2016 California Standards for Accessible Design Pocket Guide - Eff. Jan. 1, 2017
11B-702 Fire alarm systems.
11B-702.1 General. Fire alarm systems shall have permanently installed audible and visible alarms complying with NFPA 72 and Chapter 9, Sections 907.5.2.1 and 907.5.2.3.
[2010 ADAS] 702.1 General. Fire alarm systems shall have permanently installed audible and visible alarms complying with NFPA 72 (1999 or 2002 edition) (incorporated by reference, see "Referenced Standards" in Chapter 1), except that the maximum allowable sound level of audible notification appliances complying with section 4-3.2.1 of NFPA 72 (1999 edition) shall have a sound level no more than 110 dB at the minimum hearing distance from the audible appliance. In addition, alarms in guest rooms required to provide communication features shall comply with sections 4-3 and 4-4 of NFPA 72 (1999 edition) or sections 7.4 and 7.5 of NFPA 72 (2002 edition).
[2010 ADAS] EXCEPTION: Fire alarm systems in medical care facilities shall be permitted to be provided in accordance with industry practice.
ETA Editor's Note
The 110 dB limit for audible alarms required at 2010 ADAS 702.1 is included at CBC 907.5.2.1.2.
The non-specific variance allowed for medical care facilities by the 2010 ADAS 702.1 Exception is addressed in greater detail at CBC Chapter 9, Section 907 - Fire Alarm and Detection Systems (full contents not included in this Pocket Guide, only sections adopted by DSA-AC).