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      Q: Are smoke alarms in bedrooms necessary in a grandfathered situation, such as: Non-sprinkled healthcare facility, except domestic water fed sprinklers…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 4, 2021
      Fire Alarm ILSM

      Q: Recently, I have been instructed to fill out an Interim Life Safety Measure (ILSM) assessment each month when conducting fire alarm system testing with…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 22, 2021
      Fire Alarm

      Q: I cannot find any code stating what, if any, clearance you need around a fire alarm pull station on the actual wall. We need to mount a nurse call…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 19, 2021
      Fire Alarm

      Q: A recent post makes me ask, “What is meant by ‘transmission of a fire alarm signal’ under section 19.7.1.4 of the 2012 Life Safety Code?”

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 26, 2021
      Fire Alarm

      Q: If I have fire alarm system pull stations at all the doors entering a stairwell, do I need a pull station inside the stairwell at the door which exits…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 24, 2021
      Fire Alarm Fire Alarm Notification Devices

      Q: Ever since I've been working in healthcare, I keep hearing about fire alarm strobes being required in offices with more than one person. In other…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 7, 2020
      Business Occupancies Smoke Detectors Fire Alarm

      Q: Are smoke detectors required in existing business occupancies that do not have a fire alarm system or automatic sprinkler system if the occupancy load…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 6, 2020
      Inspection & Maintenance (Fire Detection Syste Fire Alarm Testing (Fire Detection Systems)

      Q: A local authority stated that when performing the annual fire alarm inspection our service contractor needs to write up areas that have no smoke…

      Katrina Reed | Jul 1, 2020
      Fire Alarm Fire Alarm Notification Devices

      Q: We are currently in the process of installing a new fire alarm system in our hospital. The old system has an annunciator panel at every nurse station…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 29, 2020
      Smoke Detectors Fire Alarm On Call Sleeping Rooms

      Q: During a recent survey, we were cited for not having a single-station smoke alarm in our hospital on-call staff sleeping rooms. Since this was cited, I…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 11, 2019