The Ontario Building Code | Manual Pull Stations
18.104.22.168. Manual Pull Stations
(1) Except as permitted by Sentences (2) and (3), if a fire alarm system is installed, a manual pull station shall be installed,
(a) near the principal entrance to thebuilding, and
(b) near every required exit.
(2) In a building that is sprinklered, a manual pull station is not required at an exterior egress doorway from a suite that does not lead to an interior shared means of egress in a hotel not more than 3 storeysin building height, provided each suite is served by an exterior exitfacility leading directly to ground level.
(3) In a building that is sprinklered, a manual pull station is not required at an exterior egress doorway from a dwelling unit that does not lead to an interior shared means of egressin a building not more than 3 storeysin building height containing only dwelling units, provided each dwelling unit is served by an exterior exit facility leading directly to ground level.
(4) In a building referred to in Sentence (2) or (3), manual pull stations shall be installed near doorways leading from shared interior corridors to the exterior.
(5) In a building containing a hotel, a manual pull station shall be installed in the main reception area serving the hotel.
(6) Except as permitted by Sentence (3), in Group C apartment buildings, if a pull station is not installed on a floor area in accordance with Sentence (1) or (4),
Note: On July 1, 2017, Sentence 22.214.171.124.(6) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by adding "other than retirement homes" after "Group C apartment buildings" in the portion before Clause (a). (See: O. Reg. 139/17, s. 28)
(a) a manual pull station shall be installed in every dwelling unit in the floor area near each egress door leading from the dwelling unit,
(b) smoke detectors shall be installed in the floor areain public corridors and stairwells, and
(c) fire detectors shall be installed in the floor areain all common public areas and in rooms not located within dwelling units.
(7) In floor areas where the manual pull stations are located in dwelling units, a legible sign stating FIRE ALARM PULL STATIONS LOCATED IN APARTMENT UNITS shall be posted near every exit in a public corridor.
(8) Key switch activated pull stations are permitted in an impeded egress zone and a contained use area in Group B, Division 1 and 2 occupancies.