The National Fire Alarm Safety Code of Canada (NFASCC) outlines a regulatory framework called the National Fire Alarm Code. It applies to the installation, servicing and maintenance of fire alarm systems.
The National Fire Alarm Code of Canada defines a fire alarm as a system designed and constructed to receive and actuate an alarm signal when conditions within authorized, constructed areas indicate the presence of an emergency condition.During most fire alarm training, “fire alarm equipment” is defined as a device specifically designed to make an audible and/or visual alarm signal when operated by a control panel or a manual panel mounted in a protected environment. Fire alarm equipment consists of a panel, either connected or disconnect with other equipment, such as an audible alarm or receiver module (or connected to a power source).
The NFASCC also provides that fire alarm equipment shall be inspected prior to installation and service. This requires that the NFASCC is properly understood, properly applied, and properly maintained. The code defines some requirements in the manner in which alarms are to be installed and maintained. The code also has procedures and guidelines for re-testing an alarm system at specified times. These requirements are intended to improve the safety of the public. d2c66b5586