26 September 2006
Permanent record of alarm signal, time, and date;
Automatic supervision of alarm initiating circuits;
Signaling line circuits must be designated as Style 4 (Class B), 4.5
(Class B), 5 (Class A), 6 (Class A), or 7 (Class A) as defined by
Notification appliance circuits must be Style: W (Class B), X (Class
B), Y (Class B), or Z (Class A);
Initiating device circuits must be Style: B (Class B), C (Class B), D
(Class A), or E (Class A);
Automatic testing of radio signaling devices;
A dedicated transmitter that will transmit alarm and trouble signals
for each essential building; and
Transmitters must be listed or approved for use with the existing
base reporting system.
FIRE ALARM EVACUATION SYSTEMS
Fire alarm evacuation systems must be provided in the following locations:
Buildings required by NFPA 101.
Buildings requiring automatic detection or suppression systems.
These systems consist primarily of initiating devices and notification appliances.
Manual pull stations must be provided where fire alarm evacuation systems are
required. Automatic alarm initiating devices such as detectors and water flow
alarms must be connected to these systems when provided. Fire alarm systems
must be connected to a central alarm location, fire department, or alarm
monitoring location. Building fire alarm evacuation systems must be installed in
accordance with NFPA 72. Fire alarm systems must be independent, stand-
alone systems that are not an integral part of a security, an energy monitoring
and control system (EMCS), or other system, except that a fire alarm system
may be combined with a building mass notification system or with a combination
building mass notification and public address system. Fire alarm systems may
be connected to security systems or an EMCS for monitoring purposes only, but
must in no way rely on any components of those other systems for operation.
Wireless interior fire alarms are not permitted.