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NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm Code Chapter 4 - Notification Appliances 72:4-1.3 Requires these devices to be listed. 72:4-2.2 Appliances intended for special.

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1 NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm Code Chapter 4 - Notification Appliances 72:4-1.3 Requires these devices to be listed. 72:4-2.2 Appliances intended for special environments shall not exceed their listing (outdoors vs. indoors, high humidity, etc…). 72:4-2.3 Where subject to mechanical damage, a notification device shall be protected. A mechanical guard used to protect a notification device shall be listed for use with the device being used. LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND BUILDING SAFETY

2 NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm Code Chapter 4 - Notification Appliances 72: An average sound level greater than 105 dBA shall require the use of a visible signal appliance. 72: The total sound pressure level produced by the ambient sound pressure and signaling appliance shall not exceed 120 dBA. LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND BUILDING SAFETY

3 NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm Code Chapter 4 - Notification Appliances 72: Audible signal appliances intended for operation in the public mode shall have a sound level of not less than 75 dBA at 10 ft. or more than 120 dBA at the minimum hearing distance from the audible appliance. LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND BUILDING SAFETY

4 NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm Code Chapter 4 - Notification Appliances 72:4-3.4 Sleeping Areas –Sleeping areas audible appliances shall have a minimum 15 dBA above the average ambient sound level or 5dBA above the maximum sound level having a duration of at least 60 seconds or a sound level of at least 70 dBA, whichever is greater, measured at the pillow level in the occupied area. 72:4-4.1 Visual Notification –UL 1638 vs. UL1971 LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND BUILDING SAFETY

5 NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm Code Chapter 4 - Notification Appliances 72:4-4.4 Wall-mounted visual appliances shall be mounted such that the entire lens is not less than 80 in. (2.03 m) and not greater than 96 in. (2.43 m) above the finished floor. Table (a) Wall-mounted appliances Table (b) Ceiling-mounted appliances LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND BUILDING SAFETY

6 NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm Code Chapter 4 - Notification Appliances 72: Spacing in a Room More than two visual devices that can be seen shall be synchronized. LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND BUILDING SAFETY

7 NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm Code Chapter 4 - Notification Appliances LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND BUILDING SAFETY Correct SpacingIncorrect Spacing

8 NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm Code Chapter 4 - Notification Appliances LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND BUILDING SAFETY 72: Spacing in Corridors

9 NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm Code Chapter 4 - Notification Appliances LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND BUILDING SAFETY 72: Sleeping Areas Visual device shall be located within 16 ft. of the pillow. Templates!

10 NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm Code Chapter 4 - Notification Appliances LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND BUILDING SAFETY Interpretive Memorandum Common Use Areas: a. File Rooms b. Copy Rooms c. Lounges/kitchenettes/cafeteria d. Conference Rooms e. Exterior balconies/patios if you are required to re-enter the building to exit

11 NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm Code Chapter 5 - Supervising Station Fire Alarm Systems LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND BUILDING SAFETY 72:5-2 Central Station Service a) Full Service - provides all of the elements of a central station with its own facilities and personnel. b) Monitor Only - provides the signal monitoring, retransmission, and associated record keeping. Owner must contract out a listed Fire alarm service - local company or a Full Service company to provide runner and maintenance service. c) Fire alarm service - local company - provides runner and maintenance service. Owner must contract out a Full Service or a Monitor Only company to perform the monitoring.

12 NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm Code Chapter 5 - Supervising Station Fire Alarm Systems LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND BUILDING SAFETY 72:5-2 Central Station Service The fire alarm system shall be certificated by a third party verification. (UL) The monitoring station is also inspected by the third party. Upon receipt of an alarm signal, the central station shall Immediately retransmit the alarm to the public fire alarm service communication center. Dispatch a runner to the protected premises to arrive within 1 hour to reset equipment. Notify subscriber.

13 NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm Code Chapter 5 - Supervising Station Fire Alarm Systems LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND BUILDING SAFETY 72:5-3 Proprietary Supervising Station Service Monitoring facility is provided by the owner. The protected property can be contiguous or noncontiguous. The monitoring facility shall be located in a fire-resistive, detached building or suitable cutoff room. Upon receipt of an alarm signal, the proprietary supervising station shall: Immediately retransmit the alarm to the public fire alarm service communication center. Dispatch a runner to the protected premises to arrive within 1 hour.

14 NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm Code Chapter 5 - Supervising Station Fire Alarm Systems LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND BUILDING SAFETY 72:5-3 Proprietary Supervising Station Service Upon receipt of a supervisory or trouble signal, the proprietary supervising station shall: Immediately communicate with the designated person to ascertain the reason for the signal. Dispatch a runner to the protected premises to arrive within 1 hour. Where required, notify the fire department.

15 NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm Code Chapter 5 - Supervising Station Fire Alarm Systems LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND BUILDING SAFETY 72:5-4 Remote Station Service Can be a privately owned facility. Requires a minimum of two operators Upon receipt of an alarm supervisory or trouble signal, the remote station shall: Contact the fire service communication center.

16 NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm Code Chapter 6 - Public Fire Alarm Reporting System LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND BUILDING SAFETY 72:6 Auxiliary Signaling System Protected premises fire alarm system is tied into public fire alarm reporting system. Alarm signal is transmitted to the fire service communication center.

17 NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm Code Chapter 7 - Inspection, Testing and Maintenance LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND BUILDING SAFETY

18 NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm Code Chapter 8 - Fire Warning Equipment for Dwelling Units LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND BUILDING SAFETY 72:8-1.1 This chapter contains minimum requirements for the selection, installation, operation, and maintenance of fire warning equipment for use family living units. (i.e. single station smoke detectors placed in the sleeping rooms within the single family living unit)

19 Tips for Fire Alarm Shop Drawing Submittal Success LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND BUILDING SAFETY 1) Get all of the necessary background information on the building (i.e. architectural review, date constructed, appeal issues, order of correction, etc…). 2) Shop drawings should reflect the same architectural design that was reviewed and accepted by the AHJ. 3) Shop drawings are legible, every room is identified and drawn to a recognized scale. 4) Provide a legend that identifies every fire alarm device.

20 Tips for Fire Alarm Shop Drawing Submittal Success LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND BUILDING SAFETY 5) Every visual device is identified with a candela rating. 6) Provide a reflective ceiling plan that identifies ceiling heights, light fixtures, hvac supply diffusers with smoke detection system layout. 7) Identify the correct fire alarm signaling system type in accordance with NFPA 72 and provide the appropriate battery calculations for secondary power supply. (i.e. beware of using the term central station). 8) Provide a Sequence of Operation.

21 Tips for Fire Alarm Shop Drawing Submittal Success LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND BUILDING SAFETY 9) Provide manufacturers cutsheets on all devices and proof of listing from a recognized independent testing lab. 10) Make sure that all correspondence to SFMO is from the design professional. 11) Shop drawing review stamp. 12) If you have a code question - call us!

22 Fire Alarm Exemption Request Forms LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND BUILDING SAFETY Required Fire Alarm Systems Minor work to a system (i.e. ten or less devices) Allowed to replace only existing non-functioning fire alarm control panel, provided the signaling system is not changed. Submission of fire alarm panels for the installation of a supervised automatic sprinkler system or for elevator recall system, where the building does not have a typical fire alarm system for occupant notification.

23 Fire Alarm Exemption Request Forms LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND BUILDING SAFETY Non Required Fire Alarm Systems Systems not mandated by the Code.

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25 Educational Occupancy Fire Alarm Exercise Single story building. Building is protected by a supervised automatic sprinkler system. A fire barrier subdivides the building and with fire rated doors utilizing hold-open devices. LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND BUILDING SAFETY

26 Educational Occupancy Fire Alarm Exercise Detection, Alarm, and Communications Systems General. Educational occupancies shall be provided with a fire alarm system in accordance with Section 9.6. Exception: This requirement shall not apply to buildings with an area not exceeding 1000 ft2 (93 m2) that contains a single classroom and is located not less than 50 ft (15.2 m) from another building Initiation Initiation of the required fire alarm system, other than as permitted by , shall be by manual means in accordance with (1) 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 LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND BUILDING SAFETY

27 Notification Occupant Notification Occupant notification shall be accomplished automatically in accordance with Positive alarm sequence shall be permitted in accordance with 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 In order to prevent students from being returned to a building that is burning, the recall signal shall be separate and distinct from any other signals. Such signal shall be permitted to be given by use of distinctively colored flags or banners. If the recall signal is electric, the push buttons or other controls shall be kept under lock. The key for such lock 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, the means of giving the signal shall be kept under lock Emergency Forces Notification. Fire department notification shall be accomplished in accordance with LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND BUILDING SAFETY

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29 Daycare Occupancy Fire Alarm Exercise Two story building. Building is protected by a supervised automatic sprinkler system. LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND BUILDING SAFETY

30 Daycare Occupancy Fire Alarm Exercise Detection, Alarm, and Communications Systems General. Day-care occupancies, other than day-care occupancies housed in one room, shall be provided with a fire alarm system in accordance with Section 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 ) Occupant Notification Occupant notification shall be in accordance with Positive alarm sequence shall be permitted in accordance with LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND BUILDING SAFETY

31 Daycare Occupancy Fire Alarm Exercise Emergency Forces Notification. Fire department notification shall be accomplished in accordance with Detection. A smoke detection system in accordance with Section 9.6 shall be installed in day-care occupancies, other than those housed in one room. 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. Detectors also shall be installed in lounges, recreation areas, and sleeping rooms in the day-care occupancy. LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND BUILDING SAFETY

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