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      Q: On annual testing requirements, how many days do you have on either side of the test date?

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 28, 2018
      Article Life Safety Boot Camp

      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 | Feb 27, 2018
      Article Fire Doors

      Q: My hospital is a behavioral health hospital converted from an acute hospital. The doors on patient rooms and mostly all doors in this building are…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 26, 2018
      Article Chutes (Life Safety Code)

      Q: I have a 3-story linen chute in our facility. The chute is enclosed within a 1-hour shaft from the 1st floor deck through the roof of the facility. In…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 23, 2018
      Article Door Locks Exits

      Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen when consulting at hospitals...

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 22, 2018
      Article Suites

      Q: We have two adjacent suites that are not separated by a smoke wall. My question is; does a door along that separation have to meet the requirements of…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 21, 2018
      Article Life Safety Boot Camp

      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 | Feb 20, 2018
      Article Doors

      Q: I’m confused… does the door frame in a fire door have to be labeled, when 100% sprinkled with 1-hour fire-rated assemblies are in place with a…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 19, 2018
      Article Construction Types

      Q: What is the allowed distance a non-sprinkled stick built building can be located beside a hospital?

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 16, 2018
      Fire Extinguishers Article

      Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen when consulting at hospitals...

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 15, 2018
      Article Appliances

      Q: Are toaster ovens with a grounded third prong plug acceptable in a hospital staff lounge? The plug should allow for any short-circuit.

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 14, 2018
      Article Life Safety Boot Camp

      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 | Feb 13, 2018
      Operating Room Article Fire Drills

      Q: Back in March 2016, you answered a reader's question that fire drills are not specifically required for operating rooms. While reviewing NFPA 99-2012,…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 12, 2018
      Article Life Safety Code Elevators

      Q: How do I perform the elevator recall test?

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 9, 2018
      Article Doors

      Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen when consulting at hospitals...

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 8, 2018
      Article Life Safety Code

      Q: Can a patient bed or gurney be left in front of a fire extinguisher or a medical gas shutoff valve in a procedural area, such as an operating room, or…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 7, 2018
      Article Life Safety Boot Camp

      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 | Feb 6, 2018
      Trash Receptacles Article

      Q: Can you tell me where to find the code reference for trash cans in healthcare, ambulatory, and business occupancies? I have reviewed the respective…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 5, 2018
      Patient Rooms Article Decorations

      Q: Where does "Homelike Environment" end and fire safety begin? We have a resident who likes to push-pin everything she makes in activities to her wall.…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 2, 2018
      Article Hazardous Areas

      Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen when consulting at hospitals...

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 1, 2018