• Combine Exit Stair Enclosure and Lift Shaft Pressurization System

    Is it acceptable to combine exit stair enclosure and lift shaft pressurization system in one pressurization system? The pressurization system will consist of one duty fan and one standby fan. There is a li...
    hamad.koroni
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  • Is "Hypermarket" considered as Storage for fire protection system ?

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  • Outdoor Storage of Pool Chemicals 

    I am doing research on hazardous materials and writing of ordinances.  I find that most cities do not permit pool construction/electrical supply wholesale businesses selling pool chemicals on the side to store hu...
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  • Does 406.12 apply to restaurant?

    Is it saying ALL the A-occupancies described in 518.2, or just the ones that are listed???   (Handbook is no help) thanks in advance.         406.12 Tamper-Resistant Receptacles. All 15- and...
    chiefns830
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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...
    d_rydall
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  • Explanation Of NFPA 13 A.8.6.7.1

    Can anyone offer a better explanation of this entry?   "NFPA13 A.8.6.7.1: Ceiling features in unobstructed construction that are protected by sprinklers in the lower ceiling elevation when the higher ceiling ele...
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  • Change in occupancy (Mercantile to Assembly)

    I am trying to get to the bottom of an construction issue and was hoping to get some help.  Background This is occurring in a jurisdiction that has adopted NFPA 1 and 101. Significant construction project in whic...
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  • Air separation unit: fire water demand

    Hi all! Can anyone tell me how to determine the maximum fire water flow required for the protection of an air separation unit? Thank you in advance.
    imensassitra
    created by imensassitra
  • my question is in reference to section 312 vehicle impact.

    do these standards apply to diesel storage tanks as well?
  • Light pole

    Hi There , I got fiber glass pole, in a parking lot , I need chance the regular light for LED, but someone said , I cant chance the all filter , just because the pole, anyone knows ,about the code , I got the NEC 2017...
    abarrantes
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  • Question on interpretation of NFPA 45 - lab waste limits

    Hello, I have an interpretation question about NFPA 45, particularly about NFPA 45 (2015) section 8.3.4 that discusses waste stored/generated in the lab. [8.3.4 Liquid waste containers stored in laboratory work areas ...
    james.darrow
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  • Change in Occupancy (NFPA 101)

    I am trying to get to the bottom of an construction issue and was hoping to get some help.  Background This is occurring in a jurisdiction that has adopted NFPA 1 and 101. Significant construction project in whic...
    ffz290
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  • New NFFF video reinforces the need for firefighters to take proactive health and wellness steps

    No one knows risk and the consequences of poor or no action better than first responders. Afterall, the incidents and accidents that they respond to often occur because the general public was complacent in some way, a...
    cathylongley
    created by cathylongley
  • NFPA 31 Vent Screen Mesh

    NFPA 31 Section 8.6.4 states vent screen must be #4 (0.187") or coarser. This does not align with UL180:2019 which states the screen must be 2.0 mm (0.787") to 4.0 mm (0.157") - Section 8.4. These need to be aligned. ...
    crbutler
    created by crbutler
  • Protection of Fire Pump Feeder Circuits

    Section 695.6(A)(2) of the 2017 NEC requires conductors that connect "directly" to an on-site standby generator to comply with all of the following: (a) Independent Routing, (b) Associated Fire Pump Loads (c) Protecti...
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  • Save the Date: Upcoming webinar on wildfire and insurance

    UPDATE: Registration is now open.  Click here to learn more and sign up.   As part of the upcoming 2018 Fire Prevention Week, NFPA will host a webinar on Wednesday, October 10, at 3:00pm eastern t...
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  • DMP New Panel Install

    We have 19 buildings in HOA, 4 units in each building for a total of 76 units.  30 year old fire panels need to be replaced and considering using DMP  XR150FC Fire Control Panel, 630F Remote Annunciator, 263...
    tania.gire
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  • Cellular Communications and towers

    Single Source Cellular communication may be allowed by the AHJ.   I have been told that in order to meet the intent of NFPA -72 the cell tower must have 24 hour back up as well?  Has anyone head of this...
    wmturner
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  • que equipo se adecua a una cámara frigorifica?

    Que equipos podría instalar en una cámara frigorífica para detección y extinsion de incendio?
    kaltechss
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  • Subsurface Foam Injection

    The SFPE Handbook and various vendors advise that subsurface injection of foam is not recommended for internal, floating roof tanks.  Are there any studies or incidents that support this position? Thanks
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