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111014 area of rescue assistance

  1. 1. Electrical Breakfast Club 10/14/11 Area of Rescue Assistance
  2. 2. Introduction to Codes  Adopted by Legislative Bodies, signed into law  Federal, State, County, Local Codes  Can be adoption of recommendations from a trade association or government agency, or standard industry practices  Interpretations by the local Authority Having Jurisdiction  Ohio Building Code, adopts NFPA 70 (NEC-2011) in it’s entirety as well as Americans with Disability Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG)
  3. 3. Code Requirements  Ohio Building Code Chapter 11 – Accessibility 1101.2 Design. Building and facilities shall be designed and constructed in accordance with this code and “ADAAG”  “ADAAG” is an Appendix to the Code
  4. 4. ADAAG  This document is a compilation of federal statutes, regulations, and guidelines governing access to and use of buildings and related facilities by persons with disabilities together with standards and rules adopted by the Ohio Board of Building Standards pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code 3781.111.  Basically, we design to comply with “ADA”
  5. 5. ADA Requirements  ADAAG 4.3.10 EGRESS. Means of egress for emergencies must connect to an accessible area of rescue assistance.  ADAAG 4.3.11.1 LOCATION. An area of rescue assistance shall be one of the following: A portion of a stair landing within a smokeproof enclosure A portion of a one-hour fire resistive corridor adjacent to an exit A vestibule located adjacent to an exit enclosure An area or room separated from other portions of the building by a smoke barrier A pressurized elevator lobby  Each area of rescue assistance shall provide two accessible areas, not less than 30” X 48”, not encroaching on exit width
  6. 6. ADA Requirements ADAAG 4.3.11.4 TWO WAY COMMUNICATIONS. A method of two-way communications, with both audible and visible signals, shall be provided between each area of rescue assistance and the primary entry. The fire department of appropriate local authority may approve a location other than the primary entry.
  7. 7. Two-Way Communication Systems  Must report to primary entrance or location approved by AHJ  Sender/receiver at ARA location  Sender/receiver at primary location  Primary location must indicate where and which ARA sender/receiver has been activated.
  8. 8. Fire Department Response  Fire personnel arriving to incidents could encounter numerous people calling for help over ARA intercoms.  Firefighters using stairwells or attempting to connect to standpipe system connections in stairwells may encounter disabled individuals in the stairwells. These individual need rescued prior to fire operations commencing.  The demand on first responding companies from victims in ARA may require additional companies or alarms.
  9. 9. Primary Station ARA Station
  10. 10. Area of Rescue Assistance  Code Required  Two-Way Communication Required  Battery Back-up or connection to Life Safety System Power  Lobby location by AHJ
  11. 11. That’s all folks!

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