Is it necessary to provide wall mounted fire extinguisher cylinders even after providing the necessary firefighting system?
Please support your answer with NFPA code.
NFPA 101 NFPA 1 NFPA 5000
Plus other NFPA standards
OHHH I am not an engineer, so you can discount my reply if you want, and I cannot do math.
Great comment to your post that was fair enough.
Yes the portable extinguishers are required where stand pipe systems have been installed.
NFPA 101 requires standpipes only in certain occupancy chapters. For example, standpipes are required on stages of assembly occupancies and in detention and correctional occupancies. Standpipe provisions also appear as part of the Section 11.8 menu of provisions applicable to high-rise buildings (see 126.96.36.199). Occupancy chapters mandatorily reference Section 11.8 and, thus, require fire department use standpipes for high-rise buildings.
The requirement is occupancy based for portable fire extinguishers.
Portable fire extinguishers are required, without exception to standpipe systems, throughout health care, ambulatory health care, detention and correctional, new large board and care, mercantile, and business occupancies, but only in the hazardous areas of non-sprinklered hotels and dormitories, non-sprinklered apartment buildings, and existing large board and care occupancies. Where the Code requires portable extinguishers, the number, types, and locations required can be found in NFPA 10, Standard forPortable Fire Extinguishers.
NFPA 101 the requirements:
Portable fire extinguishers are found in ___.3.5 subsection the occupancy chapter
Section 188.8.131.52 for the fundamental requirements.
NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers for the installation requirements.
184.108.40.206* Where required by the provisions of another section of this Code, portable fire extinguishers shall be installed, inspected, and maintained in accordance with NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers.
Pls refer NFPA 10, Standard for Portable fire extinguishers
Even though, we install complete fire fighting system, we have to install basic first aid extinguishers.
Because, portable fire extinguishers are a much sufficient for initial fire. If the fire goes big, then we can go to hydrant fire fighting.
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