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April 5, 2022


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One of the primary goals Fire Prevention code is to safeguard life in the event of a fire by assuring a safe path of egress travel for occupants. This is achieved by controlling the number of occupants that are allowed to occupy a room or area, and by assuring the egress route is safe and available for immediate use.

Construction of a building can significantly impact occupants’ ability to evacuate in case of a fire. Non-combustible concrete and masonry construction resists fire, does not burn, and provides fire containment through compartmentation or division of units. It does not produce smoke, fumes, or gases. These inherent features of concrete and masonry are valuable benefits for allowing safe egress, the act of exiting, from a building and reducing the amount of flame, gas, and smoke an occupant must pass through when a fire occurs. The occupants and their property may be protected from fire by minimum two-hour non-combustible concrete and masonry walls between living units. During an evacuation, such walls between living units and public spaces can provide a structurally sound, fire-resistant escape route. This escape route also provides access for emergency responders to safely assist in evacuations and effectively attack the fire. This older population often seeks living conditions such as apartments and condominiums which require limited or no occupant maintenance. Many reside in assisted living, nursing homes, or other care-providing facilities. These individuals often have developed physical, mental, vision, and/or hearing impairments that slow or prevent self-evacuation. In addition, many of the elderly take medications which may limit their ability to self-evacuate in the event of a fire. Concrete and masonry construction can contain fires, provide safe havens, and assure that exit routes remain intact to allow for slower egress and to provide time for emergency responders to locate and assist individuals who cannot self-evacuate. All such structures should be constructed with minimum two-hour non-combustible concrete and masonry between living units and between living units and public spaces. Minimum one-hour non-combustible concrete or masonry exterior walls will reduce the potential for fires to spread from one structure to another.

Course Curriculum

    • Why Properly Marked Exits 00:20:00
    • Compound Hazards 00:10:00
    • Subpart E – Means of Egress 00:30:00
    • Definitions 00:20:00
    • Requirements 00:40:00
    • During Construction & Repair 00:10:00
    • During Maintenance 00:10:00
    • Means of Egress, General 00:10:00
    • Fire Resistance 00:10:00
    • Rules to Observe 00:25:00
    • Exit Routes 00:45:00
    • Prevention Plans 01:00:00
    • Fire Prevention Plan 00:25:00
    • Fire Protection 00:50:00
    • Fire Brigades 00:10:00
    • Portable Fire Extinguishers 00:40:00
    • Automatic Sprinkler Systems 00:20:00
    • Fixed Extinguishing Systems 00:40:00
    • Fire Detection Systems 00:30:00
    • Employee Alarm Systems 00:25:00
    • Egress and Fire Protection Test 00:45:00

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