The mission of IFMA is to aid in the preservation of life and property by advocating, promoting, and providing leadership in the prevention or mitigation of fire, explosions, and other related hazardous conditions.
So when doing a monitored fire alarm test. I was told /taught that you activate an alarm(pull station, etc) then start a stop watch and see how long it takes for our fire dept dispatch to notify us that an alarm has been (notified by the paid monitored station company activated. My colleague beliefs it to be 90 seconds, but Nfpa 72 looks like it's…(Show moreShow less)
That is correct. The protected premises is required to report the alarm event in 90 seconds to the supervising station, and the supervising station has 90 seconds to report the alarm event to the emergency communication center. You may see a delay in the time the emergency communication center receives the alarm event in comparison when they…
Is an upright sprinkler head allowed to be installed in a way where the arm over comes down off the main? For example, there is a 4” main and then the 1” arm over has a weld o let that drops down to a 2” nipple off the 4” main, then hits a 90, then there is a 4” nipple horizontally that then hits a 90 and goes up about a foot to the upright…(Show moreShow less)
Most sprinkler designers would not design this way because of the time and material involved. But, if a sprinkler fitter only has an outlet at the bottom of the main, he has to make do. It is allowed to pipe this way. It is not hydraulically efficient and if these heads happen to be in the remote area, then all the pipe and fittings need to be…
Im looking at NFPA 110 with regards to a generator service and testing contract I have. It doesn't help me determine the class and level for the generator I have. What I want to know is whether load testing is required for my unit. How would I find out?
Testing and exercising under load is required with any NFPA 110 generator, but this type of testing is not typically required with an optional standby system generator. The requirements are part of Chapter 8 in NFPA 110. The "Class" of a NFPA 110 system is the fuel duration for the system and is equal to the number of hours the system has to…
what code applies to storage of 1240 gallon DOT propane cylinders while awaiting use? NFPA 58 CH8 applies to cylinders awaiting use less than 1000 lb. I am looking for storage requirements for up to 6 DOT cylinders temporarily stored in a storage yard for up to 3-months. the storage yard contains a variety of different items, including 55-gallon…(Show moreShow less)
Your home’s roof is a huge investment that serves several critical functions. Although most people are knowledgeable about roofing maintenance requirements, many are not familiar with the risk of fire and the importance of fire resistance when it comes to roofing materials. Understanding the basics of fire safety, the risks involved when it comes…(Show moreShow less)
In Support of Architecture Month The benefits of lightning protection systems are in the forefront of construction as architects seek to make buildings more sustainable. According to the American Institute of Architects, sustainability is a key element of the architecture profession's approach to design in the 21st century. As architects are…(Show moreShow less)
Our fire company recently purchased a Rosenbauer Pumper. After a few months we checked the date on the drive tires that were on the truck and found they were 4 years old already. We contacted Rosenbauer and were told that the NFPA requirement for replacement of tires after 7 years was after the truck was placed in service not the date on the…(Show moreShow less)
A tire that has met the most stringent storage and treatment processes, imposed by the European Association of Tire and Rubber Manufacturers (ETRMA), such as keeping tires under weak artificial light or having ventilation, will have an optimum performance of 5 to 10 years from the date of its manufacture, approximately
NFPA News is a free newsletter providing detailed information on NFPA codes and standards activities. NFPA News typically includes special announcements, notifications of public input and comment-closing dates, requests for comments on NFPA documents, publication of formal interpretations, tentative interim amendments, and errata, and notice of…(Show moreShow less)