Area of Rescue Resources for Specifiers

Talkaphone Area of Rescue Resources

The Talkaphone Area of Rescue resources page provides architects, engineers, fire marshals, local building code inspectors, fire marshals, contractors, and end users with the information necessary for a project.

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Specifications for A&E’s are available in MasterFormat for incorporation into an RFP or RFQ.



Datasheets provide an overview and a summary of features/specifications.


Riser Diagrams

Riser diagrams provide an overview of Area of Rescue system components and how they connect.


CAD Drawings

CAD drawings are available in DWG, DXF, or PDF for design purposes or for incorporation into submittal documents.

CAD Drawings


Manuals provide information on installing, configuring, setting up, and operating the products.


Regulatory Code Requirements

Area of Refuge, Area of Rescue Assistance, or two-way communication systems are required in buildings that do not meet the exceptions and requirements of the International Building Code (IBC) and local building codes. There are additional regulatory codes or standards incorporated by reference. Talkaphone has provided information as guidance for designing and building a system.

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2018-IBC- Area of Rescue Code

International Building Code (IBC)

The International Building Code (IBC) is adopted for use as a base building code standard by jurisdictions in the United States.

NFPA-72 Area of Refuge Codes

NFPA  72

NFPA 72 (National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code) is a standard published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for installation of  fire alarm systems and emergency communication systems, including Area of Refuge, Area of Rescue Assistance, and two-way communication systems.

ICC- Area of Refuge Code


ICC/ANSI A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities is a nationally recognized standard of technical requirements for making buildings accessible.  The International Building Code (IBC) references ICC/ANSI A117.1.

ADA Area of Rescue Code

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) provides requirements for Area of Rescue system components, such as signage and physical placement, in new construction and alterations of buildings and facilities.

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