• MA Chiefs of Police Association Weighs in on Pending Sprinkler Bill

    The Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association (MCOPA) urged release from committee and passage of HB 2027 – An Act relative to enhanced fire protection in new one and two family dwellings citing its ability to...
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  • Fire protection on Roof floor (Mechanical equipment )

    Dear,   As per NFPA, ist required to have a fire protection system (Fire hose cabinet, fire extinguisher,....  ) on the Roof floor for a Hotel where Mechanical types of equipment are located (AHU, Chiller,....
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  • Seismic Design for Distribution Systems in Buildings

    Hello Everyone,   I would like to ask a question about seismic design for distribution systems in buildings. According to NFPA 13 (2019),  "shared support structure (such as trapeze assembly etc.) shall be...
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  • Increasing Home Safety with GFCI Protection

      The 2020 edition of NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) hit the shelves back in September of 2019 and with its release came a sweeping change to the requirements for ground-fault circuit interrupter protec...
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  • NFPA 130 trainway egress coffin space

    I have a question about NFPA 130 the means of egress within Trainway. In 2010 edition, section, it stated the means of egress within trainway shall be provided with an unobstructed clear width. (with mini...
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  • Fire Rated Door Garage to House

    According to information published by the Topical Fire Series reports (Residential Building Garage Fires 2009-2011*), 2% of all residential fires originated in the attached garage of residential buildings. The root ca...
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  • Air flow impact on heat detector and smoke detector

    For the conventional heat detector, is it OK to be used in the room where the HVAC air flow direction is downwards(from ceiling to floor), and air flow speed no higher than 0.5m/s. The hvac outlet is installed on ceil...
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  • How Important is NFPA-291(5.2) to First Responders?

    First 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...
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  • NFPA 101 - Handrail to be used as guard rail

    As per NFPA 101 V 2018 , is it possible to design Handrail and Guard rail be one element of staircase, if yes what will be permissible heights of guardrail and handrail ? if No, what will be permissible ...
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  • NFPA 2001

    We have several older clean agent systems that our new inspector are failed because there is no disconnect switch per  As stated they are older systems, two were installed in 2009 and the other in 2006. ...
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  • Can a building use the same system for fire fighter two-way communication and disabled occupant communication?

    In a building which requires 2-way communications systems for fire fighters and also 2-way communication for occupant use in refuge areas, can one communication system provide both functions?    NFPA 101 re...
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  • Air flow impact on heat detector and smoke detector

    For the conventional heat detector, is it OK to be used in the room where the HVAC air flow direction is downwards(from ceiling to floor), and air flow speed no higher than 0.5m/s. The hvac outlet is installed on ceil...
    created by 603656408
  • Addressing fire safety and evacuation in senior care facilities

    My colleague, Robert Solomon, provides insights on fire safety and evacuation plans to I Advance Senior Care for the benefit of owners, executives, administrators, and directors of nursing at assisted living...
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  • NFPA Codes and Standards: Not Just Words on a Page or Books on the Shelf

      The recent issue of NFPA Journal featured an article about the numerous deadly fires in health care occupancies, predominantly hospitals, that continue to occur throughout other parts of the world. Had that st...
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  • Village of New Paltz, NY Acts in the Interest of Safety by Requiring Sprinklers

        New Paltz, New York, a small town in the southeastern part of the state with about 14,000 people, took a giant step forward to better protect their community from fire last month by requiring fire spri...
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  • NFPA 13/2019  2:12 roof and cieling

    Good Morning, please in the NFPA 13 2019, have a Question, in the 14.2.3 (ESFR) it talks about a maximum slope of 2:12 for the roof and ceiling, but if I have larger slopes, I can place only the sprinkler pipe in...
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  • Two different occupancy building

    I have a question in regards to an existing building with two occupancy one is main occupancy group B division 2 and requires no sprinklers. The building has a assembly room which is classified as minor occupancy grou...
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  • Silicone RFID Fire Hydrant Bonnet Sleeve

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    I have a newly patented product to help first responders and municipalities find and upkeep fire hydrants. I was recently awarded a patent by the USPTO for a stretchy Silicone Fire Hydrant Bonnet Sleeve with RFID comm...
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  • Should a floating ground system chassis be connected to Earth Ground? 

    I have a mobile Radar system, with internal generator, mounted on a truck that was designed and built with a floating ground. When the system is removed from the truck and is sitting on the ground, should the system c...
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  • What does "from outside wall to outside wall" mean?

    NFPA 101: and NFPA 2217.2.1 each state that one of the options for Fire Barrier continuity is for the Fire Barrier to be continuous from "outside wall to outside wall" and "exterior wall to exterior wall" respe...
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