REAC - Building Systems - Fire Protection


Fire Protection

Building System designed to minimize the effects of a fire.

May include the following:

  • fire walls and doors
  • portable fire extinguishers
  • permanent sprinkler systems.

 

Note: This does not include fire detection, alarm, and control devices.

 

This inspectable item can have the following deficiencies:

  • Missing Sprinkler Head
  • Missing/Damaged/Expired Extinguishers


Missing Sprinkler Head

Deficiency: You see that a sprinkler head, or its components, connected to the central fire protection system is either missing, visibly disabled, painted over, blocked, or capped.

 

Note: Components include test plugs, drains, and test fittings.

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: N/A

Level 2: N/A

Level 3: Any sprinkler head is missing, visibly disabled, painted over, blocked, or capped.

 

Missing/Damaged/Expired Extinguishers

Deficiency: A portable fire extinguisher is not where it should be, is damaged, or the extinguisher certification has expired.

 

Note:

  1. This includes missing/damaged fire hoses where there are fire cabinets.
  2. For buildings with multiple fire control systems, standpipes, sprinklers, etc., 5% or less of the extinguishers for a given building may be missing, damaged, and/or expired. In such cases do not record as a deficiency.
  3. If the inspection tag is missing during the REAC inspection, the accompanying POA may produce proof that the fire extinguisher certification is current. If you see such proof, do not record a deficiency for a missing tag.

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: For a building with only 1 fire control system, 5% or less of the fire

extinguishers are missing, damaged, or expired.

Level 2: For all buildings, 5% to 10% of the fire extinguishers are missing,

damaged, or expired.

Level 3: For all buildings, more than 10% of the fire extinguishers are missing,

damaged, or expired.

-OR There is not an operable/non-expired fire extinguisher on each floor.


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