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Fire Protection Standards for New Construction/
Renovations Cingular Wireless LLC
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Table Of Contents
INTRODUCTION
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1. Revision History
2. Overview
3. General
3.1. Telecommunications Equipment Spaces
A.1. Document Specific Acronyms
A.2. Acronyms Dictionary

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INTRODUCTION
This document is an attachment to PL-0089
Cingular Network Guideline
Network Operations Document NG-0005 Rev. 1.0 01/19/06

Cingular Wireless - Project Iron Horse

Fire Protection Standards for New Construction/Renovations Cingular Wireless LLC

Table of Contents

1. Revision History. 3
2. Overview. 4
3. General 5

1. 1. Revision History
This table identifies content revisions made to this document.

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2. 2. Overview
These standards provide minimum requirements for fire protection in Cingular's MSCs. This is a quick reference; more
details can be found on the Cingular Intranet in the Corporate Risk Management Manual. These standards cover Cingular
requirements, insurance company requirements, and appropriate NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) codes,
standards, and practices. Updates and revisions to this document will be provided as needed.

3. 3. General

v Prior to purchasing or leasing any Cingular property, HSB Professional Loss Control will be notified to conduct a 'site
evaluation'. Findings of these evaluations will be forwarded to the requesting segment of Cingular as well as to the
Executive Director, Corporate Risk Management.
v Plans/specifications for all new construction/renovations will be forwarded to HSB Professional Loss Control for review
and comment. This material will be submitted to:
Mr. Charles A. Quillin
Director, Inspection Services
HSB Professional Loss Control
1616 Catron Road
Union City, TN. 38261-8263
1.731.885.8710
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v During renovation work for existing MSC's, all impairments to the existing fire protection/detection systems shall be
reported to:
Mr. Charles A. Quillin
Director, Inspection Services
HSB Professional Loss Control
1.731.885.8710 (Office)
1.888.847.6164 (Pager)

v NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) codes, standards and recommended practices.

Wherever mentioned in this document, only the latest edition will be applicable.

Fire Alarm System

The main fire alarm control panel will only be of the fully addressable design. The system shall be installed in accordance
with NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code.

Alarm Processing
Fire alarm, supervisory and trouble signals shall be annunciated at a constantly attended location. These alarms shall be
connected to the appropriate Network Operation Center and to a UL listed Central Alarm Station. Disposition of fire alarm,
supervisory, and trouble signals shall conform to the requirements of NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code.

The Fire Department shall be notified immediately when a fire alarm signal is received.

Limitation of Combustibles
Telecommunications equipment spaces shall not be utilized for the storage of combustible materials, or other equipment
not related to the switching and transmission of voice, data, and video signals. On new equipment installation jobs, when
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it is necessary to bring crated/packaged equipment into the switch room, said equipment shall be uncrated/unpackaged
immediately and the packaging material removed from the building.

During installation jobs, when no work is being performed, all materials associated with the installation shall be covered
with a fire resistant tarp. Only those tarps which have been tested in accordance with NFPA 701, Standard Methods of Fire
Test for Flame-Resistant Textiles and Films, shall be utilized.

If space does not permit storage of new installation equipment inside the building, the vendor shall provide storage
accommodations outside the building.

All combustible debris (to include packaging material, scrap wire, etc. shall be removed from the building on a 'daily' basis.

Portable Fire Extinguishers


All portable fire extinguishers shall have a minimum rating of 2A:10BC and contain DuPont FE-36 agent. Placement,
inspection, and maintenance shall be in accordance with NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers.

Where Halon extinguishers currently are provided, and when they are due for the 6 year hydrostatic test, they will be
replaced with extinguishers having a minimum 2A:10BC rating and contain DuPont FE-36 agent.

AT NO TIME WILL DRY CHEMICHAL EXTINGUISHERS BE PERMITTED IN THE SWITCH AREA & POWER AREA.

Means of Egress
Means of egress shall be provided in accordance with NFPA 101, Life SafetyCode.

Protection from Exposures


Exterior walls and openings shall be protected as required by the applicable code or shall be protected in accordance
with the provisions of NFPA 80A, Recommended Practice for Protection of Buildings.

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Co-located Telecommunications Equipment


Co-located telecommunications equipment that is owned or leased, and operated by other service providers shall meet
these minimum standards. This requirement is limited to all MSC's.

3.1. Telecommunications Equipment Spaces

Construction
Telecommunications equipment spaces shall be separated from adjacent spaces by 1-hour fire rated walls and doors.
Penetrations shall be sealed with a listed material or assembly having a fire resistance rating equivalent to the wall.

Detection

Early Warning Smoke Detection Systems shall be provided and installed NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, based on
air changes per hour with a maximum coverage area not to exceed 400 ft2. These detectors will be a 50/50 ratio of
ionization and photoelectric design. A Very Early Warning Smoke Detection System (air sampling system) shall also be
installed. This equipment will interface with the EWFDS and will have an area of coverage not to exceed 200 ft2 . Water
leak detection devices shall be installed.

Protection

Preaction (double interlock) sprinkler system shall be provided and installed in accordance with the requirements of NFPA
13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems with a density of 0.14 gpm/ft2 for the remote 2,600 ft2 + combined 500
gpm hose allowance. Heads for the sprinkler system are to be ' orifice, 1650F with spacing not to exceed 130 ft2/head.
All piping shall be installed with a pitch in accordance with the section entitled 'Drainage' in NFPA 13. Piping will have a
UL corrosion factor of 1.0.

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Extinguishing Systems - Clean agent extinguishing systems (FM200) shall also be installed.
They should be designed, installed, and maintained in accordance with NFPA 2001, Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems. Detection Systems used to actuate clean agent extinguishing systems shall be either cross-zoned or an
equivalent method shall be used to limit the possibilities of false discharges.

Smoke Management systems shall be installed. They shall comply with the applicable sections of NFPA 92A, Recommended Practice for Smoke Control Systems and NFPA 204, Guide for Smoke and Heat Venting. Although smoke management
is applicable to all areas of a building, it is most important in the telecommunications equipment space and power control
and distribution areas. The systems shall be manually operated by the Fire Department only - no automatic system.
Controls for this system shall be located adjacent to the main fire alarm panel.

Power Areas

Construction

Power Areas shall be separated from adjacent spaces by 2-hour fire rated walls and doors. Penetrations shall be closed
with a listed material or assembly having a fire resistance rating equivalent to the wall.

Detection

Early Warning Smoke Detection Systems shall be provided and installed NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, based on
air changes per hour with a maximum coverage area not to exceed 400 ft2. These detectors will be a 50/50 ratio of
ionization and photoelectric design. A Very Early Warning Smoke Detection System (air sampling system) shall also be
installed. This equipment will interface with the EWFDS and will have a coverage area not to exceed 200 ft2 . Hydrogen
leak detection shall be installed.

Protection

Preaction (double interlock) sprinkler system shall be provided and installed in accordance with the requirements of NFPA
13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems with a density of 0.18 gpm/ft2 for the remote 3,250 ft2 + combined 500
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gpm hose allowance. Heads for the sprinkler system are to be ' orifice, 1650F with spacing not to exceed 100 ft2/head.
All piping shall be installed with a pitch in accordance with the section entitled 'Drainage' in NFPA 13. Piping will have a
UL corrosion factor of 1.0.

Extinguishing Systems - Clean agent extinguishing systems (FM200) shall also be installed. They should be designed,
installed, and maintained in accordance with NFPA 2001, Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems. Detection
Systems used to actuate clean agent extinguishing systems shall be either cross-zoned or an equivalent method shall
be used to limit the possibilities of false discharges.

Spill Control

An approved method and appropriate materials for the control and neutralization of a spill of electrolyte shall be provided.
Curbing shall be provided at all entrances to the room. Curbing shall not be less than 4 inches in height, but have a
capacity to contain 150% of the stored electrolyte.

Ventilation

The power room shall be provided with continuous ventilation at the rate of not less than 1 ft3 / min / ft2 of floor area of
the room. Failure of the ventilation system shall be alarmed to the Supervising Station.

Standby Engine/Fuel Storage Areas

Construction

Standby Engine Areas shall be separated from adjacent spaces by 2-hour fire rated walls and doors. Penetrations shall
be closed with a listed material or assembly with a fire resistance rating equivalent to the wall.

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Detection

A minimum of two (2) detection devices shall be installed in these areas. At least one ionization smoke detector and one
flame detector shall be provided and installed in accordance with NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code.

Protection

Wet pipe automatic sprinklers shall be provided in accordance with NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler
Systems with a density of 0.30 gpm/ft2 for the most remote 2,500 ft2, or the entire room, whichever is larger, + combined
500 gpm hose allowance. Heads for the sprinkler system are to be ', or 17/32' orifice, 2860F, with spacing not to exceed
100 ft2/head. Piping will have a UL corrosion factor of 1.0.

Fuel Control

To limit fire spread and flash back, fuel supplies shall be controlled by appropriate containment, automatic fuel cutoffs in
lines supplying the standby generator and any tanks in the compartment, and by appropriate control of effluent. The
containment should accommodate 125% of the stored fuel capacity. Automatic fuel shutoff valves shall be installed on
the fuel supply lines from the outside storage tank to the day tank, and from the day tank to the engine. If there is no
outside storage, then valve(s) shall be installed between the fuel storage source and the engine. The valve(s) are to be
activated by cross-zoned flame and smoke detectors for that area.

Fuel Storage

Indoor fuel storage shall be limited to an aggregate capacity of 1,320 gallons.

A Veedor Root Leak Detection System shall be provided.

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Spill Prevention Countermeasures and Control (SPCC) plans shall be prepared by a registered Professional Engineer for
all above ground fuel storage tanks exceeding 1,320 gallons.

Spill Control

An approved method and appropriate materials for the control and neutralization of a spill of electrolyte shall be provided.
Curbing shall be provided at all entrances to the room. Curbing shall not be less than 4 inches in height, but have a
capacity to contain 100% of the stored fuel.

Outside Standby Generator Enclosures

Flame detection shall be provided.

Administrative Office Areas

Construction

Administrative Office Areas shall be separated from adjacent spaces by 1-hour fire rated walls and doors. Penetrations
shall be closed with a listed material or assembly with a fire resistance rating equivalent to the wall.

Protection

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Wet pipe automatic sprinklers shall be provided in accordance with NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler
Systems with a density of 0.14 gpm/ft2 for the remote 2,000 ft2 + combined 500 gpm hose allowance. Heads for the sprinkler
system are to be ' orifice, 1650F with spacing not to exceed 130 ft2/head. Piping will have a UL corrosion factor of 1.0.

StorageAreas

Construction

Storage Areas shall be separated from adjacent spaces by 1-hour fire rated walls and doors. Penetrations shall be closed
with a listed material or assembly having a fire resistance rating equivalent to the wall.

Protection

Wet pipe automatic sprinklers shall be provided in accordance with NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler
Systems with a density of 0.14 gpm/ft2 for the remote 2,000 ft2 + combined 500 gpm hose allowance. Heads for the sprinkler
system are to be ' orifice, 1650F with spacing not to exceed 130 ft2/head. Piping will have a UL corrosion factor of 1.0.

WarehouseAreasinMSC's

Due to the unique nature of these operations, these types of facilities will have to be evaluated on an individual basis.
The details of storage arrangements, what is being stored and where in the building all determine the required fire protection. All warehouse locations will be reviewed/evaluated on an individual basis by HSB Professional Loss Control and
Cingular Corporate Risk Management to ensure code and carrier compliance along with the status of the facility (i.e.,
values, long-term lease, short-term lease, construction, etc.).

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Acronyms
A.1. Document Specific Acronyms

A.2. Acronyms Dictionary


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