DEKALB COUNTY FIRE RESCUE DEPARTMENT
Edward A. O’Brien, Director/Fire Chief Fire Marshal Division-Chief Jerry E. Wainright, Fire Marshal
330 West Ponce De Leon Avenue, Decatur, Georgia 30030 Phone: 404-371-2776 Fax: 404-687-2430
2002 NFPA 72 FIRE ALARM REVIEW REQUIREMENTS
n Please Comply with Comments J. C. Ellison
Fire Protection Engineer Approval subject to field inspection Phone: (404) 371-4963
Project Name: Low Voltage Alarm/Unrestricted Contractor Information:
Please provide the following:
I. Three legible, maximum D-sized sets of initial submittal or revised re-submittal drawings which
1. Low voltage electrical contractor’s license number, name & signature on plan and
permit application (see OCG 43-14-8.1; 121-2-.04(1), 2006 IFC 102.10.2 in 120-3-3, 2002 NFPA
2. Plans drawn to an architect’s scale (preferably 1/8”: or ?”: 1’-0), and indicating on plan
the building’s total area and height with square footage for the scope of work (see 120-3-3,
2006 IFC 102.10.2, 907.1.1).
3. Identification of all areas within proposed occupancy by intended usage (see 2002
4. Denoting full height walls, actual height of partitions, projection depth of ceiling
treatments, actual height of ceilings above finished floors (for ceiling mounted notification
devices), per 2002 NFPA 72: 18.104.22.168.
5. (See 2002 NFPA 72:22.214.171.124) Incorporating a legend which –
a) identifies by distinct symbols, manufacturer’s name & model number, the quantity
and location on each sheet, of each device comprising this proposed
b) distinguishes between all new, relocated and/or existing devices connected to
this proposed system.
6. Compliance with applicable provisions of each of the following:
2000 N.F.P.A. 101 (LIFE SAFETY CODE), including Sect. 9.6: Fire Detection & Alarms,
and also Occupancy Chapter, Sect. 3.4: Detection, Alarm, and Communication.
1997 GAC 120-3-20 (GEORGIA ACCESSIBILITY CODE), including Sect. -.38: Controls,
and -.39: Fire Alarms.
2002 NFPA 72 (NATIONAL FIRE ALARM CODE).
2006 IFC, including Sec. 901.6 (testing & inspections) and 901.3 (permits).
Device manufacturer’s installation specifications, per ’02 NFPA 72:4.4.4 and 2006
II. Revised re-submittal documents shall include each of the following:
Penetration protection of all fire rated wall and floor/ceiling assemblies, per
2000 NFPA 101:8.3.6, and 2002 NFPA 72:A.126.96.36.199.1 (5).
Product data for all equipment, each identifying specific models selected, per 2006 IFC 901.2.
Equal number of devices provided in submittal documents/bill of materials and the number of devices shown on plans submitted for this system, per 2002 NFPA 72: 188.8.131.52.
Submittal documents which include compatibility documentation between FACP (Mfr: _______________ & model: ___________) and initiation devices from different manufacturer, per 2002 NFPA 72: 4.4.2.
Detection of other fire protection system(s), per 2002 NFPA 72: 5.11.
A Detailed Description of the system inputs, evacuation signaling, intended sequence of operations, ancillary functions, expansion capability limitations, annunciation characteristics, per 2002 NFPA #72: 184.108.40.206.1(13). Description may be either narrative, table (see 2002 NFPA 72:A.10.6.2.3 (9) for sample), or graphical.
Battery calculations and current draw details that specify capacity and number of batteries, additions/modifications, and that equal the device count given on the bill of materials and the number of devices shown on plans, per 2002 NFPA #72: 220.127.116.11 (7).
Annunciator details & cut sheets, per 2000 NFPA 101: Occupancy chapter, sect. 3.4.1.
Both audible & visible notification devices, per 2000 NFPA #101: 9.6.3.
Minimum 75 candela visible warning device throughout all common use areas, per ’97 Georgia Accessibility Code (G.A.C. 120-3-20-.39(3) (G)).
Synchronization of more than two visual warning devices within the same field of view, per 2002 NFPA #72: 18.104.22.168.2.
III. Corrected plans, which include:
Complete details of fire alarm system and equipment on plans, per ‘02 NFPA 72: 22.214.171.124 & 126.96.36.199.1, including ceiling heights and candela selected for visual warning devices.
Warning devices relocated to comply with placement requirements per ’02 NFPA 72:188.8.131.52.1 (also see 184.108.40.206.1-sleeping areas).
Smoke detection protection for control equipment in non-attended enclosure(s), per ’02 NFPA 72:4.4.5.
Additional strobes/spacing to provide coverage per ’02 NFPA 72: 5.5.2, 7.4.2, and Table 220.127.116.11.1(a) or 18.104.22.168.1(b).
Strobes within 15’ of the ends of each corridor, per ’02 NFPA 72: 22.214.171.124.1; verify non-
obstructed sight-line(s) within corridor. All areas required to have a visual signal appliance shall be within 50’ of signal, per ’97 GAC 120-3-201-.39 (GHz).
To schedule test/inspection, please call (in DeKalb); 404-371-3010; to schedule test/inspection for incorporated areas within DeKalb, please call 404-371-2611, per ’02
At time of inspection provide finished record of completion form Figure 126.96.36.199 per ’02 NFPA 72:188.8.131.52, owner’s manual, per ’02 NFPA 72:10.4, and equipment
submittal which includes compatibility documentation between FACP (Mfr: _______________ & model: ___________) and initiation devices from different manufacturers, per ’02 NFPA 72:4.4.2 (see ’02 NFPA 72:4.3.1).
IV. Miscellaneous: Provide or verify EACH of the following:
Revised: rsw: 7/20/10