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      Q: Are door hold-open devices that do not release in a fire alarm activation allowed in any area of the hospital?

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 29, 2021
      Corridors Doors

      Q: We have an existing healthcare occupancy hospital that is fully sprinklered. My questions are: 1) Are the corridor walls required to be smoke tight? 2)…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 18, 2020
      Doors

      Q: Does the inactive door on a set of double doors protecting a hazardous area require a door closer? Can the latching mechanism on the inactive door be…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 19, 2020
      Fire Doors Doors

      Q: One of our exit stairwells at our hospital has a door the leads outside at ground level. The exterior door is not fire rated. Does it need to be fire…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 30, 2020
      Stairwells Doors Stairs

      Q: In my hospital, they have installed electronic hardware on stairwell doors that allows the door to latch on activation of the fire alarm only. The…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 18, 2020
      Doors

      Q: Can you place frosting on the vision panel glazing (windows) of the doors?

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 7, 2020
      Doors

      Q: We were cited during a recent survey for not having our power assist doors to our ICU suite connected to the fire alarm system. I thought that was only…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 24, 2020
      Doors

      Q: Are new cross-corridor doors that are strictly privacy doors (not part of any smoke or fire barrier) required to be double egress? I can't seem to find…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 3, 2020
      Fire Barrier Fire Doors Doors

      Q: Is there a standard ratio from the firewall to the fire door (Ex. 2-hour firewall should have a XX min fire door)?

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 13, 2020
      Corridors Doors

      Q: We have quite a few rooms throughout our facility that initially required automatic closing and latching hardware for fire requirements. These rooms…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 22, 2020