Smoke Detector

CHAPTER 27

FIRE PREVENTION, PROTECTION, AND CONTROL CODE

Section 27-15 MISCELLANEOUS CONSTRUCTION PROVISIONS

(5) INSTALLATION AND TESTING OF SMOKE ALARMS

INSTALLATION REQUIRED:
A “ten-year” smoke alarm with a sealed battery or smoke alarms hardwired together and on their own circuit must be installed in all multi-family and mixed-use occupancies by January 1st, 2010. Smoke alarms must be installed in all bedrooms, in the common hallway outside of bedrooms, and at the head of all stairways and/or in locations required by the AHJ.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Once notified of a missing or defective smoke alarm, the owner of a multi-family occupancy must repair or replace the smoke alarm(s) within 5 days.

TESTING AND MAINTENANCE:

(a) The owner(s) of multi-family occupancies are responsible for the monthly testing and documentation of the monthly testing of all smoke alarms not in tenant spaces.

(b) The owner and/or occupant of all mixed-use occupancies is responsible for the monthly testing and documentation of the monthly testing of all smoke alarms in all areas they occupy.