Significant changes to the 2018 International Fire Code
The 2018 Significant Changes guides are available for the International Building, Residential, Fire, Plumbing, Mechanical and Fuel Gas Codes. This valuable series can help any code user save time by zeroing in on the most critical changes in the 2018 International Codes. The Code Council’s technical experts provide summaries, analysis and graphics for these changes making them clear and easy to understand.
2018 International Fire Code
A modification to Section 906.1 (Portable Fire Extinguishers) provides schools options for fire extinguisher placement.
This change provides an option for schools to provide portable fire extinguishers in classrooms in lieu of centrally located or distributed extinguishers throughout the school buildings. The fire extinguishers in the common areas are more susceptible to mischief and are not available when the school is in lockdown. Locating a fire extinguisher within each classroom improves security of this equipment and also places the extinguishers within reach while a lockdown is in progress. While the potential is low for a lockdown and fire to occur simultaneously, this solution is an option that provides for that event.
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