Tuesday, August 4

U.S. Fire Administration Coffee Break Training Update 2009-31

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Imagine you are on the upper floors of a high-rise building and are told to evacuate via the nearest stairway enclosure.  As you travel down many flights of stairs, you might lose track of where you are in the building.


Today’s Coffee Break Training, “Discharge Identification Barriers” explains the requirements to protect evacuees from entering a basement.


Your Coffee Break can be downloaded from http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/downloads/pdf/coffee-break/cb_fp_2009_31.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/





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