Inspections - Fire Alarm Acceptance Test
Fire Alarm Acceptance Testing is performed to ensure that the fire alarm has been installed in accordance with accepted fire alarm plans and is functioning properly.
All building and fire prevention permit inspections are scheduled through the CityView portal.
See Fire Alarm Requirements in Elevators for additional information.
The criteria for the acceptance test is as follows:
- Prior to the fire alarm test, fax NFPA 72 Record of Completion Form showing the pretest has been completed to the Cherokee County Fire Marshal's Office at: (678) 493-6111.
- The FACP has county-approved plans and as-built record drawings and documents.
- If the system is monitored need verification that the dialer is functioning properly (pre-test report). Fax to (678) 493-6111
- Do not have the system placed on test.
- Verify all components are in conditioned spaces.
- FACP, remote annunciator, and NAC expanders maximum height of 6 feet aff (NEC 110-26) and readily accessible.
- Verify carrier phone service.
- Phone numbers. (Must be separate carriers if long-distance or wats).
- Verify proper phone jacks are installed (RJ 31x) and not installed inside FACP.
- Verify proper phone number is labeled on each jack.
- Verify FACP and all appliances are listed for the intended use (UL).
- Verify monitoring company is UL listed and contact # is on the outside front cover of the panel.
- Prime contractor contact phone number to be on the outside front cover of FACP
- Label for a/c feed to be on the outside front cover of FACP:
- Panel: _____ circuit breaker #:_____.
- Assure a/c feed has approved breaker lockout.
- Assure a/c circuit breaker is labeled in red.
- Verify smoke detector protection within 15 feet of FACP and any remote power supplies.
- FACP is in normal condition.
- All panel indicator lamps are functioning properly. (audible and visual for troubles and supervisory functions).
- Remote annunciators, if provided to be within 15 feet of the fire dept. Access and interfaced with FACP. Maximum height 60â€? a.f.f. required for new installations.
- Verify that disconnection of both telco lines sends a trouble signal to FACP or dialer within 4 minutes. The audible and visual signal required at FACP.
- Batteries to be dated.
- Reconnect batteries and then turn off 120vac. Batteries should measure approximately 13v and differ no more than 0.4v.
- Assure a trouble signal for a/c loss is received at FACP within 200 sec.
- While on battery power initiate alarm. Batteries should remain at 12v each, but slowly dropping.
- All booster panels supplying any other areas or floors shall also be operated under battery power.
- Verify the NAC circuit EOL voltage drop is no less than 3v. (This will verify the batteries are not overloaded).
- EOL on all circuits to be labeled at all devices (initiating and notification).
- Label all devices with address, or circuit number.
- Reconnect a/c power and have a ground fault initiated on any appliance circuit. FACP to receive trouble in 200 sec. (also test any nac panels for ground fault verification).
- Verify wire type and the gauge was followed. (Compare wire in FACP and EOL to approved plans).
- All wiring has markers where landed in the FACP and terminal cabinets on multi-story buildings.
- There shall be no splices in the system other than terminal blocks and junction boxes. Wire nuts and butt splices are not permitted.