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jpowell
A office manager is telling their staff to allow wheelchair bound persons access to the elevator during a fire as long as office personnel inform firefighters on the egress floor. This is a non-ambulatory office building on a hospital campus. Is this valid?
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carretero110
                                        Thanks to NFPA and its readers they surely understand the true dimension of our technology, which is none other than small advantageous technical details that its design contains and that is implicit in DTM contributing to the general well-being. That this virtue of DTM, apparent simplicity, is not… (Show more)
bpellegrin
We have a 5000 square foot temporary structure that will be used for dining.  The structure will be on location for 9 months.  The dining services group would like to use electric hot plates to perform cooking operations.  I'm concerned that they will use these hot plates to produce grease laden vapors with no suppression of any kind.  What are… (Show more)
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gmorgenweck
Click to view contentIBC 2015 Fire Service Access Elevator   3007.5.2 Hoistway Lighting   The code clearly indicates hoistway lighting is required to be active during fire-fighters' emergency operation, however, it provides no guidance on how this "switching" is achieved.  Any insight on how this should operate/function is helpful.   The only guidance I have found… (Show more)
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thomas_clinedinst
need to know what emergency power circuit should a door electrical circuit be connected to. when there is a mag lock and key pad securing a door, what emergency electrical power circuit should the device be connected to? should it be life safety, or critical branch or equipment branch on the emergency power system?
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imostafamagdy
Click to view contentI'm working on a hotel building that has 4 enclosed stairs each run width is 1200 mm according to occupant load. QS. What is firefighters stair and can it be combined with an egress stair,  if yes it can be combined,  do I have to enlarge the width of the stair and where I could find the section that talks about these criteria.   
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ibrahim.wagih.ali
i am asking about minimum height of beam detector installation inside store for saving documents?as per nfpa 
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zdankewych
Hi everyone, with regard to NFPA 101 Exit Passageways 7.2.6, does the code permit re-entry into the building from the passageway? The passageway was built to bring exits within allowable travel distances for a large storage occupancy as described in NFPA 101 Chapter 42.
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imostafamagdy
Click to view contentCan I use an egress stairway for a non-egress purpose like accessing the building from the interior and up to the next story (Up, Vertical circulation) like the figure below, and what part of NFPA 101 discusses it?      
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jcabrera
To whom it may concern:   I am hoping that you are fine. My name is Jorge Cabrera and I work as an engineer in a public entity of Chile regarding electricity and fuel industry. I express the following some doubts about the Chapter 24 “Storage tank buildings” on the code NFPA 30, 2018 Edition: Mainly I want to know if the buildings indicated in… (Show more)
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