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
Heat detectors shall be rate compensated
Where high air flows are present, smoke
detectors shall be photoelectric type.
Audible alarm devices shall be horns or
piezo electric devices or electronic tones
with 100 candela strobe lights.
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 (4),
Sec. 1.7.1 and
showing all devices and connections to the
Fire Department, extinguishing systems, air
handlers, door closers, elevators, etc. Do
not show wire counts. Also show a matrix or
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 annunciator.
Fire alarm wiring shall be #16 AWG single
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.
Provide audio-visual alarm devices in all
The fire alarm control panel must be wired
on the line side of the building main cut-off
unless it is fed by an uninterruptable power
11. FIRE EXTINGUISHER CABINETS
Provide adequate spacing.
NFPA 10-1990, Ch. 3
Extinguishers and cabinets are part of
(1) Sec. 6.8
A-E design plans and specs.