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  PE-13: Fire Protection  

base control objective:
The organization employs and maintains fire suppression and detection devices/systems supported by an independent energy source.

supplemental objective information:
Fire suppression and detection devices/systems include, for example, sprinkler systems, handheld fire extinguishers, fixed fire hoses, and smoke detectors. This control, to include any enhancements specified, may be satisfied by similar requirements fulfilled by another organizational entity other than the information security program. Organizations should avoid duplicating actions already covered.

enhancements to the base objective:

(1) The organization employs fire detection devices/systems that activate automatically and notify the organization and emergency responders in the event of a fire.

(2) The organization employs fire suppression devices/systems that provide automatic notification of any activation to the organization and emergency responders.

(3) The organization employs an automatic fire suppression capability in facilities that are not staffed on a continuous basis.

(4) The organization ensures that the facility undergoes [Assignment: organization-defined frequency] fire marshal inspections and promptly resolves identified deficiencies.

mapping to FIPS199 baseline:

  LOW: base     MOD: base (1) (2) (3)     HIGH: base (1) (2) (3)  

related (regimented) controls:

None.

documents referenced in SP800-53rev3 for PE-13:

Document Date Status Title
NIST SP800-12 October, 1995 current   An Introduction to Computer Security: The NIST Handbook

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