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1 ALBERTA INDUSTRIAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION EDMONTON, ALBERTA EDMONTON, ALBERTA DECEMBER 3 rd, 2010 DECEMBER 3 rd, 2010 By Sandy Mackenzie By Sandy Mackenzie Riddell Kurczaba Architecture Riddell Kurczaba Architecture

2 FORWARD Perhaps nothing is more devastating as a fire out of control. Perhaps nothing is more devastating as a fire out of control. Fire can kill, disable and completely disrupt people’s lives. Fire can kill, disable and completely disrupt people’s lives. This information is provided to you in an effort to HELP significantly reduce the possibility of a fire or an injury from occurring at your complexes. This information is provided to you in an effort to HELP significantly reduce the possibility of a fire or an injury from occurring at your complexes. Understanding of the requirements in the Alberta Fire Code 2006 Understanding of the requirements in the Alberta Fire Code 2006

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7 RESPONSIBILITY OF OWNER/AUTHORIZED AGENT ALBERTA FIRE CODE, Division C, Part 2 Administrative Provisions Section 2.2 Administrative ALBERTA FIRE CODE, Division C, Part 2 Administrative Provisions Section 2.2 Administrative Responsibility Responsibility 1) UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED, THE OWNER OR THE OWNER’S AUTHORIZED AGENT SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CARRYING OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CODE 1) UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED, THE OWNER OR THE OWNER’S AUTHORIZED AGENT SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CARRYING OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CODE

8 ACCESS TO BUILDINGS ALBERTA FIRE CODE ALBERTA FIRE CODE ) Except as provided in , fire department vehicles shall have a direct access to at least one face of every building by means of a street, yard or roadway in conformance with the ALBERTA Building Code 1) Except as provided in , fire department vehicles shall have a direct access to at least one face of every building by means of a street, yard or roadway in conformance with the ALBERTA Building Code ALBERTA FIRE CODE ALBERTA FIRE CODE ) Access to Fire Department connections for sprinkler or standpipe systems by FIRE FIGHTERS and their equipment shall be maintained free of obstructions at all times 1) Access to Fire Department connections for sprinkler or standpipe systems by FIRE FIGHTERS and their equipment shall be maintained free of obstructions at all times

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10 FIRE LANES Fire Lanes are designed to provide direct access for emergency activities and emergency vehicles Fire Lanes are designed to provide direct access for emergency activities and emergency vehicles 6 meter road way No Parking either side6 meter road way No Parking either side 7.5 meter road wayNo parking on one side7.5 meter road wayNo parking on one side 9 meter road wayParking permitted on both sides9 meter road wayParking permitted on both sides

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12 MAINTENANCE OF FIRE DEPARTMENT ACCESS ALBERTA FIRE CODE ALBERTA FIRE CODE ) Streets, yards and roadways provided for fire department access shall be maintained so as to be ready for use at all times by fire department vehicles 1) Streets, yards and roadways provided for fire department access shall be maintained so as to be ready for use at all times by fire department vehicles

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14 HEATING AND VENTILATION UNITS ALBERTA Fire Code ALBERTA Fire Code Shall be operated and maintained so as not to create a hazardous condition.Shall be operated and maintained so as not to create a hazardous condition. Develop and use preventative maintenance programs for all Mechanical Equipment Develop and use preventative maintenance programs for all Mechanical Equipment Ensure regular service and maintenance is done on all equipment Ensure regular service and maintenance is done on all equipment

15 CHIMNEYS, FLUES AND FLUE PIPES ALBERTA Fire Code ALBERTA Fire Code ) Every chimney, flue and flue pipe shall be inspected to identify any dangerous condition 1) Every chimney, flue and flue pipe shall be inspected to identify any dangerous condition a) at intervals not greater than 12 months, a) at intervals not greater than 12 months, b) at the time of addition of any appliance and b) at the time of addition of any appliance and c) after any chimney fire c) after any chimney fire 2) Chimneys, flue and flue pipes shall be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them from dangerous accumulations of combustible deposits 2) Chimneys, flue and flue pipes shall be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them from dangerous accumulations of combustible deposits

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17 LAUNDRY ROOMS ALBERTA Fire Code ALBERTA Fire Code LINT TRAPS FOR LAUNDRY EQUIPMENT LINT TRAPS FOR LAUNDRY EQUIPMENT 1) Lint traps, in laundry equipment shall be cleaned after each use of the equipment. 1) Lint traps, in laundry equipment shall be cleaned after each use of the equipment.

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19 A laundry room is an area of Fire Hazard. A laundry room is an area of Fire Hazard. Lint and combustible debris can accumulate behind Dryers and can be ignited when heated Lint and combustible debris can accumulate behind Dryers and can be ignited when heated Install a minimum 5 LB ABC multi-purpose Dry Chemical Fire Extinguisher is installed in all Laundry rooms Install a minimum 5 LB ABC multi-purpose Dry Chemical Fire Extinguisher is installed in all Laundry rooms LAUNDRY ROOMS

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21 ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT MCC’S AND VAULTS Electrical equipment vaults shall not be used for storage.

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23 COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS ALBERTA FIRE CODE ALBERTA FIRE CODE Accumulation of Combustible Materials Accumulation of Combustible Materials 1) Combustible waste materials in and around buildings shall not be permitted to accumulate in quantities or locations that will constitute an undue fire hazard. 1) Combustible waste materials in and around buildings shall not be permitted to accumulate in quantities or locations that will constitute an undue fire hazard. 2) Combustible materials, other than those for which the location, room or space is designed, shall not be permitted to accumulate in any part of an elevator shaft, ventilation shaft, means of egress, service room or service space. 2) Combustible materials, other than those for which the location, room or space is designed, shall not be permitted to accumulate in any part of an elevator shaft, ventilation shaft, means of egress, service room or service space. 3) Horizontal concealed spaces, such as crawl spaces and ceiling spaces, shall not be used for the storage of combustible materials. 3) Horizontal concealed spaces, such as crawl spaces and ceiling spaces, shall not be used for the storage of combustible materials. 4) Combustible materials shall not be stored on a roof or adjacent to any building so as to create a fire hazard to the building or its occupants. 4) Combustible materials shall not be stored on a roof or adjacent to any building so as to create a fire hazard to the building or its occupants.

24 STORAGE ROOMS FOR COMBUSTIBLE WASTE MATERIALS ALBERTA FIRE CODE ALBERTA FIRE CODE ) Where rooms are provided for the storage of combustible waste materials, such rooms shall conform to the ALBERTA Fire Building Code 1) Where rooms are provided for the storage of combustible waste materials, such rooms shall conform to the ALBERTA Fire Building Code

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28 HAZARDOUS MATERIAL AND CHEMICAL STORAGE FLAMMABLE AND COMBUSTIBLE LIQUID STORAGE FLAMMABLE AND COMBUSTIBLE LIQUID STORAGE

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32 EXITING SYSTEMS The most important aspect of Fire Safety is getting out quickly and safely. The most important aspect of Fire Safety is getting out quickly and safely. All exit corridors, doors and stairways must be maintained at all times. All exit corridors, doors and stairways must be maintained at all times. STAIRWAYS STAIRWAYS INTERIOR CORRIDORS INTERIOR CORRIDORS

33 EXTERIOR PASSAGEWAYS AND EXIT STAIRS ALBERTA Fire Code ALBERTA Fire Code ) Exterior passageways and exterior exit stairs serving occupied buildings shall be maintained free of snow and ice accumulations 1) Exterior passageways and exterior exit stairs serving occupied buildings shall be maintained free of snow and ice accumulations

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35 EXIT DOORS ALBERTA FIRE CODE ALBERTA FIRE CODE ) Except as provided in sentence (2), (3) and (4) all doors forming part of a means of egress shall be tested at intervals not greater than one month to ensure that they are operable 1) Except as provided in sentence (2), (3) and (4) all doors forming part of a means of egress shall be tested at intervals not greater than one month to ensure that they are operable

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37 COMMERCIAL COOKING EQUIPMENT ALBERTA Fire Code ALBERTA Fire Code ) Commercial Cooking equipment shall be designed and installed in accordance with the Alberta Building Code 2) Except as required in Sentences (3) to (5), the use, inspection and maintenance of commercial cooking equipment exhaust and fire protection systems shall be in conformance with NFPA 96, “Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations.” Hoods, grease removal devices, fans, ducts, and other appurtenances shall be cleaned at frequent intervals to prevent surfaces from becoming heavily contaminated with grease or other residues. 3) Hoods, grease removal devices, fans, ducts, and other appurtenances shall be cleaned at frequent intervals to prevent surfaces from becoming heavily contaminated with grease or other residues. 4) Flammable cleaning materials and solvents shall not be used for the cleaning of exhaust systems. 5) Instructions for manually operating the fire protection systems shall be posted conspicuously in the kitchen as part of the Fire Safety Plan.

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43 LIFE SAFETY EQUIPMENT FOR BUILDINGS

44 FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT Portable Fire Extinguishers Portable Fire Extinguishers Fire Alarm Systems Fire Alarm Systems Fire Alarm PanelsFire Alarm Panels Smoke DetectorsSmoke Detectors Heat DetectorsHeat Detectors Thermal DetectorsThermal Detectors Water Based Fire Protection Systems Water Based Fire Protection Systems Fire HydrantsFire Hydrants Standpipe and Hose SystemsStandpipe and Hose Systems Automatic Sprinkler SystemsAutomatic Sprinkler Systems Exit Lights and Emergency Lighting Exit Lights and Emergency Lighting Specialized Extinguishing Systems Specialized Extinguishing Systems ALL OF THE ABOVE REQUIRE ANNUAL MAINTENANCE BY A QUALIFIED PERSON AND COMPANY ALL OF THE ABOVE REQUIRE ANNUAL MAINTENANCE BY A QUALIFIED PERSON AND COMPANY

45 PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS ALBERTA FIRE CODE ALBERTA FIRE CODE ) Portable Fire Extinguishers shall be inspected, tested and maintained in conformance with NFPA 10, “Portable Fire Extinguishers.” 1) Portable Fire Extinguishers shall be inspected, tested and maintained in conformance with NFPA 10, “Portable Fire Extinguishers.”

46 Fire extinguishers when operated by trained personnel can significantly reduce fire damage Fire extinguishers when operated by trained personnel can significantly reduce fire damage Types of Fires A,B,C,D, and (New Class K Fires (Cooking Surfaces) Types of Fires A,B,C,D, and (New Class K Fires (Cooking Surfaces) Types of Fire extinguishers Types of Fire extinguishers FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

47 Dry Chemical Dry Chemical ABC ABC BC BC Class D Class D Carbon Dioxide (C02) Carbon Dioxide (C02) Wet Chemical (Class K) Wet Chemical (Class K)

48 Monthly & Annual Testing and Maintenance Monthly & Annual Testing and Maintenance Qualified Testing and Maintenance Personnel Qualified Testing and Maintenance Personnel FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

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53 FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS ALBERTA FIRE CODE ALBERTA FIRE CODE ) Fire alarm systems shall be maintained in operable conditions at all times 1) Fire alarm systems shall be maintained in operable conditions at all times

54 Fire Alarm Systems are designed to notify people in the event of a fire in time to safely evacuate a BUILDING Fire Alarm Systems are designed to notify people in the event of a fire in time to safely evacuate a BUILDING Daily & Monthly Maintenance Daily & Monthly Maintenance Annual Testing and Maintenance Annual Testing and Maintenance False Alarms False Alarms Qualified Testing Personnel Qualified Testing Personnel Replacement of System Replacement of System FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS

55 TYPES OF ALARM SYSTEMS TYPES OF ALARM SYSTEMS 24 Volt systems24 Volt systems Control panels & Remote Panels Control panels & Remote Panels Computerized Addressable SystemsComputerized Addressable Systems BASIC OPERATION OF ALARM SYSTEMS BASIC OPERATION OF ALARM SYSTEMS Daily checksDaily checks False Alarms and TroubleshootingFalse Alarms and Troubleshooting FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS

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57 FIRE ALARM SYSTEM DETECTORS There can be several different types of detectors at your sites. There can be several different types of detectors at your sites. Smoke Detectors Smoke Detectors Heat or Thermal Detectors Heat or Thermal Detectors Flame Detector Flame Detector Duct Detectors Duct Detectors

58 Smoke Detectors Smoke detectors give the earliest warning of fire and are used where life, safety and protection are the primary concerns. Smoke detectors give the earliest warning of fire and are used where life, safety and protection are the primary concerns.

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61 HEAT OR THERMAL DETECTORS Are generally used where the heat buildup can be expected to be rapid, as in small enclosed areas such as closets and storage rooms.

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63 FLAME DETECTOR (IR, UV, & UV/IR) This detector is generally used where any fire may first be expected to appear in the form of an open flame, such as around flammable liquids and similar substances. They are not suitable for early warning during the incipient and smoke stages common in fires. This detector is generally used where any fire may first be expected to appear in the form of an open flame, such as around flammable liquids and similar substances. They are not suitable for early warning during the incipient and smoke stages common in fires.

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65 WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS for FIRE PROTECTION ALBERTA FIRE CODE ALBERTA FIRE CODE ) Water-based fire protection systems shall be inspected, tested and maintained in conformance with NFPA 25, “Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems.” 1) Water-based fire protection systems shall be inspected, tested and maintained in conformance with NFPA 25, “Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems.”

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67 HYDRANTS Maintenance Maintenance Inspection Frequency Inspection Frequency Inspections and Repairs Inspections and Repairs Annual Flushing Annual Flushing

68 HYDRANTS NFC Inspection, Testing and Maintenance NFC Inspection, Testing and Maintenance 1) Water-based fire protection systems shall be inspected, tested and maintained in conformance with NFPA 25, “Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems.”1) Water-based fire protection systems shall be inspected, tested and maintained in conformance with NFPA 25, “Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems.”

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70 INSPECTION FREQUENCY NFPA 25 NFPA 25 Hydrants shall be flushed at intervals not greater than 12 months with the main valve and any outlet valves fully opened until the water runs clear Hydrants shall be flushed at intervals not greater than 12 months with the main valve and any outlet valves fully opened until the water runs clear

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72 Siamese Connections Siamese Connections Wall Connections Wall Connections Fire Pumps Fire Pumps Standpipes Standpipes Hose Systems Hose Systems Maintenance and Testing Maintenance and Testing STANDPIPE and HOSE SYSTEMS

73 NFC Inspection, Testing and Maintenance NFC Inspection, Testing and Maintenance 1) Water-based fire protection systems shall be inspected, tested and maintained in conformance with NFPA 25, “Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems.”1) Water-based fire protection systems shall be inspected, tested and maintained in conformance with NFPA 25, “Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems.” STANDPIPE and HOSE SYSTEMS

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77 Sprinkler Control Valves Sprinkler Control Valves Precautions against Freezing Precautions against Freezing Obstructions Obstructions Maintenance and Testing Maintenance and Testing AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEMS

78 NFC Inspection, Testing and Maintenance NFC Inspection, Testing and Maintenance 1) Water-based fire protection systems shall be inspected, tested and maintained in conformance with NFPA 25, “Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems.”1) Water-based fire protection systems shall be inspected, tested and maintained in conformance with NFPA 25, “Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems.” AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEMS

79 SPRINKLER SYSTEMS Types of Systems Types of Systems Wet Systems Wet Systems Dry Systems Dry Systems Preaction Systems Preaction Systems Monthly Inspections Monthly Inspections

80 AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEMS NFAP 25 NFAP 25 Valve Inspections: Except as permitted in Sentence (2) valves controlling sprinkler water supplies or alarms shall be inspected at intervals not greater than 7 days to ensure that they are in the open position Valve Inspections: Except as permitted in Sentence (2) valves controlling sprinkler water supplies or alarms shall be inspected at intervals not greater than 7 days to ensure that they are in the open position Valves which are locked open shall be inspected at intervals not greater than 1 month Valves which are locked open shall be inspected at intervals not greater than 1 month Valves which are electrically supervised shall be inspected at intervals not greater than 2 months Valves which are electrically supervised shall be inspected at intervals not greater than 2 months

81 Fire Sprinkler Systems are the most effective means of controlling Fires, minimising fire spread and damage caused by smoke and fire. Fire Sprinkler Systems are the most effective means of controlling Fires, minimising fire spread and damage caused by smoke and fire. Annual Testing and Maintenance Annual Testing and Maintenance Standards for Testing and Maintenance Standards for Testing and Maintenance Qualified Testing and Maintenance personnel Qualified Testing and Maintenance personnel FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS

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91 EXIT LIGHTING, EXIT SIGNS AND EMERGENCY LIGHTING ALBERTA FIRE CODE ALBERTA FIRE CODE ) Exit lighting and exit signs shall be illuminated during times the building is occupied 2) Exit lighting and exit signs shall be illuminated during times the building is occupied 3) Emergency lighting shall be maintained in operating condition in conformance with Section ) Emergency lighting shall be maintained in operating condition in conformance with Section 6.5.

92 EXIT LIGHTS Relamping requirements Relamping requirements Relamping Options Relamping Options Lamp Selection Lamp Selection Energy Saving Options Energy Saving Options Tritium Exit Signs Tritium Exit Signs

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97 EMERGENCY LIGHTING Types of Emergency Lighting Types of Emergency Lighting GeneratorGenerator Battery PacksBattery Packs Testing Emergency Lights Testing Emergency Lights Frequency of TestsFrequency of Tests How to TestHow to Test Supply of Fresh Fuel Supply of Fresh Fuel Intervals Not Greater Than 12 MonthsIntervals Not Greater Than 12 Months

98 NFC INSPECTION OF UNIT EQUIPMENT NFC INSPECTION OF UNIT EQUIPMENT 1) Self-contained emergency lighting unit equipment shall be inspected at intervals not greater than one month1) Self-contained emergency lighting unit equipment shall be inspected at intervals not greater than one month 2) b) at intervals not greater than 12 months to ensure that the unit will provide emergency lighting for the duration equal to the design criterion2) b) at intervals not greater than 12 months to ensure that the unit will provide emergency lighting for the duration equal to the design criterion EMERGENCY LIGHTING

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103 EMERGENCY POWER SYSTEMS Inspection, Maintenance and Testing Inspection, Maintenance and Testing Instructions Instructions Supply of Fresh Fuel Supply of Fresh Fuel Intervals Not Greater Than 12 Months Intervals Not Greater Than 12 Months Inspection of Unit Equipment Inspection of Unit Equipment

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106 SPECIALIZED FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS NFC Testing, Inspection and Maintenance NFC Testing, Inspection and Maintenance 1) A special fire suppression system that meets the description given in any one of the standards referenced in Article (NFC) shall be tested, inspected and maintained in conformance with the appropriate requirements of that standard.1) A special fire suppression system that meets the description given in any one of the standards referenced in Article (NFC) shall be tested, inspected and maintained in conformance with the appropriate requirements of that standard.

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112 PREVENTION TAKE STEPS TO CONTROL THE HUMAN ELEMENT IT WILL PLAY A KEY ROLE IN PREVENTING DISASTERS AND THEIR EFFECTS TAKE STEPS TO CONTROL THE HUMAN ELEMENT IT WILL PLAY A KEY ROLE IN PREVENTING DISASTERS AND THEIR EFFECTS REVIEW CURRENT PROGRAMS i.e. SECURITY, SAFETY PRACTISES, HOUSEKEEPING, SCHEDULED INSPECTIONS AND PERFORM PLANNED MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS REVIEW CURRENT PROGRAMS i.e. SECURITY, SAFETY PRACTISES, HOUSEKEEPING, SCHEDULED INSPECTIONS AND PERFORM PLANNED MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS IF A FIRE SEPARATION IS BREACHED ENSURE THAT IT IS REPAIRED TO CODE IF A FIRE SEPARATION IS BREACHED ENSURE THAT IT IS REPAIRED TO CODE

113 FIRE SAFETY FIRE SAFETY HAZARDDOUS ACTIVITIES HAZARDDOUS ACTIVITIES FIRE SEPARATIONS FIRE SEPARATIONS COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS DANGEROUS GOODS DANGEROUS GOODS STORAGE AND HANDLING STORAGE AND HANDLING EXITING EXITING FIRE PREVENTION AND SAFETY at Your Sites

114 HAZARDOUS ACTIVITIES ALBERTA FIRE CODE (1) ALBERTA FIRE CODE (1) 1)Activities that create a hazard and which are not allowed for in the original design shall not be carried out in a building unless provisions are made to control the hazard in conformance with this code. 1)Activities that create a hazard and which are not allowed for in the original design shall not be carried out in a building unless provisions are made to control the hazard in conformance with this code.

115 FIRE SEPARATIONS ALBERTA FIRE CODE ALBERTA FIRE CODE Inspection and Maintenance Inspection and Maintenance 1)Defects that interfere with the operation of closures in fire separations shall be corrected, and such closures shall be maintained to ensure that they are operable at all times by 1)Defects that interfere with the operation of closures in fire separations shall be corrected, and such closures shall be maintained to ensure that they are operable at all times by a) keeping fusible links and other heat-actuated devices undamaged and free of paint and dirt,a) keeping fusible links and other heat-actuated devices undamaged and free of paint and dirt, b) keeping guides, bearings and stay rolls clean and lubricated,b) keeping guides, bearings and stay rolls clean and lubricated,

116 FIRE SEPARATIONS cont’d c) making necessary adjustments and repairs to door hardware and accessories to ensure proper closing and latching, andc) making necessary adjustments and repairs to door hardware and accessories to ensure proper closing and latching, and d) repairing or replacing inoperative parts of hold- open devices and automatic releasing devices.d) repairing or replacing inoperative parts of hold- open devices and automatic releasing devices. 2) Doors in fire separations shall be inspected at intervals not greater than 24 h to ensure that they remain closed unless the door is equipped with a hold-open device conforming to the ALBERTA Building Code. 2) Doors in fire separations shall be inspected at intervals not greater than 24 h to ensure that they remain closed unless the door is equipped with a hold-open device conforming to the ALBERTA Building Code.

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123 Vertical Service Spaces From Table : Fire Separation Rating Vertical Service Space Rating Less than 45 minNot Required 45 min or 1-h45 min 1.5-h or more1-h

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125 Continuity of Fire Separations ABC Except as permitted by Sentence (2), a horizontal service space or other concealed space located above a required vertical fire separation, including the walls of a vertical shaft, shall be divided at the fire separation by an equivalent fire separation within the service space. The fire separation required by Sentence (1) shall terminate so that smoke-tight joints are provided where it abuts on or intersects a) a)a floor, b) b)a roof slab, or c) c)a roof deck. Except as required by Subsection for a shaft penetrating a roof assembly, a shaft, including an exit enclosure, that penetrates a fire separation, shall a) a)extend through any horizontal service space or any other concealed space, and b) b)terminate so that smoke-tight joints are provided where the shaft abuts on or intersects I. I. a floor, II. II. a roof slab, or III. III. a roof deck.

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127 Building Services in FireSeparations and Fire Rated Assemblies Fire Stopping of Service Penetrations Piping, tubing, ducts, chimneys, optical fibre cables, electrical wires and cables, totally enclosed noncombustible raceways, electrical outlet boxes and other similar building services that penetrate a membrane forming part of an assembly required to have a fire-resistance rating, or a fire separation, shall be tightly fitted, or sealed by a fire stop system that, when subjected to the fire test method in CAN4-S115-M, "Standard Method of Fire Tests of Firestop Systems," has an F rating not less than the fire-protection rating required for closures in the fire separation. (See A (1) in Appendix A.) (See also Article for penetrations involving combustible drain, waste and vent piping.) Piping, tubing, ducts, chimneys, optical fibre cables, electrical wires and cables, totally enclosed noncombustible raceways, electrical outlet boxes and other similar building services that penetrate a firewall or a horizontal fire separation that is required to have a fire-resistance rating in conformance with Article , shall be sealed at the penetration by a fire stop system that, when subjected to the fire test method in CAN4-S115-M, "Standard Method of Fire Tests of Firestop Systems," has an FT rating not less than the fire-resistance rating for the fire separation.

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132 Openings in fire separations are closed by doors, windows, dampers or fire stop material Each must meet the rated requirement to maintain the fire separation Level of protection is determined by Underwriters Laboratory of Canada (ULC) Fire Stopping

133 Closures Closure means a device or assembly for closing an opening through a fire separation such as a door, a shutter, wired glass or glass block and includes all components, such as hardware, closing devices, frames and anchors.

134 Installation of Closures ABC Except where fire dampers, window assemblies and glass block are used as closures, closures of the same fire- protection rating installed on opposite sides of the same opening are deemed to have a fire-protection rating equal to the sum of the fire-protection ratings of the closures. (See A (2) in Appendix A.) Except as otherwise specified in this Part, every door, window assembly or glass block used as a closure in a required fire separation shall be installed in conformance with NFPA 80, "Standard for Fire Doors and Fire Windows." (See A (2) in Appendix A.) If a door is installed so that it could damage the integrity of a fire separation if its swing is unrestricted, door stops shall be installed to prevent the damage.

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138 Fire Dampers ABC Except as permitted by Article , a duct that connects 2 fire compartments or that penetrates an assembly required to be a fire separation shall be equipped with a fire damper. A fire damper required by Sentence (1) or a fire damper used as a closure in a fire separation shall have a fire-protection rating conforming to Sentence (2).

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140 Self-Closing Devices ABC Except as permitted by Sentence (2), every door in a fire separation, other than doors to freight elevators and dumbwaiters, shall be equipped with a self-closing device designed to return the door to the closed position after each use. A self-closing device need not be provided on a door that is located between 1. 1.a classroom and a corridor providing access to exit from the classroom in a building that is not more than 3 storeys in building height, 2. 2.a public corridor and an adjacent room of business and personal services occupancy in a building that is not more than 3 storeys in building height provided the door is not located in a dead-end portion of the corridor, 3. 3.a patients' sleeping room and a corridor serving the patients' sleeping room, provided the room and corridor are within a fire compartment in a hospital or nursing home that complies with the requirements of Article , or 4. 4.a patients' sleeping room and an adjacent room that serves the patients' sleeping room, provided these rooms are within a fire compartment in a hospital or nursing home that complies with the requirements of Article

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142 Door Latches ABC Except as permitted by Article , a swing-type door in a fire separation shall be equipped with a positive latching mechanism designed to hold the door in the closed position after each use. Article – Deals with Hospitals and Nursing Homes

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144 Hold Open Devices ABC A hold-open device is permitted on a door in a required fire separation, other than an exit door in a building more than 3 storeys in building height, and on a door for a vestibule required by Article , provided the device is designed to release the door in conformance with Sentences (2), (3) and (4) Except as required by Sentence (3), a hold-open device permitted by Sentence (1) shall be designed to release by a signal from 1. 1.an automatic sprinkler system, 2. 2.a heat-actuated device, or 3. 3.a smoke detector located as described in Appendix B of NFPA 80, "Standard for Fire Doors and Fire Windows."

145 Hold Open Devices ABC cont’d A hold-open device permitted by Sentence (1) shall be designed to release upon a signal from a smoke detector located as described in Appendix B of NFPA 80, "Standard for Fire Doors and Fire Windows," if used on a) a)an exit door, b) b)a door opening into a public corridor, c) c)an egress door referred to in Sentence (2), d) d)a door serving an assembly occupancy, a care or detention occupancy, or a residential occupancy, or e) e)a door required to function as part of a smoke control system.

146 Hold Open Devices ABC cont’d A hold-open device permitted by Sentence (1) shall be designed to release upon a signal from the building fire alarm system if a fire alarm system is provided, except that this requirement does not apply to 1. 1.a hold-open device on a door located between a corridor used by the public and an adjacent sleeping room in a hospital or nursing home, or 2. 2.a hold-open device that is designed to release by a heat-actuated device in conformance with Sentence (2).

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153 EMERGENCY PLANNING

154 EVACUATION PLANS INITIAL RESPONSE TO FIRE INITIAL RESPONSE TO FIRE ENSURE OCCUPANTS ARE NOTFIED ENSURE OCCUPANTS ARE NOTFIED ENSURE FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN CONTACTED ENSURE FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN CONTACTED

155 ACTION WHEN FIRE CREWS ARRIVE ON SITE IS EVERYONE OUT, SAFE AND ACCOUNTED FOR IS EVERYONE OUT, SAFE AND ACCOUNTED FOR WHO IS FAMILIAR WITH THE PROBLEM/INCIDENT WHO IS FAMILIAR WITH THE PROBLEM/INCIDENT LIST OF ANY HAZARDS ON SITE LIST OF ANY HAZARDS ON SITE

156 EMERGENCY PLANNING ALBERTA FIRE CODE ALBERTA FIRE CODE ) Fire emergency procedures conforming to this section shall be provided for 1) Fire emergency procedures conforming to this section shall be provided for b) every building required by the ALBERTA Building Code to have a Fire Alarm System b) every building required by the ALBERTA Building Code to have a Fire Alarm System

157 FIRE SAFETY PLAN ALBERTA FIRE CODE ALBERTA FIRE CODE ) In buildings or areas described in Article , a fire safety plan conforming to this section shall be prepared in cooperation with the (Safety Department) and other applicable regulatory authorities 1) In buildings or areas described in Article , a fire safety plan conforming to this section shall be prepared in cooperation with the (Safety Department) and other applicable regulatory authorities 2) The safety plan shall be reviewed at intervals not greater than 12 months to ensure it takes account of changes in the use and other characteristics of the building 2) The safety plan shall be reviewed at intervals not greater than 12 months to ensure it takes account of changes in the use and other characteristics of the building

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159 DISASTER PLANNING

160 PREPAREDNESS ESTABLISH PROCEDURES TO LOCATE AND OBTAIN EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES IN AN EMERGENCY ESTABLISH PROCEDURES TO LOCATE AND OBTAIN EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES IN AN EMERGENCY PROTECT VITAL RECORDS PROTECT VITAL RECORDS ENSURE VITAL RECORDS ARE STORED IN A SECURE AND WELL PROTECTED AREA ONSITE AND OFFSITE ENSURE VITAL RECORDS ARE STORED IN A SECURE AND WELL PROTECTED AREA ONSITE AND OFFSITE ENSURE RESTORATION EXPERTS ARE FAMILIAR WITH YOUR SITE AND PRODUCTS ENSURE RESTORATION EXPERTS ARE FAMILIAR WITH YOUR SITE AND PRODUCTS MUTUAL AID WITH McARTHUR RIVER MUTUAL AID WITH McARTHUR RIVER

161 RESPONSE YOUR RESPONSE TELLS A LOT ABOUT YOUR COMPANY AND IT FUTURE YOUR RESPONSE TELLS A LOT ABOUT YOUR COMPANY AND IT FUTURE WHERE WILL THE TEAM MEET (PRIMARY AND BACKUP SITES) WHERE WILL THE TEAM MEET (PRIMARY AND BACKUP SITES) HOW WILL YOU COMMUNICATE INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY HOW WILL YOU COMMUNICATE INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY DO YOU HAVE A DESIGNATED SPOKESPERSON DO YOU HAVE A DESIGNATED SPOKESPERSON

162 RECOVERY IMMEDIATE ACTION WILL ENSURE INTERUPTIONS ARE MINIMIZED IMMEDIATE ACTION WILL ENSURE INTERUPTIONS ARE MINIMIZED SALVAGE EFFORTS MUST START AS SOON AS IT IS SAFE SALVAGE EFFORTS MUST START AS SOON AS IT IS SAFE GET HELP FROM YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY (UNDERWRITER) AN ADJUSTER IS VERY IMPORTANT AT THIS TIME GET HELP FROM YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY (UNDERWRITER) AN ADJUSTER IS VERY IMPORTANT AT THIS TIME ACTIVATE ALL MUTUAL AID AGREEMENTS ACTIVATE ALL MUTUAL AID AGREEMENTS ESTABLISH YOUR SECURITY SYSTEM ESTABLISH YOUR SECURITY SYSTEM SECURE SOFTWARE AND VITAL RECORDS SECURE SOFTWARE AND VITAL RECORDS

163 THE END


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