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Les Mutchie

Fire Safety?

SO, if there's a mixed occupancy structure i.e. equipment and power rooms and administrative
spaces that both access a passageway (or passageways as part of an open stairwell) specifically designed to provide fire egress access to an exit from those areas, and the additional second floor only of a two story business structure . Does/do/don't the passageway(s)
require a fire rating even with/though (as designed) there are fire doors installed on the accesses to that exit passageway?

Shouldn't the fire doors also be on some sort of preventive maintenance cycle like in the commercial
OSHA environment?

Should well rated (1 hour) fire doors have vision panels cut and tempered glass installed because the owner has decided that since the building has an automatic fire sprinkler system, that all other
extinguisher, preventive and egress safety measures are NO longer applicable??

To my prior DOD inspection experience, I can NOT believe this is an accepted practice

Anon FF

Wow, this is great, thanks. I don't have questions about NFPA 99, but do have lots of other questions about the NFPA. I hope you'll do this sort of thing on reddit more often.

In fact, I hope that NFPA will become involved in the firefighting community on reddit, which is here: http://www.reddit.com/r/firefighting

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