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Oklahoma State University

Fire Protection System

Fire Alarm System

Any fire alarm system to be installed in a University building shall meet all applicable codes as well as the OSU EHS Addressable Fire Alarm System Standard as set forth by the Oklahoma State University Fire Marshal. Fire alarm systems are maintained by OSU Facilities Management Group.

Care must be taken to eliminate the unintentional activation of the fire alarm systems, any work that creates a dirty, dusty or wet atmosphere that could activate the fire detection system should be avoided. When a dirty dusty condition exists, the contractor or project manager shall request and coordinate the deactivation of the fire detection system for the construction area.

If the building is unoccupied, the fire alarm system could be deactivated for the duration of the project, if approved by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). The contractor shall assume responsibility of the facility during the contract period.

Fire Suppression Systems

Any fire suppression system to be installed in a University building shall meet all applicable codes as well as the OSU EHS Fire Sprinkler System Standard as set forth by the Oklahoma State University Fire Marshal. Fire Suppression systems are maintained by OSU Facilities Management Group.

Fire suppression (sprinkler systems shall only be deactivated by Facilities Management technicians upon approval of the AHJ.

Impairment

System impairment is when there is a significant portion or area of coverage that is deactivated or out of service or the alarm or spinkler system is not functioning properly. The University Fire Marshal shall determine what addition measures will be required to ensure building and life safety.

Additional measures may include:

  • Employment and implementation of a fire watch.
  • Additional patrols by OSU PD or security.
  • Installation of temporary protection systems.
  • Removing all occupants from the building.