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Guide to Board and Care Fire Safety Requirements in the 1991 Edition of the Life Safety Code.


pdf icon Guide to Board and Care Fire Safety Requirements in the 1991 Edition of the Life Safety Code. (8685 K)
Groner, N. E.

NIST GCR 93-629; 151 p. July 1993.

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National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

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Order number: PB93-220820

Keywords:

board and care homes; codes; egress; elderly persons; evacuation; fire emergency planning; fire safety; handicapped; NFPA 101; residential buildings; sprinklers

Abstract:

The board and care requirements in the Life Safety Code are often complicated and difficult to understand. This guide offers clear explanations and interpretations of the board and care requirements in the 1991 Edition of the Life Safety Code. Included are chapters that cover the historical origins of the requirements and explanations of the contents and administration of the Life Safety Code in general. Also included are an appendix that suggests appropriate requirements for very small board and care homes (fewer than four residents) and another appendix that offers fire emergency planning advice.