall be transmitted to an approved, proprietary alarm-receiving facility, a remote station, a central station, or the fire department. Such connection shall be in accordance with Also see and above. Also see in NFPA 101 for extinguishing system requirements and , , and for additional extinguishing system provisions. Annunciator Emergency control (fire safety) functions See separate summary table for emergency control (fire safety) functions, where applicable. See separate summary table for emergency control (fire safety) functions, where applicable National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Handbook

17 Supplement 4 Life Safety Code Enabling References 929 Day Care Occupancies The following excerpts from NFPA 101, 2009 edition, are provided for reference: The following excerpts from NFPA 72, 2010 edition, are provided for reference: * Application The requirements of this chapter shall apply to new buildings or portions thereof used as day-care occupancies (see 1.3.1) * Application The requirements of this chapter shall apply to existing buildings or portions thereof currently occupied as day-care occupancies Day-Care Occupancy. An occupancy in which four or more clients receive care, maintenance, and supervision, by other than their relatives or legal guardians, for less than 24 hours per day * Day-Care Home. A building or portion of a building in which more than 3 but not more than 12 clients receive care, maintenance, and supervision, by other than their relative(s) or legal guardians(s), for less than 24 hours per day Fire Warning Equipment. Any detector, alarm, device, or material related to single- and multiple-station alarms or household fire alarm systems Multiple Station Alarm. A single station alarm capable of being interconnected to one or more additional alarms so that the actuation of one causes the appropriate alarm signal to operate in all interconnected alarms Single Station Alarm. A detector comprising an assembly that incorporates a sensor, control components, and an alarm notification appliance in one unit operated from a power source either located in the unit or obtained at the point of installation Smoke Alarm. A single or multiple station alarm responsive to smoke. Day Care Occupancies New Day Care Existing Day Care 101 Ref. Requirement 101 Ref. Requirement Fire alarm system/fire warning equipment Day-care occupancies, other than day-care occupancies housed in one room, having at least one door opening directly to the outside at grade plane or to an exterior exit access balcony in accordance with 7.5.3, shall be provided with a fire alarm system in accordance with Section Day-care occupancies, other than day-care occupancies housed in one room, shall be provided with a fire alarm system in accordance with Section 9.6. Fire alarm Manual initiation Initiation of the required fire alarm system shall be by manual means and by operation of any required smoke detectors and required sprinkler systems. (See ) Initiation of the required fire alarm system shall be by manual means and by operation of any required smoke detectors and required sprinkler systems. (See ) (continues) National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Handbook 2010

18 930 Supplement 4 Life Safety Code Enabling References Day Care Occupancies Continued Fire alarm (continued) Automatic detection New Day Care Existing Day Care 101 Ref. Requirement 101 Ref. Requirement A smoke detection system in accordance with Section 9.6 shall be installed in day-care occupancies, other than those housed in one room, having at least one door opening directly to the outside at grade plane or to an exterior exit access balcony in accordance with 7.5.3, and such system shall comply with both of the following: (1) Detectors shall be installed on each story in front of the doors to the stairways and in the corridors of all floors occupied by the day-care occupancy. (2) Detectors also shall be installed in lounges, recreation areas, and sleeping rooms in the day-care occupancy A smoke detection system in accordance with Section 9.6 shall be installed in day-care occupancies, other than those housed in one room or those housing clients capable of selfpreservation where no sleeping facilities are provided, and such system shall comply with both of the following: (1) Detectors shall be installed on each story in front of the doors to the stairways and in the corridors of all floors occupied by the day-care occupancy. (2) Detectors shall be installed in lounges, recreation areas, and sleeping rooms in the day-care occupancy. Day-Care Homes Day-Care Homes Smoke alarms shall be installed within daycare homes in accordance with Smoke alarms shall be installed within daycare homes in accordance with Where a day-care home is located within a building of another occupancy, such as in an apartment building or office building, any corridors serving the day-care home shall be provided with a smoke detection system in accordance with Section Where a day-care home is located within a building of another occupancy, such as in an apartment building or office building, any corridors serving the day-care home shall be provided with a smoke detection system in accordance with Section Single-station or multiple-station smoke alarms or smoke detectors shall be provided in all rooms used for sleeping in accordance with Single-station or multiple-station smoke alarms or smoke detectors shall be provided in all rooms used for sleeping in accordance with , other than as permitted by Approved existing battery-powered smoke alarms, rather than house electrical servicepowered smoke alarms required by , shall be permitted where the facility has testing, maintenance, and battery replacement programs that ensure reliability of power to the smoke alarms National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Handbook

19 Supplement 4 Life Safety Code Enabling References 931 FAS supervisory Occupant notification Extinguishing system operation Extinguishing system supervision Audible/visible Positive alarm sequence Presignal system Voice announcements Other provisions See above. Also see below. Also see in NFPA 101 for extinguishing system requirements and for additional extinguishing system provisions. Where supervised automatic sprinkler systems are required by another section of this Code, supervisory attachments shall be installed and monitored for integrity in accordance with NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, and a distinctive supervisory signal shall be provided to indicate a condition that would impair the satisfactory operation of the sprinkler system. System components and parameters that are required to be monitored shall include, but shall not be limited to, control valves, fire pump power supplies and running conditions, water tank levels and temperatures, tank pressure, and air pressure on dry-pipe valves. Supervisory signals shall sound and shall be displayed either at a location within the protected building that is constantly attended by qualified personnel or at an approved, remotely located receiving facility. Also see in NFPA 101 for extinguishing system requirements and for additional extinguishing system provisions. Occupant notification shall be in accordance with Positive alarm sequence shall be permitted in accordance with Not specifically addressed; however, see Where occupant notification appliances are provided in all occupied rooms and corridors, the private operating mode as described in NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, shall be permitted to be used in either or both of the following locations: See above. Also see below. Also see in NFPA 101 for extinguishing system requirements and for additional extinguishing system provisions. Where supervised automatic sprinkler systems are required by another section of this Code, supervisory attachments shall be installed and monitored for integrity in accordance with NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, and a distinctive supervisory signal shall be provided to indicate a condition that would impair the satisfactory operation of the sprinkler system. System components and parameters that are required to be monitored shall include, but shall not be limited to, control valves, fire pump power supplies and running conditions, water tank levels and temperatures, tank pressure, and air pressure on dry-pipe valves. Supervisory signals shall sound and shall be displayed either at a location within the protected building that is constantly attended by qualified personnel or at an approved, remotely located receiving facility. Also see in NFPA 101 for extinguishing system requirements and for additional extinguishing system provisions. Occupant notification shall be in accordance with Positive alarm sequence shall be permitted in accordance with Not specifically addressed; however, see Where occupant notification appliances are provided in all occupied rooms and corridors, the private operating mode as described in NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, shall be permitted to be used in either or both of the following locations: (continues) National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Handbook 2010

20 932 Supplement 4 Life Safety Code Enabling References Day Care Occupancies Continued Occupant notification (continued) Other provisions (continued) Emergency forces notification Annunciator Emergency control (fire safety) functions New Day Care Existing Day Care 101 Ref. Requirement 101 Ref. Requirement (1) Occupied rooms (2) Corridors (1) Occupied rooms (2) Corridors Fire department notification shall be accomplished in accordance with Fire department notification, other than for day-care occupancies with not more than 100 clients, shall be accomplished in accordance with Where supervision of automatic sprinkler systems is provided in accordance with another provision of this Code, waterflow alarms shall be transmitted to an approved, proprietary alarm-receiving facility, a remote station, a central station, or the fire department. Such connection shall be in accordance with Also see in NFPA 101 for extinguishing system requirements and for additional extinguishing system provisions Where supervision of automatic sprinkler systems is provided in accordance with another provision of this Code, waterflow alarms shall be transmitted to an approved, proprietary alarm-receiving facility, a remote station, a central station, or the fire department. Such connection shall be in accordance with Also see in NFPA 101 for extinguishing system requirements and for additional extinguishing system provisions. See separate summary table for emergency control (fire safety) functions, where applicable. See separate summary table for emergency control (fire safety) functions, where applicable National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Handbook

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