High Hazard Group H

High Hazard Group H


Group H-5 occupancies only and occupancies used for the manufacture of organic coatings
Manual fire alarm system: pull stations at all exits, every level staircase and elevator lobby; common area notification appliances activated by any pull station.
Group H occupancies involved with highly toxic gases, organic peroxides and oxidizers
Automatic fire alarm system: common area notification appliances and smoke detection system. Common areas notification appliances activated by any smoke detector.
907.2.5 Group H. A manual fire alarm system that
activates the occupant notification system in accordance
with Section 907.5 shall be installed in Group H-5 occupancies
and in occupancies used for the manufacture of
organic coatings. An automatic smoke detection system
shall be installed for highly toxic gases, organic peroxides
and oxidizers in accordance with Chapters 60, 62 and 63,
respectively, of the California Fire Code.
2019 CBC 907.2.5

Group H occupancies located above 10th story
Manual fire alarm boxes shall be required on each side of the 2-hour fire-smoke barrier and at each exit.
907.2.5.1 Group H occupancies located on the 11th
story and above.
Manual fire alarm boxes shall be
required on each side of the 2-hour fire-smoke barrier
and at each exit on the 11th story and above.

2019 CBC 907.2.5.1
2019 CBC 907.2.5.1


Group H occupancies - highly toxic compressed gases
Automatic fire detection system which activates local alarm shall be provided.
6004.2.2.9 Automatic fire detection system—highly
toxic compressed gases.
An approved automatic fire
detection system shall be installed in rooms or areas
where highly toxic compressed gases are stored or
used. Activation of the detection system shall sound a
local alarm. The fire detection system shall comply
with Section 907.
2019 CFC 6004.2.2.9
2019 CFC 6004.2.2.9


Group H occupancies - organic peroxides
Automatic fire detection system which activates local alarm shall be provided. Detached storage buildings with an approved automatic fire-extinguishing system are exempt.
6204.1.5 Smoke detection. An approved supervised
smoke detection system in accordance with Section 907
shall be provided in rooms or areas where Class I, II or III
organic peroxides are stored. Activation of the smoke
detection system shall sound a local alarm.

Exception: A smoke detection system shall not be
required in detached storage buildings equipped
throughout with an approved automatic fire-extinguishing
system complying with Chapter 9.
2019 CFC 6204.1.5
2019 CFC 6204.1.5


Group H occupancies - oxidizers
Automatic fire detection system which activates local alarm shall be provided. Detached storage buildings with an approved automatic fire-extinguishing system are exempt.
6304.1.4 Smoke detection. An approved supervised
smoke detection system in accordance with Section 907
shall be installed in liquid and solid oxidizer storage areas.
Activation of the smoke detection system shall sound a
local alarm.

Exception: Detached storage buildings protected by an
approved automatic fire-extinguishing system.
2019 CFC 6304.1.4
2019 CFC 6304.1.4


Additional Requirements as applicable.
 
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