26 September 2006
Overseas Housing Requirements.
Overseas family housing, constructed or leased- constructed, must comply with
provisions of paragraphs 6-2.2 through 6-2.5 and the host nation fire protection
requirements or NFPA 101 whichever is more stringent.
Leased Family Housing.
DoD personnel occupying leased housing deserve the same level of protection
as those in DoD-owned housing. Implementation of these standards is therefore
mandatory for all housing leased for DoD use. This requirement is intended to
cover all situations, including privatized buildings, and host-nation and other
foreign government buildings. This requirement is applicable for all new leases
executed on or after 1 October 2006 and to renewal or extension of any existing
lease on or after 1 October 2007. Leases executed prior to the above fiscal
years will comply with these requirements where possible.
Buildings that are built to lease to DoD as of the effective date established above
must comply with the standards for new construction.
New leases or renewals of leases of existing buildings will trigger the
aforementioned requirements in accordance with the effective dates established
FOOD PREPARATION IN FACILITIES
Cooking Facilities for Other than Dwelling Units.
Hood and duct systems for commercial cooking equipment that produces smoke
or grease-laden vapors must comply with NFPA 96, Ventilation Control and Fire
Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations. Limit kitchen-extinguishing
systems to wet chemical or automatic sprinklers installed in accordance with
NFPA 96. Install fire suppression systems that sound a general building fire
alarm and transmit a signal to the fire department or to a constantly monitored
Cooking Equipment in Facilities.
Areas, other than dwelling units, that are provided with residential type range top
cooking surfaces must be equipped with an approved residential range top
extinguishing system. The range top extinguishing system must be connected to
the building fire alarm system to sound a general building fire alarm and must
automatically shut off all sources of fuel and electric power that produce heat to
the equipment being protected by that unit.