Both codes are used to protect people and property in new and existing buildings. The Life Safety Code, used in all 50 states, mandates building design construction, operation, and maintenance requirements to protect building occupants from the dangers caused by fire, smoke, and toxic fumes. NFPA 1 provides requirements necessary to establish a reasonable level of fire safety and property protection from hazards created by fire and explosion.
"Life safety is always our top priority," said State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci. "The latest editions of these widely used codes will continue to allow us the ability to provide the highest level of protection for the people accessing structures in Maryland. When such substantial codes are updated with the latest safety advancements, people deserve to have those protections in place."