Educational Group E

Educational Group E


Occupant load is less than 50
Common use areas notification appliances. Smoke or heat detection in all common use areas and in above-ceiling space. One additional manual fire alarm box shall be located at the administration office or location approved by the AHJ.
Occupant load 50 or more
Emergency voice/alarm communication system with common use areas notification appliances. Smoke or heat detection in common use areas and in above-ceiling space.
907.2.3 Group E. A automatic fire alarm system that
initiates the occupant notification signal utilizing an emer-
gency voice/alarm communication system meeting the
requirements of Section 907.5.2.2 and installed in accor-
dance with Section 907.6 shall be installed in Group E
occupancies with an occupant load of 50 or more persons
or containing more than one classroom or one or more
rooms used for Group E or I-4 day care purposes in
accordance with this section.
Where automatic sprinkler
systems or smoke detectors are installed, such systems or
detectors shall be connected to the building fire alarm sys-
tem. One additional manual fire alarm box shall be
located at the administration office or location approved
by the AHJ.


Exceptions:
1. For public school state funded construction proj-
ects see Section 907.2.29.

2. For public schools see Section 907.2.3.7.

3. For private schools see Section 907.2.3.8.
2019 CBC 907.2.3

State funded public schools - new construction
New public schools shall be provided with automatic fire alarm system: common use areas notification appliances, smoke or heat detection in all common use areas and in above-ceiling space. If occupant load is 50 or more, voice/alarm communication system shall be provided.
907.2.29 Public school state funded construction projects
for kindergarten through 12th grade - automatic fire
alarm system requirements.

2019 CBC 907.2.29
2019 CBC 907.2.29


Assemblies located within a Group E occupancy with an occupant load of less than 1,000 shall be provided with fire alarm system as required for Group E occupancy.
907.2.3.2 Assemblies located within a Group E occupancy.
Assembly occupancies with an occupant load of
less than 1,000 and located within a Group E occupancy
campus or building shall be provided with a fire
alarm system as required for the Group E occupancy.
2019 CBC 907.2.3.2
2019 CBC 907.2.3.2


Smoke or heat detectors installation requirements
Smoke detection shall be provided in all common areas and in above-ceiling space. Heat detectors shall be used in above-ceiling space due to environmental conditions. If above-ceiling space is sprinklered heat detectors shall not be required.
907.2.3.6 Automatic fire alarm system. Automatic detection
shall be provided in accordance with this section.

907.2.3.6.1 Smoke detectors. Smoke detectors shall
be installed at the ceiling of every room and in
“ceiling-plenums” utilized for environmental air.
Where the ceiling is attached directly to the under-
side of the roof structure, smoke detectors shall be
installed on the ceiling only.

Exception: Where the environment or ambient
conditions exceed smoke detector installation
guidelines; heat detectors or fire sprinklers shall be used.

907.2.3.6.2 Heat detectors. Heat detectors shall be
installed in combustible spaces where sprinklers or
smoke detectors are not installed.

2019 CBC 907.2.3.6
2019 CBC 907.2.3.6


Private schools, occupancy is sprinklered
Automatic fire alarm system: common areas notification appliances activated by sprinkler waterflow switch. Notification system and manual pull station at normally occupied location shall be provided as per 2016 CBC 907.2.3
2016 CBC 907.2.3

Private schools, occupancy is NOT sprinklered
Automatic fire alarm system: common areas notification appliances and smoke detection system. Common areas notification appliances activated by any smoke detector. Notification system and manual pull stations at all exits shall be provided as per 2016 CBC 907.2.3
2016 CBC 907.2.3

907.2.3.7 Private schools. An automatic fire alarm
system shall be provided in new buildings of private schools.

Exception: Automatic detection devices are not
required where an approved automatic sprinkler
system is installed in accordance with Section
903.3.1.1 and the occupant notification appliances
will activate on sprinkler water flow and manual
activation is provided from a normally occupied
location.
2016 CBC 907.2.3.7
2016 CBC 907.2.3.7


Day-care, occupancy is sprinklered
Automatic fire alarm system: common areas notification appliances activated by sprinkler waterflow switch. Notification system and manual pull station at normally occupied location shall be provided as per 2016 CBC 907.2.3
2016 CBC 907.2.3

Smoke detectors shall be installed in every room used for sleeping or napping.
Day-care, occupancy is NOT sprinklered
Automatic fire alarm system: common areas notification appliances and smoke detection system. Common areas notification appliances activated by any smoke detector. Notification system and manual pull stations at all exits shall be provided as per 2016 CBC 907.2.3
2016 CBC 907.2.3
Smoke detectors shall be installed in every room used for sleeping or napping.
907.2.3.8 Day-care, Group E.

907.2.3.8.1
An automatic fire alarm system shall be
provided in all buildings used as or containing a
Group E day-care.

Exception: Automatic detection devices are not
required where an approved automatic sprinkler
system is installed in accordance with Section
903.3.1.1 and the occupant notification appliances
will activate on sprinkler waterflow and
manual activation is provided from a normally
occupied location.

907.2.3.8.2 Smoke detectors shall be installed in
every room used for sleeping or napping.

2016 CBC 907.2.3.8
2016 CBC 907.2.3.8


Audible notification for playground areas
Playground areas shall be provided with audible notification.
907.5.2.4 Group E schools. One audible alarm
notification appliance shall be mounted on the exterior of a
buildings to alert occupants at each playground area.

2016 CBC 907.5.2.4
2016 CBC 907.5.2.4


Additional Requirements as applicable.
 
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