13 July 2006
CHAPTER 6 FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY
FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY
Design, construct, and improve family housing projects to comply with IBC, as modified
by UFC 01-200-01, UFC 3-600-01, and IRC.
Flame-Spread and Smoke-Developed Indices.
Materials must have flame-spread (FS) and smoke-developed (SD) indices in
accordance with UFC 3-600-01.
Provide hard-wired smoke alarms with battery backup, in accordance with UFC 3-600-
01. Interconnect alarm devices in such a manner that actuation of one alarm will
activate all other alarms in an individual unit. Provide an audible-visible type smoke
detection device in housing unit where there is a vision or hearing impaired occupant.
Provide sprinkler protection in accordance with UFC 3-600-01.
Provide fire and smoke separations in compliance with UFC 3-600-01.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarm.
Provide a CO alarm on each habitable floor of units with combustion equipment,
appliances, or fireplace, in accordance with UL 2034, NFPA 720, and NFPA 101. Seal
existing homes with attached garages to prevent air infiltration, or provide a CO alarm.
Fire-Retardant-Treated (FRT) Plywood.
Use of FRT plywood is prohibited, except as permitted by the IBC. FRT plywood must
not be used in any part of the roof or roofing system.
Overseas and Leased Housing Requirements.
Overseas family housing, whether constructed or leased, must comply with UFC 3-600-
01. Additionally, provide CO alarms in accordance with paragraph 6-1.6, above.