Every nursing home in Florida has a fire sprinkler system, but for the few facilities that have a section of their system filled with antifreeze, an important deadline is fast approaching: the “sunset date” in the 2017 edition of NFPA 25. According to NFPA 25, 2017 edition, 184.108.40.206.1, September 30, 2022 is the cut-off date for the use of non-listed antifreeze in fire sprinkler systems.
If your facility has a sprinkler system that uses antifreeze for a car port or some other area that could be exposed to freezing temperatures, you should reach out to your fire sprinkler contractor to ensure they are aware of this NFPA 25 requirement for the use of listed antifreeze.
This requirement is not in the CMS adopted 2011 edition of NFPA 25, but facilities should expect Florida surveyors to focus on this after September 30th.
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