• Institutional Occupancy 1 hour partitions -75'SBC

    I am trying to understand the life safety requirements of an old legacy hospital at the time it was constructed. I have found references in the 1963 and 75' Southern Standard Building Code (SBC) requiring the Institut...
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  • Learn key wildfire risk reduction skills: valuable training in Las Vegas March 12-13

    Register now for NFPA's Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire two-day classroom training in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 12-13. This class will provide valuable skills and knowledge to help you in y...
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  • Sulphur conveying system

    Hi I have been working in 1 project about conveying system for Sulphur in Sulphonation plant. I have been checking for some information about assessment due to combustible dust / flameable gas due to this work. I ...
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  • Sprinkler heads on both sides of obstruction?

    I work at a healthcare facility whose kitchen has an unusual sprinkler head set up. 7 feet from a sprinkler head, there's an enclosed duct that drops down 1 foot and is 18" wide. 6 inches beyond the edge of the ...
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  • Manual release requirements as per NFPA2001

    Dear, everyone! According to NFPA2001 clause (please see as follows), i understand that once we operate the manual control, the whole system will working forward completely. But i have the two que...
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  • Differences between NFPA 1852 and 1981

    I have been tasked with finding the NFPA standard that was in effect when we purchased our departments air packs  that we are currently using. They were purchased in ??? I need to know what the NFPA standard was ...
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  • NFPA 13 - Concealed spaces

    NFPA 2013 Section - uses the term limited access. Is there a definition for "limited access" or is left up to interpretation by the AHJ?   Thanks
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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