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NFPA 72®: National Fire Alarm Code® Handbook, 2007 Edition

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Contents

Contents

 

List of Figure, Tables, and Exhibits

 

Preface

 

PART ONE

 

NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm Code®, 2007 Edition, with Commentary

 

1

1.1 Scope

1.2 Purpose

1.3 Application

1.4 Retroactivity

1.5 Equivalency

1.6 Units and Formulas

1.7 Code Adoption Requirements

 

2

2.1 General

2.2 NFPA Publications

2.3 Other Publications

2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections

 

3

3.1 General

3.2 NFPA Official Definitions

3.3 General Definitions

 

4

4.1 Application

4.2 Purpose

4.3 Equipment and Personnel

4.4 System Fundamentals

4.5 Documentation

4.6 Impairments

4.7 Mass Notification Systems

 

5

5.1 Application

5.2 Purpose

5.3 Performance-Based Design

5.4 General Requirements

5.5 Requirements for Smoke and Heat Detectors

5.6 Heat-Sensing Fire Detectors

5.7 Smoke-Sensing Fire Detectors

5.8 Radiant Energy–Sensing Fire Detectors

5.9 Combination, Multi-Criteria, and Multi-Sensor Detectors

5.10 Other Fire Detectors

5.11 Sprinkler Waterflow Alarm-Initiating Devices

5.12 Detection of the Operation of Other Automatic Extinguishing Systems

5.13 Manually Actuated Alarm-Initiating Devices

5.14 Fire Extinguisher Monitoring Device

5.15 Supervisory Signal-Initiating Devices

5.16 Smoke Detectors for Control of Smoke Spread

5.17 Mass Notification Systems

 

6

6.1 Application

6.2 General

6.3 System Features

6.4 System Performance and Integrity

6.5 Performance of Initiating Device Circuits (IDCs)

6.6 Performance of Signaling Line Circuits (SLC)

6.7 Performance of Notification Appliance Circuits (NACs)

6.8 System Requirements

6.9 Emergency Voice/Alarm Communications

6.10 Two-Way Communication Service

6.11 Signal Annunciation

6.12 Suppression System Actuation

6.13 Off-Premises Signals

6.14 Guard's Tour Supervisory Service

6.15 Suppressed (Exception Reporting) Signal System

6.16 Protected Premises Fire Safety Functions

6.17 Special Requirements for Low-Power Radio (Wireless) Systems

6.18 Mass Notification Systems

 

7

7.1 Application

7.2 Purpose

7.3 General

7.4 Audible Characteristics

7.5 Visible Characteristics — Public Mode

7.6 Visible Characteristics — Private Mode

7.7 Supplementary Visible Signaling Method

7.8 Textual Audible Appliances

7.9 Textual Visible Appliances

7.10 Tactile Appliances

7.11 Standard Emergency Service Interface

7.12 Mass Notification Systems

 

8

8.1 Application

8.2 General

8.3 Fire Alarm Systems for Central Station Service

8.4 Proprietary Supervising Station Systems

8.5 Remote Supervising Station Fire Alarm Systems

8.6 Communications Methods for Supervising Station Fire Alarm Systems

8.7 Mass Notification Systems

 

9

9.1 Application

9.2 General Fundamentals

9.3 Management and Maintenance

9.4 Alarm Transmission Equipment (Publicly Accessible Fire Alarm Boxes, Auxiliary Boxes, and Master Boxes)

9.5 Alarm-Receiving Equipment at Public Fire Service Communications Center

9.6 Remote Receiving Equipment — Facilities for Receipt of Box Alarms at a Remote Communications Center

9.7 Public Cable Plant

9.8 Mass Notification System

 

10

10.1 Application

10.2 General

10.3 Inspection

10.4 Testing

10.5 Maintenance

10.6 Records

10.7 Mass Notification Systems

 

11

11.1 Application

11.2 Purpose

11.3 Basic Requirements

11.4 Assumptions

11.5 Detection and Notification

11.6 Power Supplies

11.7 Equipment Performance

11.8 Installation

11.9 Optional Functions

11.10 Maintenance and Tests

11.11 Markings and Instructions

11.12 Mass Notification Systems

 

Annexes

A Explanatory Material

B Engineering Guide for Automatic Fire Detector Spacing

C Wiring Diagrams and Guide for Testing Fire Alarm Circuits

D Sample Ordinance Adopting NFPA 72

E Mass Notification Systems

F NEMA SB 30, Fire Service Annunciator and Interface

G Informational References

H Cross-Reference Table

 

PART TWO

 

Supplements

1 Performance-Based Design and Fire Alarm Systems

2 Interfacing Fire Alarm Systems and Elevator Controls

3 Integrating Building Systems for Greater Operational Efficiency

4 Voice Intelligibility for Emergency Voice/Alarm Communications Systems

5 Research and Its Impact on the Code

6 Life Safety Code® Enabling References

 

Code Index

Commentary Index

About the Editors

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