Fulfilling Code Requirements for Area of Rescue Two-Way Communication
As fire regulations continue to evolve, high-rise buildings and commercial facilities need to be in compliance with regulations involving two-way communication in areas of refuge.
Pro-Alert 480 helps fulfill the following requirements as a comprehensive two-way communication system that allows callers to call for help from Areas of Rescue Assistance:
Americans with Disabilities Act – in multi-story buildings, each floor is required to have an area of rescue assistance with a means for two-way communication
NFPA 101 – requires that all means of egress be equipped with a system that provides communication between the area of refuge and a fire command center or central point
NFPA 72 – if the central control point is not staffed, the system must be able to communicate off-site with a supervising station, communications center or other approved monitoring location
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