Im a manager of Fire/Life Safety in NYC. I was recently asked a question about fire stairs. Whats the regulations/code as far as the required fire ratings of stair cases in office buildings? where can I find this info?
I had a consultant inform me that I needed breakaway doors to replace the sliding glass doors to the hallway used in our Single Occupancy ICU patient rooms. He failed to give me a exact reference. To date, I have found anything in NFPA 80, 99 or 101 that address this finding (Note: This was install
https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/FPW/Educate/FPW18Checklist.ashx The September issue of Safety Source, NFPA’s public education newsletter, is now available. In this issue you will find: A new Fire Prevention Week™ video to add to your toolkit for presentations. A Fire Prevention Week safety checklist to help your community identify
Generally, maximum egress travel path is considered to arrive at the number of stairways in a building. However, queuing time(tq) in front of exit stairway doors in each floor is more critical as it is greater than the time taken for horizontal distance (exit travel path) movement on a floor(td). So why do we not consider tq for the number of
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A series of California wildfires that killed 44 people was the deadliest fire event in the country in 2017. That event was one of 21 fires and explosions that were considered catastrophic multiple-death fire events last year, and is presented as part of the excerpted report “Catastrophic Multiple-Death Fires and Explosions
Under the National Electric Code for a Long-Term Care Healthcare Facility, the requirement previously was that if you had two elevators, one elevator had to be on emergency power. My question is did the code change, and if you have two elevators, do they both need to be on the emergency generator? If both elevators need to be on emergency
I was told you have to allow 30 secs for a door to remain unlock when closed. It seem to be too long for areas that post as a security breach in a health care facility. If so where in NFPA 101 can I look for that reference.
On the night of September 20, 1929, a deadly night club fire killed 22 people and injured over 50 more in Detroit, Michigan. Background The Study Club was a popular cabaret on the edge of Detroit's downtown district that offered dining and dancing. There's evidence it also served liquor, which was illegal at the time under Prohibition. The
There must be an increase in the need to perform justified, energized work on equipment with high incident energy levels. Questions have come in regarding the restriction for incident energies above 40 cal/cm2. Many believed that NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® requirements “really” only applied
Both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and NFPA publish their own hazard identification system for the identification of hazardous materials. Please be aware that there are major differences between the two identification systems. The identification system tied to NFPA 704, Standard System for the Identification
I have a question on NFPA 1584, I am hoping someone could clear up and maybe I am just reading it wrong..Under Chapter 6 - 6.1.4 - It says members shall undergo rehab following the use of a second 30 min or a 45 minute SCBA cylinder... But then under Annex A - Explanatory Material - A 5.2.3 - there should be at least 20 minutes of rest
Florida Fire Sprinkler Coalition Co-Chair Wendy Niles (left) joined Lorrell Bush with the Florida Fire Sprinkler Association (middle) and Jeni Pierce, fire marshal with the Clermont Fire Department in Florida, at the 2018 Central Florida Home Expo in Orlando. "We had lots of visitors stop by our booth and feel we made some good impact on both
For almost two years, researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) have been working on a drone that can set fires while airborne, with the intention of making controlled burns easier. As reported by Gizmag, the team recently carried out real-life testing of their creation, which they say will help reduce the risks facing firefighters
Register now for NFPA's Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire two-day training in Denver scheduled for October 4-5. This class will provide valuable skills and knowledge to help you in your wildfire safety mission. Learn the science behind how homes ignite from wildfire. More importantly, find out the best ways to advise property