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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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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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Is it ok to install 30lb extinguisher's (50lb total with cylinder) on a dolly cart made for it, instead of installing on a bracket or hanger on the wall? It would be placed in the same location, but on the ground instead of on the wall. Would it be NFPA compliant? A customer wants to place their 30lbs class D extinguisher on a "heavy duty dolly… (Show more)
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QUESTION to Noncombustible qualification in NFPA 220 Standard Types of Building Construction     In Clause The material has a structural base of a noncombustible material with a surfacing not exceeding a thickness of 1/8 in. (3.2 mm) where the surfacing exhibits a flame spread index not greater than 50 when tested in accordance with ASTM… (Show more)
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Is it not in line with NFPA 72 to have the horn/strobes in the AOR, silenced due to not being able to hear the voice-intercom in that area or maybe using a different tone/sound, like a chime only in the AOR?
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Hello, could you please advise with NFPA requirements of the use of gypsum ceiling tiles laminated with textured pvc film, in the internal environment of the residential buildings. that are affecting the ability/safety of the firefighters ?   Regards
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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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See photos.  We have an area that we are planning on having sensitive protected material and the doors have glass in them and am being asked if the windows may be covered up or the doors replaced with solid doors.
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Can you point me to the law/standard or rule that dictates what elements need to appear on an "Evacuation Map" and the number that need to be put up in an average office floor (10,000 SQF).  Also is there a requirement to have a "Evacuation plan" document for each building?  thanks.
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I would like to confirm if fire suppression is required for an existing 3 story Class B structure (Private College) that is to be renovated. Could you please provide the Section so that i may research.
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