FAMILY HOUSING SMOKE DETECTORS
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: In order to provide increased occupant safety in
family housing, smoke detectors shall be specified for new and existing
housing contracts. Smoke detectors are capable of detecting a fire at
the earliest possible time and producing an audible alarmsignal in the
household for the purpose of notifying the occupants of the presence of
a fire so they may evacuate the premises.
1. The contractor shall furnish and install one smoke detector near
each bedroom area and on each floor as indicated on contract drawings.
2. The smoke detector shall be a single station type incorporating the
detector, control equipment and the alarm-sounding device in one unit.
Alarm sounding device shall have a minimum rating of 85 dba at 10
feet. Smoke detectors shall be Underwriters' Laboratories listed or
Factory Mutual approved and shall he of the ionization or photocell
3. The installation shall comply in all respects with the National
Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard No. 74, Household Fire
Warning Equipment. Smoke detectors shall be ceiling mounted and
located as indicated in NFPA No. 74.
1. Source of power shall be AC and installation shall comply with
Article 760 as defined in the National Electrical Code NFPA No. 70.
Smoke detectors shall be provided with a "power on" indicator and be
permanently wired to a standard junction box, with power supply not
subject to loss of power by a wall switch.
DATA REQUIRED BY THE CONTRACTOR:
1. Prior to installation, the contractor shall submit catalog cuts
of the equipment to be installed to the Contracting Officer for review
and approval of the CQC representative.