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We’re in Palm Springs for the CAFAA conference and loving our time working with the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD). Visit their site and subscribe to electronic broadcasts to receive information on programs, healthcare updates and events, funding opportunities, publications, statistics, webinars, surveys, and much more.

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Fire Access Elevators

This is taken from www.firealarmsonline.com. Click here for the full article. Fire Service Access Elevators or F.S.A.E. for short, are designed with strict and rigorous standards to allow firemen and first responders to utilize the elevator for the purpose of quickly accessing floors as well as evacuating occupants in the event of an emergency. This is a huge step for first responders as time is extremely crucial when addressing buildings of this size.

Another special condition for elevators is known as Occupant Evacuation Elevators. These are self-evacuation elevators with special requirements much like FSAEs.

What Code Requires the Use of Fire Service Access Elevators?

The requirement to provide fire service access elevators can be found in the IBC or International Building Code 2015 section 403.6.1

“In buildings with an occupied floor more than 120 feet above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access, no fewer than two fire service access elevators, or all elevators, whichever is less, shall be provided in accordance with section 3007. Each fire service access elevator shall have a capacity not less than 3500 pounds.”

The requirements on how a fire service access elevator is to be installed can be found in the IBC or International Building Code 2015 section 3007.

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Celebrating 88 Years

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2018 is The H.R. Kirkland Company, Inc.’s 88th year in business.

…just two weeks later he was back with samples of a new design.  A design which met the thorough test with flying colors…

The H.R. Kirkland Company, Inc. was established in 1930 in Morristown, New Jersey. The company was run by Harold Kirkland, who opened the company selling various visual signaling devices. In 1932, Mr. Harold Kirkland received a patent for his Signal Lamps, and in 1938 was featured in Business Week Magazine for his “Bulls-I-Unit” signaling device. A variation of these signaling devices is still sold today. During World War II, the H.R. Kirkland Company, Inc. developed a CD00 Cockpit Spotlight, which was used on combat aircraft, specifically the Curtiss-Wright P-40 “Warhawk”, also known as the “Tomahawk” by the RAF. In 1955, Mr. Kirkland’s son, Bruce, began working in the company.  At that time, the visual signaling devices progressed into Annunciators.  Tricia Kirkland is now the president of the Kirkland Company, and continues the progressive designing of annunciators, Smoke Control Panels, and Custom Panels.

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Find us in Palm Springs!

Find us in Palm Springs this week for the CAFAA conference.

H.R. Kirkland is exhibiting in Palm Springs! The California Automatic Fire Alarm Association’s (CAFAA) 48th Annual Conference is this Thursday, Feb 01 and Friday, Feb 02, 2018 in Palm Springs, CA. If you are attending the conference, visit Ben Lombardo, Kirkland’s Vice President of Business Development, and learn more about how the H.R. Kirkland line of products can meet your business needs. Also, check out our new website and convenient online quote request and order form.[/vc_column_text]
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