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Fire Department New York S-98
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Alarm Notification Appliance
A fire alarm system component, such as a bell, horn, speaker, light, text display or vibration device that issues an audible, tactile, and/or visual alert.
A signal indicating an emergency requiring immediate action, such as a signal indicative of fire.
A unit containing one or more indicator lamps, alphanumeric displays, or other equivalent means in which each indication provides status information about a circuit, condition or location.
Approved Central Station Company
A central station company that has been issued a valid certificate of operation from FDNY.
As applied to fire protection devices, any device, equipment or system that initiates system function as a result of a predetermined temperature rise, rate of temperature rise, or combustion products, without the necessity for human intervention.
Central Station Company
A person or entity engaged in the operation of a central station.
Central Station Signaling System
A system comprised of the protective signaling system at the protective premises, the central station physical plant, the exterior communications channels, and satellite stations, if any.
A facility that receives alarm signals from a protected premises and re-transmits or otherwise reports such alarm signals to the department.
A person or entity designated by the subscriber who shall be responsible for receiving notifications from the central station company concerning the status of the protective signaling system at the protective premises and who is authorized to take action with respect to such system.
Emergency Alarm System
A system to provide indication and warning of an emergency condition involving a release of hazardous materials or other hazardous material incident.
Fire Alarm Box, Manual
A manually operated device used to initiate an alarm signal.
Fire Alarm Control Panel
A system component that receives inputs from automatic and manual fire alarm devices and transponder(s) of off-premises transmitter(s). The control unit is capable of providing a transfer of power to the notification appliances and transfer of condition to relays of devices.
Fire Alarm Signal
A signal initiated by a fire alarm-initiating device such as a manual fire alarm box, automatic fire detector, water-flow switch or other device whose activation is indicative of the presence of a fire or fire signature.
Fire Alarm System
Any system, including any interconnected fire alarm sub-system, of components and circuits arranged to monitor and annunciate the status of fire alarm or supervisory signal-initiating devices.
Fire Detector Automatic
A device designed to detect the presence of a fire signature and to initiate action.
Fire Protection System
Approved devices, equipment and systems or combinations of systems used to detect a fire, activate an alarm, extinguish or control a fire, control or manage smoke and products of a fire or any combination thereof, including fire extinguishing systems, fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems and standpipe systems.
Firestops are fire protection barriers which prevent the spread of fire and smoke. These may enter into openings created in walls and floors because of the installation of electrical, communications, plumbing and ventilation systems. Firestopping prevents or significantly limits the spread of fire and smoke by filling the openings with fire resistant material such as fire rated caulks, mortars, putties as well as collars and pillows which expand when exposed to fire or heat. These effectively seal cracks, gaps and other openings. This is very important when containing a fire and is part of an effective fire prevention strategy when combined with fire alarm and fire suppression systems. A few of the nationally recognized independent laboratories which conduct tests of firestopping materials, devices and systems are Underwriters Laboratories Inc., Omega Point Laboratory and Factory Mutual.
The person responsible for ensuring that proper safety precautions are taken when a fire protection system is out of service.
A system component that originates transmission of a change of state condition, such as in a smoke detector, manual fire alarm box, or supervisory switch.
Intermediate Fire Alarm or Fire Supervisory Control Unit
A control unit used to provide area fire alarm or area fire supervisory service that, where connected to the proprietary fire alarm system, becomes a part of that system. It is also known as Sub-System or Extension.
A protective signaling system where installation at a protected premises is required by law.
Multiple Station Alarm Device
Two or more single-station alarm devices that can be interconnected such that actuation of one causes all integral or separate audible alarms to operate. It also can consist of one single-station alarm device having connections to other detectors or to a manual fire alarm box.
Out of Service System
A fire protection system that is not fully functional; or whose operation is impaired or is otherwise not in good working order.
The open space that carries air between the ceilings and floor above.
Proprietary Central Station
A central station operated by or on behalf of the owner of the protected premises monitored by the central station, that monitors protected premises other than the premises in which the central station is located. For purposes of this section and R4604-01, unless otherwise specifically provided, reference to "central station company" shall be deemed to include proprietary central stations.
A fire alarm system having a feature that allows initial fire alarm signals to sound in a constantly attended central location and for which a human action is subsequently required to achieve a general alarm, or a feature that allows the control equipment to delay the general alarm by more than one minute after the start of the alarm processing.
A building, occupancy or structure located in the city that is equipped with a fire alarm system that transmits an alarm signal to the Fire Department or a central station that monitors such system for the purposes of reporting fire alarms to the Fire Department, whether or not the installation of such system on the premises is required by law.
Protective Signaling System
A system or device installed at a protected premises and designed to transmit an alarm signal, a supervisory signal or a trouble signal.
Single Station Smoke Alarm
An assembly incorporating the detector, the control equipment, and the alarm-sounding device in one unit, operated from a power supply either in the unit or obtained at the point of installation.
A single- or multiple-station alarm responsive to smoke and not connected to a system.
A listed device that senses visible or invisible particles of combustion.
Smoke Detector Maintenance Company Certificate
A certificate issued by the Fire Commissioner to a person engaged in the business of performing smoke detector cleaning and testing, which authorizes such person to engage in such business and supervise the performance of such cleaning and testing by certificate of fitness holders.
A signal indicating the need for action in connection with the supervision of guard tours, fire extinguishing systems or equipment, fire alarm systems or the maintenance features of related systems.
Supervisory Signal Initiating Device
An initiating device, such as a valve supervisory switch, water level indicator, or low-air pressure switch on a drypipe sprinkler system, that triggers a supervisory signal.
A signal initiated by the fire alarm system or device indicative of a fault in a monitored circuit or component.
An alarm signal transmitted by a fire alarm system which functioned as designed, but for which a department response proved unnecessary. An example of an unnecessary alarm is an alarm triggered by smoke from a lit cigarette in a non smoking area, when the presence of such smoke does not implicate fire safety concerns.
An alarm signal transmitted by a fire alarm system which failed to function as designed as a result of improper installation, improper maintenance, malfunction, or other factor. Examples of unwarranted alarms are alarms resulting from improper smoke detector placement, improper detector setting for installed location, lack of system maintenance, and control panel malfunction.
A component of a protective signaling system that provides the link between a fire alarm system and the transmission channels.
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