• figure clarification

    the section states sprinkler shall be positioned minimum 3x max column dimension and at the same time max of 24". if the column dimension is 2-ft, A dimension is over 24". can anyone please clarify this statement
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  • Encapsulated commodities

    Standard 13 2019 edition paragraph 3.3.64 gives the definition for encapsulation for combustible commodities. The question is does this definition apply to all commodity classes or is there another definition? Section...
  • NFPA and Domino’s Launch Online Sweepstakes to Recognize U.S. Fire Departments during Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10

      While many people would like to thank their local fire departments for all they do to keep their communities safe, they often don’t know how. In honor of Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, 2020, NFPA an...
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  • RVI Continues to Generate Attention, Moves to Public Input Phase in Standards Development Process

    With industries still adapting to the demands of COVID-19 and the typical, ongoing backlog in ITM (inspection, testing and maintenance), RVI continues to cause quite the buzz. Health Facilities Management magazine fea...
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  • A giant step in understanding wildfire risk to homes

    For more than a decade, federal and state agencies, local governments, and nonprofit advocates of wildfire safety have been working to get their arms around the magnitude and scope of wildfire risk in the U.S. The Nat...
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  • Are roof access hatches required to be fire rated

    My local Authority Having Jurisdiction is requiring that a roof hatch in a one hour roof be rated. I can find no specific reference in NFPA 101 2012 edition that requires this. IBC specifically exempts skylights and r...
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  • When will someone read the question I asked 2 weeks ago?

    Is there a timeline when someone responds to these questions? 
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  • To All U.S. Fire Departments: NFPA launched the 2020 U.S. Needs Assessment Survey – Please Fill It Out!

      NFPA today announced the official launch of its 2020 U.S. Needs Assessment survey, the fifth distributed since 2001. The survey works to capture the level of resources and staffing among U.S. fire departments, ...
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  • Reduced Pressure in Bucket Elevator

    I have been asked for the Pred (reduced pressure) value for a bucket elevator, whether it is single leg or twin leg. How would i go about acquiring this value?
    created by rcooksley
  • Download This Tip Sheet to Help Kids Stay Safe in the Kitchen

    As many households enter the new school year remotely and several family members continue to work from or remain at home, this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme, “Serve up Fire Safety in the Kitchen”...
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  • Fire Protection Engineer, US Army Corps, Poland

    Hello Folks,   We’re working on a US Army Corps project over in Poland and have been installing fire protection systems through another subcontractor but we’re having some logistical issues with ...
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    We have a water spray system on an oil rig supplied from a fire pump. The fire pump takes water from the sea. We have installed a main pipeline strainer between the pump and the water spray system as th...
  • Nicole Comeau Appointed Executive Secretary of International Fire Marshals Association

    NFPA President and CEO Jim Pauley has named Nicole Comeau executive secretary of the International Fire Marshals Association (IFMA). IFMA members are fire officials, who have been lawfully appointed and authorized by ...
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  • Ground Tied To Neutral Bar. Please Help.

    Good Afternoon,        I have a question hopefully I can get some help on. I was troubleshooting a recepticle in co-op apartment that is not working. I went to the circuit breaker panel and when I...
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  • Tragedies in the News Illustrate Importance of Home Fire Sprinklers

    Recent, deadly fires like the ones in Philadelphia and Lansing show how quickly an uneventful day with the family can turn to tragedy. On a relaxed Saturday morning in Philadelphia, firefighters entered a row-house en...
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      Dear Gentlemen,   Please find attached basement floor plan of healthcare facility. This part of basement is about 1800 meter square. Both ends have means of egress. Occupancy are offices, stores, HVAC, e...
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  • Hangar Grouping

    We are constructing an aircraft storage hangar that is Prefabricated Steel and is 18,800 square feet; including a non aircraft storage area designed for a bathroom/common area that is 800 square feet as part of the t...
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  • Separation of occupancies by a fire barrier

    As per NFPA 101 , the multiple occupancies of separated occupancy type are to be separated from each other by fire barriers as in Multiple occupancies of mixed type  the separation requ...
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  • AFCI breakers

    Has anyone heard of any issues of AFCI breaker unavailability due to factories that shut down?
    created by chiefns830
  • How can calculate the pump head

    How can calculate the pump head. please share me method
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