- A submittal package should be assembled containing the fire alarm system type, size, rating, style, catalog number, riser diagram, wire type(s), manufacturer’s names, photographs and data sheets.
- All documents should be placed in a binder or folder to submit to the AHJ for approval.
- No equipment should be ordered without approval.
Planning a fire alarm system doesn’t have to be a monumental task, especially if you take advantage of the support services from the AHJ, the manufacturer, associations and experienced contractors you might partner with. Start now and you’ll be well-positioned to make this growing business part of yours.
O’Mara is the president of DLO Communications in Park Ridge, Ill., specializing in low-voltage. She can be reached at 847.384.1916 or firstname.lastname@example.org.