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Louisiana State Fire Marshal Memos

Over the years the State Fire Marshal's Office has issued memos on various topics concerning code enforcement procedures or protocol. We have collected many of those previous memos and evaluated their relevance and posted them here for your convenience.

This page used to house "Good" and "Bad" Memos, however "Bad Memos" have been removed from use and are no longer available. The "Good Memos" listed here remain valid no matter how long ago they were issued. Please send any memo not included on this page to this office for further review.


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Fire Alarm

Churches: Visual and Audible Notification
07.08.97

Inspections: Device Addition in Response to Inspections
03.09.00

Inspections: Tagging Process
11.19.97

Review Process: Central Station Signaling Systems
05.05.98

Review Process: Exemption Form For Panels
03.04.98

Smoke Detectors: With Respect To Ceiling Fans
04.20.94

Visual Alarm Notification: Silencing
11.09.98

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General Architecture

ADA-AG: Churches & Private Clubs Exempt
03.07.97

ADA-AG: Handrail Size
10.16.92

ADA-AG: Minimum Ramp Width
09.17.96

ADA-AG: Single Occupant Toliet Door Swing
03.06.97

ADA-AG: Wheelchair Turning Radius In Bathroom
04.26.96

Apartment Fire Extinguishers
07.06.98

Arma Coatings; Truck Bedliners
02.26.98

Corridors: Dead Ends
11.13.96

Daycare: Occupancy Load & Inspection Procedures
10.19.94

Detention: Aisle Space Between Bunks
08.07.97

Detention: Mattresses
09.08.94

Electrical Power Prior to Plan Review
03.05.97

Elevator Lobby Separations in High Rise Buildings
05.24.99

Energy Conservation Code: Commercial Buildings
01.20.99

Exits: Obstructed, Criminal Action
01.29.98

Exits: At Schools
04.25.96

Festival Seating: Concert Halls, Arenas, Auditoriums
01.30.96

Fire Alarms: System Conductors
09.04.97

Fire Barriers: Joints for Gypsum Walls
12.16.97

Fire Separations: Hotels/Motels
07.18.83

Flame Spread Material (Partial)
12.12.91

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters - Citations In Review Letters
04.21.95

HVAC: Return Air Plenums
05.20.97

Inspections: Measured Travel Distance
12.23.97

Locks: Voting Machine Warehouses
04.22.97

Miracle Vents: Freeze Protection
04.15.99

Occupancies: Bed & Breakfast Definition Classification
12.21.95

Oil Pits: Egress
10.07.97

Repair Garage Sprinkler
06.27.96

Review Procedure: Preliminary Review Guidelines
03.06.97

Submittal Requirements: Energy Code
04.20.99

Submittal Requirements: Over/Under $125,000
04.06.99

Tanks: Protection of Supports
11.23.98

Tanks: Sure-Check Double Wall Above Ground System
03.04.92

Vinyl Insulation At Roof Deck
06.13.97

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Interpretive Memorandums

Accessible Route From Accessible Parking Aisle
2002-16, 10.30.02

Accessible Seating: Motion Picture Lines of Sight
1998-01, 11.09.98

Apartments: Equivalency To Sprinkler System
2000-08, 04.18.02

Baptismal Fonts
2000-10, 11.30.01

Building Modifications - Request for Exemption from Formal Plan Review
2006-01, 02.16.06

Closed Door Ovens
2002-10, 05.15.02

Combustible Structural Members Penetrating Fire Barrier Wall Assemblies
2002-13, 07.29.02

Day Care Occupancies: Exception To 1-Hour Fire Resistance Rating
2000-12, 03.30.00

Day Care Occupancies: Requirements For
2002-03, 04.18.02

Deep Fat Fryers
06.10.94

Detention Centers Evacuated During Hurricane Katrina
2005-06, 09-20-05

Dry Chemical Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems
04.23.01

Elevator Lobby Separations
1999-03, 05.24.99

Fire-Rated Compartmentation for Building Isolation
2002-08, 04.03.02

Fire Alarms: Emergency Forces Notification for Small Building Additions & Modular Classroom Buildings at Educational Occupancies
2002-05, 04.03.02

Fire Alarms: Exemption for Non-Required Systems
2000-10, 05.18.00

Fire Alarms: Service Calls
2000-16, 08.16.00

Fire Alarms: Strobe Placement in Common Use Areas
2000-06, 01.20.00

Fire Alarms: Silencing of Visual Alarm Notification Appliances
1998-02, 11.09.98

Fire Alarms: Systems in Educational Facilities
2002-06, 04.18.02

Fire Suppression Protection of Tilt Skillets, Braising Pans, Open Kettles, & Steam Kettles
2000-07, 04.27.01

Firestopping Around Electrical Outlets and Switches in Fire Walls and Smoke Barrier Walls
04.28.99

Floor Level At Pre-Manufactured Special Use Rooms
2000-04, 04.04.01

Head Height At Automotive Service Lifts
2006-02, 02.17.06

Internal Joint Sealants for Kitchen Exhaust Hoods
2000-18, 04.04.01

License Requirements: For Plan Review Submittal by Fire Protection Firms
2001-06, 04.23.01

License Requirements: For Suppression & Fire Detection Systems
2001-05, 04.23.01

Lost Drawings
2001-03, 07.09.01

Mobile/Modular Health Units
2001-09, 09.14.01

Parking Garages: Definition Regarding Vehicle Quantity and Type
2002-04, 04.18.02

Pipe Insulation

Processing of Non-Required Fire Suppression Systems
2007-02, 06.15.07

Remote Station Personnel Requirements
2001-02, 04.18.01

Residential Modification of Requirements for Protection of Residential-Type Gas-Fired Appliances In Existing and New Occupancies
2000-13, 06.28.00

Shade Fabric Equivalency To Burn-Out Ceiling (Revised)
2002-12, 03.07.05

Signage For The Visually Impaired For Special Locking Systems
2002-14, 10.08.02

Sleep Labs, Sleep Disorder Clinics and Similar Facilities
2002-07, 04.18.02

Smoke Detector Location With Respect To Ceiling Fans
04.20.94

Smoke Partition Penetrations
2002-18, 11.14.02

Sprinkler Protection for Exterior Roofs, Canopies, or Porte Cocheres
2007-01, 037.07.07

Sprinkler Protection for Telescopic Seating
2000-05, 01.13.00

Suppression Agent Containers & Expellant Gas Assemblies
2000-01, 01.03.00

Suspended Acoustical Ceilings Provided to Resist the Passage of Smoke
2006-05

Suspended Acoustical Ceilings Provided to Resist the Passage of Smoke
2007-03

Formal Interpretation 2007-03
Suspended Acoustical Ceilings Provided to Resist the Passage of Smoke

Telescopic Seating, Sprinkler Placement
2000-05, 01.13.00

Temporary Buildings: Industrial
2002-01, 01.28.02

Temporary Buildings: Exemption Request Form
2000-01, 05.18.00

Tents and Canopies in Industrial Facilities
2002-02, 01.08.02

Vinyl Insulation/Top of Fire Barrier Wall Termination
2002-09, 05.08.02

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Kitchen Hoods

Accuttemp Steam 'N' Hold
07.27.01

AUTOFRY Ventlesss Deep Fryer
05.27.98

Automatic Extinguishing Systems in Hood Systems

Chain Driven Pizza Ovens
11.06.96

Dry Chemical Systems
08.19.99

Expellant Gas Assembly Placement
06.27.95, 06.29.95

Fire Alarm Connection
06.27.94

Flameshield Blanket
10.30.96

Giles Ventless Hood
10.02.95

Kidde: WHDR™-500 System Cylinders
06.26.96

Maintenance of Wet Chemical Systems
08.12.98

McDonalds, Placement of Extinguishing Agent
09.18.96 (Also see Expellant Gas Assemblies)

NFPA 96: Pre-Existing Hoods
11.06.92

NFPA 96: Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Operations Enforcement Changes
02.2097

NFPA 96: Ventilation of Cooking Equipment
1964 Edition

Oven Protection: Hoods Above Ovenes
12.13.96

Penetrations: Screw Penetrations
07.20.95

Perfect Fry Model 686
08.08.97

Pizzas of Eight Baking System Model PC-18
04.20.98

Promat Grease Duct Enclosure
02.10.89

Smokearoma Bar-B-Q-Boss
12.09.98 (See also Promat Grease Duct Enclosure)

Tank Locations in Hood Reviews
10.30.97

Tank Expellant Gas Assemblies
06.27.95

UL 300 Upgrade
10.02.95

UL 300: Impact of Upgrade
02.15.95

Unprotected Cooking Applicances; Unused
01.30.96

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Sprinkler

Backflow Preventers, Installation of
03.16.98

Elevators & Shafts: Elevator Power Shut Off & Releasing Water to Sprinklers Protecting Elevator Shafts
03.22.99

Elevators & Shafts: Power Line Connections, Proposed
04.28.98

Exemptions, 20 Heads or Less
04.16.90

Isolated Hazards
01.28.97

Louisiana Automatic Fire Alarm Association: Questions & Answers
03.19.99

Mud Daubers, Damage to Sprinklers
01.29.99

Penetrations of Ceilings With Sprinkler Heads
03.20.98

Quick Response Sprinkler Head Requirements
06.16.99

Review: Fee Change Notice
01.14.98

Review: Sprinkler Rejections
03.23.97

Review: Submission of Packages
06.03.98

Review: Submission of Sprinklers With The Architectural Plans on State Projects
02.07.96

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