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NFPA 72 Code Scope and Purpose

NFPA 72 reflects the input of many industry stakeholders whose interest is in creating the highest standards possible to help ensure the proper functioning of fire alarm and signaling systems.

NFPA 72 covers the application. installation. location. Performance .inspection . testing. And maintenance of fire alarm systems. supervising station alarm systems. Public emergency alarm reporting systems. fire warning equipment. Emergency communications systems (ECS). and their components. the purpose of this code is to define the means of signal initiation. transmission. notification. And annunciation: the Levels of performance: and the reliability of the various types of fire alarm systems. supervising station alarm systems. public emergency alarm reporting systems. Fire warning equipment. emergency communications systems. and their components.