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2010 NFPA 72 Chapter 24

Understanding Emergency Communication Systems (ECS)


The following chart provides an overview of NFPA Chapter 24 that will providing clarity regarding use of the standard.

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24.1 Application
24.1.1

In compliance with this chapter:

  • Application
  • Installation
  • Performance of ECS & its components
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24.1.4

The requirements of Chapter 14 shall apply.

 
24.2 Purpose
24.2.1

Communicate information necessary to facilitate an appropriate response and action.

Mass Notification Network
24.2.2

Establish minimum required levels of performance, reliability and quality of installation.

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24.2.3

Communicate information about emergencies: fire, human-caused events, dangerous situations & natural disasters.

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24.3 General
24.3.1

Provide Intelligible voice message (refer to common intelligibility scale)

Common Intelligibility Scale Giant Voice
24.3.2

Required Emergency Communication Systems

(Pursue AHJ approval)

Police Hat
24.3.5.4

Pathway Survivability for In-Building fire emergency voice/ alarm communication

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24.3.5.12

Pathway survivability as determined by risk analysis

 
24.4 One-Way Communications System
24.4.1

One-Way ECS In-Building EVACS

24.4.1.2.2.1

Design for intelligibility & Audio

Speaker Emergency Intercom
24.4.1.2.2 (ADS)

Acoustically Distinguishable Spaces

Office Building
24.4.2.1.2

MNS Components

(NAN)

Notification Appliance Network

(LOC)

Local Operating Console

Interface to other System and Alerting Sources.

24.4.2.3

Emergency Response plan comply with NFPA 1600 & 1620

 
24.5 Two-Way In-Building ECS
24.5.1

Two-Way Telephone Wired Emergency Services Communication Systems

In Building Two Way Communication
24.5.1.2

Two-Way Telephone Collocated with In-Building

Fire emergency voice alarm communication equipment

Telephone
24.5.2.5.4

Signal Booster Components- compatible with analog and digital communication simultaneously

Signal Booster Components
24.5.4 Elevator EMS

Comply with ANSI/ ASMEA17.1a/ CSA B44a, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators

Elevators and Escalators
24.5.3.6

Area of refuge stations with hands free communication

Access Control
 
24.6 Information, Command & Control
24.6.1

Communication control station for emergency communication system

24.6.2.1

Emergency Communication Control Unit (ECCU) shall be located at each Central Control Station as per the risk analysis as defined in the Emergency Response Plan

Emergency Communication Control Unit
24.6.2.5.2

Multiple Emergency Communication Control Units (MECCU) shall be permitted

Multiple ECCU Units
24.6.6

Other Systems-Central Control Station shall be capable to interface with: telephone dialers, tone alert systems, pagers, textual devices and visual control signs as defined in the Emergency Response Plan

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24.7 Performance Based Design of MNS
24.7.1

Goals and Objectives

  1. Risk analysis & design criteria
  2. Timely Target Audience Broadcasting
  3. Design and performance in accordance
    with risk
  4. System Survivability
  5. Message Initiation by safety and security stakeholders
24.7.7

Risk Analysis

  • Number of persons
  • Type of occupancies
  • Anticipated threat
  • Extent of notification
  • ECS Effectiveness
  • Emergency response personnel
7-1 7-2 Emergency Response Personnel Risk Analysis Plan
24.7.8.2

To maintain reliable performance of the ECS specify testing requirements.

See Chapter 14.

 

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