Be prepared to confidently determine an equivalency -- or evaluate that it has an adequate level of life safety -- with the latest edition of NFPA 101A, Guide on Alternative Approaches to Life Safety. Essential for facility managers, inspectors, and Code enforcers, NFPA 101A is used alongside NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®, to facilitate an equivalency request using numerically-based fire safety evaluation systems (FSESs). Mandatory values in each FSES reflect the requirements in the 2018 edition of NFPA 101.
NFPA 101A provides FSESs for a wide range of occupancy types. Each chapter presents a different system independent of the others. Coverage includes the following occupancies:
NFPA 101A also contains:
Use the 2019 edition of NFPA 101A to help ensure that equivalency is measured accurately against the requirements of the 2018 edition of NFPA 101.