Chapter 7, “Documentation,” was added in the 2013 edition of NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. New requirements were added and some of the information was relocated from other chapters. Without documentation, there is no proof that requirements were met. How well do you know the documentation requirements?
Created by: Thomas P. Hammerberg
1. Chapter 7 documentation requirements only apply when required by other governing laws, codes, standards or other parts of NFPA 72.
2. All fire alarm drawings shall use symbols described in NFPA _____ or other symbols acceptable to the AHJ.
3. Locations of alarm notification appliances, including candela ratings for visual alarm notification appliances, are required to be identified on shop drawings. Who is responsible for determining the candela ratings?
A. The AHJ
B. The designer
C. The installer
D. The owner
4. Where occupant notification is required, minimum sound pressure levels that must be produced by the audible notification appliances in applicable covered areas must be provided as part of the documentation. Who is responsible for determining the minimum sound pressure levels?
5. Design documents shall specify the rooms and spaces that will have visual notification and those where visual notification will not be provided.
6. Floor-plan drawings shall be drawn to an indicated scale
and shall identify any ceiling more than _____ feet in height where automatic fire detection is being proposed.
7. Floor-plan drawings shall be drawn to an indicated scale and shall identify all partitions extending to within _____ of the ceiling height.
A. 12 inches
B. 18 inches
8. Before requesting final approval of the installation, if required by the AHJ, the installing contractor shall furnish a written statement saying the system has been installed in accordance with approved plans and tested in accordance with the manufacturer’s published instructions and the appropriate NFPA requirements.
9. Record documentation is allowed to be stored in the fire alarm control unit.
10. Upon completion of the installation, the fire alarm contractor is required to use the record of completion form in Chapter 7 of NFPA 72.