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Curt Floyd
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is currently developing a Guide for Structural Fire Fighting. This guide addresses fundamental knowledge of fire dynamics in structures to help identify strategy and tactics supported by science-based research for effective and safe firefighting.   The current draft recommends that initial arriving… (Show more)
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shelley waugh
Can a client have a sleeping room in a business occupancy/office building?  Specifically, it is an on call employee.
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Richard Moreno
We have a door in the field where during an annual fired door inspection it was noticed that a supplemental label indicating that the fie door is to be equipped with fire exit hardware.  The door carries a 60 minute label and was machined at the factory, under licensed service, for a rim exit device.  My question is: since the missing label is a… (Show more)
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Meghan Housewright
  American consumers expect safety to be a high priority for their government leaders. This is something the Policy Institute learned this summer by commissioning an independent telephone survey of over 1000 U.S. residents to learn their views and expectations on adopting fire and electrical safety codes and keeping those codes up-to-date.… (Show more)
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Andrew Stemp
I am trying to determine the inspection requirements of a residence used as an Airbnb. The 2018 NFPA 1 just changed the definition of a one and two dwelling unit to exclude renting to more than 3 people (6.1.8.1.1).  I think that the residence would then fall under lodging and rooming houses (6.1.8.1.2) but since the house has a kitchen, that… (Show more)
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John Stauder
This edition now adds 2-level car stackers to Extra Hazard Group 2.  Is it the intent to provide EH2 at the ceiling level above the 2-level car stacker and no other sprinkler protection is required, i.e. intermediate level sprinklers?
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Jenna Ford
Does a 280 sf office renovation require fire protection if there is not new construction?
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Jack Gresch
Can a registered plumber change the FDC  2.5" to 5" without using the sprinkler co?
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