NFPA Chapters: 12-assembly | 14-educational | 16-daycare | 18-healthcare | 20-ambulatory healthcare | 22-detention and correctional | 24-one & two family dwelling | 26-lodging or rooming house | 28-hotels & dormitories | 30-apartment | 32-residential & care | 36-mercantile | 38-business | 40-industrial | 42-storage

Section 1 General
__.1.1 Application {General, Additions, Renovations, etc} (Chapter 4 and 6.1)
__.1.2 Classification of Occupancy (6.1)
__.1.3 Multiple Occupancies (6.1.14)
__.1.4 Special Definitions (Chapter 3)
__.1.5 Classification of Hazard of Contents (6.2)
__.1.6 Minimum Construction Requirements (8.2.1)
__.1.7 Occupant Load (7.3)

Section 2 Means of Egress
__.2.1 General (Chapter 7)
__.2.2 Means of Egress Components (7.2)
__.2.2.2 Doors (7.2.1)
__.2.2.3 Stairs (7.2.2)
__.2.2.4 Smokeproof Enclosures (7.2.3)
__.2.2.5 Horizontal Exits (7.2.4)
__.2.2.6 Ramps (7.2.5)
__.2.2.7 Exit Passageways (7.2.5)
__.2.3 Capacity of Means of Egress (7.3)
__.2.4 Number of Means of Egress (7.4)
__.2.5 Arrangement of Means of Egress (7.5)
__.2.6 Travel Distance (7.6)
__.2.7 Discharge from Exits (7.7)
__.2.8 Illumination of Means of Egress (7.8)
__.2.9 Emergency Lighting (7.9)
__.2.10 Marking of Means of Egress (7.10)
__.2.11 Special Egress Provisions (guards for assembly balconies, rescue windows, detention locking)
(Note there are no specific references to 7.11 Special Provisions for Occupancies with High Hazard Contents, or to 7.12 on Mechanical Equipment Rooms, Boiler Rooms, and Furnace Rooms. These sections are required even without occupancy chapter reference)

Section 3 Protection
__.3.1 Protection of Vertical Openings (8.6)
__.3.2 Protection from Hazards (8.7) {Note 8.7 does not mandate occupancy chapter reference, most occupancy chapters reference it and add additional information.}
__.3.3 Interior Finish (10.2) {Note there are provisions in 10.2 that are independent of occupancy chapter reference}
__.3.4 Detection, Alarm, and Communication Systems (9.6)
__.3.5 Extinguishing Requirements (9.7)
__.3.6 Corridors
__.3.7 Subdivision of Building Spaces {Smoke Compartments} (8.5)
__.3.8 Special Protection Features {ventilation windows, detention resident housing}

Section 4 Special Provisions {Varies by occupancy}
Limited Access (and/or underground) Buildings (11.7) {Note Chapter 11, except 11.8 on high-rise does not require occupancy chapter reference for enforcement}
High-rise Buildings (11.8), Stages and Platforms, Projection Booths, Malls

Section 5 Building Services
__.5.1 Utilities (9.1)
__.5.2 HVAC Systems (9.2)
__.5.3 Elevators, Escalators, and Conveyors (9.4)
__.5.4 Rubbish Chutes, Incinerators, and Laundry Chutes (9.5)
{Note section 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, and 9.4 are mandatory regardless of occupancy chapter reference}

Section 6 Special Occupancy Provisions
{Section is reserved in most occupancy chapters. Used for special occupancies.
Previously Ambulatory Health Care was in Section 6 of the Health Care Chapters and Day Care was Section 6 of the Educational Chapters. It is used by Day Care for Day Care homes, and by Industrial and Storage for special industrial and storage occupancies such as aircraft repair and storage and parking garages}

Section 7 Operating Features
Includes such materials as fire exit drills, planning, maintenance, upholstered furniture and mattresses, smoking regulations, and construction and repairs if regulated.

Most Occupancy chapters follow this outline. Some occupancies, such as board and care, modify it. In that case the chapter will still follow the same organization but the numbering can be affected.


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