Category: <span>Fire Safety Consultants</span>

Category: Fire Safety Consultants

Should vs. Shall in Building Code: What Does it Mean?

The following words in Building Codes, City Ordinances, or Plan Review Correction Letters are not mandatory but recommendations. “ May”, “Recommend”, “Prefer”, “Suggest”, “Need” or “Should” are not the law of the code. Shall! When designing a fire alarm system under the Design Built context, only “Shall” items are required. …

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Top 5 Causes of Industrial and Manufacturing Fires

Industrial and Manufacturing Property Fire Facts Fires occurring in industrial and manufacturing properties cause an estimated $1.2 billion of damages, 279 injuries and 18 civilian deaths every year. According to a report by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there are more than 37,000 industrial and manufacturing fires occurring every …

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NFPA 1 Details the Requirements for Automatic Sprinklers

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) details in NFPA 1, Fire Code, the requirements to have automatic sprinkler protection in buildings and structures. NFPA 1 references over 130 NFPA standards such as NFPA 101, NFPA 72 and many others. NFPA 1 requires automatic sprinkler protection in all new buildings which …

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Learn More about NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code®

The National Electrical Code (NEC) is the standard by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), as detailed in NFPA 70.  NFPA 70 covers the safe installation of electrical equipment and wiring performed in the United States.  While the NFPA publishes standards for fire and safety procedures and equipment, the standards …

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