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. One additional manual fire alarm box shall be located at the administration office or location approved by the AHJ.
Occupant load 50 or more or containing more than one classroom or one or more rooms used for Group E or I-4 day care purposes
Emergency voice/alarm communication system with common use areas notification appliances. Smoke or heat detection in common use areas. One additional manual fire alarm box shall be located at the administration office or location approved by the AHJ.
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. 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


State funded public schools - alternations to existing buildings
All ares within scope of a project shall be provided with automatic fire alarm system: common use areas notification appliances, smoke or heat detection in all common use areas. Manual fire alarm system may be provided if project cost is less than $200,000. Manual fire alarm system may be provided for relocatable buildings. Fire alarm system may not be required for some detached buildings.
907.2.29.1 Alterations to existing buildings on an
existing public school campus.
An automatic fire
alarm system shall be provided for all portions within
the scope of an alteration project. The provisions of
this section shall apply to any public school project on
an existing campus and receiving state funds pursuant
to Leroy F. Green, School Facilities Act of 1998, Cali-
fornia Education Code Sections 17070.10 through
17079. For purposes of this section, an existing campus
refers to a school site, where an application for con-
struction of original buildings was made to DSA prior
to July 1, 2002.

Exceptions:
1. A manual fire alarm system may be provided
for a construction project that has an esti-
mated total cost of less than $200,000.

2. A manual fire alarm system may be provided
for a relocatable building that is sited with the
intent that it be at the site for less than three
years and is sited upon a temporary founda-
tion in a manner that is designed to permit
easy removal. See California Administrative
Code, Section 4-314 for definition of relocat-
able building.

3. A fire alarm system is not required for
detached buildings designed and used for non-
instructional purposes that meet the applica-
ble requirements for that occupancy. Build-
ings would include, but not be limited to:
Concession Stand
Press Box
Restroom Facilities
Shade Structure
Snack Bar
Storage Building
Ticket Booth

2019 CBC 907.2.29.1
2019 CBC 907.2.29.1


Public schools
New buildings shall be provided with automatic fire alarm system: common use areas notification appliances, smoke or heat detection in all common use areas. Manual fire alarm system may be provided for relocatable buildings. Fire alarm system may not be required for some detached buildings.
907.2.3.7 Public school campuses. An automatic fire
alarm system in compliance with Section 907.2.3 shall
be provided in new buildings for all occupancies on
Kindergarten through 12th grade public school cam-
puses.

Exceptions:
1. A manual fire alarm system may be provided
for a relocatable building that is sited with the
intent that it be at the site for less than three
years and is sited upon a temporary founda-
tion in a manner that is designed to permit
easy removal. Also see CCR, Title 24, Part 1,
California Administrative Code, Section 4-314
for definition of relocatable building.

2. A fire alarm system is not required for
detached buildings designed and used for non-
instructional purposes that meet the applica-
ble requirements for that occupancy. Build-
ings would include but not be limited to a:
Concession Stand
Press Box
Restroom Facility
Shade Structure
Snack Bar
Storage Building
Ticket Booth
2019 CBC 907.2.3.7
2019 CBC 907.2.3.7


Private schools, occupancy is sprinklered
Automatic fire alarm system: common areas notification appliances activated by sprinkler waterflow switch. Manual pull station shall be provided at normally occupied location.
Private schools, occupancy is NOT sprinklered
Automatic fire alarm system shall be provided in new buildings: common areas notification appliances and smoke detection system in all common use areas. Common areas notification appliances activated by any smoke detector.
907.2.3.8 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.

2019 CBC 907.2.3.8
2019 CBC 907.2.3.8


Day-care, occupancy is sprinklered
Automatic fire alarm system: common areas notification appliances activated by sprinkler waterflow switch. Manual pull station shall be provided at normally occupied location.
Smoke detectors shall be installed in every room used for sleeping or napping.
Day-care, occupancy is NOT sprinklered
Automatic fire alarm system shall be provided in new buildings: common areas notification appliances and smoke detection system in all common use areas. Common areas notification appliances activated by any smoke detector.
Smoke detectors shall be installed in every room used for sleeping or napping.
907.2.3.9 Day-care, Group E.

907.2.3.9.1
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 water flow and
manual activation is provided from a normally
occupied location.

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

2019 CBC 907.2.3.9
2019 CBC 907.2.3.9


Day-care located on a public school campus
All buildings used as or containing day-care facilities shall be provided with automatic fire alarm system as required per 2019 CBC 907.2.3.9
2019 CBC 907.2.3.9

907.2.3.10 Day-care, Group E or Group I-4 located on
a public school campus.
An automatic fire alarm sys-
tem shall be provided in all buildings used as or con-
taining a Group E or Group I-4 day-care.

2019 CBC 907.2.3.10
2019 CBC 907.2.3.10


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. Due to environmental conditions, heat detectors might be used in above-ceiling space.
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


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

2019 CBC 907.5.2.4
2019 CBC 907.5.2.4


Additional Requirements as applicable.
 
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