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chiefns830
I have a plan review that I'm doing with a room that was originally labeled as "operating" room, now labeled as "trauma/resuscitation."  This is for a stand alone Trauma center building.  The registered design professional has clearly identified on the plan that this is a Category 1, critical care space.  This is the only room in the facility that… (Show more)
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blacksteeltape
Is there any special fire protection requirement for garment conveyor systems?
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omcafee
what are the fire loading requirements for an unoccupied building, scheduled for demolition and in process of being demolished? What are the fire inspection requirements? what is the fire loading requirements  
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suneeb.riaz
As per NFPA 101 , the multiple occupancies of separated occupancy type are to be separated from each other by fire barriers as 6.14.4.1.Whereas in Multiple occupancies of mixed type  the separation requirements are not noted except the hazardous areas protection, so in an educational occupancy a dining/lunch area with more than 50 people is… (Show more)
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andrew.essel
I'm training to become a Fire Safety Inspector, for a State Agency, applying Life Safety Codes to Long-Term Care facilities. I cannot find in NFPA-101 or 99, the requirement for a Long-Term Care facility to have and maintain a Carbon Monoxide Detection System. My state requires CO Detectors in apartments, hotels, motels, and dorms, but not in a… (Show more)
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mhostetter
Hello all, Our property (large sports venue) has multiple camping lots that are used for event weekends a few times each year.  We currently separate RV camping from TENT camping, primarily because of the risk of Carbon Monoxide poisoning.  I have been asked if one of these lots can have both RV and TENT camping if a sufficient separation is… (Show more)
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ben_oregan
Does NFPA 101 permit the use of quarter landings (landings in L shaped stairs) in escape stairways?   I'm reviewing an architectural layout which needs to comply with NFPA 101 and the architect has done something unusual with the stairs.  Instead of the usual half landings which turn pedestrian traffic 180 degrees, he is using two quarter… (Show more)
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steve.verner
Exhibit 18/19.17 shows an example that if a business occupancy is below a healthcare floor, the smoke barrier needs to extend through the floor below. However 19.3.7.1 commentary says that smoke barriers are only required in existing healthcare if there are sleeping rooms and treatment areas do not require the 22.5KSF compartmentalization. Does… (Show more)
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suneeb.riaz
As per NFPA 101 , the multiple occupancies of separated occupancy type are to be separated from each other by fire barriers as 6.14.4.1.Whereas in Multiple occupancies of mixed type  the separation requirements are not noted except the hazardous areas protection, so in an educational occupancy a dining/lunch area with more than 50 people is… (Show more)
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aberkowsky
Can anyone provide some perceptive as to why this section limits communicating space to not more than three (3) contiguous stories?  I have a new high school with a 4-story atrium that meets all the requirements (i.e. sprinklers, smoke evacuation, fire alarm, required separation) but it cannot be used as an egress.  It is definitely, wide enough… (Show more)
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