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NFPA - 101

Life Safety Code

active, Most Current
Organization: NFPA
Publication Date: 1 January 2024
Status: active
Page Count: 596
scope:

Title.

NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, shall be known as the Life Safety Code®, is cited as such, and shall be referred to herein as "this Code" or "the Code."

Danger to Life from Fire.

The Code addresses those construction, protection, and occupancy features necessary to minimize danger to life from the effects of fire, including smoke, heat, and toxic gases created during a fire.

Egress Facilities.

The Code establishes minimum criteria for the design of egress facilities so as to allow prompt escape of occupants from buildings or, where desirable, into safe areas within buildings.

Other Fire-Related Considerations.

The Code addresses other considerations that are essential to life safety in recognition of the fact that life safety is more than a matter of egress. The Code also addresses protective features and systems, building services, operating features, maintenance activities, and other provisions in recognition of the fact that achieving an acceptable degree of life safety depends on additional safeguards to provide adequate egress time or protection for people exposed to fire.

Hazardous Materials Emergencies.

The Code also addresses other considerations that provide for occupant protection during emergency events involving hazardous materials.

Injuries from Falls.

The Code also addresses reducing injury to occupants from falls.

Emergency Communications.

The Code also addresses other considerations that provide for communications to occupants under emergency conditions and to others.

Considerations Not Related to Fire.

The Code also addresses other considerations that, while important in fire conditions, provide an ongoing benefit in other conditions of use, including non-fire emergencies.

Areas Not Addressed.

The Code does not address the following:

(1)* General fire prevention or building construction features that are normally a function of fire prevention codes and building codes

(2) Prevention of injury incurred by an individual due to that individual's failure to use reasonable care

(3) Preservation of property from loss by fire

(4) The retail sale and associated storage of consumer fireworks

NOTICE: An asterisk (*) following the number or letter designating a paragraph indicates that explanatory material on the paragraph can be found in Annex A.

A reference in brackets [ ] following a section or paragraph indicates material that has been extracted from another NFPA document. Extracted text may be edited for consistency and style and may include the revision of internal paragraph references and other references as appropriate. Requests for interpretations or revisions of extracted text shall be sent to the technical committee responsible for the source document.

Information on referenced and extracted publications can be found in Chapter 2 and Annex E.

Document History

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January 1, 2024
Life Safety Code
Title. NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, shall be known as the Life Safety Code®, is cited as such, and shall be referred to herein as “this Code” or “the Code.” Danger to Life from Fire. The Code...
April 15, 2021
Life Safety Code
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January 1, 2021
Life Safety Code
Title. NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, shall be known as the Life Safety Code®, is cited as such, and shall be referred to herein as “this Code” or “the Code.” Danger to Life from Fire. The Code...
November 26, 2019
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November 18, 2019
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January 1, 2018
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Title. NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, shall be known as the Life Safety Code®, is cited as such, and shall be referred to herein as “this Code” or “the Code.” Danger to Life from Fire. The Code...
December 6, 2017
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November 30, 2017
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November 18, 2017
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November 18, 2017
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April 17, 2015
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January 1, 2015
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Title. NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, shall be known as the Life Safety Code®, is cited as such, and shall be referred to herein as "this Code" or "the Code."  Danger to Life from Fire. The Code...
January 1, 2015
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Title. NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, shall be known as the Life Safety Code®, is cited as such, and shall be referred to herein as “this Code” or “the Code.” Danger to Life from Fire. The Code...
December 15, 2014
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