• Learn from the best: valuable wildfire safety training in Denver October 3-4

    Register now for NFPA's Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire two-day classroom training in Denver, Colorado, October 3-4, 2019. This class will provide valuable skills and knowledge to help you in your...
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  • Ventilation requirement at fire pump room

    According to ventilation of a typical engine room it is suggested that temperature of the room should not exceed 49°C. Could anyone help me regarding NFPA suggestion about firepump room ventilation. Typically in ...
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  • May I ask for the interpretation to point no. 5.2.1 NFPA 88A

    As per NFPA 88 A for parking structures, under 5.2 Compartmentation.. 5.2.1 Those parts of parking structures located within, immediately below, attached to, or less than 3 m (10 ft) from a building used for any othe...
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  • 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 ...
    created by amir_aladdin
  • edible oil tanks

    Dear nfpa staff i have big storage tank with fixed roof for edible vegetable cooking oil , above ground tanks.20 numbers with the same diked area. as the oil is defined a liquid class 3B. does require a fire fight...
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  • A classification for a Residential building - Palace

    I got confused about a classification for a building that I have to put its fire strategy. and may I get some help from you guys. It is a residential palace for one family, with 11 Bed rooms distributed on 2 flo...
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  • NFPA 96, section 1.1.4 - application of the standard

    When we look at NFPA 96, section 1.1.4 tells us when the standard applies or more accurately when it doesn't apply. In the list of four items that must be "true" to not require the application of 96 are:  (1) on...
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  • Fire Risk Assessments

    Do NFPA have a standard on how to conduct risk assessments? If so please provide Standard number.  If not a RA Standard is recommended for good use by management and safety professionals. 
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    Are Floor Proximity Exit Signs required in a hospital (health care facility) or not? If yes, why are they required as they can be easily damaged by wheel chairs or trolleys? Any special precautions to be taken? If n...
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  • What constitutes a non-combustible floor under a commercial gas range?

    Most commercial gas range manufacturers state that their product is for use on a non-combustible floor.  If a restaurant is planned to be installed in a building with an existing wood-framed f...
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  • Feeder Conductors in Parallel

    My question has to do with ampacity of feeder conductors in parallel. Parallel feeds must follow 310.10(H), last time I checked. 310.10(H) states that it's only allowed if one follows 310.10(H)(2) through 310.10(H)(...
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  • Can items be stored on top of a flammable safety cabinet?

    I was wondering if you are able to store items on top of the safety cabinet containing flammable chemicals. Is there any restrictions on what you can and cannot store according to OSHA and NFPA? Or are we able to stor...
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  • Cylindrical lock installation

    Can I install, in the field, a cylindrical lockset in a fire rated door? I have read the NFPA 80 regarding this but I am unsure if I can drill a 2 1/8 inch hole for the installation of the lockset. 
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  • Single Fire Sprinkler Saves the Day in Park Ridge, Illinois

    The Park Ridge Fire Department responded to an alarm at the Park Ridge Pointe community in Park Ridge, Illinois on September 6. After entering, crews discovered a fire had started in a bathroom in one of the condo uni...
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  • transformer secondary and primary protection

    A 45KVA transformer located in the basement, 460 volt 3 phase primary out to a 120/208 volt 3 phase circuit breaker panel on the second floor of a 2 story building. The primary protection is a 460 volt 3 pole breaker ...
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  • Domino's FPW in a Box contest winners announced!

      Thanks to all the fire departments that signed up this August to participate in Domino’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, "Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practice your escape!," October 6 - 12, 2019....
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  • Electrical Outlet placement for modified peninsula/island

    Hoping to get some input on electrical outlet placement on what was a raised bar peninsula that has been modified to a single level island. Pictures below are a snapshot of the electrical blueprint when the house was ...
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  • Contact information

    Hello, I am trying to reach Ken Willette.  Thank you.  Chris Barton, editor, Fire Engineering Books
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  • City Refuses to Close Electric permit due to lack of UL certificate.

    Hello, we imported Electron-Beam Welding machine from EU to US. We invited UL inspector for the Field Inspection and received a lot of comments. While we working on UL's coments, our city's electric engineer refuses t...
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  • Software for sprinkler system design

    Dear All, I want to design sprinkler system for a building by use of software. Can anyone provide information, where can I get software? I really would appreciate for your assistance. Regards, Maqsood
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