The New Life Safety Code® Workbook and Study Guide for Healthcare Facilities

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The New Life Safety Code® Workbook and Study Guide for Healthcare Facilities

Jennifer L. Frecker; James Lathrop

The 2012 Life Safety Code® is waiting in the wings—are you ready?

The 2012 Life Safety Code® is just around the corner. This comprehensive Workbook & Study Guide contains everything you need to help you understand and comply with the upcoming changes to the Code. With the Workbook & Study Guide you’ll receive an in-depth look at Code requirements for health care, business, and ambulatory occupancies, including the latest changes related to new and existing construction.

Table of Contents

  • About the Editors and Contributors  
  • How to Use This Workbook & Study Guide  
  • Part I: General Overview and Code Requirements   
    • Module 1: Code Background and Organization        
    • Module 2: General Code Provisions: Administration and General Requirements    
    • Module 3: General Code Provisions: Definitions and Classifications           
    • Module 4: General Code Provisions: Performance-Based Option    
    • Module 5: Construction and Compartmentation: General Requirements     
    • Module 6: Building Rehabilitation
  • Part II: Healthcare Occupancies        
    • Module 7: Means of Egress: General Requirements  
    • Module 8: General Healthcare Requirements: Application   
    • Module 9: General Healthcare Requirements: Additions, Conversions, and Renovations   
    • Module 10: General Healthcare Requirements: Mixed Occupancies
    • Module 11: General Healthcare Requirements: Special Definitions and Classifications      
    • Module 12: General Healthcare Requirements: Minimum Construction and Occupant Load          
    • Module 13: Means of Egress: General Requirements and Doors      
    • Module 14: Means of Egress: Stairs and Smokeproof Enclosures    
    • Module 15: Means of Egress: Horizontal Exits, Ramps, Passageways, Areas of Refuge, Etc.        
    • Module 16: Means of Egress: Capacity and Number of Exits          
    • Module 17: Means of Egress: Arrangement    
    • Module 18: Means of Egress: Travel Distance and Exit Discharge    
    • Module 19: Means of Egress: Illumination, Emergency Lighting, and Marking (Signage)  
    • Module 20: Means of Egress: High-Hazard Contents Areas and Mechanical Spaces          
    • Module 21: Protection: Vertical Openings    
    • Module 22: Protection: Hazardous Areas      
    • Module 23: Protection: Interior Finish          
    • Module 24: Protection: Fire Detection and Alarm Systems  
    • Module 25: Protection: Fire Extinguishment Systems          
    • Module 26: Protection: Corridors      
    • Module 27: Protection: Smoke Compartments          
    • Module 28: Special Protection and Provisions          
    • Module 29: Building Services           
  • Part III: Business and Ambulatory Healthcare Occupancies
    • Module 30: Operating Features         
    • Module 31: Business Occupancies—Part 1   
    • Module 32: Business Occupancies—Part 2   
    • Module 33: Ambulatory Healthcare Facilities—Part 1         
    • Module 34: Ambulatory Healthcare Facilities—Part 2           
  • Part IV: Addenda
    • Addendum A: Answers to Quizzes
    • Addendum B: Email Support
    • Addendum C: About the Certification


  • In-depth coverage of the changes in one easy-to-use location
  • Up-to-date information from experts in the field intimately familiar with both the 2000 and 2012 versions of the Life Safety Code®
  • Thorough analysis of the changes and what you need to do to comply
  • Preparation for Life Safety Code surveys

About the Authors:

James K. Lathrop, former chief life safety engineer for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and the editor of four editions of the Life Safety Code Handbook, is currently an instructor of NFPA seminars and vice president at Koffel Associates, Inc., a fire protection engineering and Code-consulting firm.

Jennifer L. Frecker conducts life safety inspections, fire protection systems inspections, acceptance testing for systems, shop drawing, and plan reviews for Koffel Associates. She provides Code-consulting services to a wide range of occupancies. She has gained considerable knowledge in the institutional code criteria as a result of her extensive work in the healthcare field. On an annual basis, she conducts Joint Commission Statement of Conditions consultations to health care facilities nationwide.