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Are individual apartment smoke detectors required to report back the fire alarm panel for notification of the fire department?

Question asked by Robert Posipanka on Apr 19, 2016
Latest reply on Nov 7, 2016 by Robert Painter

I have a 50 unit 3 story senior housing apartment building under construction in my community.  Each apartment has a smoke detector installed in each bedroom and outside of the sleeping room.  The contractor will not tie the individual alarms into the fire alarm panel to provide for notification to the local FD.  Only the detectors located in the public areas will initiate a building fire alarm for local evacuation and FD notification.  I have spent hours reviewing NFPA 72 and our Building Code and cannot find a code or reference regarding my issue. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

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