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      Article Life Safety Boot Camp 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 | Jan 31, 2017
      Occupancies Q&A Exits

      Q: If I want to classify my building as a healthcare occupancy, even though I have a business or ambulatory healthcare occupancy in it, I know I need to…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 30, 2017
      Humidity Temperature Q&A

      Q: I'm working with a hospital on their temperature and humidity monitoring in their Central Supply area, and was wondering what specific parameters they…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 27, 2017
      Q&A Fire Doors

      Q: I recently attended a conference where the speaker in the Life Safety session talked about the fire rating of the doors. She spoke of having the fire…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 26, 2017
      Q&A Storage (Life Safety Code) Under SInk

      Q: What standard in the Life Safety Code prohibits storage under sinks?

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 25, 2017
      Article Extinguishing Systems

      Q: It has been stated that Class 1 and Class 3 fire hose valves are to be tested annually by opening and closing the valve and that full flow is not…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 24, 2017
      Occupancies Accreditation Article

      In a rather surprising interpretation by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), all Emergency Departments are now required to be classified…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 24, 2017
      Q&A Batteries (Life Safety Code) Won Doors

      Q: Are Won-Door control panel batteries required to be tested annually with other fire alarm system batteries?

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 23, 2017
      Q&A Waste Containers

      Q: Are bins holding patient records waiting to be shredded required to have a FM fire rating in a hospital?

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 20, 2017
      Q&A Doors Hardware

      Q: I am a consultant and I am surveying a system where the bottom strike rod and the floor receiver have been removed.  I think this "field" modification…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 19, 2017
      Q&A Fire Doors

      Q: If a door is a fire-rated door is it required to be maintained as a rated door in compliance with NFPA 80, regardless if its location doesn't require a…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 18, 2017
      Article Life Safety Boot Camp 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 | Jan 17, 2017
      Q&A Fire Drills

      Q: We have a building adjacent to our main hospital (separated by a two hour fire wall) that is a mixed occupancy.  There are three stairwells that serve…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 16, 2017
      Fire Doors Life Safety Code

      Q: We have a mechanical room door that is ¾-hour rated. The mechanical room is a 10 foot x 10 foot room with two electrical panels and a small gas fired…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 13, 2017
      Q&A Fire Alarm

      Q: Our hospital has an outpatient clinic attached via a hallway and connected to the hospital directly. When I am in the out-patient clinic you cannot…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 12, 2017
      Q&A Fire Alarm

      Q: We have audible notification devices for the fire alarm system installed in our physician sleep rooms. We have a physician requesting the one in his…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 11, 2017
      Q&A Electric Blankets

      Q: My mother suffers from a syndrome which causes her feet to turn white and feel extremely icy. She is not allowed to use an electric blanket which…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 10, 2017
      Q&A Bronchoscopy

      Q: Could you clarify whether bronchoscopy procedures should be performed in a negative pressure room or positive pressure? It's seems as though many folks…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 9, 2017
      Life Safety Code Liquid Oxygen

      Q: I have portable liquid O2 canisters that need to be refilled from the portable storage dewar. Are there any directions for me to follow in the process…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 6, 2017
      Q&A Alcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

      Q: In the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code, section 19.3.2.6 (9) states dispensers of ABHR are permitted to be installed directly over carpeted floors…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 5, 2017
      Sprinklers Article

      The following article is from the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) TechNotes dated December 27, 2016... 

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 4, 2017
      Article Life Safety Boot Camp 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 | Jan 3, 2017
      Corridors Article Doors

      Corridor doors are one of the most common components of the means of egress, yet their significance is often overlooked, possibly because there are so…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 2, 2017