In medical clinics is there a requirement to install strobes in treatment rooms when the building if fully sprinkled.
I would say no based on the following point of view.
NFPA 72 is an installation code/standard and does not specify which buildings or structures require a system. NFPA 72 specifies how to properly design and install a sprinkler system using the proper components and materials after it has been determined that a fire system is required. The administrative authority for requiring sprinklers within buildings rests with any of the following: the local building code; NFPA 5000, Building Construction and Safety Code; NFPA 101, Life Safety Code; International Building Code; or insurance regulations that typically specify which buildings and structures require fire alarm systems.
Is a fire alarm system required for the medical clinic in terms of 2018 NFPA 101? Medical clinics without ambulatory surgical rooms are classified as business occupancies.
New business occupancies only require fire alarm systems if one of the conditions in Section 184.108.40.206 or if the facility volunteers to install a fire alarm system:
Excerpts from the 2018 NFPA 101:
Requirements for occupant notification based on the fire alarm system was required.
Referring to 220.127.116.11 gives you the requirements for notification signals for the new business occupancies. Treatment rooms are staffed with healthcare professionals who can assisted patients out and not solely occupied by persons who are hearing impaired. Therefore, Section 18.104.22.168.1 should apply.
I can not speculate what the local building codes and regulations are fro fire alarm systems.
Let me know if this makes sense to you and was helpful.
Retrieving data ...