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Central Station Fire Alarm Systems

Signals

Alarm Signal Disposition

When central station service is contacted, and a signalThese are the signals that are indicative of a fire in the protected premises. They are handled as fire alarms. is received from a sprinkler water flow switch, manual station, automatic fire detector, or the actuation of a suppression system, the central station must do the following:
ImmediatelyThe central station must assign the highest priority to the alarm receipt. nder the most adverse conditions, the equipment transmitting the signal may not allow the signal to reach the central station for a number of minutes, so it is imperative that the central station retransmits the signal as soon as it is received. Immediately is not defined in NFPA 72, but routine handling in the central station should not approach 90 seconds. retransmit the signal to the service that dispatches the fire department Dispatch a runnerThe runner or technician is only required when the system must be reset manually. However, if the system can be reset by an individual trained in the equipment's operation, the AHJ may allow the requirement for runner response to be canceled. or technician to the protected premises to arrive within two hours of a signal if the equipment has to be manually reset Immediately notify the customer, typically by telephone calls to the protected premises
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