An effective fire safety program requires sufficient

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Unformatted text preview: s. An effective fire safety program requires sufficient resources to provide both for the education of the community in fire safety practices, and for the enforcement of the Fire Code to eliminate fire safety violations. Beyond basic life safety code compliance, fire safety should also be a primary component in the design and construction of new or renovated buildings. Equally important are the inspection, testing and maintenance of fire alarm systems, fire sprinkler systems, emergency signs and lighting, inspection of smoke detectors, and maintenance of other fire suppression equipment. Formal fire risk analysis and fire prevention programs constitute additional components of a comprehensive fire safety program. Application All of the following occupancy and use types are required to develop and maintain Fire Safety and Emergency Evacuation Plans: • Group A occupancies, places where more than 50 persons gather for social, civic, or religious purposes, or for entertainment, recreation, food and/or drink consumption, or to await transportation (other than Group A occupancies used exclusively for purposes of religious worship that have an occupant load less than 2,000 persons) • Group E occupancies, (i.e. kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high schools) FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY PROGRAM • • • • • • • • • Group H occupancies, (i.e. facilities with high hazard manufacturing, storage, or processing) Group I occupancies, (i.e. hospitals, nursing homes, jails, day care facilities, etc.) Group R-1 occupancies, (i.e. boarding houses, hotels, motels, places where the residents are transient) Group R-4 occupancies, (i.e. residential care, assisted living facilities, etc.) High-rise buildings, or buildings higher than 5 stories, generally Group M buildings that have an occupant load of 500 or more persons, or more than 100 persons above or below the ground floor, such as retail or wholesale stores with space for more than 500 persons on ground level, or more than 100 persons in the baseme...
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2014 for the course MOS 5101 taught by Professor Dr.baumgardner during the Fall '13 term at Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach.

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