Our local fire chief said that recessed fire extinguisher cabinets are soon not going to be code compliant, is this correct?
Did he say why??
No but I assume ADA
Plant Operations Director - Safety Director
Redington-Fairview General Hospital
Skowhegan Maine 04976
(207) 474-5121 x-2325
Maybe not a cabinet issue, looks like the ADA cabinets use lever type handle to open,
Maybe the extinguisher itself, sticks out to far, if surface mounted???
Are you going to ask the chief where he is getting the info, and either provide a link or code section we can look at??
There could a list of reasons, conversations, etc. that caused the AHJ to make those comments:
Cabinet installation violated the firewall.
The AHJ may have heard something somewhere about upcoming ANSI/UL standards for listing cabinets.
Or the conversation might be about that specific location and mounting height, locked without a breaking bar.
Ask that AHJ for documentation about his comments and share that information with your trade associations.
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