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Does a fire pump circuit breaker need to have a red handle?

Issue:
Does a fire pump circuit breaker need to have a red handle?

Product Line:
Molded Case Circuit Breakers

Environment:
Markings for Fire Pump Breakers

Cause:
Need to know if the Fire Pump Breaker needs to have a red handle.

Resolution:
No. NFPA 72 the National Fire Pump and Signaling Code only requires that the fire pump breaker be identified by a red label. The handle, breaker or lock-off attachment does not have to be red. See the attached article for more information.

See instruction bulletin, 0600DB1302
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