So I have all the info about 3 main types of fire separations but always mix them up studying or during the exam. Can anyone help me think of a way to keep these straight? Such as a mnemonic device or explaining why a barrier is more protective than a partition. Prefer this way over straight memorization..
FIRE WALLS: most protective. Separate one structure into two buildings. Continuous from exterior wall to exterior wall plus 18 inches beyond. Vertically continuous from foundation, etc...
FIRE BARRIERS: second most protective. Used on exit enclosures and to separate occupies. Vertically continuous from the floor up to the underside of deck above.
FIRE PARTITIONS: separate spaces within the same occupancy or corridors. Vertically can stop at ceiling as long as its also rated.
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