1 January 2001
REFERENCES. See Appendix A.
OBJECTIVE. ITM tasks in this UFC represent the minimum required to achieve
a 99 percent overall system reliability in response to an actual fire event.
CRITERIA. Use the task frequencies in this UFC in lieu of frequencies in the
National Fire Codes except as indicated in paragraph 1-7.1.
Systems/Applications Not Covered. When a specific system or application
is not addressed by this UFC, follow national building codes, recognized industry
standards, and standard engineering practices. In the absence of such technical
information, contact the DoD component authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) (paragraph 1-
7.4). Fire department operations, staffing, and equipment are not addressed by this UFC.
Conflicts. If a conflict exists between this UFC and any other DoD document,
referenced code, standard, or publication, this UFC takes precedence. Individual DoD
components (reference paragraph 1-7.4) may issue technical guidance, which takes
Waivers. Waivers may be approved by the AHJ where an alternative ITM action
providing equivalent fire protection and life safety exists and is also approved. Requests
must include justification, hazard analysis, cost comparison, criteria applied, and other
pertinent data. Lack of funds or cost savings do not justify a waiver. Waivers may be
granted only for specific requests, and will not extend to cases with similar circumstances.
Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). For this UFC, the AHJ is the
component office of responsibility: Army, HQ USACE/CEMP-E; Navy, NAVFACENGCOM
HQ - CHENG; Marine Corps, HQMC Code LFF-1; Air Force, HQ AFCESA/CES; DLA,
HQ DLA-D through DLSC-BIS; National Imagery and Mapping Agency, NIMA/MSF; and all
other DOD components, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations) via
the DOD Committee on Fire Protection Engineering.
Note: The DoD Standing Committee on Fire Protection Engineering comprises the AHJ
from each service or agency.
ITM Tasks. ITM tasks should be performed by craftpersons trained/qualified in
the maintenance and repair of the subject fire protection system or subsystem.
"Trained/qualified" includes personnel completing the DoD Fire Alarm Systems course or
DoD Fire Suppression Systems course at the Technical Training Center, Sheppard Air
Force Base, Texas. Also, other recognized journeyman/craftsman-level qualifications for
fire protection system maintenance and repair may perform ITM tasks for those systems.
Technical tasks must be performed according to manufacturer's instructions. Certain
jurisdictions may require varying level of continuing education to maintain recognized