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    Default Fire and life safety code book

    I am looking for a simple and easy to read code book. Does anyone have suggestions?


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    Quote Originally Posted by dings1 View Post
    I am looking for a simple and easy to read code book. Does anyone have suggestions?
    What code?? life safety, electric, building, fire proteciton, etc etc. So many to choose from. Also depending on where you live each city, state, etc will adopt a different code and edition. So help us out here be more specific. Oh buy the way in general codes are not easy or simple to read and understand.
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    what is your objective????

    as stated already, there are many many many code books and standards to look at many do not make any sense, unless you have a specific topic/ item you are looking for.


    you can view nfpa stanards on line for free. it takes a few steps to get to them:::

    http://www.nfpa.org/aboutthecodes/li..._standards.asp




    example::: click on """ View the document online (read only)
    View 2007 edition online """


    http://www.nfpa.org/aboutthecodes/Ab...10&EditionID=2

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    Not knowing what your up to puts anyone willing to help you out at a disadvantage.

    If you're looking at a simple code to start with for your jurisdiction, you can look at NFPA 101: Life Safety Code. I don't know that it's simple or easy to read, but it's not as complex as many.

    This is the code I got my hometown to adopt as a first-step toward code enforcment.

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    I echo the others statements and also add, what code if any does your jurisdiction currently operate under?? What are you trying to accomplish?? What are you trying to define or look up???

    If you are under the ICC Code Series, some of the ICC Codes such as the residential, commercial building, and fire codes all have "Commentaries." These explain the codes in a more layman-like term without the mumbo-jumbo. They are a more expensive than just the codes themselves, but well worth the price.
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    I'm looking for just a general checklist that fire companies can use when they are inspecting businesses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dings1 View Post
    I'm looking for just a general checklist that fire companies can use when they are inspecting businesses.
    Like a company inspection form?

    First, let me ask you this, does your jurisdiction have any codes? If so, which one? Most departments have an inspection form, many with check-boxes or something similar, designed around their code. Knowing that might allow us to help you a bit better.

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    check with ohter fd's in your area and state, and also just do a search online

    " fire inspection checklist "' there are a few out there:::

    http://www.cdhs.state.co.us/ea/PDFs/...nChecklist.pdf


    and you can take from them and make your own to fit your needs

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    Our city currently uses the 2000 Life Safety Code and the 2003 International Fire Code. Thanks for the link.

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    Here is our form. We use the IFC, IBC and the Property Maintenance Codes (all latest versions automatically adopted by ordinance.) It is a three-part carbon form. Checks are made next to corresponding violations, and the property representative is made to sign the form, acknowledging the violations, the time to comply, and the re-inspection date, and they are of course given a copy.

    The only thing I would change about this form is:

    1. Put the code sections in parenthesis after the line item.

    2. Make it legal-sized, with a larger "comments" section.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    Here is our form. We use the IFC, IBC and the Property Maintenance Codes (all latest versions automatically adopted by ordinance.) It is a three-part carbon form. Checks are made next to corresponding violations, and the property representative is made to sign the form, acknowledging the violations, the time to comply, and the re-inspection date, and they are of course given a copy.

    The only thing I would change about this form is:

    1. Put the code sections in parenthesis after the line item.

    2. Make it legal-sized, with a larger "comments" section.
    Thanks for the info.

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