Probably not. NFPA 1 "Hazard of Contents" are defined as High (with 5 levels), Ordinary or Low. The only occupancies that have "low" rating are those primarily for storage of non-combustibles. A church is primarily an assembly occupancy and could not be rated as "low hazard", based upon the risks to numerous human occupants. Types of occupancies other than "storage", even if incidentally storing non-combustibles, would qualify as an "ordinary" hazard, under the theory that some combustible materials will be introduced or hazardous operations conducted, or some psychological factor introduced in case of any fire or other emergency, thus requiring at least "ordinary" fire prevention and means of egress.
Fire Hazard: 2, Red square Special Information: 4 Health hazard: 1 Reactivity hazard: 3
The number 4 on the NFPA 704 placard indicates the highest hazard in any of the three categories (health, fire, reactivity).
There are several NFPA handbooks, includingFire Protection HandbookÂ®NFPA 1: Fire Code HandbookNFPA 13: Automatic Sprinkler Systems HandbookNFPA 13D and NFPA 13R: Automatic Sprinkler Systems for Residential Occupancies Handbook,NFPA 20: Stationary Fire Pumps HandbookNFPA 25: Water-Based Fire Protection Systems HandbookNFPA 30 and NFPA 30A: Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code HandbookNFPA 54: National Fuel Gas Code HandbookNFPA 58: LP-Gas Code HandbookNational Electrical CodeÂ® HandbookNFPA 72Â® National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code HandbookNFPA 101Â®: Life Safety CodeÂ® Handbooknot to mention several manuals, such asFire and Life Safety Inspection ManualNursing homes - NFPA Fire and Life Safety Inspection Manual
NFPA 13 only applies to specific types of occupancies and the requirements for enforcement would depend upon the "authority having jurisdiction", local ordinances, and state fire codes. Compliance with such codes is frequently a pre-requisite for obtaining insurance. On the other hand, other facilities may have different requirements (e.g., NFPA 13D or NFPA 13R), or the code may modify the NFPA 13 or NFPA 25 requirements (e.g., NFPA 101 chapter 33 modifications for NFPA 13R in "existing residential board and care facilities"). Your local fire marshal and insurance company will help you with specific requirements.
3 (yellow marking)
That would depend upon the health, flammability and reactivity of the particular solvent. For instance, water is a solvent and has rating 0,0,0 on the NFPA 704 diamond.
NFPA 704 Hazmat color codes: blue -- health hazard (4 being deadly) red -- fire hazard (4 being flash point below 73 F) yellow -- reactivity (4 may detonate) and white -- specific hazard (no water, radioactive, acid, alkali, corrosive, oxidizer)
There are over 360 NFPA codes and standards, which provide the basis for inspection under various circumstances. NFPA 1031 addresses the professional qualifications of those who carry out fire inspections and plans reviews. Locally enacted statutes and ordinances often adopt the Life Safety Code and National Fire Code (or equivalent) as the legal requirements for fire inspections. Individual sections of those codes would be the source of the inspection requirements pertinent to a particular type of occupancy or hazard, with reference to the general requirements for all hazards and specific other codes and standards for particular situations. For example, Life Safety Code (NFPA 101) Chapter 15 contains the "life safety" requirements for "existing educational occupancies" with reference to Chapter 9 for fire protection equipment, which references NFPA 10, the standard for fire extinguishers, which references Underwriter's Laboratories and other industrial standards for manufacturing and testing the actual devices. Similarly, NFPA 1, the National Fire Code, contains fire prevention requirements for all sorts of hazards and occupancies, with reference to other codes and standards for specific criteria.
The highest degree of hazard - severe hazard that a very short exposure could cause serious injury or death.
Blue. Yellow is reactivity, red is fire.
NFPA 704 Hazmat color codes:blue -- health hazard (4 being deadly)red -- fire hazard (4 being flash point below 73 F)yellow -- reactivity (4 may detonate) andwhite -- specific hazard (no water, radioactive, acid, alkali, corrosive, oxidizer)Read more: What_does_the_National_Fire_Protection_Association_704_blue_color_code_stand_for
Extra hazard occupancies require densities of either 0.30 gpm/sq ft or 0.40 gpm/sq ft, for which the maximum head layout is 100 sq ft per NFPA 13. There are some sprinkler heads in the market that allow coverages up to 196 sq ft with a special listing. Tyco EC-25 and EC-17, and Reliable MBEC-14 are some of the heads that can be used with certain restrictions.
In occupancies required to be equipped with a fire alarm system, theback-flowpreventer valves shall be electrically supervised by a tamper switch installed in accordance with NFPA 72 and separately annunciated.
There are hundreds of NFPA codes. A list can be found at the NFPA website.
Fire extinguishers are required according to local, state or federal fire codes, as may apply to the particular structure. Some "small rooms" may need their own extinguishers. Under the NFPA 1 Fire Code, nearly all types of occupancies other than one- and two-family dwellings are required to have at least one portable fire extinguisher, even if there are fire alarms, fire sprinklers and "fire-proof" construction. NFPA 1 (2009): Table 13.6.2 Portable Fire Extinguishers Required (by occupancy use). For example: There must be no less than one fire extinguisher within 75 feet of any Class A Hazard and within 30 or 50 feet of any Class B hazard (depending upon size of extinguisher and type of hazard). NFPA 1 (2009): Table 220.127.116.11.1.1 Fire Extinguisher Size and Placement for Class A Hazards and Table 18.104.22.168.1.1. for Class B Hazards.
There are hundreds of different NFPA codes. A list can be found at the NFPA website.
Health (Blue): 1 Flammability (Red): 2 Reactivity (Yellow): 0 Special (White): None
The material can easily release oxygen to create or worsen a fire or explosion hazard
NFPA Standard 1961
NFPA codes are enacted selectively, in possibly amended forms, by each state. Similarly, different federal agencies may adopt their own standards or use NFPA standards. For example, OSHA has its own Hazard Communication System (HCS) that is completely different from NFPA 704, using pictograms, being phased in as of December 2013. USDOT also has its own standard for HAZMAT labels (e.g., orange, red, green, yellow, striped, with code numbers and code symbols).
NFPA 220: Standard on Types of Building Construction