- Existing installations having properly enclosed service chutes and properly installed and maintained chute intake doors shall be permitted to have chute intake doors open to a corridor or normally occupied space.
- Waste chutes and laundry chutes shall be permitted to open into rooms not exceeding 400 ft2 (37 m2) that are used for storage, provided that the room is protected by automatic sprinklers.
- For new alarm system installations, the manual fire alarm box shall be located within 60 in. (1525 mm) of exit doorways.
- For existing alarm system installations, the manual fire alarm box either shall be provided in the natural exit access path near each required exit or within 60 in. (1525 mm) of exit doorways.
- The requirement of 220.127.116.11.9 shall not apply where permitted by another section of this Code.
- The requirement of 18.104.22.168.9 shall not apply to configurations that provide equivalent distribution of the alarm signal.
- The private operating mode, as described in NFPA 72 shall be permitted to be used.
- Only the attendants and other personnel required to evacuate occupants from a zone, area, floor, or building shall be required to be notified.
- Notification of personnel as specified in 22.214.171.124.3(2) shall include means to readily identify the zone, area, floor, or building in need of evacuation.
- Occupant notification, either live or recorded, shall be initiated at a constantly attended receiving station by personnel trained to respond to an emergency.
- An approved secondary power supply shall be provided for other than existing, previously approved systems.
- The system shall be audible above the expected ambient noise level.
- Emergency announcements shall take precedence over any other use.
|Fire Suppression System||Installation Standard|
|Low-, medium-, and high-expansion foam systems||NFPA 11, Standard for Low-, Medium-, and High-Expansion Foam|
|Carbon dioxide systems||NFPA 12, Standard on Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems|
|Halon 1301 systems||NFPA 12A, Standard on Halon 1301 Fire Extinguishing Systems|
|Water spray fixed systems||NFPA 15, Standard for Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection|
|Deluge foam-water sprinkler systems||NFPA 16, Standard for the Installation of Foam-Water Sprinkler and Foam-Water Spray Systems|
|Dry chemical systems||NFPA 17, Standard for Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems|
|Wet chemical systems||NFPA 17A, Standard for Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems|
|Water mist systems||NFPA 750, Standard on Water Mist Fire Protection Systems|
|Clean agent extinguishing systems||NFPA 2001, Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems|
- Integrated fire protection and life safety systems in high-rise buildings
- Integrated fire protection and life safety systems that include a smoke control system