• Illuminated EXIT signs and Live Theatre

    Greetings, I was recently at a live theatre production outside my jurisdiction and noticed the EXIT signs went out with the house lights when the show started. Being a prevention officer, I always assess my exit route...
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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.&#...
    last modified by quikag82
  • Foam Suppression Systems for Diesel Generator

    I have been trying to get the experts at NFPA to answer a few simple questions, but keep getting referred back to standards which offer little beneficial information.  Please can someone with any knowledge of die...
    last modified by msamadhin

    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...
    last modified by kyleblackoef2010
  • Automatic Fire Suppression System or Stand Pipe in a Railway Depots

    Hi Everyone,   Anyone can advise us if what type of fire suppression system to be installed in a railway depot (Light & Heavy maintenance area). Is it automatic fire sprinkler system or standpipe system? Tha...
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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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  • Convenience opening Or Communicating Space

    What is the deference between convenience opening and communicating space?   Thus this floor opening created by the stair shall be allowed to be unprotected or shall be separated since it is connected to corri...
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  • Attached Garages in 1 and 2 Family Dwellings

    I've found it difficult to come up with concrete answers in NFPA with regard to 1 &2 Family Dwellings and attached garages. Chapter 24 is all but silent on attached garages (CO section speaks to it). Are they to b...
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  • Hospital Death Trap and I2

    This document is a paper I wrote a few years ago. The idea of patient safety, proper egress is a joke!   Monday, February 22, 2010 James Hamil Allen Hancock College FT 104 Building Construction/ Fire Protection S...
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  • Fire Fighting system Requirements for Raw Material Store as a part of factory

    Greetings   Please advise about the firefighting system requirements for raw material store as a part of factory, can i follow the requirements related to factory's hazard classification, for example (Plastics f...
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  • rated door in 1hr rated elec. room

     I have an electrical room, no transformer, 1hr rating, and the door does not go into an exit corridor, Is the door rating 45 or 60 minutes?
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  • Chemical Industry Control room flooring

    Dear All, I was searching about types of floor that should be installed in Chemical industry Control room for fire and safety purpose, is there any standard to look at specify that C.R. floor should be epoxy or...
    created by faisalalmuraiki

    Are fire extinguishers expected in stairways? NFPA 10 states, "Fire extinguishers shall be located along normal paths of travel, including exits from areas." How do some interpret "including exits from areas?"  M...
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  • Emergency Lighting.

    Emergency Lighting. WHAT ARE THE CODES?
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  • Ceiling mounted AHU integration with Fire Detection and alarm system

    Are ceiling mounted AHUs provided inside client areas in high rise commercial buildings and Malls are required to be integrated with fire detection and alarm system to switch off the AHUs in case of fire?  ...
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  • Residentail Board and Care Intent

    Residential Board and Care:   Question:  Is it the intent of the NFPA 101 to limit the number of small residential board and care facilities within a single building?   Project:  I am proposing (...
  • 6 head or few domestic water sprinkler installs

    In NFPA 101, section there is an allowance to install up to 6 sprinkler heads for the protection of a hazardous area without requiring a licensed sprinkler contractor and design. For many years we've provided ...
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  • MER's are rated walls required?

    Hi All- Seems to be some conflict here at my facility re: MER space  Do the walls need to be rated?  My understanding is that, yes the walls should be 1 hr., Am I misinformed?   Thanks in advance-&#...
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  • NFPA 221 Masonry Design

    I am putting together slides for an upcoming seminar titled, "Fire-Resistive Design & Detailing with Masonry Walls".  I am looking for masonry details to share with the audience.  Anyone have slides or d...
    created by pconway