During a segment of NFPA Live, Robert Solomon, Division Director of the National Fire Protection Association, was asked about the use of barricade devices on egress doors. His answer is in this 2-minute video:
The full video covering the Building Safety and Security Workshop held at NFPA in May can be found on the NFPA Xchange site, and the report from the workshop is available for download on NFPA.org. Kristin Bigda of NFPA also has a related article in the last edition of NFPA Journal – Safe door locking options aren’t just for educational occupancies.
We need to continue to share this information with security decision-makers, so life safety is not relinquished in the quest for security.