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James Bernlohr
Maryland Project- 2 story building- 600 occupants on second floor requiring 3 means of egress.  We have 2 enclosed / rated stairs- and 1 open stair from second floor which is allowable via ICC / IBC   Allowable NFPA?  Is an open/ convenience stair acceptable as a means of egress under NFPA?

Adam Miller
I have an I-2 occupancy with a gas insert fireplace in our main entry. There is now a request to hang art above it. In NFPA 99 & 101 i can not find specific regulations about it other that wall covering. Is there guidance or a regulation?
Robert Solomon
On Saturday, September 16, Florida Governor Rick Scott issued an Emergency Action requiring all nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have an emergency power plan. This directive follows the death of 10 residents in  a Hollywood, Florida nursing home as a result of Hurricane Irma. These needless deaths occurred days after the
Debra Baio
In the September issue of NFPA News: NFPA 855, NFPA 1700, and NFPA 2400 open for public input; new projects seeking comments on Fire Investigation Units, Fire Service Support Personnel, and Fire Test for Wall Panels; request to merge NFPA 16 and NFPA 11; and more...   In this issue: New documents open for public review and input: NFPA 855,
Cathy Longley
The National Volunteer Fire Council is working with researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to determine the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet for volunteer firefighters. The study is designed to help first responders and their families adopt good eating habits and improve their health by using key principles defined in