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      Article Exits

      Q: I could not find in the 2012 Life Safety Code if there is a specific width requirement for a sidewalk as an exit discharge.

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 31, 2018
      Article Electrical

      Q: We recently underwent a mock survey in preparation for a full survey soon. The Life Safety mock surveyor cited us for failure to cover low voltage…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 28, 2018
      Article Fire Barrier Fire Caulk

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

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 27, 2018
      Fire & Smoke Dampers

      Just a quick note to let you know there is a new form available to you for free, on the 'Tools' webpage called "Fire/Smoke Damper Test". Due to multiple…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 22, 2018
      Accreditation Article

      Q: My understanding is we should be following the 2010 FGI Guidelines because that’s what is recognized by the 2012 LSC that was adopted by CMS. But I…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 21, 2018
      Article Signage (Life Safety Code)

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

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 20, 2018
      Fire Hoses Article

      Q: We have an email confirmation from the State Fire Marshal that approves of our removal of the occupant-use fire hoses in our hospital. What exactly do…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 19, 2018
      Article Boot Camp Life Safety Boot Camp Life Safety Code

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

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 18, 2018
      Article Facility Services

      Q: Do occupational therapy kitchens need to meet NFPA 96 standards? This unit will be a new build and will fall under business occupancy requirements, but…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 17, 2018
      Article Smoke Dampers

      Q: When comparing smoke dampers in smoke barriers vs smoke partitions, section 8.5.5.2 requires smoke dampers (with exemptions) for penetrations by ducts…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 14, 2018
      Article Doors

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

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 13, 2018
      Smoke Compartment Article Fire Doors

      Q: We are reviewing fire policy, and are wondering if it is a Life Safety Code requirement to have fire and smoke barrier doors labeled as such? By this I…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 12, 2018
      Article Boot Camp Life Safety Boot Camp Life Safety Code

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

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 11, 2018
      Accreditation Article Infection Control

      Q: For clinics that are in a facility classified as business occupancy, is an ICRA required?

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 10, 2018
      Corridors Article Smoke Dampers

      Q: In regards to suite separations, section 18.2.5.7.1.2 of 2012 LSC requires walls separating suites to meet requirements for corridor walls, which have…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 7, 2018
      Ceilings (Fire Suppression Systems) Article

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

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 6, 2018
      Article Equivalencies Exits

      Q: We have a hospital with a number of exit enclosures. These passageways have a large number of unrelated utilities running above the ceiling.…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 5, 2018
      Article Boot Camp Life Safety Boot Camp Life Safety Code

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

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 4, 2018
      Business Occupancies Article

      Q: I just got done with a triennial accreditation survey at one of my facilities and the engineer surveyor requested LSC drawings for all buildings that…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 3, 2018
      Life Safety Code

       Click on this link for a special Season’s Greetings video from Keyes Life Safety… 

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 2, 2018