CODES & REGULATIONS FOR NEVADA
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Guidelines for Fire Extinguishers, Cabinets, and Fire Hose/Valve Cabinets
The following guidelines should be used when fire extinguisher cabinets, fire hose/valve cabinets, and other fire protection cabinets are located in public accommodations and commercial facilities subject to Title III of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA)
ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) specify that objects projecting from walls with their leading edges between 27" and 80" above the finished floor shall protrude no more than 4" into walks, corridors, passageways, or aisles. Objects mounted with their leading edges at or below 27" may protrude any amount.
ADA Guidelines specify reach ranges for building occupants who require access to equipment such as fire extinguishers and other fire safety devices. For an unobstructed approach, the maximum forward reach is 48” above the floor if a front approach to the equipment is the only option for accessing the equipment. For example, the fire extinguisher top handle is 48" above the floor. 54” is the maximum height if a side approach is possible.
The actual mounting heights for cabinets housing this equipment can be determined by reviewing the exact dimensions of the specified cabinet.