Fire Extinguishing System

OCCUPANCY TYPE (new building)
CODE REF. PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHER
AMBULATORY (Not Sprinklered) NFPA 101, 2012 (20.3.5.2 and 9.7.4.1) Yes, required
AMBULATORY (Sprinklered) NFPA 101, 2012 (20.3.5.2 and 9.7.4.1) Yes, required
BUSINESS (Not Sprinklered) NFPA 101, 2012 (38.3.5 and 9.7.4.1) Yes, required
BUSINESS (Sprinklered) NFPA 101, 2012 (38.3.5 and 9.7.4.1) Yes, required
HEALTHCARE NFPA 101, 2012 (18.3.5.6 and 9.7.4.1) Yes, required
EDUCATIONAL (14.3.5) No Requirement, check sprinkler requirement though.
ONE & TWO FAMILY DWELLINGS
(24.3.5.1) No Requirement, check sprinkler requirement though.
HOTELS AND DORMITORIES
(28.3.5.8) Required in Hazardous areas without sprinkler system.
APARTMENTS
(30.3.5.12) Required in Hazardous areas without sprinkler system.
MERCANTILE
(36.3.5.3) Yes, required
STORAGE
(42.3.5) No Requirements

The wall mount type portable fire extinguisher shall be installed in such a way that the top of the fire extinguisher is not more than 1.5 meters above the floor and not less than 30cm from the bottom of extinguisher to the finished floor.
At least 10% of the Security personnel, Occupants, Employees and Supervisory personnel of each occupancy shall be trained on basic fire awareness, types, use and operation of fire extinguishers in emergency situation.

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Notes:

  • Code Reference used is NFPA-101 2012 edition unless otherwise noted.
  • These information is not complete and intended to be used as quick references only, always refer to NFPA or your local codes for complete information.

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