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      Positive Latching Doors

      Q: My department is assisting with a fire/smoke barrier door assessment. I have noticed that some of the ¾-hour corridor doors have had the lower bottom…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 28, 2019
      Inspection & Maintenance (Fire Detection Syste Smoke Detectors Fire Alarm Technician (Fire Detection Systems) Testing (Fire Detection Systems)

      Q: I have a question regarding testing and repair of fire alarm system in a hospital setting. Is a maintenance person who is employed by the hospital as…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 26, 2019
      Fire Extinguishers

      Q: We recently were cited for not having the placard placed on the wall above the K Fire Extinguisher, however, the "warning" on the front of the…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 24, 2019
      Business Occupancies Alcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

      Q: Do you know of any other information on alcohol-based hand-rub (ABHR) dispensers not allowed in the egress corridors of business occupancies? I need…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 21, 2019
      Inspection & Maintenance (Fire Suppression Sys Sprinklers Documentation (Fire Suppression Systems)

      Q: We are a life safety service company that provides consultation services for multiple hospitals. We had a hospital go through a survey recently, and…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 19, 2019
      Accreditation Medical Equipment CMS

      Q: Is there a code for blanket warmers, towel warmers and such equipment that is used in a medical setting? Since they have a heating element would it be…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 17, 2019
      Storage (Facilities Management) Alcohol

      Q: A question for you about alcohol storage. If we have over 5 gallons of alcohol, 70% isopropyl rubbing alcohol in a 1-hour rated room, is that…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 14, 2019
      Fire Extinguishers

      Q: I can find a lot of information about portable fire extinguishers but nowhere can I find what size is required for use in a hospital. Can you point me…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 12, 2019
      Eyewash Stations Inspection & Maintenance (Facilities Managemen

      Q: Is there a requirement to test eyewash stations annually? We do a weekly test for various items but are we required to conduct an annual test as well?

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 10, 2019
      Fire Watch

      Q: We have a complete gut renovation project that consist of two buildings (Admin. Bldg. & Lab Bldg.). The buildings are connected in all three levels and…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 7, 2019
      HVAC Ventilation

      Q: This question concerns isolation room negative pressure parameters. Our ICU isolation rooms have two sensors for air pressure; one located inside the…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 5, 2019
      Fire Extinguishers

      Q: In regards to portable fire extinguishers, I have a fully sprinkled building but my room that my hot water heaters are in are on the outside of the…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 3, 2019