26 September 2006
CHAPTER 6 SPECIAL OCCUPANCIES AND HAZARDS
PERSONNEL HOUSING AND SIMILAR LODGING FACILITIES.
These facilities include barracks, dormitories, lodges, temporary or transient
living facilities, and sleeping quarters for over 10 persons.
Automatic Sprinkler Protection
Complete automatic sprinkler protection must be provided for buildings that
include personnel housing and lodging. NFPA 13 or NFPA 13R, Sprinkler
Systems in Residential Occupancies up to and Including Four Stories in Height,
sprinkler systems are permitted when listed for the specific use.
Provide smoke detectors in accordance with NFPA 101, Life Safety Code. A
smoke detector must be provided for each sleeping room regardless of
occupancy or the presence of other detection or protection systems in the
building. When activated, the affected detector must generate an audible signal
in the room. Primary power for the smoke detectors can be either 120 Vac or 24
Vdc. Detectors with a battery as the primary power source are not permitted.
Exception: Air Force designs must not have individual secondary power
supplies for each hard-wired smoke detector.
Note: For existing Air Force unsprinklered facilities, a heat detector is provided
in each sleeping room that sounds a general building alarm and transmits a
signal to the fire department or to a constantly monitored central location.
Open Bay Personnel Housing.
Provide a supervised smoke detection system in accordance with NFPA 72.
Locate smoke detectors in open bay sleeping areas and exit access corridors.
Install units that sound a general building alarm and transmit a signal to the fire
department or to a constantly monitored central location. Corridor detectors are
not required if the building is protected with complete automatic sprinkler
Apartment-Style Personnel Housing Quarters
Provide hard-wired smoke detectors in accordance with NFPA 101.
Common areas that are provided with residential type range top cooking surfaces
(i.e., not in individual living units) must be equipped with an approved residential
range top extinguishing system. The range top extinguishing system must be