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      Q&A Stairwells Signs (Life Safety Code)

      Q: I am looking for a code reference which specifies the installation height for stairwell signage. It appears that NFPA 101 indicates 5 feet above the…

      Bob Armbrister | Aug 31, 2015
      Fire Extinguishers Q&A

      Q: Brad, how does the date need to be recorded on the fire extinguisher tags for the monthly inspection? Does the year need to be included on the…

      Bob Armbrister | Aug 28, 2015
      Q&A Medical Equipment Bed Maintenance Immediate Jeopardy

      Q: We recently heard of a facility receiving an “immediate jeopardy” because their beds and stretchers had not had annual preventative maintenance. This…

      Bob Armbrister | Aug 24, 2015
      Q&A Alcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

      Q: I read an article you wrote on alcohol based hand rub (ABHR) dispensers for FacilityCare.  We have had a question come up about changes in the…

      Bob Armbrister | Aug 21, 2015
      Q&A Fake Smoke Detectors

      Q: Are fake smoke detectors permitted to be installed in a hospital according to NFPA codes and standards? I discovered that our Security department…

      Bob Armbrister | Aug 17, 2015
      Temperature Q&A Nursing Home

      Q: My loved one is in a nursing home and needs additional heat in the winter time, what do I do? The building seems to be at a comfortable temperature,…

      Bob Armbrister | Aug 14, 2015
      Corridors Q&A

      Q: Can you give me the NFPA Life Safety Code (2000 edition) reference showing 8 foot required width in egress corridors in an existing healthcare…

      Bob Armbrister | Aug 10, 2015
      Q&A Sprinklers Control Valves

      Q: I have 3 Post Indicator Valves (PIV) and 1 Wall Post Indicator Valve (WPIV). I'm not finding anything in NFPA in regards to the testing frequency. My…

      Bob Armbrister | Aug 7, 2015
      Q&A Mechanical Rooms Sprinklers

      Q: Do air handler mechanical rooms located at the top of a hospital, and are healthcare occupancies, require sprinkler systems?

      Bob Armbrister | Aug 3, 2015