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NFPA 101: Life Safety Code addresses those construction, protection and occupancy features necessary to minimize danger to life from the effects of fire, including smoke, heat and toxic gases created during a fire. The code establishes minimum criteria for the design of egress facilities so as to allow prompt escape of occupants from buildings or, where desirable, into safe areas within buildings. The code addresses other considerations that are essential to life safety in recognition of the fact that life safety is more than a matter of egress, including protective features and systems, building services, operating features and maintenance activities.
NFPA 101: Life Safety Code 2009 Edition has been fully updated with new and revised requirements that work together more effectively than ever to minimize danger to life from the effects of fire and related hazards. Only NFPA 101: Life Safety Code establishes a minimum threshold of safety in both new and existing structures, contains a performance-based compliance option and provides separate, more flexible criteria for building rehabilitation vs. new construction to encourage adaptive reuse of buildings without sacrificing safety.
NFPA 101: Life Safety Code 2009 Edition incorporates the latest research, technological advances and industry developments to provide the most advanced rules for sprinklers, alarms, egress, emergency lighting, smoke barriers and special hazard protection, the complete range of construction, protection and occupancy features that impact lives every day.