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    LIFE SAFETY CODE HANDBOOK

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    Superseded date:  21-08-2021

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    Published date:  01-01-2018

    Publisher:  National Fire Protection Association

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    Preface
    About the Editors
    NFPA 101 Summary of Technical Changes: 2015 to 2018
    1 Administration
    2 Referenced Publications
    3 Definitions
    4 General
    5 Performance-Based Option
    6 Classification of Occupancy and
       Hazard of Contents
    7 Means of Egress
    8 Features of Fire Protection
    9 Building Service and Fire Protection Equipment
    10 Interior Finish, Contents, And Furnishings
    11 Special Structures and High-Rise Buildings
    12/13 New and Existing Assembly Occupancies
    14/15 New and Existing Educational Occupancies
    16/17 New and Existing Day-Care Occupancies
    18/19 New and Existing Health Care Occupancies
    20/21 New and Existing Ambulatory Health Care Occupancies
    22/23 New and Existing Detention and Correctional Occupancies
    24 One- and Two-Family Dwellings
    25 Reserved
    26 Lodging or Rooming Houses
    27 Reserved
    28/29 New and Existing Hotels And Dormitories
    30/31 New and Existing Apartment Buildings
    32/33 New and Existing Residential Board And Care Occupancies
    34 Reserved
    35 Reserved
    36/37 New and Existing Mercantile Occupancies
    38/39 New and Existing Business Occupancies
    40 Industrial Occupancies
    41 Reserved
    42 Storage Occupancies
    43 Building Rehabilitation
    Annexes
    A - Explanatory Material
    B - Supplemental Evacuation Equipment
    C - NFPA Documents on Hazardous Materials
    D - Informational References
    Index
    Important Notices and Legal Disclaimers

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    The following is a suggested procedure for determining the Code requirements for a building or structure: (1) Determine the occupancy classification by referring to the occupancy definitions in Chapter 6 and the occupancy Chapters 12 through 42.

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    Development Note Also available with NFPA 101 (See NFPA 101 SET). (08/2011)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher National Fire Protection Association
    Status Superseded
    Supersedes

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    IEEE DRAFT 602 : D2 2006 ELECTRIC SYSTEMS IN HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
    NFPA 1 HDBK : 2015 FIRE CODE HANDBOOK
    NFPA 99 HDBK : 2018 HEALTH CARE FACILITIES CODE HANDBOOK

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    ASTM E 1537 : 2016 : REDLINE Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Upholstered Furniture
    NFPA 652 : 2016 FUNDAMENTALS OF COMBUSTIBLE DUST
    NFPA 22 : 2013 WATER TANKS FOR PRIVATE FIRE PROTECTION
    NFPA 495 : 2013 EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS CODE
    NFPA 2001 : 2015 CLEAN AGENT FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS
    UL 555 : 7 FIRE DAMPERS
    NFPA 750 : 2015 WATER MIST FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS
    NFPA 551 : 2016 EVALUATION OF FIRE RISK ASSESSMENTS
    ASTM F 1085 : 2014 : REDLINE Standard Specification for Mattress and Box Springs for Use in Berths in Marine Vessels
    NFPA 288 : 2017 STANDARD METHODS OF FIRE TESTS OF HORIZONTAL FIRE DOOR ASSEMBLIES INSTALLED IN HORIZONTAL FIRE RESISTANCE-RATED ASSEMBLIES
    UL 9 : 8 FIRE TESTS OF WINDOW ASSEMBLIES
    NFPA 921 : 2017 GUIDE FOR FIRE AND EXPLOSION INVESTIGATIONS
    NFPA 25 : 2017 INSPECTION, TESTING, AND MAINTENANCE OF WATER-BASED FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS
    ASTM D 1929 : 2016 : REDLINE Standard Test Method for Determining Ignition Temperature of Plastics
    NFPA 731 : 2017 INSTALLATION OF ELECTRONIC PREMISES SECURITY SYSTEMS
    NFPA 31 : 2016 INSTALLATION OF OIL-BURNING EQUIPMENT
    ASTM E 1353 : 2016 : REDLINE Standard Test Methods for Cigarette Ignition Resistance of Components of Upholstered Furniture
    NFPA 415 : 2016 AIRPORT TERMINAL BUILDINGS, FUELING RAMP DRAINAGE, AND LOADING WALKWAYS
    NFPA 241 : 2013 SAFEGUARDING CONSTRUCTION, ALTERATION, AND DEMOLITION OPERATIONS
    NFPA 58 : 2017 LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS CODE
    BHMA A156.19 : 2013 POWER ASSIST AND LOW ENERGY POWER OPERATED DOORS
    NFPA 701 : 2015 FIRE TESTS FOR FLAME PROPAGATION OF TEXTILES AND FILMS
    NFPA 96 : 2017 VENTILATION CONTROL AND FIRE PROTECTION OF COMMERCIAL COOKING OPERATIONS
    NFPA 259 : 2013 STANDARD TEST METHOD FOR POTENTIAL HEAT OF BUILDING MATERIALS
    NFPA 30A : 2018 MOTOR FUEL DISPENSING FACILITIES AND REPAIR GARAGES
    BHMA A156.3 : 2014 EXIT DEVICES
    NFPA 61 : 2017 PREVENTION OF FIRES AND DUST EXPLOSIONS IN AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD PROCESSING FACILITIES
    ASCE 29 05 : 2007 STANDARD CALCULATION METHODS FOR STRUCTURAL FIRE PROTECTION
    NFPA 110 : 2016 EMERGENCY AND STANDBY POWER SYSTEMS
    CFR 29(PTS1900-1910) : 0 LABOR - OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
    NFPA 654 : 2017 PREVENTION OF FIRE AND DUST EXPLOSIONS FROM THE MANUFACTURING, PROCESSING, AND HANDLING OF COMBUSTIBLE PARTICULATE SOLIDS
    ASTM F 1870 : 2016 : REDLINE Standard Guide for Selection of Fire Test Methods for the Assessment of Upholstered Furnishings in Detention and Correctional Facilities
    ASME A17.1 : 2016 SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS - INCLUDES REQUIREMENTS FOR ELEVATORS, ESCALATORS, DUMBWAITERS, MOVING WALKS, MATERIAL LIFTS, AND DUMBWAITERS WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSFER DEVICES
    NFPA 703 : 2018 FIRE RETARDANT-TREATED WOOD AND FIRE-RETARDANT COATINGS FOR BUILDING MATERIALS
    NFPA 101 : 2018 LIFE SAFETY CODE
    ASTM D 5664 : 2017 : REDLINE Standard Test Method for Evaluating the Effects of Fire-Retardant Treatments and Elevated Temperatures on Strength Properties of Fire-Retardant Treated Lumber
    NFPA 850 : 2015 FIRE PROTECTION FOR ELECTRIC GENERATING PLANTS AND HIGH VOLTAGE DIRECT CURRENT CONVERTER STATIONS
    UL 1784 : 4 AIR LEAKAGE TESTS OF DOOR ASSEMBLIES AND OTHER OPENING PROTECTIVES
    ASTM E 2238 : 2012 Standard Guide for Evacuation Route Diagrams (Withdrawn 2021)
    UL 305 : 6 PANIC HARDWARE
    NFPA 400 : 2016 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS CODE
    NFPA 170 : 2018 FIRE SAFETY AND EMERGENCY SYMBOLS
    NFPA 221 : 2018 HIGH CHALLENGE FIRE WALLS, FIRE WALLS, AND FIRE BARRIER WALLS
    NFPA 17A : 2017 WET CHEMICAL EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS
    NFPA 150 : 2016 FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY IN ANIMAL HOUSING FACILITIES
    NFPA 90A : 2018 INSTALLATION OF AIR-CONDITIONING AND VENTILATING SYSTEMS
    UL 300A : 3 EXTINGUISHING SYSTEM UNITS FOR RESIDENTIAL RANGE TOP COOKING SURFACES
    NFPA 5000 : 2018 BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND SAFETY CODE
    NFPA 17 : 2017 DRY CHEMICAL EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS
    NFPA 69 : 2014 EXPLOSION PREVENTION SYSTEMS
    CFR 16(PTS1000-END) : 0 COMMERCIAL PRACTICES - FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION - CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION
    NFPA 13R : 2016 INSTALLATION OF SPRINKLER SYSTEMS IN LOW-RISE RESIDENTIAL OCCUPANCIES
    NFPA 3 : 2018 COMMISSIONING OF FIRE PROTECTION AND LIFE SAFETY SYSTEMS
    ASTM E 108 : 2017 : REDLINE Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Roof Coverings
    UL 2079 : 5 TESTS FOR FIRE RESISTANCE OF BUILDING JOINT SYSTEMS
    UL 2010B : 2008 FIRE TESTS OF DOOR ASSEMBLIES
    ASTM E 2573 : 2017 : REDLINE Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Site-Fabricated Stretch Systems to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics
    NFPA 275 : 2017 STANDARD METHOD OF FIRE TESTS FOR THE EVALUATION OF THERMAL BARRIERS
    NFPA 88A : 2015 PARKING STRUCTURES
    UL 1040 : 1 FIRE TEST OF INSULATED WALL CONSTRUCTION
    NFPA 90B : 2018 INSTALLATION OF WARM AIR HEATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEMS
    UL 2034 : 4 SINGLE AND MULTIPLE STATION CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS
    UL 217 : 8 SMOKE ALARMS
    ANSI/ASSE A1264.1 : 2007 SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR WORKPLACE WALKING/WORKING SURFACES AND THEIR ACCESS - WORKPLACE, FLOOR, WALL AND ROOF OPENINGS - STAIRS AND GUARDRAIL/HANDRAIL SYSTEMS
    NFPA 501A : 2017 FIRE SAFETY CRITERIA FOR MANUFACTURED HOME INSTALLATIONS, SITES, AND COMMUNITIES
    ANSI/BHMA A156.10 : 2017 POWER OPERATED PEDESTRIAN DOORS
    NFPA 1600 : 2016 DISASTER/EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS CONTINUITY/CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS PROGRAMS
    NFPA 289 : 2013 STANDARD METHOD OF FIRE TEST FOR INDIVIDUAL FUEL PACKAGES
    ASHRAE HDBK FUNDAMENTALS : 2013 ASHRAE HANDBOOK - FUNDAMENTALS
    ASTM E 2404 : 2017 : REDLINE Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Textile, Paper or Polymeric (Including Vinyl) and Wood Wall or Ceiling Coverings, Facings and Veneers, to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics
    UL 723 : 2010 TEST FOR SURFACE BURNING CHARACTERISTICS OF BUILDING MATERIALS
    NFPA 101A : 2016 ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO LIFE SAFETY
    ASME A17.1-2016/CSA B44-16 Safety code for elevators and escalators (Bi-national standard, with ASME A17.1)
    ICC A117.1 : 2009 ACCESSIBLE AND USABLE BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES
    NFPA 15 : 2017 WATER SPRAY FIXED SYSTEMS FOR FIRE PROTECTION
    NEMA SB 30 : 2005 FIRE SERVICE ANNUNCIATOR AND INTERFACE
    UL 1975 : 3 FIRE TESTS FOR FOAMED PLASTICS USED FOR DECORATIVE PURPOSES
    NFPA 10 : 2018 PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
    ASTM E 2072 : 2014 : REDLINE Standard Specification for Photoluminescent (Phosphorescent) Safety Markings
    ASTM E 2965 : 2017 : REDLINE Standard Test Method for Determination of Low Levels of Heat Release Rate for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    NFPA 68 : 2013 EXPLOSION PROTECTION BY DEFLAGRATION VENTING
    FM 6921 : 2004 CONTAINERS FOR COMBUSTIBLE WASTE
    NFPA 14 : 2016 INSTALLATION OF STANDPIPE AND HOSE SYSTEMS
    NFPA 55 : 2016 COMPRESSED GASES AND CRYOGENIC FLUIDS CODE
    UL 790 : 8 STANDARD TEST METHODS FOR FIRE TESTS OF ROOF COVERINGS
    ASTM E 1352 : 2016 : REDLINE Standard Test Method for Cigarette Ignition Resistance of Mock-Up Upholstered Furniture Assemblies
    ASTM E 1591 : 2013 Standard Guide for Obtaining Data for Fire Growth Models
    ACI 216.1 : 2014 CODE REQUIREMENTS FOR DETERMINING FIRE RESISTANCE OF CONCRETE AND MASONRY CONSTRUCTION ASSEMBLIES
    NFPA 220 : 2018 TYPES OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
    NFPA 30B : 2015 CODE FOR THE MANUFACTURE AND STORAGE OF AEROSOL PRODUCTS
    NFPA 260 : 2013 STANDARD METHODS OF TESTS AND CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM FOR CIGARETTE IGNITION RESISTANCE OF COMPONENTS OF UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE
    NFPA 11 : 2016 LOW-, MEDIUM-, AND HIGH-EXPANSION FOAM
    BHMA A156.27 : 2011 POWER AND MANUAL OPERATED REVOLVING PEDESTRIAN DOORS
    NFPA 99 : 2018 HEALTH CARE FACILITIES CODE
    NFPA 45 : 2015 FIRE PROTECTION FOR LABORATORIES USING CHEMICALS
    NFPA 70 : 2017 NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
    NFPA 601 : 2015 SECURITY SERVICES IN FIRE LOSS PREVENTION
    NFPA 12 : 2015 CARBON DIOXIDE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS
    UL 10C : 3 POSITIVE PRESSURE FIRE TESTS OF DOOR ASSEMBLIES
    NFPA 1 : 2018 FIRE CODE
    NFPA 251 : 2006 FIRE RESISTANCE OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND MATERIALS
    NFPA 4 : 2018 INTEGRATED FIRE PROTECTION AND LIFE SAFETY SYSTEM TESTING
    NFPA 261 : 2013 TEST FOR DETERMINING RESISTANCE OF MOCK-UP UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE MATERIAL ASSEMBLIES TO IGNITION BY SMOLDERING CIGARETTES
    NFPA 72 : 2016 NATIONAL FIRE ALARM AND SIGNALING CODE
    NFPA 13 : 2016 INSTALLATION OF SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
    ASTM G 155 : 2013 : REDLINE Standard Practice for Operating Xenon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Non-Metallic Materials
    UL 555S : 5 Smoke Dampers
    NFPA 1221 : 2016 INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE, AND USE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS
    NFPA 307 : 2016 CONSTRUCTION AND FIRE PROTECTION OF MARINE TERMINALS, PIERS, AND WHARVES
    NFPA 409 : 2016 AIRCRAFT HANGARS
    NFPA 40 : 2016 STORAGE AND HANDLING OF CELLULOSE NITRATE FILM
    NFPA 265 : 2015 METHODS OF FIRE TESTS FOR EVALUATING ROOM FIRE GROWTH CONTRIBUTION OF TEXTILE OR EXPANDED VINYL WALL COVERINGS ON FULL HEIGHT PANELS AND WALLS
    NFPA 30 : 2018 FLAMMABLE AND COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS CODE
    NFPA 269 : 2017 TEST METHOD FOR DEVELOPING TOXIC POTENCY DATA FOR USE IN FIRE HAZARD MODELING
    NFPA 257 : 2017 FIRE TEST FOR WINDOW AND GLASS BLOCK ASSEMBLIES
    NFPA 286 : 2015 STANDARD METHODS OF FIRE TESTS FOR EVALUATING CONTRIBUTION OF WALL AND CEILING INTERIOR FINISH TO ROOM FIRE GROWTH
    UL 924 :10 EMERGENCY LIGHTING AND POWER EQUIPMENT
    NFPA 111 : 2016 STORED ELECTRICAL ENERGY EMERGENCY AND STANDBY POWER SYSTEMS
    NFPA 914 : 2015 FIRE PROTECTION OF HISTORIC STRUCTURES
    ASTM E 1590 : 2017 : REDLINE Standard Test Method for Fire Testing of Mattresses
    NFPA 54 : 2018 NATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE
    NFPA 82 : 2014 INCINERATORS AND WASTE AND LINEN HANDLING SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT
    NFPA 204 : 2015 SMOKE AND HEAT VENTING
    ASTM E 2768 : 2011 Standard Test Method for Extended Duration Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials (30 min Tunnel Test)
    CFR 28(PTS 0-42) : JUL 2017 JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION - DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
    NFPA 720 : 2015 INSTALLATION OF CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) DETECTION AND WARNING EQUIPMENT
    UL 263 : 2011 FIRE TESTS OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND MATERIALS
    NFPA 16 : 2015 INSTALLATION OF FOAM-WATER SPRINKLER AND FOAM-WATER SPRAY SYSTEMS
    ASTM F 1577 : 2005 Standard Test Methods for Detention Locks for Swinging Doors
    BHMA A156.38 : 2014 LOW ENERGY POWER OPERATED SLIDING AND FOLDING DOORS
    NFPA 211 : 2016 CHIMNEYS, FIREPLACES, VENTS, AND SOLID FUEL-BURNING APPLIANCES
    ASME A17.3 : 2015 SAFETY CODE FOR EXISTING ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS - INCLUDES REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRIC AND HYDRAULIC ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS
    ANSI Z223.1 : 2018 NATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE
    NFPA 12A : 2015 HALON 1301 FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS
    FM 4880 : 2017 EVALUATING THE FIRE PERFORMANCE OF INSULATED BUILDING PANEL ASSEMBLIES AND INTERIOR FINISH MATERIALS
    NFPA 13D : 2016 INSTALLATION OF SPRINKLER SYSTEMS IN ONE- AND TWO-FAMILY DWELLINGS AND MANUFACTURED HOMES
    UL 294 : 6 ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM UNITS
    NFPA 160 : 2016 USE OF FLAME EFFECTS BEFORE AN AUDIENCE
    NFPA 252 : 2017 STANDARD METHODS OF FIRE TESTS OF DOOR ASSEMBLIES
    NFPA 20 : 2016 INSTALLATION OF STATIONARY PUMPS FOR FIRE PROTECTION
    ANSI A14.3 : 2008(R2018) FIXED - SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
    UL 1715 : 3 FIRE TEST OF INTERIOR FINISH MATERIAL
    NFPA 80 : 2016 FIRE DOORS AND OTHER OPENING PROTECTIVES
    NFPA 253 : 2015 STANDARD METHOD OF TEST FOR CRITICAL RADIANT FLUX OF FLOOR COVERING SYSTEMS USING A RADIANT HEAT ENERGY SOURCE
    NFPA 418 : 2016 HELIPORTS
    ASTM E 1354 : 2017 : REDLINE Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
    NFPA 105 : 2016 SMOKE DOOR ASSEMBLIES AND OTHER OPENING PROTECTIVES
    NFPA 301 : 2018 SAFETY TO LIFE FROM FIRE ON MERCHANT VESSELS
    NFPA 92 : 2015 SMOKE CONTROL SYSTEMS
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