• Educational outreach in the time of social distancing

    As we get deeper in to the summer, it's time to start thinking about the annual commitment that participating Firewise USA sites make.  In light of COVID-19, many have asked if Firewise USA(r) be rolling bac...
  • driver sizing for fire pumps

    Hello, how do drivers for fire pumps in NFPA 20 sprinkler installations have to be sized correctly? Do the drivers have to be sized only up to the 150% of the rated flow or do the drivers have to be sized to the non-o...
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  • Does a door that is a Non Required exit door, currently locked and label Not and Exit required to remain unobstructed

    Does a door that is currently block required to have the furniture remove. Door is label not an exit per fire marshal prior instructions. Now during current Fire inspections door was call out requiring for the fu...
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  • seismic for life safety suppression system with 1.5 component importance factor in category. B

    Do I need seismic support for a fire life safety sprinkler suppression system in a category B building, when the component importance factor is 1.5 as referenced in ASCE 7 section 13.1.3 Refer to the attachments belo...
    jakidd
    created by jakidd
  • FIRE HOSE REEL

    Hi  What is the standard size and length of Fire Hose Reel or Class II Hose Reel System? Where exactly is this mentioned in NFPA standard?   As per my knowledge Fire Hose Reel standard is 25mm dia and 30mt...
    josephjojoadoor
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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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  • FM200 System - Nozzle Consideration For Multi heights

    Dear All  ,    Subject : Clean agent system ( FM200 Gas ) Nozzle Location In multi height area of Enclosure    Good Day ,    Enclosure having multi heights in the FM200 System pro...
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  • Can a building owner remove a fire pump?

    I have a building owner that has a 38 year old fire pump that only supplied two standpipes in a 4 story apartment building. It did not supply sprinklers. About 10 years ago we removed the hoses and appliances in the b...
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  • metallic conduits for pv under roof sheathing

    In search of any reference to installing residential pv system and fastening metallic conduit to and distance required from underside of wooden roof sheathing.
    mkidwell
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  • Provide your insight to NFPA's wildfire preparedness and management standards

    One of the most notable features about NFPA standards is that their development process is open and consensus-based.  That means anybody can participate in the development of these important documents and the sta...
    luciandeaton
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  • Review the First Draft Reports to submit comments on 11 of the Emergency Response and Responder Safety (ERRS) Standards in a custom Annual 2021 revision cycle

    The First Draft Reports for 11 of the NFPA Emergency Response and Responder Safety (ERRS) Standards in a custom Annual 2021 revision schedule are available. Review the First Draft Reports for use as background in the ...
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  • Bonding of an NFPA 13 System

    The building inspector is requiring an NFPA 13 sprinkler system to be bonded based on the 2017 NEC Section 250.104  Has anyone else run across this?  Here is what both sections state. Thank you, 8.18 El...
    cox
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  • PODCAST: New NFPA Podcast episode details sprinkler retrofit project and home fire sprinkler incentives

    In a popular scene from the 1993 Halloween comedy flick Hocus Pocus, one of the characters holds a lighter up to a sprinkler head, causing several of them to go off at once. Fire sprinkler experts will ...
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  • RFP Now Open for FPRF Project: Performance Criteria for Aircraft Hangar Fire Protection Systems

      Request for Proposals are now open for the Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF) research project to study Performance Criteria for Aircraft Hangar Fire Protection Systems. NFPA 409, Standard on Aircraft ...
    sranganathan
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  • Powder addition to flammables tank

    Hi,  I'm in a situation with a process that requires addition of powder to a 250L tank that contains ethanol. About 5 kg of powder is added, in 1kg batches. The issue I have is that the powders are weighed and di...
    rrousseau
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  • Video: NFPA's Guy Colonna discusses ammonium nitrate safety after Beirut explosion

      Yesterday's explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, has left at least 100 people dead and thousands more injured. Multiple news sources are now saying the blast, which could be heard from 150 miles away, was due to larg...
    averzoni
    created by averzoni
  • Number of chamber in vertical storage tanks

    Hello. A customer of mine is asking me to increase the number of foam chamber in a vertical storage tank, using 4 foam chambers instead of 2 required per NFPA 11 and the manufacturer recommendation, using the same tot...
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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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  • Technical Background of the fire pump test

    Hi, I'm looking for the technical background of the annul test condition of the fire pumps. Especially, Why do I need to do the fire pump test under 150% of the rated capacity flow. If someone has the information ab...
    j.k.park
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  • Clarification of NFPA 13R 6.6.5.1

    All, I am trying to determine how this is applied to an Apartment Building. It doesn't show up in the Appendix? Am I correct in saying it only applies where Exterior Balconies, Exterior Decks and Ground Floor Patios...
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