The updated 2010 Edition of NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code
Landmark changes in the 2010 NFPA 72 lead the way to a new era in signaling systems.
NFPA 72 Code has been expanded for 2010 beyond its core focus on fire alarm systems to include requirements for mass notification systems used for weather emergencies, terrorist events, biological, chemical and nuclear emergencies and other threats. Revisions and additions include improved signaling requirements for the deaf and hard of hearing, updated smoke detector placement requirements and a new chapter on emergency communications systems. 314 pp.
New chapter on Emergency Communications Systems responds to today’s concerns.
In addition to updated rules for in-building fire emergency voice/alarm communications systems, this new chapter includes first-time provisions for:
- Risk analysis requirements for the design of mass notification systems (MNS)
- In-building MNS
- Wide-area MNS for locations such as college campuses and military bases
- Distributed recipient MNS to communicate with targeted individuals or groups
- In-building radio enhancement systems
- Area of refuge for two-way emergency communications systems
Other major revisions and additions that increase protection affect:
- Circuits and pathways—A new chapter combines existing and new requirements and consolidates basic wiring rules and circuit performance into one location.
- Voice intelligibility—Revised installation and testing provisions plus an extensive new Annex with detailed guidance for testing
- Signaling for the deaf and hard of hearing— Improved safety in sleeping areas includes new rules that mandate low-frequency signaling for those with mild to severe hearing loss, and tactile as well as visible signaling for those with profound hearing loss.
- Smoke detector placement—Updated spacing and placement requirements for level beamed ceilings and new spacing requirements for sloped beamed ceilings
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Table of Contents:
- Chapter 1 Administration
- Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
- Chapter 3 Definitions
- Chapter 4 Reserved
- Chapter 5 Reserved
- Chapter 6 Reserved
- Chapter 7 Reserved
- Chapter 8 Reserved
- Chapter 9 Reserved
- Chapter 10 Fundamentals
- Chapter 11 Reserved
- Chapter 12 Circuits and Pathways
- Chapter 13 Reserved
- Chapter 14 Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance
- Chapter 15 Reserved
- Chapter 16 Reserved
- Chapter 17 Initiating Devices
- Chapter 18 Notification Appliances
- Chapter 19 Reserved
- Chapter 20 Reserved
- Chapter 21 Emergency Control Functions and Interfaces
- Chapter 22 Reserved
- Chapter 23 Protected Premises Fire Alarm Systems
- Chapter 24 Emergency Communications Systems (ECS)
- Chapter 25 Reserved
- Chapter 26 Supervising Station Alarm Systems
- Chapter 27 Public Emergency Alarm Reporting Systems
- Chapter 28 Reserved
- Chapter 29 Single- and Multiple-Station Alarms and Household Fire Alarm Systems