Life Safety Code Emergency Forces Notification Requirement
required by another section of this Code, emergency forces notification shall be
provided to alert the municipal fire department and fire brigade (if provided)
of fire or other emergency.
Where fire department notification is
required by another section of this Code, the fire alarm system shall be
arranged to transmit the alarm automatically via any of the following means
*acceptable to the authority having
jurisdiction and shall be in accordance with NFPA 72, National
Fire Alarm Code:
(1) Auxiliary alarm system
(2) Central station
(3) Proprietary system
(4) Remote station connection
Exception: For existing installations where none of the means of
notification specified in 9.6.4(1) through 9.6.4(4) is available, a plan for
notification of the municipal fire department, acceptable to the authority
having jurisdiction, shall be permitted.
*Acceptable to the Authority Having
All organizations receiving alarms for transmission
to the municipal fire department required by this Code shall be listed.
Protected premises fire alarm systems for new construction requiring emergency
forces notification by another section of this Code shall be required to be
either placarded or certificated through a listing organization acceptable to
the authority having jurisdiction. (this paragraph needs
to be in the codes!)
Synopsis of the above policy:
Only new construction whose occupancies require a fire alarm to have
emergency forces notification would be required to be certificated (not all
occupancies have this requirement).
Occupancies requiring supervised
sprinkler system that must comply with 9.4.6 would only require the monitoring
organization to be listed, not the facility to be certificated.
occupancies which require a fire alarm to have emergency forces notification
would not be required to be certificated (grandfathered).