26 September 2006
CHAPTER 5 FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS
PLANS AND CALCULATIONS.
System working plans and calculations must be prepared and submitted for
approval by a registered professional fire protection engineer or an individual that
has obtained National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies, Fire
Alarm Systems, Level III certification (minimum) in accordance with NFPA 72.
Submit the fire alarm reporting system, fire alarm evacuation system, and
automatic fire detection system construction (shop) drawings to the appropriate
components designated Fire Protection Engineer.
FIRE ALARM REPORTING SYSTEMS.
Fire alarm reporting systems are the base-wide reporting systems that connect
the building fire alarm control panel(s) to the base fire department. Required
systems are to be digital, telephonic, radio, or supervised conductor types.
Consider compatibility of extensions of fire reporting systems with existing
The building fire alarm systems must be connected to the fire alarm
reporting system as a means for automatically and manually reporting fires to
station or base fire departments or to other central alarm locations as required to
implement firefighting operations and emergency action.
Do not provide fire reporting systems at isolated small areas,
ammunition and ordnance storage, and similar restricted areas.
Reporting systems are not required in family housing areas, i.e.,
street boxes are not required.
5-2.2 Exterior Fire Alarm Reporting Systems.
New exterior fire alarm boxes are not required at DOD installations, nor is it
required to replace existing boxes that are not needed for the transmission of
Alarm reporting systems must conform to NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code,
NFPA 70, National Electric Code and must provide the following where
Transmission of coded signals to fire department headquarters
and/or other central locations;