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Q&ASmoke Detectors

Q: Are existing healthcare occupancies required to have smoke detectors if they are fully sprinklered? A: Smoke detectors are required in certain areas of healthcare occupancies, but they are not dependent …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 28, 2015
Q&AILSMFire Drills

Q: Joint Commission standard LS.01.02.01, EP 11 requires the hospital to perform an additional fire drill during periods of Life Safety Code deficiencies that cannot be immediately corrected or during …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 25, 2015
Fire AlarmArticle

A reader recently asked me where in NFPA 72 does it say that heat detectors have to be a minimum of 36 inches away from an air diffuser. He could …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 23, 2015
Q&APortable Space Heaters

Q: Are portable heaters permitted in long term care facilities in offices and other locations? A: Portable space-heating devices are prohibited in healthcare care occupancies (such as hospitals, nursing homes, …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 21, 2015

Q: Got any tips for a novice on how to navigate through the Life Safety Code? I’m interested in specifics on sprinkler placement for water curtains. A: NFPA 13 (1999 …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 18, 2015
Q&AFire Drills

Q: We are getting ready to complete our fire drill schedule and need clarification. When conducting fire drills how many remote fire zone/smoke areas are required to be observed and …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 14, 2015

Q: What does CMS require as far as frequency of testing of air changes per hour (ACH) in hospitals? I see where we are supposed to test and know what …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 11, 2015

Q: Should the official Life Safety drawings for an existing space within a hospital show the rating on a fire barrier as it was originally built or as it is …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 7, 2015
Q&AJoint CommissionClarification

Q: We recently had a survey which resulted in multiple Life Safety findings. We want to clarify away some of these findings, and were told we can only clarify the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 4, 2015

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