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Elevators and Fire Sprinklers: Fire Safety Moves On Up

May 10, 2021

Benjamin Dahlstrom tells FacilitiesNet how elevators and sprinkler systems can meet the challenges of safety, inspections, and efficiency

By Benjamin Dahlstrom

The City of Chicago has historically not allowed fire sprinklers at the top of elevator hoist ways or elevator machine rooms. This mandate was enforced to protect first responders using elevators in buildings during fire events. The fear was that sprinklers would release water on the elevator motors and controllers, located in the elevator machines rooms, and create power outages which could trap first responders in the elevators.

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