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General FAQ’s

Why is Commercial Plus Fire Protection less expensive than other fire safety companies?
What is the value of a preventive maintenance contract?
How can I ensure that my fire safety equipment is maintained and serviced properly?
How can I ensure that my fire safety equipment is maintained and serviced properly?

Emergency Lighting

Can any UPS battery back-up be used for emergency lighting?
What is a UPS?
What are the most common types of UPS?
Are maintenance-free batteries maintenance free?
Do I have to replace my UPS batteries with the same brand of batteries?
What’s the difference between hot-swappable and user-replaceable batteries?
Do lighting inverters ensure constant illumination of high-pressure sodium and other HID lighting fixtures?
What is high-pressure sodium and HID Lighting?

Fire Sprinklers

How do fire sprinklers work?
Will smoke set off the sprinkler system?
What's the required clearance for sprinklers?
Don't sprinklers sometimes go off by themselves?
When one sprinkler goes off, don't they all go off?
Why do we have sprinklers in some buildings and not in others?
Why do we have sprinklers in some buildings and not in others?

Fire Alarms

Does NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code require fire alarm be installed?
What document covers the wiring of a fire alarm system?
Does NFPA 72 require occupant notification by means of notification appliances?
Does NFPA 72 require automatic fire detection devices?
Is a sprinkler supervisory fire alarm system considered to be a fire alarm system?
Can non‐traditional telephone service be used with a digital alarm communicator system?
Responses to FAQs are prepared by NFPA technical staff to assist users in reading and understanding NFPA codes and standards. The responses, however, are not Formal Interpretations issued pursuant to NFPA Regulations. Any opinions expressed are the personal opinions of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position of the NFPA or its Technical Committees. In addition, the responses are neither intended nor should be relied upon, to provide professional consultation or services.