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Fire Alarm Panel:
Simplex 4100 U Voice Fire Alarm
voice fire alarm system, in addition to providing notification and voice
direction during a fire alarm, provides a public address function that can
effectively be used to communicate to all of the building’s occupants for
any type of emergency, even when building evacuation is not needed. Fire
alarm devices include addressable manual pull stations, smoke and/or heat
detection in corridors, common areas and mechanical spaces, visual/audible
notification devices and integrated detection devices that monitor related
systems such as fire sprinkler systems. Each residence sleeping area is
equipped with an addressable smoke detector/sounder base, which sounds in
the room to alert the occupant to a possible fire condition. All alarm
conditions sound at the building alarm panel and at the monitoring station
located at the University’s police communications center.
The fire alarm system in Dixon Hall is
configured to permit a
phased-evacuation, whereby only those occupants at immediate risk
from the fire are initially evacuated. Residents that are not at immediate
risk are directed to standby for further evacuation instructions.
Individual components of the fire alarm
system are inspected and tested biannually, as well as maintained by
SimplexGrinnell-certified fire alarm technicians in accordance with
72, National Fire Alarm Code.
AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
Type of System:
automatic sprinkler and standpipe system monitored by the fire alarm system.
The system is supported by a fire pump.
Building is fully
sprinklered in accordance with NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of
Sprinkler Systems. Standpipes have been installed to permit the fire
department to connect hoses for fire suppression operations.
System Inspection: The automatic
sprinkler system is inspected annually, by
inspection technicians, in
accordance with NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance
of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems.
PORTABLE FIRE SUPPRESSION EQUIPMENT
Extinguishers: Fire extinguishers
are located throughout the building in accordance with NFPA 10, Standard for
Portable Fire Extinguishers.
Extinguisher Inspections: Fire
extinguishers located in residence halls are inspected monthly by the Office of
Environmental Health & Safety. Annual inspection and maintenance is conducted by
a qualified vendor
in accordance with NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers.
SMOKE CONTROL/FIRE DOORS
This building is equipped
with self closing fire doors that must be kept closed at all times.
building is equipped with smoke control doors, held open by magnets, on all
floors. When a fire alarm is activated, the doors are released and swing closed
automatically, to control the spread of smoke through the building.
Residence Halls are required to
have two fire/evacuation drills conducted each semester, the first occurring
within the first three (3) weeks of the semester. All drills, which are
unannounced and random, are evaluated by both the Office of Environmental Health
& Safety and Housing & Residential Services staff.
Emergency evacuation plans have been posted in the corridors to allow occupants
to familiarize themselves with paths to the closest exit from the floor or