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      Smoke Detectors

      Q: I have been told that if we have smoke detectors that are more than 15 years old, then they are required to be replaced with new ones. Is there a code…

      Gene Rowe | May 21, 2021
      Smoke Detectors

      Q: Our Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) compliance officer asked me to check into the recommended life-span of smoke detectors. His understanding is…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 5, 2021
      Sprinklers Smoke Detectors Ceilings (Facilities Management)

      Q: What code or standard are you citing when you say any ceiling that has sprinklers or smoke detectors must be maintained to resist the passage of smoke?…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 30, 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
      Smoke Detectors Fire Detection Systems

      Q: How often do we have to do our smoke detector sensitivity test? Is it every two years or three years?

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 21, 2020
      Smoke Detectors

      Q: Is there anywhere in the Life Safety Code that says you have to have a smoke detector inside the MRI control room? I was told that another hospital in…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 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
      Smoke Detectors Testing (Fire Detection Systems)

      Q: In regards to the sensitivity testing of smoke detectors, I believe my fire alarm system is capable of complying with NFPA 72 for the sensitivity…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 26, 2020
      Ambulatory Care Occupancy Smoke Detectors

      Q: We are a service contractor that is attempting to obtain a contract with a new client that is an Ambulatory Surgery Center. The ASC told us they never…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 21, 2020
      Electrical Rooms Smoke Detectors

      Q: Do you have to have smoke detectors in emergency electrical rooms or electrical rooms?

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 10, 2020