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Michael Sheler
Hospital setting - Christmas lights It states it is OK to have Christmas lights in lobbies, and waiting rooms. What about cafeteria's?
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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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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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Debra Baio
The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) for the 2016 and proposed 2019 editions of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, is being published for public review and comment:   proposed TIA No. 1351, referencing Table 17.2.2.1 (2016 edition) and Table 22.5 (proposed 2019 edition) Anyone may submit a comment on… (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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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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Jack Gresch
Can a registered plumber change the FDC  2.5" to 5" without using the sprinkler co?
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Fred Durso
The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) has taken the guesswork out of creating a live fire/sprinkler demonstration via its free, downloadable guide. Following the success of this resource, HFSC has created its latest tool: a step-by-step guide for building your own home fire sprinkler display.   The display mimics a fire sprinkler riser in… (Show more)
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Faith Berry
Photo shared by Los Angelas City Fire of the La Tuna Fire  A free webinar is being offered by the Southwest Fire Science Consortium on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, from 12 - 1 PM Mountain Time.  Crystal Stonesifer, from the USDA Rocky Mountain Research Station, will be speaking about; “Federal fire managers’ perceptions of the importance,… (Show more)
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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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