For nearly a century, people
have relied on NFPA 101®: Life Safety Code to prevent loss of life from
fire, smoke, and panic. When tragedies do occur, investigations
invariably reveal serious Life Safety Code violations. That's why
today's lawmakers and fire officials rely on the up-to-date Code as the
cornerstone of their public safety programs.
Life Safety Code, NFPA #101
sure building features operate smoothly and minimize
life-threatening hazards in any occupancy.
Item #142 - Life Safety Code, NFPA #101
sprinklers, alarms, and egress to emergency lighting, smoke barriers,
and special hazard protection, today's NFPA 101®: Life Safety Code® is
your blueprint for safety! The 2012 edition incorporates the latest
technologies, advances, and safety strategies to help you meet today's
challenges and achieve higher levels of protection for building
occupants than ever before.
reduce fire injuries and deaths, this latest LSC edition mandates that
the following occupancy types must be sprinklered:
new 1- and 2-family dwellings
existing nursing homes
nightclub assembly occupancies where occupant load exceeds 100 people
nightclub assembly occupancies regardless of occupant load
new chapter on existing building rehabilitation provides greater
flexibility to encourage adaptive reuse without sacrificing life safety.
previous Code editions, modifications to existing buildings had to
comply with provisions for new construction. The 2012 Life Safety
Code's Chapter 43 introduces specific requirements for:
of use or occupancy classification
important changes affect:
care occupancy suites
hand-rub solution dispensers in corridors of health care occupancies
control systems in new malls
managers in assembly occupancies
descent devices for people with disabilities
width in certain new buildings to improve counterflow between occupants
and first responders.
Alarm Code, NFPA #72
revised and up-to-date with NFPA's Manual of Style, the
new edition of NFPA 72 gives you better support, especially on
the most complex fire alarm jobs.
Item #196 - National
Fire Alarm Code, NFPA #72