Maintaining the life safety of building occupants, the protection of emergency responders, and limiting the damage to a building and its contents is of paramount importance. The purpose of 2015 International Fire Code®: Significant Changes is to familiarize fire officials, building officials, plans examiners, fire inspectors, design professionals and others with many of the important changes in the 2015 International Fire Code (IFC®). This interactive, online course is designed to assist code users in identifying the specific code changes that have occurred and, more important, in understanding the reasons behind the changes. It is also a valuable resource for jurisdictions in their code adoption process.
Developed in partnership with the International Code Council®.
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•Determine when emergency power systems shall automatically provide secondary power after primary power is lost
•Identify the type of power required for electrical loads where interruption of the primary power could create hazards or hamper rescue or fire-fighting operations
•List the conditions in which the fire code official is authorized to permit the removal of existing occupant-use hose lines
•Recognize where ionization smoke alarms should be installed
•Recall the building occupancy type in which carbon monoxide detection is and is not required
•Determine in which cases sprinkler detection is and is not required