NFPA 909: Code for the Protection of Cultural Resource Properties - Museums, Libraries, and Places of Worship, 2010 Edition
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Protect your community's most treasured facilities by following the latest fire safety and security guidelines in the 2010 NFPA 909.
NFPA 909: Code for the Protection of Cultural Resource Properties - Museums, Libraries, and Places of Worship describes principles and practices of fire safety for cultural resource properties (museums, libraries, and places of worship); their contents; and those who operate, use, or visit them, through a comprehensive fire protection program.
The 2010 edition is a complete revision that reflects the addition of security to the Committee's scope and includes technical changes such as:
- Expansion of the code's goals and objectives to include 'hazards other than fire
- New requirement for a vulnerability assessment
- New chapters on planning for protection, emergency operations, and security
- A new annex describing commonly used premises protection systems and equipment
Additional changes improve safety with:
- Reorganization of requirements pertaining to construction, alteration, addition, and renovation projects into one chapter
- Addition of design and installation requirements to reduce the risk of corrosion damage in dry-pipe and preaction sprinkler systems
- New requirements for sprinkler protection inside some exhibit cases
- Annexes pertaining to renovation of historic structures and fire ratings of archaic materials have been deleted and are now part of NFPA 914: Code for Fire Protection of Historic Structures
NFPA 909 also covers ongoing operations and rehabilitation and acknowledges the need to preserve culturally significant and character-defining building features and sensitive, often irreplaceable, collections and to provide continuity of operations. (Softbound, 169 pp., 2010)
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