13 MAR 1992
Provide adequate zoning (each floor, each wing,
concealed areas, separate systems, etc.).
(4), Sec. 1.4.4
If concealed detectors or detectors in lockable
rooms are not separately zoned, provide remote
indicator lights in accessible areas such as corridors.
(4), Sec. 188.8.131.52
Provide a cross-sectional detail of underfloor
detectors or plans. Detectors must be located at
top of space. Preferable support arrangement is
on a separate bracket independent of the sub-floor
support system and located away from cracks
between floor tiles.
(4), Sec. 184.108.40.206
Do not locate smoke detectors where subject to
false alarms (closets, storage rooms, janitor's
closets, laundries, electrical/mechanical
rooms, toilets, kitchens, and unfinished
concealed spaces). If detection in these rooms
is needed, heat type is required.
(4), Sec. 1.4.5
Heat detectors shall be rate compensated type.
Where high air flows are present, smoke
detectors shall be photoelectric type.
(4), Sec. 1.9
Audible alarm devices shall be horns or
electronic tones. Where other signals are
existing and the system is being extended,
new signal devices may match existing.
(4), Sec. 1.8
Door hold open devices must be provided on all
fire or smoke doors expected to be propped
open and must all activate at once throughout
the building upon alarm condition.
Provide a schematic single line riser diagram
showing all devices and connections to the
Fire Department, extinguishing systems, air
handlers, door closers, elevators, etc. (Do
not show wire counts).
Ensure all fire alarm devices are in the fire
alarm spec. (i.e., duct detectors).
If a graphic annunciator is not provided,
mount a layout drawing of the building zones
next to the annuciator.
(4), Sec. 1.7.3
Fire alarm wiring shall be #16 copper
(4), Sec. 1.4.1
Provide a general note saying that location
of detectors is suggested and that final
arrangement must be in accordance with all
codes, manufacturer's recommendations,
equipment listings, and other utilities.