• 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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  • August wildfire potential outlook reminds us to stay prepared

    On August 1st the National Interagency Fire Center’s (NIFC’s) Predictive Services issued their newest National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook for August, September, October, and Nove...
  • New NFPA LiNK will provide situation-based code information and insights across any device

      NFPA LiNK, a new digital content on demand platform, was introduced during a virtual product reveal today. NFPA LiNK is designed to deliver intuitive, seamless, code-based information to those responsible fo...
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  • Link

    I can see how Link can be useful, but I'm not looking for references in the field as a fire AHJ and/or engineer. This would seem to cause more problems than it solves for individuals in the field. It sounds great for ...
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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 ...
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  • 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...
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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. ...
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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...
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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...
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  • 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...
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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...
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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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  • 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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  • Campus emergency (NEC 700) & Legally Required Standby Systems (NEC 701) and optional systems.

    A collage campus emergency (NEC 700) & Legally Required Standby Systems (NEC 701) and optional systems. To do everything on campus.  They are asking for is to install one 700 KW natural gas generator tha...
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  • 220 and 110 outlets on 1 double pole breaker (random theoretical question)

    OK So this is probably gonna sound a bit random and possibly bizarre but say if I imported a domestic 220 outlet from Europe and wanted to wire it to a double pole breaker for only one part of a house, would it b...
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  • Operating Room battery powered back up lighting

    Battery powered back up lights in the Operating Room of a hospital.  We have tested our battery powered back up lights in the OR as required monthly for the past several years.  We have changed the batterie...
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