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      Q: We have to replace our fire alarm panel. The change-out will affect the supervisory devices for the sprinkler valve tamper switches and the waterflow…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 14, 2020
      Exit Signs Egress Sprinklers Construction Smoke Detectors Construction Barrier Survey Findings Fire Watch ILSM

      Q: What would a surveyor would be looking for if they were to show up at our hospital and find that there is construction going on? What steps would the…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 10, 2020
      Fire Watch

      Q: Our disaster manual reads "An emergency fire watch will be initiated in the event the facility fire alarm/sprinkler system is out of service for more…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 3, 2020
      Fire Watch ILSM

      Q: With regards to a fire watch, the code is specific about requiring one in an occupied building when a fire alarm system or suppression system is out of…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 2, 2020
      Fire Alarm Fire Watch ILSM

      Q: If we put the fire alarm system in test by-pass but we are still monitoring the alarms so we can troubleshoot or test the system so we avoid nuisance…

      Bob Armbrister | Nov 15, 2019
      Construction Smoke Detectors Fire Alarm Fire Watch

      Q: We are seeking to eliminate accidental activation of existing smoke heads in healthcare spaces that are taken over for renovation/construction work…

      Bob Armbrister | Nov 13, 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
      Article Fire Watch

      Q: We are looking for guidance now that the language of "If a fire watch is required, fire/smoke detection or alarm system outage" has become a point of…

      Bob Armbrister | Oct 26, 2018
      Sprinklers Article Construction Barrier Fire Watch

      Q: My question is about removing ceiling tiles in a construction area, and not having adequate fire protection in a 6' to 8' high ceiling plenum. The…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 13, 2018
      Q&A Sprinklers Construction Fire Watch

      Q: We have a construction project in our cafeteria. We have an ILSM and additional measures in place. However, it was determined last week that we need to…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 19, 2017