|(a) A fire detection, alarm, and communication system required for life safety shall be installed, tested, and maintained in accordance with the facility's occupancy and capacity classifications. (b) Electrical fire alarm systems shall be installed by agents registered with the State fire marshal's office. The facility shall maintain a copy of the fire alarm installation certificate. (c) Quarterly fire alarm system tests shall be conducted and documented by facility staff. (d) Alarms shall be loud enough to be heard above normal noise levels throughout the building. (e) Fire extinguishers shall be mounted throughout the facility as required by code and approved by the fire marshal. (1) Each laundry and walk-in mechanical room shall have at least one portable A:B:C extinguisher, and each kitchen shall have at least one B:C fire extinguisher. (2) Each extinguisher shall have the required maintenance service tag attached. (f) Staff shall conduct quarterly inspections of fire extinguishers for proper location, obvious physical damage, and a full charge on the gauge.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §448.1206 adopted to be effective September 1, 2004, 29 TexReg 2020; transferred effective September 1, 2004, as published in the Texas Register September 10, 2004, 29 TexReg 8842