• Door and Frame Fire-Rated Labels

    If a door frame carries a 20-minute label, does the door itself have to match that, or can it exceed that?  In other words, if the frame has a 20-minute label, does the door have to also have a 20-minut...
    cpierce@sc-architects.com
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  • Electric rooms (MDB, Transformers and generator) occupancy classification

    I'm working on a conference hall project, According to NFPA 101, what is the classification of these occupancies?. Also, what is the classification of the projector and sound room, is it ancillary to predominant...
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  • Could someone tell me if this is safe?

    Hello all.   I have an easement on my property that runs from an electrical pole on the road, back, underground about 800 feet to a neighbors yard where it stops at a transformer. There is a creek the runs perpe...
    seve.anderson
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  • NEC 2020 not available in PDF!

    It is extremely disappointing that unlike NEC 2017 and its handbook, the NEC 2020 edition and its handbook are not available in PDF format that you can store on your computer as a digital resource and access it a...
    nikunj.shah
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  • NFPA 13R Expert Required

    NFPA 13R Expert Required I have a project that requires an expert in the implementation details NFPA 13R compliant water-based fire sprinkler systems installed in the attics of condominiums and apartments. Complying ...
    drboblewis
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  • UL555 listed dampers - smoke migration around the outside of smoke, and/or fire rated dampers

    Compare two 1' x 1' fire dampers. One is German made: Category:Trox 90 minute fire damper 1' x 1' - Wikimedia Commons  and one is domestic: Category:UL555 qualified 3h smoke and fire damper - Wikimedia Commons...
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    created by ahering
  • Second Draft Reports for NFPA Standards in the Fall 2020 revision cycle are available

    The Second Draft Reports for NFPA Standards in the Fall 2020 revision cycle are available with a deadline to submit a Notice of Intent to Make a Motion (NITMAM) of August 27, 2020.   These proposed NFPA Standard...
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  • Fire Protection System Requirement for 1600 kv Oil Type Transformer

    It is understood that 1600 kv oil type transformer is considered high hazard but I can’t find code reference for fire protection system requirements. The transformer room is part of building struc...
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  • #101Wednesdays: NFPA 101 and hazardous areas

    You’ll sometimes hear users of the Life Safety Code refer to hazardous areas, protection from hazards, special hazards, and other variations on the same theme. So what exactly is a hazardous area and what s...
    gharrington
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  • Chemical fume hood exhaust system - can we use a lab exhaust or must it be hazardous exhaust ?

    Hello experts. I am new to the field. I am involved in the general safety in a laboratory setting. I want to understand what is the difference between a regular lab exhaust system and a hazardous exhaust system. ...
    stsang
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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
    peter@dwan.ca
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  • Wheelchair Elevator Access During Fire

    A office manager is telling their staff to allow wheelchair bound persons access to the elevator during a fire as long as office personnel inform firefighters on the egress floor. This is a non-ambulatory office build...
    jpowell
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  • EPS load test.

    I have a question about running the monthly load test for an EPS. I work for a hospital and I am running the load tests for our 800 KW generators. According to the compliance guy, the load must be over 30% of the na...
    shagunaa
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  • Egress and Emergency Lighting

    Egress Emergency Lighting - I am in a debate over the requirements for Egress and Emergency lighting in a medical clinic renovation project.  This clinic is a occupancy B facility that operates M - F from 7 am to...
    krista.scott
    last modified by krista.scott
  • Add these 3 videos to your community’s next online gathering

    COVID-19 has made in-person meetings difficult, but that doesn’t have to stop your educational outreach with fellow residents.  Move those gatherings with your neighbors online with these three quick videos...
    luciandeaton
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  • Add these 3 "Immediate Zone" resources to your community’s next online gathering

    COVID-19 has made in-person meetings difficult, but that doesn’t have to stop your educational outreach with fellow residents.  Move those gatherings with your neighbors online with these three “immed...
    luciandeaton
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  • Fire Protection Research Foundation Project - Female Firefighter PPE Survey Opportunity

      Structural and wildland firefighting turnout suits are primarily developed for the male firefighter, despite the growing number of women firefighters in the fire protection community. Studies have shown that w...
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    created by vhutchison
  • Arizona ESS Explosion Investigation and Line of Duty Injury Reports Now Available

    Two reports from the Surprise, Arizona Energy Storage System (ESS) explosion that occurred in April, 2019 were published this week.  One report, titled, “Four Firefighters Injured In Lithium-Ion Battery Ene...
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  • LOW Voltage 12V DC NFPA Code

    Hi, I am new to the USA (from Australia) and I want to know if there is a NFPA standard that relates to 12V DC electrical wiring for Fire Apparatus and any associated equipment fitted to a Fire Apparatus.   I pu...
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  • Fire Door Inspections

    What certifications are required to conduct annual Fire Door Inspections per NFPA 80?
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