REG 07.25.06 – Scheduling a Fire Alarm Disconnect

Authority: Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration

History: First Issued: December 7, 2000. Last Revised: November 3, 2009.

Additional References: Request for Fire Alarm System Disconnect Form
Facilities Operations Website

Contact Info: Assistant Vice Chancellor for Facilities Operations

1. Purpose  

To allow work to be performed in buildings where there is potential for the fire protection system to be put into an alarm condition.

2. Intent  

To prevent disruptions such as building evacuation and unneeded emergency response from Campus Police, Fire Protection, and Raleigh Fire Department.

3. Procedure

3.1  Facilities Operations, Capital Project Management, Design and Construction Services, and Building Liaisons are the only persons authorized to initiate a fire alarm disconnect request.  Faculty or staff wishing to schedule a fire alarm disconnect must submit ALL disconnect requests through their Building Liaison.

3.2  To schedule a fire alarm disconnect, the following steps must be executed in the order shown below.  Fire Alarm disconnects will be performed during the normal working hours of 7:30am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday.  Exceptions must receive prior approval from the Electronics Shops before submitting the request.

3.2.1  Submit a Work Request Form requesting a fire alarm disconnect.  The Work Request should be sent to the Customer Service Center (Rm. 121 Administrative Services III, Box 7219) and include a reasonable description of the requested outage.

3.2.2  Submit to the Electronics Shop, via e-mail or hard copy, the Request for Fire Alarm System Disconnect Form.  The e-mail address for the Electronics Shop is  If the information entered on the Request for Fire Alarm System Disconnect Form is not complete and accurate, the Electronics Shop may reject the request.

3.3  Disconnects will be scheduled as follows, relative to the day they are approved by NC State Fire Protection.  To expedite approval, request should be submitted by 12:00 p.m.

NC State Fire Protection Approval/Actual Disconnect

Monday Thursday

Tuesday Friday

Wednesday Monday

Thursday Tuesday

Friday Wednesday

3.4  The Electronics Shop will investigate the request, then e-mail NC State Fire Protection informing them of the exact areas and duration of the disconnect.

3.5  Upon approving the disconnect request, NC State Fire Protection will e-mail the Customer Service Center with the specific disconnect information.

3.6  The Customer Service Center will then notify the appropriate building users of the disconnect and will also e-mail Campus Police, the Electronics Shop, and the original initiator of the request that the disconnect has been scheduled.

Note:  If at any point during the disconnect process one of the scheduling parties encounters a problem scheduling the requested disconnect, the initiator will be notified.  Submission of a new fire alarm disconnect request may be necessary.  The original Work Request, however, will remain open to cover future billings.