• Mechanical Ventilation Calculation  NFPA 204 or NFPA 92

    As per NFPA, there is 2 codes covering the mechanical ventilation for smoke control,  NFPA 204 and  NFPA 92, Which Code should be applicable for the design/ calculation of mechanical ventilation for warehou...
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  • Combined Air Terminal & OH Static Line Lightning Protection

    Question: Is it allowed to combine static overhead line lightning protection with air terminals on a facility? Background: A multi purpose concrete facility with one floor on one end and two story on ...
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  • 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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  • Egress Lighting with wireless RF switches

    Is there anything in the building codes prohibiting the use of wireless RF switches with egress lighting?  The wireless switches are powered with a button-type battery to turn on a tiny controller that ...
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  • Fireworks Storage

    Where can I find help in determing where fireworks can be stored?  Such as what type of structure, distances from other buildings, etc. It is a few boxes, but they are currently being stored by the marketing depa...
    last modified by tboardley
  • Elevator Recall

    Does Fire Sprinkler riser's water flow switch initiate elevator emergency recall? In NFPA 72 "Table A." Typical Input/Output Matrix" shows water flow switch on first or second floor initiate elevator emer...
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  • Annual Fire extinguisher Inspection and signing the tag

    What is the requirement for Annual Fire extinguisher inspection tags the month of the annual inspection? Do you still need to date and Initial even though the tech has completed the annual inspection and signed and pu...
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  • Fire Extinguisher Inspection Tag Training

    Would anyone happen to have training on how to read a fire extinguisher inspection tag?  I'm looking for some sort of cheat sheet type of document to give to our supervisors.  Any help would be greatly appre...
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  • What you need to know about fire, lightning and lightning-sparked fires

    In Support of Fire Prevention Week, October 6-12 According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) the number of home fire deaths in the U.S. is increasing and in turn creating a growing challenge...
    created by kiml
  • Travel and common path Distance measurements from inside a fire barrier

    On reviewing the a recently approved Life safety drawings by AHJ for some projects that my company had supervision role with, I found that in storage and utilities spaces (mostly located at the parking ...
    last modified by amir_aladdin
  • Writing fire safety strategy reports

    Are there any templates about Fire Safety strategy reports according to NFPA ?
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  • 3 story/9 unit Condos - Sprinkler or Fire Alarm System?

    Does a new 3 story, 9 unit condominium require exterior sprinkler system or fire alarm system? 
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  • Hi,

    Industrial building with two flors, as one compartment , with conveneance storage of 1500m2, can all be one fire compartment because of technikal reasons ? The classicication of hazard is low to ordenary the producti...
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  • 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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  • Storage in Electrical rooms

    We are in Florida and follow the NFPA 101 2015 edition. Can we store non combustible supplies like flashlights and extension cords in electrical rooms. the supplies are stored 3 feet away from the electrical panel and...
    last modified by rrayburn
  • Smoke Management System for Atrium_Balcony Spill Plume

    In case of Balcony Spill Plume, the equivalent width of plume shall be calculated as per NFPA 92 2015Ed, This plume width is a governing parameter of calculated mass flow rate for balcony spill plume by...
    last modified by jin.k
  • Emergency Lighting Code: Bathroom?

    For installing emergency and exit lighting, It's commonly said,   "Internal rooms, bathrooms, and storage areas larger than a broom closet have no windows and therefore require emergency lighting." However I can...
    last modified by christopher.w.sizelove
  • Convenience opening separation

    Code Enforced = NFPA 101 2015 Citation= 101: Project Description =  Interior renovation of a two-story office space. Floor area = 15,680 sf. Cost of the renovation exceeds 50% of the appraised value of the...
    last modified by tlea@eskewdumezripple.com
  • 3hr HM Door and Frame in Wood Construction

    I am looking for standards related to NFPA 80 (ideally NFPA or UL Designs) for 3-hour rated hollow metal doors and frames built into wood construction. We have been using ASW 2600 by the Gypsum Association togeth...
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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...
    last modified by dlshdkhnfire