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Excerpt: Guide to NFPA requirements on fire extinguishing systems

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July 1, 2019

The following is a short excerpt from the HCPro book The Life Safety Code Workbook and Study Guide for Healthcare Facilities. 

As was noted in this month's article on top fire safety violations, over 85% of hospitals were cited by The Joint Commission for EC.02.01.35—“The hospital provides and maintains systems for extinguishing fires.”

With that in mind, we’ve included a section of the Workbook and Study Guide dealing with fire extinguishment systems.

Introduction

Automatic sprinkler systems are capable of quickly controlling a fire after inception, thus limiting fire damage as well as significantly reducing the risk to occupants. They stand ready to fight a fire 24 hours per day, without any assistance, and can do their job regardless of smoke-filled conditions.

All new healthcare facilities require complete automatic fire-extinguishing systems (automatic sprinklers). In existing healthcare facilities, sprinklers might be required, depending on the type of construction (see Module 11).

The following is a short excerpt from the HCPro book The Life Safety Code Workbook and Study Guide for Healthcare Facilities.



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