Tag Archives: fire codes

Who Needs Accessible Exits?

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Don’t let this pass inspection. These blocked doors can be dangerous and impede exiting patrons.

The Ingenuity Files

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Dish soap bottles are now adequate for electrical outlets.

Burnt Breakers

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Burnt or melted breakers indicate overloads or other major electrical problems.

Vertical Fire Stopping

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Fire stopping is crucial to maintain fire rated floor, ceiling and wall assemblies.

Multiple Story I-Joists Floors

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I-joists are used on all floors. Remember this when searching floors above the main level. Be careful and keep the construction in mind when making your attack.

Identifying RTU’s From the Interior

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Take care to look above you and identify RTU from the interior.

What’s Above You?

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What is lurking on the roof? It could come crashing down on you.

Thomas Hotel Fire, 1961

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Simple oversights on fire inspections could make a difference in an emergency. Be thorough and enforce the fire codes.

2×4’s for Locks

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Great use of a 2×4! Someone thought its was a good idea to put a 2×4 in the door to keep it locked. But, it will also do a good job of keeping people in during a fire. If it is dark and people are panicked, that board could cause some big problems. The board […]

Long Way Down

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Jump for it. These exits may require some agility to escape from.

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