• What is the permissible gap of an opening for a ceiling product or tile when running wires though a tile into a Ceiling that is being used as a plenum?

    There is a product that we want to install in a ceiling in a Healthcare facility and understand the requirements of firestopping for cables but what is the permissible gap for an opening to limit the spread of sm...
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  • 240.21 feeder tap directly to utilization equipment?

    Since the 2014 edition, 240.21(B)(1)(1)(b) has allowed a 10 ft feeder tap to terminate on "equipment containing an overcurrent device" as an alternative to terminating directly on an OCPD.   I would like to conn...
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  • Mythblaster Monday 7: Maintaining Home Fire Sprinklers is a Spending Save

    This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen,” reminds us that with the cooler seasons comes holiday cooking—and more risk for home fires. One of the best ways t...
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  • NFPA 1: Furnishings and decorations in educational occupancies, #FireCodefridays

    It's back to school time.  Time for teachers to prepare their classrooms for the upcoming school year and welcome students back to classes.  Where does the summer go?  Soon artwork will cover the walls,...
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  • NFPA 13, 2010 vs 2013 shared support structures

    NFPA 13, 2013 version has additional provisions to support sprinkler piping from shared supports under 9.1. NFPA 13, 2010 version does NOT have these additional sections and is more general. Was it / is the intent of ...
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  • LAPENDARY PANELS vs SPRINKLER PROTECTION

    Hey guys,      Im currently designing the performance venue for the new rams stadium and i have come across a rather gray and difficult area of the code. Has anyone ever designed a system which include...
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  • Fire prevention and public education

    The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) develops and delivers fire prevention and safety education programs in partnership with other federal agencies, the fire and emergency response community, the media, and safety inte...
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  • Regarding Battery Calculation as NFPA 72

    Hi guys, I am confused regarding the battery calculation of fire alarm & detection system. Few UL listed panel manufacturers provide a sample calculation in which in alarm condition they recommend to consider onl...
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  • NFPA 11

    According to NFPA 11 testing of Balanced Pressure Proportional System (BPPS) is possible with water instead of actual foam concentrate.   What are the requirements and criteria for the testing of BPPS System wit...
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    created by chong
  • HYDRANT INDIVIDUAL ISOLATION VALVE

    Reference to Sections - 7.1.1.2 , 7.1.1.2.1 , FIGURE A.7.3.1(a) & (b) of  NFPA 24 regarding 'a valve shall be installed on each hydrant'. Reader understand that "Hydrants" referred in NFPA 24  are basica...
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  • Fire Pump Pressure Settings

    Dears, Kindly Help me to get Proper settings Based on my Below values I want to Know the Jockey Pump start and Stop Setting, Electric Pump start, diesel Pump start.   1500GPM Electric and Desiel Pump 50 GPM Jo...
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  • Containers for Combustible waste

    I need to know what can I use as a container for combustible waste, plastic or metal with lid of course. They will have rags that have thinner, paint and some cleaners from aerosol on them?
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  • Can Class 2 standpipes and fire hose be utilized for clean-up and other industrial functions or must they be maintained exclusively for firefighting?

    I am working in a setting where industry wants to utilize clean-up hose for firefighting.  If it meets the size and flow requirements of a Class 2 standpipe and hose system, I advise that fire hose must be inspec...
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  • 2020 NEC Definition

    I have a question on the 2020 NEC code – definition of a term.  In Article 100 (70-35)  there is a definition for “Dwelling Unit”.  It states: A single unit ….. My question is ...
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  • Fire Fighting Pump Requirments

    Hi, I need fire fighting pump requirements according to NFPA please help me about it.   Thanks 
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  • 2020 Updates on 51B

    I'd like to know where I can find the 2020 updates of the NFPA 51B Standard for fire prevention during welding, cutting, and other hot work. Thanks. 
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  • New Research by NVFC Provides In-Depth Look at Firefighter Recruitment and Retention Challenges

    It’s no secret that volunteer and combination fire and EMS departments have struggled with recruitment and retention, but new research from the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) provides deeper insights on ...
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  • Create and Practice Your Home Escape Plan—Use Our Grid to Help!

    This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen,” focuses on cooking safety, as cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. But it’s importan...
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  • Maintaining Your Emergency Power Supply System is Critical, Particularly during Hurricane Season

      According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, nearly all electrical customers experience at least one electrical utility outage each year. On average, each outage lasts 60 minutes or more. As we are in the ...
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  • SIDE WALL SPRINKLER INSTALLATION IN CEILING WITH BEAMS

    I am designing sprinkler system. In the ceiling there are lots of beams creating obstruction for normal upright sprinkler. Beam depths are large enough that we cannot install the sprinklers below the beams.  Bea...
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