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      Q&A Soiled Utility Room Door Locks

      Q: Where is the reference in the Life Safety Code that requires the doors to housekeeping or soiled utility rooms to be locked? I have a Risk Management…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 31, 2014
      Q&A Sprinklers

      Q: How many spare sprinkler heads are we supposed to have in stock at our facility? We had an inspection recently, and the fire marshal said we did not…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 24, 2014
      Medical Gas Joint Commission Article

      Did you notice the January 29, 2012 issue of the Joint Commission Online? Among other articles, they had an article called "Clarification of storage…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 20, 2014
      Q&A Life Safety Code

      Q: Is the Life Safety Surveyor a requirement during a survey, or is the specialist used due to the complexity of the Life Safety Code and various areas of…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 17, 2014
      Article Generators Fire Alarm

      Does your fire alarm system monitor the emergency power generator? It may have to. Section 1-5.8.7 of NFPA 72 (1999) requires the fire alarm system to…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 13, 2014
      Q&A Ventilation Ceilings (Life Safety Code)

      Q: We have decorative wood panels in our cafeteria ceiling which do not provide a seal to limit the passage of smoke. In fact, there are wide gaps between…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 10, 2014
      Article Life Safety Code Fire Pump

      A friend of mine contacted me recently and told me that his fire pump caught on fire. It was an engine driven (diesel) fire pump, and I'll let him…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 6, 2014
      Q&A Construction Fire Alarm

      Q: Are we required to install fire alarm occupant notification devices and manual pull stations in construction areas? I couldn’t find anything in NFPA 72…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 3, 2014