From: Eric Clark <erclark**At_Symbol_Here**PH.LACOUNTY.GOV>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Fire Extinguisher placements
Date: December 18, 2012 1:46:18 PM EST
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
For regular buildings the maximum travel distance for a fire extinguisher is 75 feet - for high hazard buildings it's 50 feet or less. That means you can't have more than 150 feet - or 100 feet or less - between fire extinguishers. It's NFPA 906.3. Measure out a string of appropriate length to make sure you pace that distance off properly.
Eric Clark, MS, CCHO, CHMM
Safety & Compliance Officer
Los Angeles County Public Health Lab
>>> On 12/18/2012 at 6:22 AM, in message <143013094.1160024.1355840531968..JavaMail.root**At_Symbol_Here**sz0004a.emeryville.ca.mail.comcast.net>, "George D. McCallion" <medchem**At_Symbol_Here**COMCAST.NET> wrote:
I send this question regarding a recent internal audit of our cGMP facility. There is a recently constructed hallway which runs 70' and does a 90-degree "L-turn" to a 15' hallway.
We currently have one extinguisher at the end of the 70' hallway. I feel that a second extinguisher should be placed atthe end of the 15' section as well.
Can anyone provide guidance, or an NFPA reference?
Thank you in advance.
George D. McCallion
QA Reviewer, Quality and Compliance
QS Pharma, LLC
3 Chelsea Parkway, Suite 305
Boothwyn, PA 19061
Office: 610.485.4270, ext. 245
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