At first glance this may look like just another creative Fixed-it Friday alteration, but upon deeper investigation it’s a cringe-worthy Wordless Wednesday application.  This door is a marked exit from a mechanical room above the living space of a rescue squad facility, leading to the vehicle bay.  The wall dividing these two areas has a 2-hour fire rating, and the opening protective is required to be a 90-minute fire door assembly.

Clearly, a lot of work went into this field modification to address an obvious problem.  But the resulting door opening is not compliant with the stringent requirements that apply to fire door assemblies (and the clear opening height is lacking as well).  Will the opening protective perform as designed and tested if a fire occurs?  Who knows?

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