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The High-Rise Building Safety Advisory Committee of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has determined that the organization’s model codes need not include specific requirements for terrorism resistance. Instead of recommending specific code changes, the group advocates that NFPA technical committees consider updating certain design requirements, including thresholds for requirements based on high-rise height, emergency egress elevators, wider stairwells, and redundant fire-alarm systems.

For more information on the fire safety codes, visit www.nfpa.org.

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