Private Mode Fire Alarm Systems Operations & Case Study
Presented by Mike Crowley, P.E. , Jensen Hughes
This is a presentation on the application of private mode to a neonatal ICU. The code requirements , users concerns and AHJ’s concerns will be discussed. Healthcare as a defend in place occupancy allows for the use of private mode air alarm operations. These requirements are rarely used for installation. This case study will show a real world application and resolution of the AHJ’s , and user’s concerns.
Mike Crowley holds a BS in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, and an MBA from The University of Houston. Mike is a licensed professional engineer in 5 states. Professional organization involvement includes Fellow in Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Membership and activity on NFPA Technical Committees including NFPA 101 - Healthcare Occupancies and Means of Egress, and NFPA 99 – current Correlating Committee Chair, among others. He is a Life Safety Code and NFPA 99 instructor for NFPA. In addition, he is a Fellow Member of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers. Mike has authored numerous technical articles and made presentations at various conferences and symposiums. He is Vice President Development and healthcare practice leader for Jensen Hughes. Mike provides consulting to architects, facility managers and building owners around the world.
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