When it comes to fire alarm standards, Vermont follows these nationally recognized codes for installation, maintenance and inspection:
NFPA 70 National Electrical Code — Addresses the installation of electrical equipment in buildings to protect occupants and prevent hazards.
NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm Code — Addresses the proper installation, inspection, testing and maintenance of fire alarm systems, among other topics.
NFPA 720 Standard for the Installation of Carbon Monoxide Warning Equipment in Dwelling Units— Addresses the proper installation, inspection, testing and maintenance of carbon monoxide (CO) detectors.
NFPA 101 Life Safety Code — Addresses fire protection, sprinkler systems, alarms and hazard prevention.
All Vermont fire alarm inspectors are required to receive a Certification of Fitness (TQP). Inspectors must be either a Master Electrician, Journeyman Electrician or G7(c) Type S Journeyman Electrician