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There are times when it is necessary to disable fire sprinkler, fire suppression, or fire alarm systems on campus. The probability of a fire or explosion causing major damage is increased whenever a system, alarm, or device is impaired. The longer the protection is impaired the greater the probability becomes. Therefore, it is necessary to minimize the duration and scope of any impairment or provide for an alternate protection system. The purpose of this procedure is to provide guidance on when and how these fire systems and their components are to be disabled and re-enabled.

Applies to Facilities and Maintenance Personnel, UHSP Public Safety Department Personnel, and any Third-Party Contractors hired by the University to perform fire system maintenance.

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