Fire Marshal’s Office: Fire Alarm Plan Review Submittal Information:
1. The 2003 International Fire Code, Section
907.1.1 and NFPA 72 (2002), Section A.126.96.36.199 provides a list of items to be
included in construction documents for Fire Alarm Systems submitted for review.
Shop drawing for review are to include, but not limited to, the
A Plan view drawn to an indicated architect/engineer scale –
include a Graphic Scale
B Low Voltage Contractor’s name, license number,
C Equipment submittal (see NFPA 72 , Section 4.3.1).
Include compatibility list for equipment.
D Battery calculations (see
NFPA 72 , Section 188.8.131.52) and circuit calculations.
E Matrix of
input / output operation indicating the sequencing of the fire alarm system
(e.g. where applicable: fan shutdown, annunciation, elevator recall / power
shunt-trip, kitchen hood suppression release, fire pump run / stop – loss of
power – phase reversal alarms, notification to central station, sprinkler tamper
– waterflow alarms, etc.). This may either be narrative (for very simple
systems), tabular (see NFPA 72 , fig. A.10.6.2.3(9) for sample), or
graphical (logic flow diagram).
F General Notes indicating:
class (plans shall indicate wiring schematic)
(2) Notes on conduits,
terminals, etc. (if addressable – include device addresses)
(3) Fire Alarm
System monitoring organization (Central Station, Proprietary, etc.)
(1) Initiating device info (e.g. spacing limits, mounting
(2) Notification device info (e.g. candela, decibels, mounting
H Room names, door locations, ceiling features, and other
architectural information necessary to adequately review the Fire Alarm Layout
(no 'stick' drawings - walls must have a thickness, not just a line!).
A completed Transmittal Letter must be submitted with ALL plan submittals. A
minimum of two sets of drawings,
equipment submittal, etc., are REQUIRED for submittal.
2. Note: Visual notification appliances are
required in all general usage and common areas as required by 120-3-20-.39
(Georgia Accessibility Code).
Provide a smoke detector in the room that contains the FACP per NFPA 72 ,
4. Automatic or
live voice evacuation or relocation instructions is required for notification to
occupants throughout Assembly Occupancies (that would be any assembly use room with an occupant load of
>50) per Life Safety Code
(2000) Section 184.108.40.206.
Georgia State Amendments to the 2000 IMC requires duct detectors be installed in
the supply air stream for all units exceeding 2000cfm. The Fire Alarm, upon
activation of any Smoke Detector, is to include a provision for HVAC fan
shut-down per the 2000 International Mechanical Code, Section
6. Coordinate the Fire
Alarm with the Kitchen Hood which shall comply with applicable NFPA 96 (2001)
requirements. Note: Separate plans by the installing contractor for the hood
suppression system is required for review if this is a new hood. A minimum Class
K type Fire Extinguisher shall be located within 30-feet of travel distance from
the cooking range per NFPA 10. Hood to be mounted to provide for thorough
cleaning of its surfaces. The manual release for the hood suppression system is
to be no closer than 10-feet and no further than 20-feet from hood along path of
egress from the area as required by 2000 IBC, Section 904.11.1. Activation of
suppression system shall automatically shut down fuel supply to equipment with
the reset being manual per NFPA 96 (2001), Section 10.4.
7. The use of any heat detectors shall have
temperature rating to comply with NFPA 72 (2002), Section 5.6.2. Based upon the
maximum measured ceiling temperature with all equipment in operation, use Table
220.127.116.11.1 to determine the applicable temperature rating.
8. Note: Fire Alarm System must comply with GAC
(120-3-20), 2000 Life Safety Code (NFPA 101 – 2000), and NFPA 72 (2002)