As the pandemic stresses the health care system, critical fire and life safety needs must be balanced with patient care in hospitals as well as new temporary makeshift facilities.
NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®, is the most widely used source for strategies to protect people based on building construction, protection, and occupancy features that minimize the effects of fire and related hazards. Unique in the field, it is the only document that covers life safety in both new and existing structures.
NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code, is an indispensable resource for health care decision-makers, offering essential safety information and requirements for emergency planning, isolation spaces, infection control, IT, data infrastructure, and many other relevant topics.
From NFPA Journal®
- Compliance on Hold - As health care facilities scrambled to expand patient capacity amid the coronavirus pandemic, fire and life safety code compliance took a back seat. Should that worry us?
Related NFPA Codes and Standards
- NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code
- NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®
- NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code®
- NFPA 110, Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems
- NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code®
- NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems
- NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives
- NFPA 92, Standard for Smoke Control Systems
- NFPA 102, Standard for Grandstands, Folding and Telescopic Seating, Tents, and Membrane Structures
- NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers
- NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems
- NFPA 550, Guide to the Fire Safety Concepts Tree
- NFPA 101A, Guide on Alternative Approaches to Life Safety
- NFPA 90A, Standard for the Installation of Air-Conditioning and Ventilating Systems