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The following shall be required for all fire alarm installations:
A. As per NFPA 72 4.3.3 (1) and (2), installation personnel shall be qualified or shall be supervised by persons who are qualified and experienced in the installation, inspection, and testing of the fire alarm systems. The installer shall be at least NICET (or equivalent) level II certified in the field of fire alarm systems and/or be factory trained on the control equipment being installed.
B. All fire alarm systems must be twenty four (24) volts. All previous or abandoned system components will be removed per NFPA 70/72.
C. Two (2) sets of stamped plans, drawn to an indicated scale (1/8 inch scale), must be submitted for review and approval. A minimum of two (2) sets of pictured product data submittals with highlighted and/or indicated model numbers including the manufacturer information sheets for all control units, all initiating devices, all notification devices, all control/monitor modules, and all supplementary equipment shall be included.
D. Supply battery calculations must be provided. Storage batteries require the capacity to monitor the protected-premises system for at least forty eight (48) hours, plus five (5) minutes sounding the alarms. Max voltage drop of fifteen percent (15%) shall be allowed. The installation date shall be written or otherwise indicated on all batteries.
E. Fire alarm control panel ("FACP") must note circuit breaker location, FACP position number, and emergency contact info as are to be posted on or inside of the FACP door.
F. The Village of Broadview will not approve the installation and use of any panel that requires codes or special knowledge to operate or reset. Remote annunciators will be key controlled (no password) and be capable of silencing and resetting using a one button function. FACP will be keyed alike.
G. Fire detection equipment shall not be integrated into a burglar alarm system.
H. "Pull stations" shall be flush mounted (back box when needed) and will be installed to NFPA 72 specifications. Pull stations located where they are subject to impact damage are to be fitted with protective covers. Pull stations will be dual action. FACP and pull stations will be keyed alike.
I. All detectors located in concealed areas and spaces shall have remote indicating lights mounted in a clearly visible area as close as possible to the location of the detector. Remote test station shall be installed. The indicating light shall latch to remain solid red in color until panel is reset.
J. Location of any automatic extinguishing systems shall be shown on plans and riser diagrams. All systems of this type must be tied into the fire alarm system and zoned separately. All valves controlling any part of a new or existing suppression system(s) shall be electronically supervised by the fire alarm panel.
K. All smoke or heat detectors to be used are to be equipped with a steady red indicator light that illuminates upon activation. Light must remain illuminated until panel is reset.
L. Strobes will be placed outside occupancy. The strobes shall be: 1) a weatherproof (a loop wire installation) red strobe to be installed on the exterior of the building, facing street, to activate on general alarm; and 2) a weatherproof (a loop wire installation) white strobe to be placed by FDC to activate on water flow only. End of line resistors ("EOLs") may not be placed outdoors.
M. System will be remotely monitored by a UL approved central station utilizing AES radio only. A 24-hour central station contact number is to be conspicuously posted by the FACP. A six (6) hour check in or twelve (12) hours with tamper system shall be placed on door of radio.
N. Smoke detectors shall be required to be located near all FACP, notification appliance circuit ("NAC") or horn boosters as provided for in the NFPA 72.
O. Firewire shall be placed in all conduit to minimal stub height of ten feet (10') with chaffing protection and service loop.
P. Horn/strobe circuits to be minimum 14-gauge jacketed firewire or 14-gauge THHN for piped runs.
Q. All initiating (SLC) circuits shall use, at a minimum a 16-gauge wire.
R. All duct/smoke detectors will shut down their respective fans on air handler and be hardwired to FACP on resettable circuit per NFPA 92/96.
S. When a fire alarm is required by NFPA 101 2012, IFC 2015 or Village of Broadview ordinance it shall be an addressable-type automatic fire alarm system (new or replacement system); such systems are required under the following conditions:
1. Where buildings are two (2) stories in height, multi-tenant, multiple protection systems; or
2. Where any one building is greater than five thousand (5,000) square feet; or
3. In all A1, A2, E, I1, I2, I3, R1, R2, H type occupancies (R2 requirement number of sleeping units shall be reduced from 16 to 12). (Ord. 2018-32, 12-3-2018)