Code officials, design professionals, and other stakeholders work tirelessly to ensure that fire alarm systems are installed per applicable codes, standard and design requirements; however, after systems are installed it is a challenge for many jurisdictions to ensure required on-going code compliance.
UL has developed a webinar series that will provide attendees the framework of building code, fire code and NFPA 72 monitoring, maintenance, and service requirements for Supervising Station fire alarm systems.
The UL Fire Alarm Certification program is designed to give Authorities Having Jurisdiction and all stakeholders confidence and reliability that fire alarm system functionality, monitoring, inspection, testing and maintenance and fire alarm company service delivery are in compliance with nationally recognized codes and standards through regular assessment and oversight at no cost to jurisdictions.
This module will examine the International Building Code (IBC) and International Fire Code (IFC) perspective regarding fire alarm systems and references made to NFPA 72 as the standard for fire alarm systems compliance. Information will be presented in a manner that takes the language and multiple sections of the code process related to fire alarm system requirements based on occupancy type and hazards through the process of system monitoring requirements found within the technical standard of NFPA 72 and specific Supervising Station types.
Following this module a listener should have a better understanding of how the code and technical standard together, where, when and why fire alarm systems are required from the code process and how the AHJ can approve the Supervising Station monitoring type via language embedded within the regulatory environment.