NFPA 101, Life Safety Code Essentials with Focus on Occupancies

NFPA 101, Life Safety Code Essentials with Focus on Occupancies Training Objectives

Course Objective
Increase understanding of the Life Safety Code concepts and requirements for fire and life safety and their application to selected occupancies. REGISTER NOW!

Module 1. General Requirements

  • Explain the organization of NFPA 101
  • Explain the relationship between the core chapters and occupancy chapters
  • Explain the overall scope, goals, and objectives
  • Explain the concepts of new, existing, and renovated buildings
  • Locate Code definitions
  • Explain classification of occupancies, including multiple occupancies
  • Explain hazard of contents
  • Determine the number of “stories in height” of a building
  • Identify and describe construction types

Module 2. Basics of Means of Egress

  • Define and identify three parts of the Means of Egress
  • Identify and apply the requirements for fire barriers
  • Determine requirements for enclosure and protection of exits
  • Identify components of the means of egress
  • Apply provisions for doors
  • Identify and apply requirements for door swing and locking
  • Apply provisions for stairs
  • Identify and apply requirements for handrails and guards
  • Identify provisions for smokeproof enclosures
  • Identify and apply provisions for horizontal exits
  • Apply provisions for ramps and exit passageways
  • Apply provisions for escalators and moving walks, fire escape stairs and ladders, slide escapes, alternating tread devices, areas of refuge, and elevators

Module 3. Fundamentals of Means of Egress

  • Determine occupant load of a given space using the appropriate occupant load factors
  • Determine the egress capacity of an individual component of the means of egress system
  • Determine the egress capacity of an entire means of egress system
  • Apply minimum width requirements and associated obstruction limitations
  • Apply general and occupancy specific requirements for number of means of egress
  • Identify dead-end corridors and common path of travel and specify the occupancy chapter limits
  • Determine remoteness of the means of egress
  • Apply concepts of accessible means of egress and areas of refuge
  • Measure travel distance
  • Identify and apply provisions for exit discharge

Module 4. Awareness of Means of Egress

  • Determine the need for, and minimum requirements applicable to, illumination, emergency lighting and egress marking
  • Apply special means of egress requirements in areas with high hazard contents and in mechanical equipment and boiler rooms

Module 5. Features of Fire Protection

  • Identify and apply the requirements for protection of vertical openings
  • Identify and apply the requirements for protection of hazardous areas
  • Identify and apply the requirements for interior finish, contents, and furnishings
  • Recognize specific fire protection system (e.g. fire alarm and sprinkler) requirements and the appropriate reference standards

Module 6. Special Provisions and Operating Features

  • Apply the core chapters and the occupancy-specific requirements for special structures and high-rise buildings
  • Explain how the Code implements use of reference documents
  • Apply provisions for building services, including utilities, HVAC, smoke control, elevators and escalators, and rubbish and laundry chutes
  • Recognize requirements for operating features, including drills and training

Module 7. Building Rehabilitation

  • Identify Building Rehabilitation categories of work
  • Apply Chapter 43 requirements to specific building rehabilitation projects
  • Identify methods of handling rehabilitation projects in historic buildings

Focus on Occupancies

  • Occ.1, Identify unique issues regarding means of egress in health care occupancies
  • Occ.2, Apply the egress configuration provisions for patient room areas and suites in a health care occupancy
  • Occ.3, Evaluate main entrance/exit, aisles and aisle accessways in assembly occupancies
  • Occ.4, Identify general, special purpose, and high hazard industrial occupancies
  • Occ.5, Explain the means of egress components unique to industrial occupancies, including ancillary facilities, open grated stairs, and equipment access stairs
  • Occ.6, Identify key means of egress issues for storage occupancies, including parking facilities, and aircraft hangars
  • Occ.7, Distinguish lodging or rooming occupancies from hotel and dormitory occupancies
  • Occ.8, Discuss means of escape requirements for 1 & 2 family dwellings, lodging or rooming houses, residential board and care, and apartments
  • Occ.9, Locate and apply hazardous area protection requirements for each occupancy
  • Occ.10, Locate and apply requirements for windows for rescue in educational occupancies
  • Occ.11, Discuss day-care occupancy requirements, including operating features, applicable to age groups and size of facility
  • Occ.12, Discuss the provisions for shopping malls and apply the unique egress capacity calculations
  • Occ.13, Explain use conditions for detention and correctional facilities
  • Occ.14, Explain the different categories of Residential Board and Care Occupancies