• For a pressurized stairway, how to determine the design number of open doors.

    NFPA 92 version 2018 mentions that it is necessary that a staircase pressurization system should work with the "design number of open doors" open, but I can't find anywhere what this number should be.  There is a...
    last modified by ben_oregan
  • Hoarding: From Enforcement to Engagement

        Hoarding criteria include the inability to use living space for its intended purpose.    Compulsive hoarding behavior among residents increases the risk of serious injury and death to...
    last modified by avastis
  • Mythblaster Monday - Put the Freeze on this Myth about Home Fire Sprinklers in Winter

    Throughout our Mythblaster Monday series, we have pointed to resources that identify the benefits of home fire sprinklers and help combat the misinformation that surrounds them. Last week we debunked a myth frequently...
    created by cthompson
  • Question on 211 code

    Hi Everyone,   I am purchasing a home and am having trouble finding specific codes under 211. My question is related to how stainless steel chimney liners should/should not be installed in an older masonry chimn...
    last modified by michaelmezz
  • Nitrogen in a Wet System

    A vent is required in a sprinkler system at a high point to allow trapped air to be exhausted from the system, thus having less oxygen for the metal piping to react with. Thinking "out of the box" here, would it be he...
    last modified by fm4802
  • Sprinklers system requirement for business occupants.???

    Group B located inside (not separated from) factory building ( Group F-2). Is it required to be covered by sprinklers system??, Note that factory should be covered by sprinklers system as per nfpa101 ?  See...
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  • what the allowed occupancies in basement floor ?

    what the allowed occupancies in basement floor ?  specially residential occupancy is it allowed in basement 
    created by amaa93.12.awwad
  • Pump room sprinklers

    In a fully sprinklered building, is it the intent of the code not to have to sprinkler a pump room housing an electrical driven fire pump when the total encloser is 2hour rated?
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  • Nonrechargeable (nonrefillable) extinguisher

    NFPA-10 mentions Nonrechargeable (nonrefillable) fire extinguishers by definition and states they are excluded from the 6 year test with a lifespan of 12 years.  Are they allowed by NFPA code in a commercial offi...
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  • Transformer Secondary conductor - Overcurrent Protection

    Requirement (2) Transformer Secondary Conductors Not over 3m (10 ft) Long and Requirement (3)Industrial Installation Secondary Conductors Not Over 7.5 m (25ft) Long. We have fulfilled the sub-clauses but which require...
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  • Is Sprinkler required in Pump Room or Not?

    There is one 4 storied building using as garments factory. The building is protected with Fire Hydrant System.  My question is:  1. The pump room is outside of the main factory building and the pump room i...
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  • Funcionamiento de las conexiones de manguera

    Según la norma NFPA 14-2019: y 7.8.1, en un sistema clase I los límites de la presión residual deben estar entre 100 y 175 psi. ¿Para dar cumplimiento a lo anterior, la válvula...
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  • Is it advisable to dress or clamping in ( LT 415V) charged cable?

    LT 15V Cables are already laid and charged in Ladder type cable trays. Is it advisable to dress or clamp the cables in charged condition? Will it be safe? What precaution is to be taken?
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  • Colorado wildfires break records, and it's not over yet

      Even as wildfire weather conditions continue to plague parts of California, October has seen wildfire activity erupt across Colorado. In recent days, fires that have been burning in more remote areas of northw...
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  • Utah Family Service Project Reveals Value of Home Fire Sprinkler Protection Through Collaboration and Community Partnerships

    One of the best ways we know of to improve fire safety outcomes is in preparing ahead for emergencies before they happen. And whenever there is the possibility to collaborate with others toward that goal, the more opp...
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  • Local Utah Fire Department Service Project Reminds Us About the Value of Collaboration and the Importance of Safety During Fire Prevention Week and Beyond

    Earlier this month, NFPA learned about a local service project that embodies the true spirit of collaboration as it relates to fire and life safety. The story takes place in Draper, Utah where the Drape...
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  • Ethanol in brewing

    I help a mid-size craft brewery. They are beginning to make ready-to-drink canned cocktails using 98% ethanol. They will be using 275 gallon IBC totes. Mostly just bringing totes in when they will be making a batch ru...
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  • NFPA DiRECT Situational Navigation the Subject of Latest NFPA LiNK Digital Platform Video Series

    As you may know, NFPA launched NFPA LiNK last month. It’s an exciting new digital platform that provides code information and supplementary content for professionals and practitioners like you who need to better...
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  • Ensuring the Operation of Your Fire Alarm System During Loss of Primary Power

    We rely on a fire alarm system to constantly monitor for hazardous conditions (such as fire, smoke, carbon monoxide, and even combustible and toxic vapors) within a building, and notify the occupants so they can exit ...
    last modified by smahoney
  • Can fire drills Include 2 shifts at once?

    Can I conduct a fire drill that includes 2 shifts at one time? As a Skilled Nursing Facility in Northern California, we must have 1 fire drill per shift per quarter. Can I conduct one fire drill for more than one shif...
    last modified by abeum