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Alejandro Rivas
In a recent project, during a pre-inspection of the job site, a question was raised regarding the shut down of fans during a fire event. In an ICU unit, contained within a single smoke compartment, the isolation fan for the AII rooms must be kept running during the fire event due to health concerns. However, general exhaust fans, contributing just… (Show more)
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Nassib Nasr
The NFPA does not give any specific requirement for museums, galleries or exhibition spaces. They are considered as assembly use; however, the occupant load factor of 1.4 m2/person (occupant load factor for assembly occupancy, less concentrated use) seems to be exaggerated for a space that should not be overcrowded by function. Is there any… (Show more)
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Alvin Abinas
What is the suitable fire alarm (initiating device) for saunas, steam rooms and spas. 
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William Cary
Is anyone seeing enforcement of the NFPA-25 20 Year Rule for testing QR sprinkler on ESFR systems?   When NFPA-25 mentions individual "sample sprinkler," can I assume that its just 1% of heads (min. 4) and they can all be removed from one system since all four systems have the same year, RTI, SIN & Temp head that requires the testing.
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Eric Boisvert
NFPA code Chapter 400 relative to proximity of equipment, valves, etc, of dissimilar chemicals. Particularly Sulfuric acid 93% and Sodium Hydroxide 50%.
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Magdalena Hurwitz
The Public Education seemed to be the best forum available for this topic so if it should be in a different one, let me know how to move it over.   Our community is looking into making biochar out of the wildfire debris as we become a Firewise Community. We live in California, so Air Quality is heavily regulated here and I will have to find out… (Show more)
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Francois Halle
Recently a salesman inform us that for now on, fire helmets will expirate after 5 years. previousy it was10  I look into NFPA 1971 and 1851 but didn't find anything about that Somebody can tell me were to find the infos ? Thanks mail : francoishalle@sympatico.ca
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