SECTION 901.6 Inspection, testing and maintenance. Fire detection, alarm, and extinguishing systems, mechanical smoke exhaust systems, and smoke and heat vents shall be maintained in an operative condition at all times, and shall be replaced or repaired where defective. Nonrequired fire protection systems and equipment shall be inspected, tested and maintained or removed.
901.6.1 Standards.Fire protection systems shall be inspected, tested and maintained in accordance with the referenced standards listed in Table 901.6.1.
FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM MAINTENANCE STANDARDS
Water-based fire protection systems
901.6.2 Records. Records of all system inspections, tests and maintenance required by the referenced standards shall be maintained.
902.6.2.1 Records information. Initial records shall include the name of the installation contractor, type of components installed, and manufacturer of the components, location and number of components installed per floor. Records shall also include the manufacturers’ operation and maintenance instruction manuals. Such records shall be maintained for the life of the installation.
901.7 Systems out of service. Where a required fire protection system is out of service, the fire department and the fire code official shall be notified immediately and, where required by the fire code official, the building shall be either evacuated or an approved fire watch shall be provided for all occupants left unprotected by the shutdown until the fire protection system has been returned to service.
Where utilized, fire watches shall be provided with not less than one approved means for notification of the fire department and their only duty shall be to perform constant patrols of the protected premises and keep watch for fires.