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The International Code for Fire Safety Systems (FSS Code) was adopted by the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) at its seventy-third session (December 2000) by resolution MSC.98(73) in order to provide international standards for the fire safety systems and equipment required by chapter II-2 of the 1974 SOLAS Convention.

The Code is made mandatory under SOLAS by amendments to the Convention adopted by the MSC at the same session (resolution MSC.99(73)) and entered into force on 1 July 2002. The MSC adopted amendments to chapters 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9 of the Code by resolutions MSC.206(81) and MSC.217(82).

This publication presents engineering specifications for fire safety equipment and systems required by SOLAS chapter II-2 concerning:
  • international shore connections
  • personnel protection
  • fire extinguishers
  • fixed gas fire-extinguishing systems
  • fixed foam fire-extinguishing systems
  • fixed pressure water-spraying and water-mist fire-extinguishing systems
  • automatic sprinkler, fire detection and fire alarm systems
  • fixed fire detection and fire alarm systems
  • sample extraction smoke detection systems
  • low-location lighting systems
  • fixed emergency fire pumps
  • arrangement of means of escape
  • fixed deck foam systems
  • inert gas systems
  • fixed hydrocarbon gas detection systems.
This edition also includes IMO resolutions and circulars relevant to the Code.
 

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