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Tags on rated fire doors in correctoinal facilities

Question asked by firemarshalpa on Feb 14, 2019
Latest reply on Feb 18, 2019 by milt.werner

I am in charge of inspecting the fire doors at my facility.  The facility I work in is a state mental health facility.  One of the buildings in the facility falls under some of the rules of the Department of Corrections since it is used as a "short-term" facility to treat patients to see if they are able to stand trial or if they need to be moved to one of our long-term treatment buildings if they are deemed unfit to stand trial. 

Before I began this position all of the tags on the fire rated doors were removed.  When I asked about this our maintenance manager said that the tags are allowed to be removed because that is considered a correctional facility.  My question is are there exceptions to the fire tag requirements for these types of facilities?  If there can be exceptions does anyone know where to find this in NFPA 101 or elsewhere?

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