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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.
Apartments and residence sleeping areas are
equipped with addressable smoke detector/sounder bases, which sound 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. Should a smoke condition reach a
detector in the common areas and mechanical spaces, the entire building alarm
system activates to alert occupants to evacuate.
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.
Building is fully sprinklered in
accordance with NFPA 13R, Standard for
the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies.
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
These buildings are equipped
with both self closing fire doors that must be kept closed at all times and
doors held open by magnets. The magnetic holders release the doors, allowing
them to close, when the building fire alarm sounds.
Doors: There are no
smoke control doors in this 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