Where is the Connection? Horizontal Exit Hose Connection = Outlet locations

It is easy to confuse Horizontal Exits and Horizontal Standpipes, while they often exist in the same space, they are two different animals. Horizontal exits provide a similar level of protection as an exit stairway. They are used to decrease the amount of egress stairways required in a building or joining two separate buildings by using fire barriers to provide areas of refuge or safety for exiting occupants from fire and smoke.

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Minimum Prescriptive Standards

The 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) requires all new one-and two-family dwellings and townhouses to be protected by automatic fire sprinklers. Then, upon local adoption, 48 states choose to not provide that minimum basic state requirement without any justification other than cost. This is simply a blatant disregard for minimal statewide safety measures and jeopardizes the health and well being of those less fortunate communities.

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Up On The Roof

We often encounter areas within the codes and standards that need interpretation. The standpipe roof hose connection is an example of an often debated and misunderstood section found in earlier editions of NFPA 14.

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Identifying Hazards in Buildings

Today’s modern world is faster and more complex than ever before, but one thing remains the same –, the level of safety which a building offers, is directly related to the hazard or hazards located within that structure.

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