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Q106.1 General
Fire alarm system installation, testing, and maintenance, where required by this code, shall be conducted and documented in accordance with NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, 2002 edition, modified for New York City as follows. Refer to the rules of the department for any subsequent additions, modifications or deletions that may have been made to this standard in accordance with Section 28-103.19 of the Administrative Code.

2.1 Add at the end the following: Where a referenced publication has been modified for the City of New York by the New York City Building Code and the New York City Fire Code, every reference to such publication shall be deemed to include all such modifications.

4.3.2.1 Add after the words "who are" the following: "New York State registered Professional Engineers and".

4.3.3 Add: "Fire alarm installations shall be performed by a New York City licensed electrical contractor." to the beginning of the first sentence.

4.4.1.2 Delete "NFPA 70, National Electrical Code" and replace with the following: New York City Electrical Code.

4.4.1.3 Delete and replace with the following: Power Supply Sources. Refer to the New York City Electrical Code for requirements.

4.4.1.3.1 Delete.

4.4.1.3.2 Delete.

4.4.1.4.1 Delete and replace with the following: See New York City Electrical Code for requirements.

4.4.1.4.2.2 Delete the words "FIRE ALARM CIRCUIT" and replace with the following: "FIRE ALARM DISCONNECT" followed by lettering indicating specific fire alarm system served by floor, zone, or other acceptable nomenclature."

4.4.1.5.1 Delete and replace with the following: See New York City Electrical Code for requirements.

4.4.1.5.3 Delete and replace with the following: See New York City Electrical Code for requirements.

4.4.1.6.3 Delete (A) and (B).

4.4.4.4 Delete and replace with the following: See New York City Electrical Code for requirements.

5.5.2.2 Delete the word "tenantless".

5.6 Delete the words "other NFPA codes and standards or by the authority having jurisdictions" and replace with the following: the New York City Building Code and the New York City Fire Code.

5.12.4 Replace: "1.37 m (41/2 feet)" with "1.22 m (4 feet)".

5.14.4.2.1 Delete the words "other NFPA standards" and replace with the following: the New York City Building Code.

6.2.3.2 Delete the words "agency having jurisdiction" and replace with the following: New York City Building Code and the New York City Fire Code.

6.8.5.1.2 Delete Exception.

6.9.4.6 Delete Exception.

6.9.5.1 Replace: "agency having jurisdiction" with "Fire Commissioner". Delete exceptions No. 1 and No. 2.

6.9.5.2 Delete the words: "If required by the agency having jurisdiction".

6.9.5.3 Delete.

6.9.5.4 Delete.

6.9.5.5 Delete.

6.9.5.6 Delete.

6.9.5.7 Delete the words: "If provided".

6.9.5.8 Delete.

6.9.6.1 Delete the words "a building entrance" and replace with the following: the building entrance lobby. Delete the words "authority having jurisdiction" and replace with the following: Fire Department.

6.9.7.3 Delete the words "Where required".

6.9.9.9 Delete the words "or jack" in both places used.

6.9.9.10 Delete "or jack".

6.9.9.12 Delete "or jacks" in each use thereof. Delete the words: "if approved by the authority having jurisdiction,".

6.9.9.13 Delete "or telephone jack".

6.9.9.14 Delete.

6.13 Delete.

6.13.1 Delete.

6.13.2 Delete.

6.13.3 Delete.

6.13.4 Delete.

6.13.5 Delete.

6.15.2.6 Delete the words "NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, Article 760" and replace with the following: New York City Electrical Code.

6.15.3.3 Delete the words "authority having jurisdiction" and replace with the following: Fire Department and add the words ", sprinkler water-flow devices" following "detectors".

6.15.3.4 Add the words ", sprinkler water-flow device" following " detectors".

6.15.3.9 Delete the last sentence and replace with the following: Actuation of these detectors shall be required to actuate the system notification appliances. Delete the Exception.

6.15.3.10 Delete and replace with the following: For each group of elevators within a building, a minimum of three separate elevator control circuits shall be terminated at the designated elevator controller within the group's elevator machine room(s). The operation of the elevators shall be in accordance with the New York City Building Code. The smoke detectors or other automatic fire detection as permitted by 6.15.3.7 shall actuate the elevator control circuits.

6.15.4.2 Add new text after the first sentence and before "Alternatively," to read as follows: Upon activation of the heat detector used for elevator power shutdown, there shall be a delay in the activation of power shunt trip. This delay shall be the time it takes the elevator cab to travel from the top of the hoist-way to the lowest recall level.

6.15.4.3 Delete and replace with the following: Pressure or water-flow switches shall not be used to shut down elevator power.

6.15.5.3 Delete and reserve.

Add new Section 6.15.5.3.1 to read as follows:

Connections between fire alarm systems and the HVAC systems for the purpose of monitoring and control shall be arranged such that primary control (the control that all other controls are secondary or subservient to) capability rests with the fire alarm control unit(s) under all circumstances and in addition shall operate and be monitored in accordance with the New York City Building Code.

Exception: Primary control of HVAC systems may rest with approved smoke control systems.

Add new Section 6.15.5.3.2 to read as follows:
Those HVAC fans or fan systems which have been automatically shut down by the activation of any fire alarm control unit or device shall be arranged and equipped not to automatically restart when the fire alarm control unit or device is resent. At least two manual means of restarting the fans or fan systems shall be required, such as manually resetting the fire alarm control unit or device and subsequently manually resetting the fan or fan system controls.

Add new Section 6.15.5.3.3 to read as follows:
Fans or fan systems that were automatically shut down by the fire alarm control unit or device in High Rise fire alarm systems shall be manually enabled to start by means of overriding the fan shut down through the use of a city wide standard key switch (#2642) located at the Fire Command Center and/or Fire Fighters' Smoke Control Station. The actual start of the fans shall be accomplished manually through HVAC controls at the Fire Command Center, Fire Fighters' Smoke Control Station and locally at the fan rooms.

Add new Section 6.15.5.3.4 to read as follows:

Smoke Exhaust control means shall be enabled through the use of a city wide standard key (#2642) located at the Fire Command Center, Fire Fighters' Smoke Control Station, fire alarm control unit or, in the entrance lobby of the building adjacent to the fire alarm remote annunciator, when provided.

6.15.6.2 Delete the Exception.

6.15.7.2 In the Exception, delete the words "authority having jurisdiction or other codes" and replace with the following: New York City Building Code.

Chapter 10: Delete all of Chapter 10, except 10.1.1 with modifications.

10.1.1 Delete ",their initiating devices, and notification, appliances shall comply with the requirements of this chapter" and add at the end of the sentence "shall comply with the New York City Fire Code".

11.1.2: Delete.

11.1.5 Delete.

11.5 Delete and replace with the following: Detection and Notification. Smoke Alarm detection and notification requirements shall be in accordance with Section 907 of the New York City Building Code.

11.5.1 through 11.5.12: Delete all sections and subsections.

11.8.5 Delete the words: "NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, Article 760" and replace with the following: New York City Building Code and the New York City Electrical Code.

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