Fire Protection Systems
Fire Alarm Systems
Fire protection and life safety systems that need to be installed in a university building must meet all applicable codes as well as the OSU EHS Addressable Fire Alarm System Standard as set forth by the OSU Fire Marshal. Fire alarm systems are maintained by OSU Facilities Management.
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 such conditions exist, the contractor or project manager should 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 assumes responsibility of the facility during the contract period.
Fire Suppression Systems
Fire suppression systems that need to be installed in a university building must meet all applicable codes as well as the OSU EHS Fire Sprinkler System Standard as set forth by the OSU Fire Marshal. Fire suppression systems are maintained by OSU Facilities Management.
Fire suppression and sprinkler systems can only be deactivated by Facilities Management technicians upon approval of the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
System impairment happens when there is a significant portion or area of coverage that is deactivated or out of service or when the system is not functioning properly. The University Fire Marshal determines what additional measures are required to ensure the safety of the building and its occupants.
Additional measures may include:
- Employment and implementation of a fire watch
- Additional patrols by OSU Police Department or security
- Installation of temporary protection systems
- Removing all occupants from the building
OSU EHS Addressable Fire Alarm System Standard
OSU EHS Fire Sprinkler System Standard