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Exception: Existing fire alarm systems controlled by an EMCS.
Requirements of the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standard
(UFAS) and Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).
Placement and installation of audiovisual warning devices must be in accordance
with the UFAS and the ADAAG (ADA).
Mass Notification System (MNS).
Refer to UFC 4-021-01, Mass Notification Systems.
AUTOMATIC FIRE DETECTION SYSTEMS.
Fire detection systems must be provided in areas required by this UFC and
should be limited to these applications. Detection systems must be provided in
areas requiring fire detection by NFPA standards and specific criteria contained
in this UFC.
Note 1: For Air Force projects, unless automatic suppression systems are
required by this UFC or by other guidance, complete automatic fire detection
systems constitute the minimum level of active fire protection for new
construction. Smoke detectors alone in return air plenums do not meet this
Note 2: For Air Force projects, when a system is divided into four or more
zones, a graphic annunciator or an alphanumeric annunciator must be installed
at a location determined by the host fire department.
Fire detection systems must conform to the applicable provisions of NFPA 72,
the UFAS and the ADA. Detection systems must be arranged to alert building
occupants and to transmit a signal to a constantly attended location. Fire
detection systems must be independent, stand-alone systems that are not an
integral part of a security system, or other building management, energy/utility
management systems. Fire detection systems may be connected to security
systems or building management, energy/utility management systems for
monitoring purposes only, but must in no way rely on any components of those
other systems for operation.
Exception: Existing fire detection systems which are controlled by building
management, energy/utility management systems.