§ 2800.130. Smoke detectors and fire alarms.

 (a)  There shall be an operable automatic smoke detector located in each living unit.

 (b)  Smoke detectors and fire alarms must be of a type approved by the Department of Labor and Industry, the appropriate local building authority or local fire safety expert, or listed by Underwriters Laboratories.

 (c)  If the residence serves nine or more residents, there shall be at least one smoke detector on each floor interconnected and audible throughout the residence or an automatic fire alarm system that is interconnected and audible throughout the residence.

 (d)  If one or more residents or staff persons are not able to hear the smoke detector or fire alarm system, a signaling device approved by a fire safety expert shall be used and tested so that each resident and staff person with a hearing impairment will be alerted in the event of a fire.

 (e)  Smoke detectors and fire alarms shall be tested for operability at least once per month. A written record of the monthly testing shall be kept.

 (f)  If a smoke detector or fire alarm becomes inoperative, repair shall be completed within 48 hours of the time the detector or alarm was found to be inoperative.

 (g)  The residence’s emergency procedures must indicate the procedures that will be immediately implemented until the smoke detector or fire alarms are operable.

 (h)  In residences housing five or more residents with mobility needs, the fire alarm system shall be directly connected to the local fire department or 24-hour monitoring service approved by the local fire department, if this service is available in the community.

No part of the information on this site may be reproduced for profit or sold for profit.

This material has been drawn directly from the official Pennsylvania Code full text database. Due to the limitations of HTML or differences in display capabilities of different browsers, this version may differ slightly from the official printed version.