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Why Would a Kitchen Exit in a Restaurant Not be a Safe Secondary Means of Egress?

August 10, 2022

Places of public assembly as defined by NFPA 101, the Life Safety Code, are areas in a building where 50 or more people gather for various reasons.

What are some leading causes of fire ignition for buildings under construction or renovation?

July 13, 2022

NFPA research provides valuable information and analysis of fire origin, and other details for a variety of fire and safety hazards.

What are some of the special requirements for buildings under construction or renovation to reduce fire hazard?

July 13, 2022

NFPA 241, Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations provides specific requirements for fire and hazard mitigation for structures under construction or renovation.

Why should only “listed” deep fat fryers be used in commercial cooking operations?

June 8, 2022

UL 300 and NFPA 96 provide specific requirements for deep fat frying operations for commercial cooking.

What are the special requirements for deep fat fryers in commercial cooking operations?

June 8, 2022

Deep fat fryers are very common in commercial cooking operations and are a leading cause of fire loss.

Why is the solution in anti-freeze loops on automatic sprinkler systems being reformulated?

May 11, 2022

Anti-freeze loops and systems used general solutions containing glycerin and propylene glycol for many years. In 2009, there were instances where the discharge of the fluid appeared to have contributed to the fire spread and intensity.

Why are anti-freeze systems and loops on automatic sprinkler systems necessary?

May 11, 2022

Automatic fire sprinkler systems are the most effective element in protecting people and property from the disaster of structural fires.

Why are special equipment fixtures needed for transferring flammable liquids from storage drums?

April 13, 2022

Many industrial operations use drums to dispense and receive flammable liquids. In everyday operations, static electricity can be an ignition source.

Why are special requirements needed for flammable liquid storage rooms in industrial operations?

April 13, 2022

Industrial operations use fuel, paints, and other agents that have very low flash points which can ignite at low temperatures when exposed to an ignition source

Why is regular inspection and testing of automatic sprinkler systems important?

March 9, 2022

NFPA 25 -The Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water Based Fire Protection Systems provides thorough guidance to make sure that sprinkler systems operate effectively in the event of a fire.