Fire Alarm Requirements

The following requirements have been established for the submittal of plans and specifications for all fire alarm systems being installed within Boardman Township. Submittals not conforming to these minimum requirements will be deemed as incomplete and will be returned.

These requirements apply to all new required or non-required fire alarm system installations and all changes to existing required or non-required fire alarm systems in either new or existing buildings.

All fire alarm systems shall be designed and submitted by an individual meeting the requirements of Ohio Building Code 106.2.1 and the Ohio Revised Code 3781.105. This section requires these individuals to be a registered design professional (architect or engineer) or hold a current NICET Level III or Level IV certification.

The fire alarm system is to be designed, installed, and maintained in accordance with the current Ohio Fire Code referenced edition of NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code and NFPA 70, National Electrical Code.

Submittal Requirements

All drawings for review are to be submitted to the Mahoning County Building Inspections Department (MCBI) and are to comply with Ohio Building Code 907.1.1 and the MCBI. In addition to OBC and MCBI requirements, the Boardman Fire Prevention Bureau has the following local requirements: