23 Jan Code Requirements for Fire Alarms in Buildings
The Importance of Knowing the Code Requirements for Your Building
If you are like many people, then you have probably not thought about the fire alarm system in your building recently. Most people do not upgrade or replace their fire alarm system until something happens. For example, the local authorities may conduct a fire safety inspection and require that the necessary changes be made. The system may also need to be replaced if it malfunctions. If there is an actual fire, then the fire alarm system may need to be replaced or upgraded.
Additionally, the fire alarm system may be upgraded or replaced if the building is renovated. There are many questions that you can answer that will make it easier for you to decide whether you should upgrade or replace your fire alarm system. You will also be able to plan to make the necessary changes. Facility executives usually have a lot of questions about code requirements, costs, and options.
The Code Requirements for Your Building
You may be wondering about the code requirements for the fire alarm system in your building. The code requirements depend on the type of building that you have. It also depends on the number of occupants in your building, the local building codes and whether the building has an automatic sprinkling system.
You are likely to need a fire alarm system if you have a high rise building. Any building that is 75 feet above street level is typically considered a high-rise building. You must also have specific communications for the local fire department to use if people have to be evacuated from the building.
There are many other buildings that require fire alarm systems, such as day care facilities, hotels, and schools. It is important to remember that every jurisdiction has its own requirements. That is why you should look at the specific requirements that apply to your building and area.
The requirements may be more lax if the building has an automatic sprinkler system inside of it. In some cases, the requirements may be eliminated completely.
It can be confusing trying to figure out all of the code requirements for your business. Fortunately, JSC Systems can help. We can also repair or replace your fire alarm system. We are committed to helping you keep your building safe.