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I would like to know if, in a NFPA standard, a formula exist about calculing the initial attack force, for exemple for an industral plant. We know fro residential fire, 10 FF is recommanded, but is there a way to calculate the initial attack force for other occupancies. If so, is it possible to have the reference standard. I already consul NFPA… (Show more)
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Hello,    I have a question regarding Rope Rescue.  Does NFPA recommend a certain safety factor with ropes?  IE: 15:1 safety factor?  I have heard many opinions on this topic lately and am looking for the most up to date/accurate information to teach on this subject matter. From reading NFPA1983, it seems like this was something that was in the… (Show more)
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Reference NFPA 1221 Section 4.10 Remote Communications Facilities, sub section* Where the building that houses a remote communications facility is located within 150 ft (46 m) of the potential collapse zone of a taller structure, the roof shall be designed to resist damage from collapse of the exposing structure. How do you… (Show more)
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After review NFPA 101 deeply, I found that the sprinkler system required industrial occupancies F-1, but there is another type, special purposes industrial non-occupied occupancies. But after searching the code about the fire fighting system requirements to this occupancy, I did not record any specific requirements.   My question is, Is the… (Show more)
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Good day, Fire Service Colleagues: My name is Derrick Phillips. I am a Battalion Chief with the St. Louis Fire Department with responsibilities for training and homeland security. As a Master's candidate at the Naval Postgraduate School, I am working on a thesis to address intelligence gaps in the fire service. More specifically, my thesis aims… (Show more)
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I read NFPA 291 Section 4.9 about flow testing without a pitot gauge, but I do not understand where to get the variables. Can anyone help explain the process a little better to me?
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I have been tasked with finding the NFPA standard that was in effect when we purchased our departments air packs  that we are currently using. They were purchased in ??? I need to know what the NFPA standard was surrounding SCBA then and what the current standard is and major differences. If anyone can direct me to where i may readily find this… (Show more)
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Click to view contentFirst off, I must me transparent that I am not a firefighter, first responder or even in the industry. I am only a regular person that loves our first responders and cares for their safety along with the safety of our community. That being said, I truly would like to know everyone's feelings about the NFPA guidelines as a whole and more… (Show more)
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does anyone know of any special restrictions regarding the use of hearing aids within the fire service, whether they are trying to get on or presently on the job?  Was told to look at 1582 and chapter 6 but unable to locate anything.  thanks
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Could you please help with the emergency exits design for a mess hall? The design calculations, how many doors to number of persons, the width of door, and documents reference for the support?   Ajith Neelathkalam
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