Security & Fire Protection Systems/Where sprinkler need to be

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Hi Dominick,

What are the requirement of where sprinklers need to be?  Must they be in all rooms or only occupied rooms, and can certain rooms be exempt like storage rooms or server rooms?

Thanks,
Thomas

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The installation standards NFPA 13, 13D, 13R do not require fire sprinklers in some residential areas of small closets or small bathrooms. Other areas as you mentioned may use other technogy such as CO2 systems. Elevator shafts and elevator mechanical rooms I think have exemptions which are on line http://www.mass.gov/eopss/consumer-prot-and-bus-lic/license-type/elevators/eleva .

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Dominick G Kasmauskas

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Can assist ONLY with WATER-Based FIRE Protection Systems, specifically fire sprinklers. Legislative issues, education, home fire sprinklers, where to find resources, and promoting fire sprinklers as "Green". Mostly NFPA 13, 13R, 13D, 14, 20, 24, 25, 101 and model building, residential, and fire codes.

Experience

Fire sprinklers, code enforcement, working with legislation, creating reports, presentations. Familiar with the LEED system. NY Regional Manager of the National Fire Sprinkler Assn. Member of two NFPA committees and the American Water Works Assn - Fire Protection Committee. I have done countless presentations and articles involving the fire sprinkler concept. Presently a memebr of the NY State subcommittee to the Codes Council for dwelling fire sprinklers.

Organizations
NFPA, ICC, AWWA, SFPE, NYSBOC, NY Fire Marshals, Greater NYC FSDA, US Green Building Council.

Publications
NFPA Fire Service Section newsletter, SQ Magazine, NFSA Regional Reports.

Education/Credentials
Former NJ Certified Firefighter, Fire Inspector, Fire Official, and Fire Instructor. Presently an NFPA Certified Fire Protection Specialist and NY Certified Code Enforcement Official.

Awards and Honors
US Army- GCM, and Honorable Discharge. Fire Service- 2 commendations.

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