Fire Department Connections:
Anti-Theft Lockdown Procedure
by Knox Company
Stolen fire department connections place the entire building and its occupants at risk.This procedure will help ensure that FDCs in your jurisdiction are present when you need them.
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New 2012 IFC requires Key Boxes meet UL 1037 Attack Standard
SECTION 506 – Key Boxes
“IFC 506.1 When required. “Where access to or within a structure or an area is restricted because of secured openings or where immediate access is necessary for life-saving of fire-fighting purposes, the fire code official is authorized to require a key box to be installed in an accessible location. The key box shall be of an approved type listed in accordance with UL 1037, and shall contain keys to gain access as required by the code official.”
New 2012 Requirement for Key Boxes
126.96.36.199 Access Box(es).
“The AHJ shall have the authority to require an access box(es) to be installed in an accessible location where access to or within a structure or area is difficult because of security. The access box(es) shall be of an approved type listed in accordance with UL 1037.”
Elevators in Emergencies:
The Firefighter's Perspective
by Larry Pigg
This paper discusses long held historical perspectives and emerging technologies in the use of elevators for both tactical fire fighting and evacuation operations.
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