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What Kind of Furniture Can I Use

Sarah McKenzie, Samantha Angel
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The article discusses the implementation of new guidelines by Toronto Fire Services to prevent fires in multi-residential buildings, including condos, due to flammable furniture. These guidelines restrict the type of furnishings allowed within evacuation routes and common areas. Compliance options to address violations include installing smoke alarms, overhead sprinklers, or removing non-compliant furniture. One compliance option involves proving that lobby and corridor furniture meets the Flammability Test Procedure for Seating Furniture for Use in Public Occupancies as per specific standards. The article emphasizes that proper means of egress are crucial for fire safety and highlights scenarios where compliance is necessary. The Fire Protection Engineer also provides insights into specific situations. The article underscores the importance of complying with the guidelines to ensure building safety and avoid potential fines. It also explains considerations for choosing fire-rated furniture, including the materials used and the associated costs.


fire safety, multi-residential buildings, furniture guidelines, Toronto Fire Services, compliance options, flammability test procedure, means of egress, fire protection engineer, building safety, fire-rated furniture, costs, evacuation routes.

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Sarah McKenzie, Samantha Angel
What Kind of Furniture Can I Use
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