• Wheelchair Elevator Access During Fire

    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 build...
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  • Elevator Lobby as Area of Refuge

    I have a high rise health care project where the architect is planning on using an enclosed elevator lobby as an area of refuge.  Fully sprinkled building as required and the egress stairway entrance is in the el...
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  • CO Detection and Monitoring in Nursing Homes

    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 m...
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  • Vice President

    Nursing Home Facility 2012 NFPA 99 Section requires nurse calls in bathrooms of resident room and shall be accessible to patient lying on the floor. Is there a distance or range from the floor a...
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  • Temporary healthcare facilities/COVID-19

    Temporary healthcare facilities and the CMS. Many jurisdictions are being approached regarding setting up a temporary health care facility at an alternative location such as a hotel, arena or convention center. In th...
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  • Is the Medical-surgical vacuum inlet flow requirement stated @ STP conditions, i.e. 0 inHgV? states Medical–surgical vacuum inlets shall draw 85 Nl/min (3 SCFM) without reducing the vacuum pressure below 300 mm (12 in.) gauge HgV at any adjacent station inlet.    Table 5.1.11 St...
  • Fire protection on Roof floor (Mechanical equipment )

    Dear,   As per NFPA, ist required to have a fire protection system (Fire hose cabinet, fire extinguisher,....  ) on the Roof floor for a Hotel where Mechanical types of equipment are located (AHU, Chiller,....
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  • Storage of Oxygen.

    Storage of Oxygen.   We are a Long term care skilled nursing facility in Northern California. Currently we have separate storage closets for full and empty oxygen cylinders. Does any code require separate storag...
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  • Field relabeling

    Are there classes/ certifications for field labeling( Rated Door frames/ Rated doors) ? If so can you point me in the right directions. Thanks
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  • Dissecting the Details: NFPA 99 2015 and 2018 Editions Categories

    A wonderful discussion with my friend michael.civitello inspired this conversation.   Michael pointed out that moderate sedation is permitted in both NFPA 99 2015 and 2018 Category 2 and 3 medical gas systems.&#...
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  • Emergency Generator 3yr load bank test

    We are a Nursing home facility reaching the deadline for a required generator load test. Does anyone know if there is a grace period after the 36 month date? If so, how many days?
  • AOR

    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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    Red triangle Stickers are often pasted on the window of tall buildings as firemen access. My question is, In this technological era, do you think the firemen must break the glass window with a hammer to save people? I...
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  • Medical Air Compressor Alternatives

    Hello community,   I'm looking for any information on stand alone and portable medical air compressors or medical gas delivery systems that don't require a centralized medical air compressor. Currently, these ar...
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    Which is the best suitable fire extinguisher for the operation theater ?   I prefer to place one or two clean agent / FM 200 portable fire extinguishers near the operating room as it is a clean, non toxic g...
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  • Employee Training on Fire Doors

    I have a safety question for you. Got hit on audit about sign on fire rated door. They want us to train staff on fire door requirements. Where would I find such?
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  • Hydraulic Model for Fire Flow for City

    I am in a city that requires Hydraulic Modelling when calculating fire flow at the fire hydrant.  They do not allow you to go to the closest fire hydrant and perform a flow test.  That being said,   Th...
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  • Egress doors remodel

    I am at a Skilled Nursing facility in northern California. Our administrator wants us to remodel our front doors and reduce 4 exit doors down to two. I need to make sure that there is going to be adequate space per pe...
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  • CMS

    We are under the jurisdiction of CMS and other regulators. We are a Skilled Nursing facility in northern California. It is my belief that we need to be following NFPA 101 2012 is this correct? Would there be other jur...
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  • NFPA certification

    As the Maintence director at a skilled Nursing facility what is the most applicable certification(s) you offer. So apparently I am needing NFPA 99 yet does not also NFPA 101 chapters 18/19 apply to our facility? You o...
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