The State of Vermont adopts nationally recognized fire alarm codes and standards. Fire alarm systems when properly installed and maintained alert occupants to the early stages of fire development. The early detection of smoke and or carbon monoxide is critical in providing building occupants the ability to escape before the environment becomes untenable. Fire alarm system installations depend on the specific use of the building. For example; where people sleep, early detection of smoke is critical. Many systems provide fire department notification automatically therefore reducing emergency response time.
A Certification of Fitness (TQP) is required for all individuals inspecting and testing fire alarm and detection systems and equipment as follows:
Master Electrician, Journeyman Electrician or G7(c) Type S Journeyman Electrician for fire alarm systems.
Currently Adopted Codes
- NFPA 70 National Electrical Code - Current Vermont Adopted Edition
- NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm Code - Current Vermont Adopted Edition
- NFPA 720 Standard for the Installation of Carbon Monoxide Warning Equipment in Dwelling Units - Current Vermont Adopted Edition
- NFPA 101 Life Safety Code - Current Vermont Adopted Edition
Please Note: The Vermont Division of Fire Safety does not sell code books. Please contact National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to purchase the codes and standards.
Division of Fire Safety; Licensing
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671