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Fire Code Friday: Releasing Devices

by Stacey Simmons

TGIFire Code Friday! A door in a means of egress must have a releasing device. Per NFPA 101 (, these devices shall be located 34″-48″ above the finished floor and must not require more than one operation to release the door open. Those doors shall not have ANY additional locking device (padlock, deadbolt, etc).