In consultation with model building code officials, state fire marshals and local building inspection officials, a sign has been developed which satisfies the requirement for identification of rated walls.
On behalf of Firewall Signs, Inc., I would like to take this opportunity to formally introduce ourselves to you, and provide some information relating to our business. Firewall Signs is a firewall labeling business, and since our formation in 2004, has become a nationwide producer and distributor of firewall signs for labeling rated walls, smoke partitions and/or barriers. Our signs are made of vinyl with an adhesive backed construction, featuring a peel and stick application for efficiency. The signs are 11” high by 15” wide.
Pursuant to Section 703.6 of the International Building Code, which was adopted in 2012, all marking and identification of firewalls, fire barriers, fire partitions, smoke barriers and smoke partitions or any other wall required to have protected openings or penetrations shall be effectively and permanently identified with signs or stenciling and shall meet the three following requirements: 1) Be located in accessible concealed floor, floor-ceiling or attic spaces; 2) Be repeated at intervals not exceeding 30 feet (914 mm) measured horizontally along the wall or partition; and 3) Include lettering not less than 0.5 inch (12.7 mm) in height, incorporating the suggested wording: “FIRE AND/OR SMOKE BARRIER-PROTECT ALL OPENINGS,” or other wording. As you will see from the display, our signs are in full compliance with Section 703.6 of the International Building Code.
On behalf of Firewall Signs, Inc., we look forward to the opportunity to work with you in the future. We are absolutely content that you will find your experience with us to be exceptional and the relationship beneficial for all involved. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance, and I thank you for taking the time to read this introduction.