LAYOUT OF MANUAL PULL STATIONS
Manual pull stations may be the most iconic piece of a fire alarm system, yet they're less common in new installations today. When do we include them? If they're used, where are they located, and what rules govern their exact height and position? We look at all of this and more in this interactive series.
Our objectives include:
- Understand when manual pull stations are required to be installed under the IBC.
- Understand where to locate and how to position manual pull stations.
- Practice inspecting and locating manual pull stations in different building situations.
CEO/President at Collings & Associates, LLC | Ventura, California, USA
Mr. Yakel is President of Collings & Associates, a Fire Protection Engineering Consulting Firm located in Ventura, California. Mr. Yakel holds degrees in Fire Science Technology, Business Management, and is a graduate of the Firefighter 1 Academy. In addition, he is an ICC Certified Building Inspector and Plans Examiner, NICET Certified (#142617) Fire Alarm Systems Level IV, and holds California State Fire Marshal certifications. Mr. Yakel has over twenty eight years of experience in the fire protection industry. He lives in Ventura with his wife of 30 years and is the father of four adult children.
Fire Protection Engineer IV at SmithGroup / Fire Protection Engineer | Chicago, Illinois, USA
Steven Barrett is a licensed professional engineer in the discipline of fire protection with over 14 years of design experience in the practice of fire protection, fire alarm, building code, and life safety in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry. Mr. Barrett is the Fire Protection Discipline Leader for the SmithGroup Midwest Region (including Madison, Milwaukee, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Chicago – the office where he is based). Mr. Barrett is also an adjunct professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois where he teaches Plumbing and Fire Protection Design in the Civil and Architectural Engineering Department to bachelor’s and master’s students.
Owner / Fire Protection Engineer at MeyerFire | St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Joe Meyer, PE is a St. Louis-based Fire Protection Engineer and creator of MeyerFire, an online resource platform for professionals in the fire protection industry. Passionate about the field, Joe is committed to creating impactful resources to help grow and improve the practice of fire protection engineering.
Joe's engineering journey started at the University of Kansas and continued at the University of Maryland. Before founding MeyerFire, he led a fire protection group in St. Louis and worked for a large MEP group in Kansas City. Joe is also an avid illustrator and ran an online art shop from 2012 to 2020.
Today, Joe is the creative lead for MeyerFire among other roles. He has authored the leading prep guide for the Fire Protection PE Exam, contributed to NFSA’s Layout Book, compiled the NFSA Expert of the Day volumes, has served as a Chapter President in SFPE, and lectured at the university level.
Joe is driven to make the world a little better each day by working to provide industry professionals (engineers, contractors, architects, and building owners) with the resources they need to create a more firesafe world.
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