National Building Code of India (NBC)-Table 7 (Minimum requirement fire fighting services)

Note *

  1. MOEFA A system shall also include talk-back system and public address system for the occupancies given in the table for (d) (1) (iii) under A-5, (a) (1) (iv) and (a) (2) under C-1, and (a) (2) under D-1 to D-5, in all buildings 15 m and above in height, except for A-3 and A-4 occupancies where these shall be provided for buildings of height 24 m and above. These shall also be provided in car parking area more than 300 m2 and in multi-level car parking irrespective of their areas.

  2. Automatic dectection and alarm system is not required to be provided in car parking area. Such detection system shall however be required in other areas of car parking such as electrical rooms, chabins and other areas.

  3. Buildings above 15 m in height are not to be permitted for occupancies A-1 and A-2.

  4. Required to be installed in basement, If ares of basement exceeds 200 m2.

  5. Required to be provided if ares of basement are exceeds 200 m2.

  6. Additional value given in parenthesis shall be added if basement are exceeds 2002.

  7. Required to be provided for building with more than two storeys (Ground + One).

  8. Required to be provided for building with height above 15 m and above.

  9. Sprinkles shall be fed water from both underground static water storage tank and terrace tank.

  10. Provide required number of sets of pumps each consisting of one electric and one diesel pump (stand by) of capacity 2,280 litre/min and one electric pump of capacity 180 litre/min.

  11. Provide required number of sets of pumps each consisting of two electric and one diesel pump (stand by) of capacity 2,280 litre/min and two electric pump of capacity 180 litre/min.

  12. Provide required number of sets of pumps each consisting of two electric and one diesel pump (stand by) of capacity 2,850 litre/min and two electric pump of capacity 180 litre/min.

  13. Lower levels in high rise buildings 60 m or above in height are likely to experience high pressure and therefore, it is recommended to consider multi-stage, multi-outlet pumps (creating pressure zones) or variable frequency drive pumps or any other equivalent arrangement.

  14. Provide required number of sets of pumps each consisting of one electric and one diesel pump (stand by) of capacity 1,620 litre/min and one electric pump of capacity 180 litre/min.

  15. Required to be provided for buildings with more than one storey.

  16. Buildings above 30 m in height not to be permitted for Group B, Group C, Group D and Group F occupancies.

  17. The requirements given in this table for Group G Industrial Buildings are for small scale industry units. For other industries the requirements will have to be worked out on the basis of relvant Indian Standerds and also in consultation with the local fire authorities.

  18. Buildings above 18 m in height not to be permitted for G-1 and G-2 occupancies.

  19. Buildings above 15 m in height not to be permitted for G-3 occupancies.

  20. Buildings above 15 m in height not to be permitted for Group H and Group J occupancies. However, buildings above 45 m in height shall not be permitted for multi-level car parking (MLCP) occupancy.

  21. Pump capacity shall be based on the covered area of the building.

  22. One set of pumps shall be provided for each 100 hydrants or part thereof, with a maximum of two sets. In case of more than one pump set installation, both pump sets shall be interconnected at their delivery headers.

  23. Alternative to provisions of additional sewt of pumps, the objective can be met by providing additional diesel pump of the same capacity and doubling the water tank capacity as required for one set of pumps.

  24. As per the requirement of local authority dry riser may be used in hilly areas, industrial areas or as required.

Type Of Building Occupancy

Note *

  1. MOEFA A system shall also include talk-back system and public address system for the occupancies given in the table for (d) (1) (iii) under A-5, (a) (1) (iv) and (a) (2) under C-1, and (a) (2) under D-1 to D-5, in all buildings 15 m and above in height, except for A-3 and A-4 occupancies where these shall be provided for buildings of height 24 m and above. These shall also be provided in car parking area more than 300 m2 and in multi-level car parking irrespective of their areas.

  2. Automatic dectection and alarm system is not required to be provided in car parking area. Such detection system shall however be required in other areas of car parking such as electrical rooms, chabins and other areas.

  3. Buildings above 15 m in height are not to be permitted for occupancies A-1 and A-2.

  4. Required to be installed in basement, If ares of basement exceeds 200 m2.

  5. Required to be provided if ares of basement are exceeds 200 m2.

  6. Additional value given in parenthesis shall be added if basement are exceeds 2002.

  7. Required to be provided for building with more than two storeys (Ground + One).

  8. Required to be provided for building with height above 15 m and above.

  9. Sprinkles shall be fed water from both underground static water storage tank and terrace tank.

  10. Provide required number of sets of pumps each consisting of one electric and one diesel pump (stand by) of capacity 2,280 litre/min and one electric pump of capacity 180 litre/min.

  11. Provide required number of sets of pumps each consisting of two electric and one diesel pump (stand by) of capacity 2,280 litre/min and two electric pump of capacity 180 litre/min.

  12. Provide required number of sets of pumps each consisting of two electric and one diesel pump (stand by) of capacity 2,850 litre/min and two electric pump of capacity 180 litre/min.

  13. Lower levels in high rise buildings 60 m or above in height are likely to experience high pressure and therefore, it is recommended to consider multi-stage, multi-outlet pumps (creating pressure zones) or variable frequency drive pumps or any other equivalent arrangement.

  14. Provide required number of sets of pumps each consisting of one electric and one diesel pump (stand by) of capacity 1,620 litre/min and one electric pump of capacity 180 litre/min.

  15. Required to be provided for buildings with more than one storey.

  16. Buildings above 30 m in height not to be permitted for Group B, Group C, Group D and Group F occupancies.

  17. The requirements given in this table for Group G Industrial Buildings are for small scale industry units. For other industries the requirements will have to be worked out on the basis of relvant Indian Standerds and also in consultation with the local fire authorities.

  18. Buildings above 18 m in height not to be permitted for G-1 and G-2 occupancies.

  19. Buildings above 15 m in height not to be permitted for G-3 occupancies.

  20. Buildings above 15 m in height not to be permitted for Group H and Group J occupancies. However, buildings above 45 m in height shall not be permitted for multi-level car parking (MLCP) occupancy.

  21. Pump capacity shall be based on the covered area of the building.

  22. One set of pumps shall be provided for each 100 hydrants or part thereof, with a maximum of two sets. In case of more than one pump set installation, both pump sets shall be interconnected at their delivery headers.

  23. Alternative to provisions of additional sewt of pumps, the objective can be met by providing additional diesel pump of the same capacity and doubling the water tank capacity as required for one set of pumps.

  24. As per the requirement of local authority dry riser may be used in hilly areas, industrial areas or as required.