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(a) Manual fire alarm boxes shall:
(1) Be installed in accordance with NFPA 72 and the Ohio Fire Code, with no exemptions for sprinkler protection;
(2) Be mounted within five (5) feet from the entrance to each exit on all levels;
(3) Additional fire alarm boxes shall be located so that the travel distance does not exceed 200 feet.
(b) Duct Detectors.
(1) Where duct detectors are not accessible from floor level they shall be capable of being reset at the fire alarm panel or be equipped with a remote reset.
(c) Fire Department Connections.
(1) Fire department connections shall be located at a location agreed upon by the AHJ at a safe distance from the building easily accessible by fire apparatus.
(2) All new fire department suppression systems required to have an FDC shall be equipped with a five (5) inch Storz hose connection.
(3) The lowest point of the hose connection shall be a minimum twenty-six (26) inches and a maximum of forty-two (42) inches above finished grade.
(e) Fire Line Control Valve Pits.
(1) New underground fire line control valve pits shall be equipped with and have maintained a sump pump.
(2) Existing underground fire line control valve pits that do not drain properly shall be retrofitted with and have maintained a sump pump.
(f) Fire Pumps.
(1) Electric powered fire pumps for all structures shall be equipped with an alternate power supply unless documentation is provided by the power company stating the power supply is reliable.
(g) Fire Walls and Fire Barriers.
(1) Where required by the Building Code, newly erected fire walls and fire barrier walls shall be labeled in an approved location stating the rating of the wall or barrier.
(h) Fire Alarm Notification.
(1) Where a Building Department alteration permit is required, visible notification shall be placed in all public and common areas within the area of alteration without exception to changes that require existing notification appliances be relocated, an existing fire alarm system be upgraded or replaced, or a new fire alarm system be installed.
(1) Where standpipes are required in new buildings or existing buildings requiring new systems, standpipes shall be connected to:
A. An adjacent system not serving the same area, or
B. The sprinkler system serving the same area protected by the standpipe, only where isolation valves allow the sprinkler system to be shut down without closing the standpipe.
(Ord. 2019-7. Passed 9-12-19.)