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Authorities and Requirements

Introduction

Course Purpose

Someone somewhere has to be responsible to list or interpret requirements and determine minimum acceptable levels for life safety and property protection applied to buildings and operations. The fire safety industry refers to this person or party as the “AHJ”AHJ is the short title given to the "authority having jurisdiction." . Authorities Having Jurisdiction come in many forms...such as these fire department inspection officials.

The definition of the AHJAuthority Having Jurisdiction is defined as an organization, office, or individual responsible for enforcing the requirements of a code or standard, or for approving equipment, materials, an installation, or a procedure. , as listed in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and standards, is universally adopted. There may be more than one AHJ on a project depending on the project scope or the occupancy.


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