Tuesday, July 21

U.S. Fire Administration Coffee Break Training Update 2009-29

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Fire doors are an essential part of fire barriers and fire walls.  Their correct operation may mean the difference between a controlled fire and a conflagration.


Today’s Coffee Break Training, “Opening Protective Fusible Link Releases,” describes where to install the fusible links for fire doors so they are in the optimal position.


Your Coffee Break can be downloaded from http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/downloads/pdf/coffee-break/cb_fp_2009_29.pdf


Always refer to nationally recognized design and installation standards, the product manufacturer or listing details for specific information.   


Please share this Coffee Break Training segment and others with your peers. Previous Coffee Breaks may be found at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/nfa/coffee-break/




One of our subscribers found an error in one of the formulas in last week’s Coffee Break Training “Battery Storage Systems.”  The corrected formula has been posted at







It’s time for the quarterly Coffee Break Training self-evaluation.  The latest quiz can be found at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/downloads/pdf/coffee-break/cbt_self_evaluation14.pdf

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