Fire Safety Codes and Regulations

  1. #328 – 2020 NFPA 25: A Review of Key Changes to Water-Based ITM

    #328 – 2020 NFPA 25: A Review of Key Changes to Water-Based ITM
    New technology spurs new requirements in the latest edition of NFPA’s inspection, testing, and maintenance standard The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) refers to its standards as living documents, continuously adding new ways to keep people safe in an ever-evolving world. Innovation in fire safety technology is constant, and the most significant changes to the 2020 edition of NFPA 25...
  2. #326 – Are Photoluminescent Exit and Egress Signs OSHA Compliant?

    #326 – Are Photoluminescent Exit and Egress Signs OSHA Compliant?
    Highly-visible signage is an essential life safety measure Most people can figure out how to exit a building in normal circumstances. But add fear and an emergency, and normal tasks suddenly become difficult. Darkness after losing power and a fire’s smoke make everything worse. This is why it’s so essential to make egress—the act of escaping a building—simple and easy...
  3. #323 – Which Codes Require Photoluminescent Egress & Exit Signs?

    #323 – Which Codes Require Photoluminescent Egress & Exit Signs?
    Photoluminescent egress markers or safety signs guide people to exits in tall, supertall, and megatall structures—but when do life safety codes require them?
  4. #320 – NFPA 13 Seismic Bracing Requirements: Cable Sway Braces

    #320 – NFPA 13 Seismic Bracing Requirements: Cable Sway Braces
    Learn where seismic cable sway bracing is needed and how to install it In the previous installment of our series on seismic protections for fire sprinklers, we introduced the principles of sway bracing. Here, we take a detailed look at what goes into designing and installing seismic braces for a fire sprinkler system, specifically focusing on cable sway braces. Cable...

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