It is critical to ensure your fire alarm system is up to code to minimize the possibility and effects of a fire. However, it can be difficult to keep up with the National Fire Protection Association’s more than 300 consensus codes and standards. Your system should be maintained in accordance with the following NFPA codes to ensure compliance and avoid system decay.
NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Codes
The NFPA 72 covers society’s changing fire detection, signaling, and emergency communications demands.
- Chapter 14, Section 14.2.3 – This code places the full responsibility of the alterations, additions, inspections, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm systems on the property, building, or system owner, or the owner’s designated representative.
NFPA 1 Fire Codes
The NFPA 1 covers fire detection, alarm, and communication systems.
- Chapter 13, Section 13.7 – This code mandates that fire alarm systems or automatic fire detectors are required by NFPA 1 be provided and installed in accordance with NFPA 72.
NFPA 101 Life Safety Codes
NFPA 101 codes tell the user whether or not a fire alarm system is required, how it must be initiated, and whether or not occupant and emergency responder notification is required in the event of a fire.
- Chapter 9, Section 22.214.171.124– This code ensures operational integrity by requiring that the fire alarm system have an approved maintenance and testing program.
Even if your fire alarm system was professionally designed and installed, it is important that it is held to NFPA standards well after installation. Don’t wait for a fire to occur to think about the integrity and NFPA compliance of your fire alarm system.
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