• Exit Discharge Through Interior Building Areas

    7.7.2 Exit Discharge Through Interior Building Areas. I need assistance for understanding this part for applying it on my case, I work on an auditorium that has no direct exit discharge and all of it's exists compone...
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  • Electric rooms (MDB, Transformers and generator) occupancy classification

    I'm working on a conference hall project, According to NFPA 101, what is the classification of these occupancies?. Also, what is the classification of the projector and sound room, is it ancillary to predominant...
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  • UL555 listed dampers - smoke migration around the outside of smoke, and/or fire rated dampers

    Compare two 1' x 1' fire dampers. One is German made: Category:Trox 90 minute fire damper 1' x 1' - Wikimedia Commons  and one is domestic: Category:UL555 qualified 3h smoke and fire damper - Wikimedia Commons...
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  • Adding units to an Existing Apartment Building

    We have a project in the exploration phase that is asking if they can transform an unused third floor/attic space in an Existing Apartment Building without adding sprinklers. They will meet all the other requirements ...
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  • extruded polystyrene board insulation

    Hi everyone,   Can anyone advice if we can use extruded polystyrene board insulation class E as per EN 13501-1 for exterior walls behind stone cladding, if not, what is the accepted classification and ...
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  • Baltimore Explosion Kills Two, Injures Dozens and Highlights a Need for Fuel Gas Detection

      Yesterday morning, an explosion, most likely involving natural gas, ripped through three rowhouses in northwest Baltimore, leaving two dead and seven more transported to hospitals. The blast occurred on the 4-...
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  • EPS load test.

    I have a question about running the monthly load test for an EPS. I work for a hospital and I am running the load tests for our 800 KW generators. According to the compliance guy, the load must be over 30% of the na...
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  • Door and Frame Fire-Rated Labels

    If a door frame carries a 20-minute label, does the door itself have to match that, or can it exceed that?  In other words, if the frame has a 20-minute label, does the door have to also have a 20-minut...
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  • Storage of LP cylinders with a facility

    I have an external gas line within a hospital facility and the service will be cut off to accommodate ongoing construction.  The gas line feeds a vital service within the hospital so I'm trying to devise a way to...
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  • What Lies Beneath the Water: Electric Shock Drowning Takes More Lives

    It is common knowledge that electric shock itself has the potential to cause death. When it comes to electric shock drowning (ESD), electrical shock in the way we might normally think of it, such as stopping your hear...
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  • To calculate the storage tank volume ...

    Hello To calculate the storage tank volume , Should water for the number of active sprinklers be collected with water for active fireboxes?  for 5-storey apartment If yes :  According to which part of NFP...
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  • More into Mobile Food Truck

    I want to know more about Mobile Food Truck. Any Help? Regards, Halmblog
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  • What techniques or theories(formula) have been used to create life safety codes (NFPA101)?

    I really want to know for a new study. PLZ
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    TECHNICAL QUERY:  #FIRE HYDRANT For a project site where Fire Station is within travel distance of less than 60 seconds, do we need a private hydrant system OR can we avoid hydrant system as CIVIL DEFENSE FIRE ...
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    The Fire Protection Person of the Year Award was created in 1973 to recognize significant achievement in the protection of humanity and the environment from the ravages of unwanted fire and an outstanding contribution...
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  • grounding electrode conductor connection to concrete encased electrode

    NEC 2014 Section 250.52(A)(3) states that 1/2 inch or larger rebar bonded by tie wire (20 ft or more) can be used as the grounding electrode. When attaching the grounding electrode conductor to the rebar to be encased...
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  • Fire Evacuation Plans and Their Interactive Management

      The Advantages of firesafetycloud.com in Fire Safety Management.   The consequences of poor fire safety practices and a lack of emergency planning can pose a serious threat, not only to the building and...
    created by mdomanxfire
  • Mythblaster Monday: Home Fire Sprinklers & Smoke Alarms

      For many, fire sprinklers are like ocean buoys: people know of them, and that they do something important. But that is often where consideration stops, and the same can be said for home fire sprinklers.  ...
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  • 2011 NEC Question

    210.60 Guest Rooms, Guest Suites, Dormitories, and Similar Occupancies.   (A) General. Guest rooms or guest suites in hotels, motels, sleeping rooms in dormitories, and similar occupancies shall have receptac...
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  • Building and Life Safety: Requirements for Emergency Egress Drills

      It's back to school time. But, what back to school will look like in 2020 will be unlike anything in the past.  Currently, communities are facing unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic causin...
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