AIA|LA meeting w/ LAFD "Urban Design Standards for Fire Prevention Equipment"
When
Where
August 20, 2015, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Bureau of Fire Prevention and Public Safety, Environmental Unit - 201 N Figueroa St, 3rd Floor Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Are you interested in meeting with LAFD to share recommendations for urban design standards of fire prevention equipment?  
We will also discuss site design standards to identify on-site options for fire prevention and rescue for infill projects.

AIA|LA meeting w/ LAFD - "Urban Design Standards for Fire Prevention Equipment"

Thursday, August 20 (3pm - 4pm)
Hani G. Malki, P.E., MPA
CUPA Manager, Los Angeles Fire Department

Bureau of Fire Prevention and Public Safety, Environmental Unit
201 N Figueroa St, 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

PLEASE RSVP to will@aialosangeles.org
Please note:  If you’d rather have someone else from your firm get involved with this effort, then please forward this invitation to them directly and encourage them to RSVP to me.  We will need a strong working group if we want to advance this initiative to the next level.

Background Info:
The goal of this meeting will be to form an ad-hoc working group to help the Los Angeles Fire Department “Create (in conjunction with the design community) and then publish selected handouts for the public.  These handouts could address (1) fire prevention equipment requirements and location preferences (i.e. control panels, FDC connections, standpipes, extinguisher cabinets, emergency signage, sprinklers, ladders, etc.); (2) off site fire truck staging at the curb or driveway apron, and (3) on site path clearances, vertical roof top access requirements and rated wall assemblies."
A small working group will meet with Hani and fire department staff and come up with the requirements that LAFD is looking for.  Then the Group will develop some diagrams to support a handout(s) to be published by LAFD. 
The focus would be on typical 50 ft wide lots that are no deeper than 150 ft.  When it gets deeper than 150 ft., LAFD tends to need a more customized approach. Also site design standards to identify on-site options for fire prevention and rescue when presented with infill projects.