Fire Codes

Public Safety Communication matters.

As Reported BY: Safer Buildings Coalition’s Website

“In-Building Communication When You Need It Most”

  • There are over 5.6 million commercial buildings in the U.S
  • First Responders need to be able to talk inside, communicate to each other inside, and communicate outside
  • Building Occupants need to be able text and call 911 from inside those buildings and receive mass notifications wherever they may be inside the building
  • Response Time is Critical: The FCC estimates that an improvement of one minutefor 9-1-1 response time would save 10,000 lives in the US annually
  • A Survey of the International Association of Fire Chiefs reports that in a large percentage of buildings, critical communication can’t happen.
    This entire article can be read on the Safer Buildings Coalition’s Website:

Current Florida Fire and Building Codes:

  • Florida Fire Prevention Code (FFPC) Fifth Edition; 69A-60.00S (Adopted 12-31-2017)
  • Florida Building Code (FBC) 2010 Edition
  • NFPA 1, 2015 Edition, Fire Code Section 11.10.1
  • NFPA 101, 2015 Edition, Life and Safety Code
  • NFPA72, 2015 Edition, National Fire Alarm Code, Sections through
  • NFPA 70, 2017 Edition, National Electrical Code
  • Florida Statute 633.202 section 18 FL State site
  • Excerpt 718.1085 75 feet reference FL State site
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