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    Fire Alarm psych ward

    So is a strobe required in a psych ward patient room of a hospital. The room has two beds.

    I cant seem to find the exception for a psych ward area.
    thanks for any help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter19341 View Post
    So is a strobe required in a psych ward patient room of a hospital. The room has two beds.

    I cant seem to find the exception for a psych ward area.
    thanks for any help
    Health care facilities frequently use Private Mode Signaling. Look it up in NFPA 72 (2013) 18.4.4 for audible requirements and 18.6 for visible. There is a small comment in Appendix A on visible appliances.

    Alternatively, see the IBC (2015) if your jurisdiction uses it. Per 907.5.2.3 Exception 4 an I-2 occupancy (includes psychiatric care facilities) can skip visual devices throughout if they meet the requirements of 907.2.6.

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