Annual Fire/Egress Door Inspection Initiative
A primary objective within the Foundation’s mission is to support the annual fire/egress door inspection initiative by creating awareness of this important update to the NFPA 80 and 101 standards, and their inclusion in the International Building Code and International Fire Code. Through the Foundation’s educational efforts we help stakeholders understand the code implications and complexity of the products and applications.
Review this short video to learn more about the Foundation’s work on the annual fire/egress door inspection initiative. Download this brochure for additional details.
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For Health Care Facility Engineers/Mechanics
These important stakeholders must understand life safety through proper fire and smoke containment. These are critical issues in health care facilities, and doors and hardware are essential elements demanding their utmost attention. Code compliance and insurance audits aside, properly operating fire and egress doors are top the list of areas requiring constant maintenance and regular inspections. We have several offerings to support these educational needs.
DSSF Education at Your Facility
For those desiring additional education the Foundation has created a two hour presentation outlining the requirements of NFPA 80 regarding maintenance and inspections of fire and egress doors. Upon completion, facility maintenance personnel will better understand these requirements, as well as how to properly assess and functionally test the condition of fire and egress doors, interpret inspection reports, and perform ongoing maintenance for continued compliance with code requirements. An add-on, two hour presentation to the facility mechanics, focusing on maintenance and including a sample walk through of their facility is available. This program is delivered by a local Certified Fire and Egress Door Assembly Inspector (CFDAI) who is uniquely qualified and trained in the interrelation of doors, hardware, life safety, and security. For more information about these programs, download our brochure. Contact Sarah Mullen at email@example.com to schedule a class.
Publications and Local Fire and Egress Door Assembly Inspector Directory
Health care engineers, directors, and mechanics may purchase resource information such as the Guide to Annual Inspections of Swinging Fire Doors along with the Field Reference Digest for Inspecting Swinging Fire Doors. These facility personnel recognize the complexity of the interrelation of doors, hardware, life safety, and security, and may prefer to enlist the assistance of a local Certified Fire and Egress Door Assembly Inspector (CFDAI) to provide education and/or inspection services. To Find a CFDAI or for assistance with remediation of problem openings, click here and note your city, state to find experts in your area.
DSSF and NFPA One-Day Classes
For those desiring additional education the Foundation is offering one-day classes developed and delivered by the Door Security & Safety Foundation (DSSF) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) addressing the door types encountered along the egress paths within a healthcare facility, door locking means permitted and the 11 verification points required for the yearly inspection of swinging fire door assemblies. Free with training, each student will receive NFPA 101: Life Safety Code®, 2012 Edition, NFPA 80: Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives, 2010 Edition, NFPA 101: Life Safety Code Tabs, Guide to Annual Inspections of Swinging Fire Doors, Field Reference Digest for Inspecting Swinging Fire Doors, plus additional materials, including a workbook and job aids. Earn .7 CEUs or 7 hours for this 1-day classroom training. Attendance is required to earn CEUs. Please verify applicability with your professional board before attending.
For Code Authority (AHJs)
These important stakeholders must understand the basics of the annual swinging fire door inspection requirements, and what to visually verify when asked to confirm that openings inspections occurred by reviewing the necessary documentation of corrective action required.
AHJs may choose to purchase resource information such as the Guide to Annual Inspections of Swinging Fire Doors along with the Field Reference Digest for Inspecting Swinging Fire Doors available from the Foundation. Most AHJs will also recognize the complexity of the interrelation of doors, hardware, life safety, and security, and may prefer to enlist the assistance of a local Certified Fire Door Assembly Inspector (CFDAI), who can be found in our CFDAI online directory.
For those AHJs seeking additional education, the Foundation has a two-hour live presentation that dives deeper into the NFPA 80 and NFPA 101 requirements driving the inspection program. This program is delivered by a local CFDAI. For more information about these programs, download our brochure. To schedule a presentation, contact Sarah Mullen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If an AHJ would like to become a credentialed CFDAI contact DHI for more information at email@example.com.