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Donald Reed
We have a nursing home that had (1) heat detector located behind a row of dryers.  The device was causing false alarms on system so we went to property, removed detector, reset system and panel returned to normal status.  Now the fire marshal says if we can't provide documentation that the heat detector is NOT required we must put it back in… (Show more)
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Jonathan  Lund
2016 NFPA 72 requires detection for recall (21.3.7) -if a sprinkler is provided in the elevator pit, a detector is required.  Smoke detection is preferred, but may not be suitable for this location.  ANSI A17.1 (2.8.3.3.4) requires Type 4 NEMA 250 rated equipment in the pit.  Does the detector (smoke or heat) and related low-voltage wiring need… (Show more)
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Kristin Bigda
The terms "fire protection rated/rating" and "fire resistance rated/rating" are used throughout NFPA codes and standards and are often used interchangeable in discussion and in writing.  However, these two terms are exactly that two different terms, with two different meanings, and two different applications.  It is important to understand the… (Show more)
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Robert McDonald
Here is a great article from Vice President of Field Operations, Don Bliss, discussing current NFPA efforts in developing countries.  NFPA monitors major fire incidents across the globe, and Don writes about the common thread linking these incidents.  He also gives a great run-down of the current NFPA operations in developing countries, including… (Show more)
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juan perez
I work in the maritime industry as Safety/enviro tech and it gets my attention the fact that good standing(up-to-date) and properly working fire extinguishers are kept in the same area and even together to expired and/or empty bottles.
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Mark D Winter
I have a situation where I have a mechanical chase that is approximately 10 to 12 feet wide.  It is open from floor to deck with an overall height of 21feet tall.  We have plumbing services starting at 10 feet with exhaust ducts between 14 to 18 feet above the floor.  We were going to put smoke detectors on the ceiling, but they would be in a… (Show more)
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Dave Ritter
It is my understanding that NFPA 496 requires an indicator or alarm in the event that a protected enclosure loses safety gas pressure. Can this alarm/indicator be in the control room (~100ft away), where the operators usually reside? Or does the alarm/indicator need to be in close proximity to the protected enclosure? The environment is Class I… (Show more)
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Philip Crowe
I just started working for a new company and am working on getting the Plant compliant with NFPA 70E, no one knows if or when an infered scan has ever been done.   Thanks,
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Stephen Leinoff
We are going to have a sprinkler system installed in our firehouse. the apparatus bay will be covered by a wet system. I am okay with it although some outside the department have expressed concern that it should be a dry system since if the doors were to get left open (accidentally) during a response the system could freeze. I don't see this as… (Show more)
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