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      Fire Extinguishers Elevators

      Q: What are the rules for fire extinguishers in elevator mechanical rooms? Is it good enough to have the extinguisher outside the room in the hallway?

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 16, 2020
      Testing (Facilities Management) Elevators

      Q: How do I perform the elevator recall test?

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 1, 2020
      Business Occupancies Sprinklers Elevators Equipment (Life Safety Code) Equipment (Fire Suppression Systems)

      Q: In a physician’s clinic that is claimed to be fully protected with sprinklers, the building elevator control room is not sprinklered. Must I install or…

      Bob Armbrister | Aug 2, 2019
      Testing (Facilities Management) Elevators

      Q: We have multiple hospitals that we provide fire-safety testing services to. With the new requirement for testing elevator fire-fighters emergency…

      Bob Armbrister | May 31, 2019
      Article Life Safety Code Elevators

      Q: We have a hospital that was built in 2008. We believe there is an elevator construction issue. When they built the elevator shafts they put smoke…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 13, 2018
      Article Life Safety Code Elevators

      Q: How do I perform the elevator recall test?

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 9, 2018
      Q&A Elevators

      Q: There’s a lot of confusion surrounding this topic; primarily when and where elevator lobbies are required.  The consensus of the architects and fire…

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 11, 2017
      Article Life Safety Code Testing (Life Safety Code) Elevators

      One of the requirements that CMS and Joint Commission surveyors is requesting from hospitals and nursing homes is documentation that the elevators have…

      Bob Armbrister | May 16, 2013
      Q&A Elevators

      Q: We are putting in fire recall on our elevators.  Now the elevator people are telling us that due to the age of some of our elevators they can only do a…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 9, 2012
      Q&A Elevators

      Q: We have all seen the signs “In case of fire, do not use elevators.” This to me suggests when the fire alarm sounds no one is to use the elevator. Can…

      Bob Armbrister | Jul 1, 2011