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Frostburg State University Fire Alarm System Descriptions

Building name: Sowers Hall                                                                                                                                    Street address: 101 Braddock Road                                                                                                                 Occupancy: Residence Hall                                                                                                                             Capacity: 83 beds                                                                                                                                                      Type of Construction: masonry

Fire Alarm System Description                                                                                                                                                Fire Alarm Panel: EST Model EST 2

General Description:  Fire Alarm system consists of addressable manual pull stations, addressable smoke detectors and addressable heat detectors located in corridors, common areas and mechanical spaces.  Sounding devices are audible/visual.  Local smoke detectors with soundex bases are located in all sleeping rooms.                                                                                                                                                                   

Fire Alarm Testing and Inspection  Individual components of the fire alarm system are tested annually by a third party vendor in accordance with NFPA 72, National fire alarm Code.                                                            

Automatic Sprinkler System Description                                                                                                                 None                                                                                                                                                                        

Fire Suppression Equipment                                                                                                                                 Portable Fire Extinguishers                                                                                                                                       Fire extinguishers are located in accordance with NFPA 10, standard for Portable fire extinguishers. 

Portable Fire Exintiguishers Inspections                                                                                                                    Fire extinguishers located in residence halls are inspected monthly by Residence Life staff.  Annual inspection is conducted by a qualified vendor in accordance with NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers.                         

Fire and Evacuation Drills  Residence Halls are required to have at least one scheduled fire drill per semester.