Fire Systems: Protecting Hospitals
Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 2 p.m. EST/1 p.m. CST/11 a.m. PST
Hospital fire and life safety systems are at the top of the list for fire protection engineers. Top of mind are NFPA 72-2010 and NFPA 99-2012. In case of fire or other emergencies, notification systems alert the appropriate health care personnel to deal with the situation.
In the first half of this presentation, we will focus on how NFPA 99-2012, Health Care Facilities Code, has been re-written, how it functions, and a high-level overview of the changes since 2005. In the second half of the presentation, we will focus on notification systems as they apply to health care facilities in accordance with NFPA 72-2010, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code.
• NFPA 99-2012 revisions
• Functions of the NFPA 99-2012 standard
• Overview of changes in NFPA 99 since 2005
• Differences between public and private operating mode
• Audible and visible notification code requirements
• Relocation and partial evacuation of buildings.
Michael A. Crowley, PE, FSFPE, SASHE, Senior VP, Rolf Jensen & Associates, Houston
Andrew B. Woodward, PE, Senior Fire Engineer, Arup, Cambridge, Mass.
Moderator: Jack Smith, Consulting-Specifying Engineer and CFE Media LLC