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      Article Life Safety Code

      Understand practical applications of the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code®! Learn from Life Safety surveyors on what to prepare for during surveys! A 2-day Boot…

      Bob Armbrister | May 31, 2016
      Q&A Fire Barrier Ambulatory Care Occupancy

      Q: We have built a new Wellness Center with physician offices, diagnostic areas, cafe, etc. and included in the facility is an Ambulatory Endoscopy…

      Bob Armbrister | May 30, 2016
      Article Chutes (Life Safety Code)

      Q: My question relates to fire ratings of linen chute doors. Do linen chute doors in an existing structure have to be rated if the room that houses the…

      Bob Armbrister | May 27, 2016
      Article Life Safety Code

      Understand practical applications of the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code®! Learn from Life Safety surveyors on what to prepare for during surveys! A 2-day Boot…

      Bob Armbrister | May 24, 2016
      Q&A Ambulatory Care Occupancy Fire Alarm Testing (Fire Detection Systems)

      Q: What section of NFPA 72 (the National Fire Alarm Code) requires ambulatory surgery centers to perform testing of their fire alarm system on a quarterly…

      Bob Armbrister | May 23, 2016
      Accreditation Article Ventilation Bronchoscopy

      Q: Are Bronchoscopy procedures to be performed in negative pressure rooms under all circumstances, or can they be performed in OR suites? Does the…

      Bob Armbrister | May 20, 2016
      Article Life Safety Code

      Q: Just read your latest post on testing of PIVs and backflows in accordance with NFPA25.  You referenced the 1998 edition.  But aren’t we supposed to be…

      Bob Armbrister | May 18, 2016
      Article Life Safety Code

      Understand practical applications of the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code®! Learn from Life Safety surveyors on what to prepare for during surveys! A 2-day Boot…

      Bob Armbrister | May 17, 2016
      Q&A Door Locks

      Q: I’ve read from your column that dead-bolt locks are not permitted on doors in hospitals, but I’ve seen in other facilities where dead-bolt locks are…

      Bob Armbrister | May 16, 2016
      Article Equipment (Fire Suppression Systems)

      Q: Many AHJ's are requiring RPZ backflow devices on sprinkler systems. Is there a testing requirement for these devices? Also, is there a periodic test…

      Bob Armbrister | May 13, 2016
      Article Life Safety Code

      Understand practical applications of the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code®! Learn from Life Safety surveyors on what to prepare for during surveys! A 2-day Boot…

      Bob Armbrister | May 10, 2016
      Q&A Hazardous Areas

      Q: There appears to be many different ways a hazardous room is maintained: If it is sprinklered, does it have to be 1-hour rated? If it is existing…

      Bob Armbrister | May 9, 2016
      Article Smoke Detectors

      Q: Do IT closets require a smoke detector no matter the size?

      Bob Armbrister | May 6, 2016
      Article Life Safety Code

      By now most of you have heard that CMS finally adopted the 2012 Life Safety Code, effective July 4, 2016, which is 60 days from the date CMS posted their…

      Bob Armbrister | May 5, 2016
      Smoke Compartment Article Doors

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      Bob Armbrister | May 4, 2016
      Article Life Safety Code

      Understand practical applications of the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code®! Learn from Life Safety surveyors on what to prepare for during surveys! A 2-day Boot…

      Bob Armbrister | May 3, 2016
      Q&A Sprinklers

      Q: Why does the escutcheon plate on a sprinkler need to be required when the ceiling is not rated and the corridor walls extend to the deck? If a basement…

      Bob Armbrister | May 2, 2016