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Clearing the Air About Fire Alarm Systems

Do you know how to correctly wire fire alarm systems?

Article 760 covers the installation of wiring and equipment for fire alarm systems, including circuits controlled and powered by the fire alarm. Those circuits are for such things as fire detection and alarm notification, guard’s tour, sprinkler water flow, and sprinkler supervisory systems. NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, provides the requirements for the selection, installation, performance, use, testing, and maintenance of these systems.

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