• Accessing egress stairway 

    Can I use an egress stairway for a non-egress purpose like accessing the building from the interior and up to the next story (Up, Vertical circulation) like the figure below, and what part of NFPA 101 discusses it? &#...
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  • Firefighters Stair Width

    I'm working on a hotel building that has 4 enclosed stairs each run width is 1200 mm according to occupant load. QS. What is firefighters stair and can it be combined with an egress stair,  i...
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  • Third Party Certification for Pipe of Aspirating Smoke Detectors

    I am using Aspirating Smoke Detectors in a factory. Do we need Third Party Certification for Pipes of Aspirating Smoke Detectors?
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  • Foam sprinkler system design considerations

    I am looking for design solution with Foam sprinkler system for temp controlled ( 22-25 Deg C) storage area with a height of 12 mtr having flammable materials stored. Question : does this covered in NFPA 16? if not do...
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  • New NFPA infographic emphasizes key remote video inspection steps as authorities open buildings and tackle ITM

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has developed a new infographic highlighting five key considerations for Remote Video Inspection (RVI) programs. The new graphic underscores the need for defining proced...
    created by cathylongley
  • Solutions for OSHA and NFPA 70E Compliance

    Solutions for OSHA and NFPA 70E ComplianceSchneider Electric is a recognized leader in promoting electrical workplace safety and helping companies comply with the requirements of NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safe...
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  • Beam detector

    i am asking about minimum height of beam detector installation inside store for saving documents?as per nfpa 
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  • Determining of Design Area in Hotel Building

    Hi,       i need expert opinion on subject mentioned, I m working in MEP contracting company as a mechanical engineer, I need to perform fire sprinkler hydraulic calculation for one of our pr...
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  • Fire Protection requirement for Conveyor Belts

    I have a question regarding the requirements to protect conveyor belts. Is there any requirement for fire protection of conveyor belt other than NFPA that are regarding coal mines? I want to know whether NFPA have th...
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  • Sprinkler instead of fire rated doors

    I have an Ambulatory Surgery Center that needs a 1 hour fire rating to separate it from the adjacent functions in a medical office building and it is under the NFPA 101 2012 edition. The waiting room has existing glas...
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  • What is the difference between a sprinkler design and a sprinkler installation, to what extent does each person's responsibility

    #In a sprinkler design already reviewed by the Design Engineer, can the installer add more sprinklers to the system without letting the designer know? Or it is the designer who should review this new owner requirement...
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  • A Utah wildfire reminds us that fireworks can be the ember

    A late June wildfire in Utah that burned 467 acres and forced the evacuation of over 100 residents from 42 homes has been linked to teens playing with a Roman candle firework that ignited a hillside before spreading i...
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  • SJ/SO cord conductor color use

    I have a heating unit that is supplied 3 phase (with ground) power via an SJ/SO type of cord (it may be either 230 or 460).  The question is about conductor colors within manufactured cables: do I have to re-iden...
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  • Re-entry into Passageway

    Hi everyone, with regard to NFPA 101 Exit Passageways 7.2.6, does the code permit re-entry into the building from the passageway? The passageway was built to bring exits within allowable travel distances for a large s...
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  • Electrical and Telecommunication Rooms need automatic sprinkler or not.

    Dear NFPA,   My project is 3 story residential building, whole building is sprinkled including service rooms. 1) Electrical Room is not sprinkled. 2) Telecommunication Room is equipped with telephone racks and...
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  • Water supply for Sprinkler system plus Outside Hose

    I have a question about the selection of pump capacity and water tank size,    As per my requirement, water demand for sprinkler system will be 1400gpm plus 250gpm for outside hose = 1650 gpm...
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  • Recommended Testing Point for Firepump

    At which point is it recommended to perform a fire pump performance test: 1) At the furthest point of the system 2) At the fire pump Can anyone answer this? Thanks
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  • With public displays cancelled, video urges people to avoid consumer fireworks and burden on front line workers

    UPDATE: With July 4 weekend just days away and Canada Day celebrations happening today (July 1), we want to remind everyone about the dangers of consumer fireworks. The blog post below highlights the damage incurred b...
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  • People with disabilities, buildings and COVID-19: 5 steps to ensure accessibility for all

    In the past several months COVID-19 has impacted the globe with significant health, safety and economic challenges. Unfortunately, these challenges have, at times, disproportionately impacted those within the disabili...
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  • Fire Pump/Underground water storage tank

    Anyone have any suggestions on a fire pump being located inside a building and 70000 gallon tank under a building.There is no direct access into the room. Everything I am seeing is that the room needs to be 2 hr rated...
    last modified by ggerbasi