101: Life Safety Code


NFPA 101®Life Safety Code®, is the most widely referenced source for occupant safety strategies. The latest updated edition of the code applies to nearly all types of occupancies and structures, including residential, business, mercantile, health care, daycare, and assembly occupancies. NFPA 101 is relevant to life safety in all stages of a building life cycle and in both new and existing structures, covering everything from fire protection to hazardous materials and emergency communications.

The important 2024 changes include:

  • Updated emergency action plan requirements to address security features
  • Revisions to the allowance for exit discharge through interior building areas
  • Revisions to discharge requirements for all other exits in sprinklered buildings using horizontal exits
  • Updated alcohol-based hand-rub dispenser and storage requirements
  • New requirements for inflatable amusement devices and modular rooms and sleep pods
  • New exemption for smokeproof enclosures in sprinklered high-rise buildings
  • Additional carbon monoxide detection requirements
  • New requirements and guidance on alternate care sites
  • Revisions to door locking provisions and suite supervision requirements for health care occupancies
  • New requirements for valet trash collection services in apartment buildings
  • New automatic sprinkler system requirements for all new parking structures


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Item #: 101

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