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§ 701General. Sprinkler systems shall comply with the requirements of this section. 



§ 702Where required. Sprinkler systems shall be provided in buildings, structures, premises, or parts thereof when required by this code, the fire department (Its Chief or its Chief Fire Marshal). 



§ 703Installation requirements. Except as otherwise provided in this code, sprinkler systems shall be designed and installed in accordance with this code. 



§ 704Sprinkler system supervision and alarms. All valves controlling the water supply for sprinkler systems, pumps, tanks, water levels and temperatures, critical air pressures, and water-flow switches on all sprinkler systems shall be electrically supervised by the fire alarm system where a fire alarm system is required by this code. Exceptions to this are as follows;
  • Sprinkler systems protecting all occupancies. 
  • Sprinkler systems installed in accordance with this code, where a common supply main is used to supply both domestic water and the sprinkler system, and a separate shutoff valve for the sprinkler system is not provided, except where this code requires such sprinkler system to be supervised. 
  • Jockey pump control valves that are sealed or locked in the open position. 
  • Control valves to commercial kitchen hoods, paint spray booths, or dip tanks that are sealed or locked in the open position. 
  • Valves controlling the fuel supply to fire pump engines that are sealed or locked in the open position. 
  • Trim valves to pressure switches in dry, preaction and deluge sprinkler systems that are sealed or locked in the open position.



§ 705Maintenance. Sprinkler systems shall be periodically inspected, tested, serviced, and otherwise maintained in accordance with the fire code as follows:
  • Sprinkler systems shall be inspected at least once a month by a person holding a certificate of fitness, employed by the owner, to ensure that all parts of the system are in perfect working order, and that the department connections, if any, are ready for immediate use by the department. A detailed record of each inspection shall be kept for examination by any representative of the department. An inspection by the Fire Marshal Office is to be done at least twice a year in the semi-annual inspections.
  • There shall be one or more employees instructed in the maintenance of sprinkler systems. 
  • There shall be kept available at all times in the premises a supply of at least six extra sprinkler heads to replace promptly any fused or damaged sprinklers. 
  • Fire department connections shall be hydrostatically tested at least once every 5 years, in accordance with this code.



§ 706Sprinkler heads are to remain unobstructed and all storage must be maintained at least 457 mm (18 inches) below the sprinkler head. Storage in non-sprinkler buildings/rooms must be maintained, at least 1 meter (3 feet) below the ceiling.



§ 707There shall be one or more employees instructed in the maintenance of sprinkler systems. 

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