Is the intent of this code to not require an existing pull station that was installed under a earlier code to be moved within 60" of the required exit if it is in the natural exit access path near the required exit?
In my personal opinion:
NFPA 101 188.8.131.52 (2) - for existing alarm installations, the wording uses the word either & or
the manual fire alarm box either shall be provided in the natural exit access path near each required exit or within 60 inches of exit doorways.
Which makes me believe fire alarm systems installed prior to the jurisdiction adopting the 2012 NFPA 101 edition would be acceptable if it meet one or the other. However, the occupancy specific chapter may indicate otherwise which would overrule 184.108.40.206 (2). Naturally, this is just my opinion.
220.127.116.11 A manual fire alarm box shall be provided as follows, unless modified by another section of this Code:
I agree with above, if it met 72 when installed it is good to go.:::::
18.104.22.168 A fire alarm system required for life safety shall be installed, tested, and maintained in accordance with the applicable requirements of NFPA 70 , National Electrical Code, and NFPA 72 , National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, unless it is an approved existing installation, which shall be permitted to be continued in use.
Even under 2012, I would say it does not have to be in the vestibule:::
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