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      Sprinklers

      Q: A covered walkway is attached to the hospital by the side door. It is constructed of vinyl and aluminum frame to protect employees from rain and sun…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 9, 2021
      Sprinklers

      Q: I have a 2-story building that has not previously been used for healthcare. It is not sprinkled. The lower level will be changed to a healthcare…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 14, 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
      Sprinklers Spare Sprinkler List

      Q: Joint Commission recently posted a revision to LS.02.01.35 EP7 stating in part "at least six spare sprinkler heads of each type and temperature rating…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 3, 2020
      Sprinklers

      Q: It is my understanding that all sprinkler heads in the same compartment must be of the same rating. Is NFPA referring to temperature rating or response…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 27, 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
      Electrical Rooms Sprinklers

      Q: I am aware that there is an exception for sprinklers not to be required in a dedicated electrical room that is protected with 2-hour construction. My…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 6, 2020
      Sprinklers

      Q: Our hospital recently purchased a few lactation pods like they have in airports. I can't help wondering if they need to have fire alarm notification…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 9, 2020
      Sprinklers

      Q: We are building a new ER and an area of the existing building had to have some work done so that the new ER could connect to the old building. The…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 4, 2020
      Sprinklers Smoke Detectors Ceilings (Facilities Management)

      Q: My facility is installing perforated ceiling tiles because it looks "modern" and does not look like the old healthcare setting. With the perforation in…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 30, 2019