Here is how the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101 Life Safety Code defines industrial occupancy, including subclassifications of industrial occupancy, and some of the most common business operations that may take place in these buildings.
Fire Alarm Design
October is National Fire Prevention Month, with National Fire Prevention Week taking place October 8-14. Because cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries, and unattended cooking is the leading cause of cooking fires and deaths, this year’s theme is Cooking Safety Starts with You; Pay Attention to Fire Prevention™.
Buildings that are classified as correctional occupancy are required to be protected by fire alarm systems that meet design specifications from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Those tasked with designing fire alarm systems for correctional facilities need to know what’s required of systems designed to protect buildings that are classified as correctional occupancy.
It should go without saying that fire alarm performance is critical in the healthcare sector. Because licensed medical facilities are responsible for the well-being of patients who are in a variety of health conditions, these properties are extremely vulnerable to emergencies ranging from fires, to environmental catastrophes, to active shooter events. It is incumbent upon …