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1305.0907 SECTION 907, FIRE ALARM AND DETECTION SYSTEMS.
Subpart 1. [Repealed, 39 SR 1605]
Subp. 1a. IBC [F] section 907.2. IBC [F] section 907.2 is amended to read as follows:
907.2 Where required - new buildings and structures. An approved manual,
automatic, or manual and automatic fire alarm system shall be provided in new
buildings and occupancies in accordance with sections 907.2.1 through 907.2.24
and NFPA 72. For the purposes of Sections 907.2.1 through 907.2.24, fire barrier
walls or fire walls shall not define separate buildings. In buildings containing mixed
occupancies that are designed as separated uses in accordance with Section 508.4,
fire alarm and detection systems need only be installed in those occupancies where
required by this section.
Exception: In areas protected by an approved, supervised automatic sprinkler
system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 or 903.3.1.2, automatic fire
detectors required by Section 907.2 need not be provided. Where Section 907.2
requires smoke detectors, such protection shall be installed.
Subp. 2. [Repealed, 32 SR 7]
Subp. 2a. IBC [F] section 907.2.1. IBC [F] section 907.2.1 is amended to read as
follows:
907.2.1 Group A, general. A fire alarm system shall be installed in accordance
with Sections 907.2.1 through 907.2.1.3 in Group A occupancies having an
occupant load of 300 or more.
Exceptions:
1. Assembly areas used solely for worship purposes.
2. A fire alarm system is not required in buildings with an occupant load
of less than 1,000 when an approved automatic fire-extinguishing system is
installed throughout the building.
3. Assembly uses within Group E occupancies shall have alarms as required
for the Group E occupancy.
4. Group A-5 occupancies. See also Section 907.2.11.
Subp. 3. IBC [F] section 907.2.1.1. IBC [F] section 907.2.1.1 is amended to read as
follows:
907.2.1.1 Initiation. Initiation of the fire alarm system shall be by automatic
means. Approved automatic fire detectors shall be installed in laundry rooms,
boiler and furnace rooms, mechanical and electrical rooms, shops, kitchens,
trash collection rooms, storage rooms, and similar areas.
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Subp. 4. IBC [F] section 907.2.1.2. IBC [F] section 907.2.1.2 is amended to read as
follows:
907.2.1.2 Notification. The required fire alarm system shall activate an
audible and visible notification appliance at a constantly attended location
within the building for the purposes of initiating emergency action. A
presignal feature and positive alarm sequencing in accordance with NFPA
72 are permitted.
Occupant notification shall be by means of voice announcements, either live
or prerecorded, initiated by the person in the constantly attended location.
Exception: Where no constantly attended location exists, an automatic
fire alarm system providing a general evacuation signal or an approved
emergency voice/alarm communications system is permitted.
Subp. 5. IBC [F] section 907.2.1.3. IBC [F] section 907.2.1 is amended by adding a
section to read as follows:
907.2.1.3 System initiation in Group A occupancies with an occupant
load of 1,000 or more. Activation of the fire alarm system in Group A
occupancies with an occupant load of 1,000 or more shall immediately
initiate an approved prerecorded message announcement using an approved
emergency voice/alarm communications system in accordance with NFPA
72.
Exception: Where approved, the prerecorded announcement is allowed
to be manually deactivated for a period of time, not to exceed 3 minutes,
for the sole purpose of allowing a live voice announcement from an
approved constantly attended location.
Subp. 6. IBC [F] section 907.2.2. IBC [F] section 907.2.2 is amended to read as
follows:
907.2.2 Group B, general. A fire alarm system shall be installed in accordance
with Sections 907.2.2 through 907.2.2.3 in Group B occupancies where:
1. The building has an occupant load of 500 or more persons;
2. The building has an occupant load of more than 100 persons above or
below the lowest level of exit discharge; or
3. The building contains an ambulatory care facility.
When automatic sprinkler systems or automatic fire detectors are installed in
ambulatory care facilities, such systems or detectors shall be connected to the
building fire alarm system.
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Exception: In other than ambulatory care facilities, a fire alarm system is not
required when an approved automatic fire extinguishing system is installed
throughout the building.
Subp. 7. IBC [F] section 907.2.2.1. IBC [F] section 907.2.2.1 is amended to read as
follows:
907.2.2.1 Initiation. Initiation of the fire alarm system shall be by automatic
means. Approved automatic fire detectors shall be provided in boiler and
furnace rooms, shops, kitchens, mechanical and electrical rooms, trash
collection rooms, storage rooms and similar areas. In ambulatory care
facilities, initiation of the fire alarm system shall also be by manual means.
Subp. 8. IBC [F] section 907.2.2.2. IBC [F] section 907.2.2 is amended by adding a
section to read as follows:
907.2.2.2 Notification. Activation of the fire alarm system shall initiate a
general evacuation signal.
Exception: In lieu of audible notification appliances, visible notification appliances
shall be permitted to be used in patient care areas.
Subp. 9. IBC [F] section 907.2.2.3. IBC [F] section 907.2.2 is amended by adding a
section to read as follows:
907.2.2.3 Ambulatory care facilities. Corridors and rooms or spaces open to
corridors within an ambulatory care facility shall be protected by an automatic
smoke detection system.
Subp. 10. IBC [F] section 907.2.3. IBC [F] section 907.2.3 is amended to read as
follows:
907.2.3 Group E, general. A fire alarm system shall be installed in accordance
with Sections 907.2.3 through 907.2.3.3 in Group E occupancies having an
occupant load of 50 or more.
Subp. 11. IBC [F] section 907.2.3.1. IBC [F] section 907.2.3 is amended by adding
a section to read as follows:
907.2.3.1 Initiation. Initiation of the fire alarm system shall be by manual
and automatic means. Approved automatic fire detectors shall be provided in
laundry rooms, boiler and furnace rooms, mechanical and electrical rooms,
shops, laboratories, kitchens, locker rooms, janitors' closets, trash collection
rooms, storage rooms, lounges, and similar areas.
Exceptions:
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1. In buildings protected throughout by an approved fire sprinkler
system, manual fire alarm boxes are only required in the main office and
in a custodial area.
2. Where all corridors are protected by an approved automatic fire alarm
system having smoke detection with alarm verification, manual fire
alarm boxes are only required near exits serving shops, chemistry and
physics laboratories, boiler rooms, industrial technology and industrial
arts rooms, kitchens, custodian's offices, and main offices.
Subp. 12. IBC [F] section 907.2.3.2. IBC [F] section 907.2.3 is amended by adding
a section to read as follows:
907.2.3.2 Travel through adjoining rooms. Where the only means of
egress travel from an interior room or rooms having an aggregate occupant
load of more than 10 occupants is through an adjoining or intervening
room, automatic smoke detectors shall be installed throughout the common
atmosphere through which the path of egress travel passes.
Exception: In buildings that are protected throughout by an approved automatic
sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1, smoke detectors are
not required in intervening or adjoining rooms.
Subp. 13. IBC [F] section 907.2.3.3. IBC [F] section 907.2.3 is amended by adding
a section to read as follows:
907.2.3.3 Notification. Activation of the fire alarm system or automatic
sprinkler system shall initiate a general evacuation signal.
Subp. 14. IBC [F] section 907.2.4. IBC [F] section 907.2.4 is amended to read as
follows:
907.2.4 Group F, general. A fire alarm system shall be installed in accordance
with Sections 907.2.4 through 907.2.4.2 in Group F occupancies that are two or
more stories in height and have an occupant load of 500 or more above or below
the lowest level of exit discharge.
Exception: A fire alarm system is not required when an approved automatic
fire extinguishing system is installed throughout the building.
Subp. 15. IBC [F] section 907.2.4.1. IBC [F] section 907.2.4 is amended by adding
a section to read as follows:
907.2.4.1 Initiation. Initiation of the fire alarm system shall be by manual
and automatic means. Approved automatic fire detectors shall be provided in
boiler and furnace rooms, trash collection rooms, kitchens, mechanical and
electrical rooms, and similar areas.
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Subp. 16. IBC [F] section 907.2.4.2. IBC [F] section 907.2.4 is amended by adding
a section to read as follows:
907.2.4.2 Notification. Activation of the fire alarm system shall initiate a
general evacuation signal.
Subp. 17. IBC [F] section 907.2.5. IBC [F] section 907.2.5 is amended to read as
follows:
907.2.5 Group H, general. A fire alarm system shall be installed in accordance
with Sections 907.2.5 through 907.2.5.2 in Group H-5 occupancies, occupancies
used for the manufacture of organic coatings, and, when required by chapters 60,
62, and 63 of the IFC at the following locations:
1. Rooms or areas where highly toxic compressed gases are stored or used;
2. Rooms or areas where Class I, II or III organic peroxides are stored; and
3. Liquid and solid oxidizer storage areas.
Subp. 18. IBC [F] section 907.2.5.1. IBC [F] section 907.2.5 is amended by adding
a section to read as follows:
907.2.5.1 Initiation. Initiation of the fire alarm system in Group H-5
Occupancies and in occupancies used for the manufacture of organic coatings
shall be by manual means. Initiation of fire alarm systems installed for highly
toxic gases, organic peroxides and oxidizers shall be by automatic means, as
specified in chapters 60, 62, and 63 of the 2012 IFC.
Subp. 19. IBC [F] section 907.2.5.2. IBC [F] section 907.2.5 is amended by adding
a section to read as follows:
907.2.5.2 Notification. Activation of the fire alarm system in Group H-5
Occupancies and in occupancies used for the manufacture of organic coatings
shall initiate a general evacuation signal. Activation of the automatic
detection systems installed for highly toxic gases, organic peroxides, and
oxidizers shall sound a local alarm.
Subp. 20. [Repealed, 32 SR 7]
Subp. 21. [Repealed, 32 SR 7]
Subp. 22. IBC [F] section 907.2.6. IBC [F] section 907.2.6 and all subsections are
deleted in their entirety and replaced with the following:
907.2.6 Group I, general. A fire alarm system shall be installed in accordance
with Sections 907.2.6 through 907.2.6.4.2 in Group I occupancies.
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907.2.6.1 Group I-1 occupancies-general. A manual and automatic fire
alarm system shall be installed in Group I-1 occupancies in accordance with
Sections 907.2.6.1 through 907.2.6.1.3.
907.2.6.1.1 Initiation. Initiation of the fire alarm system shall be by
manual and automatic means. Approved automatic fire detectors shall
be installed in laundry and soiled linen rooms, boiler and furnace rooms,
mechanical and electrical rooms, shops, laboratories, kitchens, locker
rooms, janitors' closets, trash-collection rooms, storage rooms, lounges,
gift shops, and similar areas. Automatic smoke detectors shall be
provided in corridors and areas that are open to corridors.
Exception: Manual fire alarm boxes in patient sleeping areas of
Group I-1 occupancies shall not be required at exits if located at all
nurses' stations or other constantly attended staff locations, provided
such fire alarm boxes are visible and continuously accessible and
provided that travel distances required by Section 907.4.2 are not
exceeded.
907.2.6.1.2 Notification. Activation of the fire alarm system or
automatic sprinkler system shall initiate a general evacuation signal. In
addition, activation of the fire alarm system shall immediately transmit
an alarm to an approved central station or remote station service.
Exceptions:
1. In lieu of audible notification appliances, visible notification
appliances shall be allowed to be used in critical care areas.
2. Where occupants are incapable of evacuating themselves because
of age, physical/mental disabilities, or physical restraint, only the
attendants or other personnel required to evacuate occupants from a
zone, area, floor, or building shall be required to be notified. This
notification shall include means to readily identify the zone, area,
floor, or building in need of evacuation.
907.2.6.1.3 Sleeping room smoke alarms. Smoke alarms shall
be installed in resident sleeping rooms in accordance with Section
907.2.11.1.
907.2.6.2 Group I-2 occupancies-general. A manual and automatic fire
alarm system shall be installed in Group I-2 occupancies in accordance with
Sections 907.2.6.2 through 907.2.6.2.4.
907.2.6.2.1 Initiation. Initiation of the fire alarm system shall be
by manual and automatic means. Approved automatic fire detectors
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shall be installed in laundry and soiled linen rooms, boiler and furnace
rooms, mechanical and electrical rooms, shops, laboratories, kitchens,
locker rooms, janitors' closets, trash-collection rooms, storage rooms,
lounges, gift shops, and similar areas. Hospitals, nursing homes (both
intermediate care and skilled nursing facilities), board and care homes,
and detoxification facilities shall be provided with smoke detection
throughout the corridor and areas open to the corridors, other than
nurses' stations.
Exceptions:
1. Corridor smoke detection shall not be required where the sleeping
room smoke detectors required in section 907.2.6.3 are connected
to an approved fire alarm system and activate a general evacuation
signal.
2. Manual fire alarm boxes shall not be required at exits from
patient sleeping areas if located at all nurses' stations or other
constantly attended staff locations, provided such fire alarm boxes
are visible and continuously accessible and provided that travel
distances horizontally on the same floor shall not exceed 200 feet
to reach a manual fire alarm box.
907.2.6.2.2 Notification. Activation of the fire alarm system or
automatic sprinkler system shall initiate a signal that is distinctive from
audible signals used for other purposes in the same building. Such
signal is intended to notify staff and need not meet the minimum sound
pressure levels required for general evacuation fire alarm notification. In
addition, activation of the fire alarm system shall immediately transmit
an alarm to an approved central station or remote station service.
Exceptions:
1. In lieu of audible notification appliances, visible notification
appliances shall be allowed to be used in critical care areas.
2. Where occupants are incapable of evacuating themselves because
of age, physical/mental disabilities, or physical restraint, only the
attendants or other personnel required to evacuate occupants from a
zone, area, floor, or building shall be required to be notified. This
notification shall include means to readily identify the zone, area,
floor, or building in need of evacuation.
3. Where total evacuation of occupants is impractical due to
building configuration, only the occupants in the affected zones
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shall be initially notified. Provisions shall be made to selectively
notify occupants in other zones to afford orderly evacuation of the
entire building.
907.2.6.2.3 Patient room smoke detectors. Smoke detectors shall be
installed in patient sleeping rooms of hospitals and nursing homes. Such
detectors' primary power shall be other than battery power. Actuation
of such detectors shall cause a visual display on the corridor side of the
room where the detector is located and shall cause a distinct audible and
visual alarm at the nurses' station attending the room. Such detectors
may be part of the facility's fire alarm system, nurses' call system, or a
standalone system.
907.2.6.2.3.1 Integral smoke detectors for automatic door-closing
devices. Integral smoke detectors for automatic door-closing devices
on sleeping room doors can be installed only if they also meet all of the
requirements in Section 907.2.6.2.3.
907.2.6.2.4 Sleeping room smoke alarms. For Group I-2 facilities other
than hospitals and nursing homes, single station smoke alarms shall be
installed in resident sleeping rooms.
907.2.6.3 Group I-3 occupancies-general. A manual and automatic fire
alarm system shall be installed in Group I-3 occupancies in accordance with
Sections 907.2.6.3 through 907.2.6.3.4.
907.2.6.3.1 Initiation. Initiation of the fire alarm system shall be by
manual and automatic means. Approved automatic fire detectors shall
be installed in laundry and soiled linen rooms, boiler and furnace rooms,
mechanical and electrical rooms, shops, laboratories, kitchens, locker
rooms, janitors' closets, trash-collection rooms, storage rooms, lounges,
gift shops, commissaries, and similar areas. Actuation of an automatic
fire-extinguishing system, a manual fire alarm box, or a fire detector shall
initiate an approved fire alarm signal, which automatically notifies staff.
Presignal systems shall not be used.
907.2.6.3.2 Manual fire alarm boxes. Manual fire alarm boxes are
not required to be located in accordance with Section 907.4 where the
fire alarm boxes are provided at staff-attended locations having direct
supervision over areas where manual fire alarm boxes have been omitted.
Manual fire alarm boxes are permitted to be locked in areas occupied by
detainees, provided that staff members are present within the subject area
and have keys readily available to operate the manual fire alarm boxes.
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907.2.6.3.3 Smoke detectors. An approved automatic smoke-detection
system shall be installed throughout resident housing areas, including
sleeping areas and contiguous day rooms, group activity spaces, and
other common spaces normally accessible to residents.
Exceptions:
1.
Other approved smoke-detection arrangements providing
equivalent protection, such as placing detectors in exhaust ducts
from cells or behind protective grills, are allowed when necessary
to prevent damage or tampering.
2. Smoke detectors are not required in sleeping rooms with four
or fewer occupants in smoke compartments that are equipped
throughout with an approved automatic sprinkler system.
907.2.6.3.4 Notification. Activation of the fire alarm system or
automatic sprinkler system shall initiate a signal that is distinctive from
audible signals used for other purposes in the same building. Such
signal is intended to notify staff and need not meet the minimum sound
pressure levels required for general evacuation fire alarm notification. In
addition, activation of the fire alarm system shall immediately transmit
an alarm to an approved central station or remote station service.
907.2.6.4 Group I-4 occupancies-general. A manual and automatic fire
alarm system shall be installed in Group I-4 occupancies in accordance with
Sections 907.2.6.4.1 through 907.2.6.4.2.
907.2.6.4.1 Initiation. Initiation of the fire alarm system shall be by
manual and automatic means. Approved automatic fire detectors shall
be installed in laundry and soiled linen rooms, boiler and furnace rooms,
mechanical and electrical rooms, shops, laboratories, kitchens, locker
rooms, janitors' closets, trash-collection rooms, storage rooms, lounges,
gift shops, and similar areas. Automatic smoke detectors shall be
provided in corridors and areas that are open to corridors.
907.2.6.4.2 Notification. Activation of the fire alarm system or
automatic sprinkler system shall initiate a general evacuation signal. In
addition, activation of the fire alarm system shall immediately transmit
an alarm signal to an approved central station or remote station service.
Subp. 23. IBC [F] section 907.2.7. IBC [F] section 907.2.7 is deleted in its entirety.
Subp. 24. IBC [F] section 907.2.7.1. IBC [F] section 907.2.7.1 is deleted in its
entirety.
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Subp. 25. IBC [F] section 907.2.8. IBC [F] section 907.2.8 is amended to read as
follows:
907.2.8 Group R-1, general. A fire alarm system shall be installed in accordance
with Sections 907.2.8 through 907.2.8.3 in Group R-1 occupancies.
Exceptions:
1. A fire alarm system is not required in buildings not over two stories in
height where all individual sleeping units and contiguous attic and crawl
spaces are separated from each other and public or common areas by at least
one-hour fire partitions and each sleeping unit has an exit directly to a public
way, exit court or yard.
2. Buildings containing five or fewer sleeping units shall be allowed to
be equipped with approved multiple-station smoke detectors installed as
required for Group R-3 Occupancies. Installation shall be in accordance with
Section 907.2.11.
907.2.8.1 Initiation. Initiation of the fire alarm system shall be by automatic
means. Approved automatic fire detectors shall be provided in boiler and
furnace rooms, shops, laundry rooms, mechanical and electrical rooms, trash
collection rooms, storage rooms, gift shops, locker rooms and similar areas.
Automatic smoke detectors shall be provided in all common areas and interior
corridors serving as required means of egress.
Exception: System fire and smoke detectors are not required when an
approved automatic fire extinguishing system is installed in accordance
with Section 903.3.1.1 or 903.3.1.2 and a manual fire alarm box is
provided at a constantly attended location. When a constantly attended
location is not provided, the manual fire alarm box shall be provided at
the main exit.
907.2.8.2 Notification. Activation of the fire alarm system or automatic
sprinkler system shall initiate a general evacuation signal.
907.2.8.3 Sleeping unit smoke alarms. Sleeping unit smoke alarms required
by Section 907.2.11 shall not be connected to a fire alarm system.
Exception: Connection of such alarms for annunciation only.
Subp. 26. IBC [F] section 907.2.9. IBC [F] section 907.2.9 is amended, and sections
added, to read as follows:
907.2.9 Group R-2, general. A fire alarm system shall be installed in accordance
with Sections 907.2.9 through 907.2.9.2 in Group R-2 occupancies where:
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1. Any sleeping unit or dwelling unit is located three or more stories above the
story containing the lowest level of exit discharge;
2. Any sleeping unit or dwelling unit is located more than one story below the
highest level of exit discharge of exits serving the dwelling unit;
3. The building contains more than 16 dwelling units or sleeping units; or
4. The building is used as a congregate living facility, dormitory, convent,
monastery, fraternity, sorority, group home, or shelter and has an occupant load
of 20 or more.
Exception: A fire alarm system is not required in buildings not over two
stories in height where all dwelling units and contiguous attic and crawl
spaces are separated from each other and public or common areas by at least
one-hour fire partitions and each dwelling unit has an exit directly to a public
way, exit court or yard.
907.2.9.1 Initiation. Initiation of the fire alarm system shall be by automatic
means. Automatic fire detectors shall be provided in boiler and furnace
rooms, trash-collection rooms, shops, laundry rooms, mechanical and
electrical rooms, storage rooms, and similar areas. Automatic smoke
detectors shall be provided in all common areas and interior corridors serving
as required means of egress.
Exception: System fire and smoke detectors are not required when an
approved automatic fire extinguishing system is installed throughout the
building.
907.2.9.2 Notification. Activation of the fire alarm system or automatic
sprinkler system shall initiate a general evacuation signal.
907.2.9.3 Dwelling unit smoke alarms. Dwelling unit smoke alarms
required by Section 907.2.11 shall not be connected to the building fire alarm
system.
Exception: Connection of such alarms for annunciation only.
Subp. 26a. [Repealed, 39 SR 1605]
Subp. 26b. IBC [F] section 907.2.10. IBC [F] section 907.2.10 is amended to read as
follows:
907.2.10 Group R-4, general. A fire alarm system shall be installed in accordance
with Sections 907.2.10 through 907.2.10.3 in Group R-4 occupancies.
Exceptions:
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1. A fire alarm system is not required in buildings two stories or less in height
where all individual sleeping units and contiguous attic and crawl spaces to
those units are separated from each other and public or common areas by at
least 1-hour fire partitions and each sleeping unit room has an exit directly to
a public way, exit court, or yard.
2. Buildings containing five or fewer sleeping units shall be allowed to be
equipped with approved multiple-station smoke alarms installed as required
for Group R-3 occupancies. Installation shall be in accordance with Section
907.2.11.
907.2.10.1 Initiation. Initiation of the fire alarm system shall be by automatic
means. Approved automatic fire detectors shall be provided in boiler and
furnace rooms, shops, laundry rooms, mechanical and electrical rooms, trash
collection rooms, storage rooms, gift shops, locker rooms, and similar areas.
Automatic smoke detectors shall be provided in all common areas and interior
corridors serving as required means of egress.
Exception: System fire and smoke detectors are not required when an
approved automatic fire-extinguishing system is installed in accordance
with Section 903.3.1.1, 903.3.1.2, or 903.3.1.3.
907.2.10.2 Notification. Activation of the fire alarm system or automatic
sprinkler system shall initiate a general evacuation signal.
907.2.10.3 Smoke alarms. Single and multistation smoke alarms shall be
installed in accordance with Section 907.2.11.
Subp. 27. IBC [F] section 907.2.11.4. IBC [F] section 907.2.11.4 is amended to read
as follows:
907.2.11.4 Power source. In new construction, required smoke alarms shall receive their
primary power from the building wiring where such wiring is served from a commercial
source and shall be equipped with a battery backup. Smoke alarms shall emit a signal when
the batteries are low. Wiring shall be permanent and without a disconnecting switch other
than as required for overcurrent protection.
Exceptions:
1. Smoke alarms are not required to be equipped with battery backup
in Group R-1 occupancies where they are connected to an emergency
electrical system.
2. Smoke alarms are not required to be equipped with battery backup in
Group R-2 occupancies equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler
system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 or 903.3.1.2.
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Subp. 27a. [Repealed, 39 SR 1605]
Subp. 28. IBC [F] section 907.2.24. IBC [F] section 907.2 is amended by adding
sections to read as follows:
907.2.24 Residential hospices. A fire alarm system shall be installed in
accordance with Section 907.2.24 in residential hospices. When automatic
sprinkler systems or automatic fire detectors are installed, such systems or
detectors shall be connected to the building fire alarm system.
907.2.24.1 Initiation. Initiation of the fire alarm system shall be by manual
and automatic means. Approved automatic fire detectors shall be provided
in boiler and furnace rooms, kitchens, laboratories, shops, gift shops,
commissaries, laundry and soiled linen rooms, mechanical and electrical
rooms, locker rooms, storage rooms, janitors' closets, trash collection rooms,
lounges, and similar areas. Automatic smoke detectors shall be provided in
sleeping rooms, corridors, and spaces open to the corridors.
Exception: Manual fire alarm boxes are not required at exits if manual
fire alarm boxes are located at all nurses' stations or other continuously
attended staff locations, provided such fire alarm boxes are visible and
continuously accessible and that travel distances required by Section
907.4.1 are not exceeded.
907.2.24.2 Notification. Activation of the fire alarm system or automatic
sprinkler system shall initiate a general evacuation signal. In addition, the
fire alarm system shall be monitored by an approved central station service in
accordance with Section 903.4.1.
Exception: In lieu of audible notification appliances, visible notification
appliances shall be allowed to be used in sleeping areas.
Subp. 29. [Repealed, 32 SR 7]
Subp. 30. [Repealed, 39 SR 1605]
Subp. 31. IBC [F] section 907.3. IBC [F] section 907.3 is amended, and subsections
added, to read as follows:
907.3 Fire safety functions. Automatic fire detectors required by Section 907.2 and
IFC Chapter 11 are to activate notification appliances in accordance with those sections.
When automatic fire detectors are installed for other fire safety functions, they shall
perform the intended function upon activation. When automatic detectors are installed
for fire safety functions and the building has a fire alarm system, the detectors shall
activate supervisory signals at the fire alarm control panel or at a constantly attended
location. When the building does not have a fire alarm system, the detectors shall
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1305.0907
activate a visual and audible supervisory signal at an approved location, which shall
indicate the source of the signal.
907.3.1 Air distribution and air-handling systems. Smoke detectors installed
to shut down the air distribution or air-handling system shall, upon activation,
perform the intended function. Air distribution or air-handling equipment that is
part of a smoke-control system shall switch to smoke-control mode upon activation
of a detector.
907.3.1.1 Fire alarm system interface. Smoke detectors that are installed
in air distribution or air-handling systems for shutdown purposes and that are
connected to a fire alarm system shall not sound a general evacuation signal.
907.3.2 Elevator control functions. Smoke detectors that are installed to
control or recall elevators or to control doors for elevators, elevator lobbies, or
elevator shafts and that are connected to a fire alarm system shall not sound a
general evacuation signal. Elevator recall and firefighter's emergency operation
for elevators shall only be controlled by elevator smoke detectors and shall not
initiate upon other building fire detectors or evacuation signals.
907.3.3 Door hold-open functions. Smoke detectors that are installed to hold
open fire doors under nonemergency conditions and that are connected to a fire
alarm system shall sound a general evacuation signal when the doors being held
open are part of the means of egress corridor or stair system. Door hold-open
smoke detectors are not required to activate a visual or audible signal.
Subp. 31a. IBC [F] section 907.6.5. IBC [F] section 907.6.5 and its subsections are
deleted in their entirety.
Subp. 32. [Repealed, 39 SR 1605]
Subp. 33. [Repealed, 39 SR 1605]
Statutory Authority: MS s 16B.37; 16B.59 to 16B.76; 326B.02; 326B.101 to
326B.194
History: 27 SR 1474; 32 SR 7; L 2007 c 140 art 4 s 61; art 13 s 4; L 2008 c 337 s 64;
39 SR 1605
Published Electronically: July 21, 2015
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