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#92 - Standpipe Systems (Part 3): More Standpipe System Components and How to Maintain Them

Posted by Jason Hugo on 1/18/2018 to Fire Department Connection
In the previous two installments of our series, we first introduced standpipe and then the major system components including pipes, fire pumps, water flow alarms, drains, gauges, and fire department connections. This article will look at additional, vital portions of a standpipe: the hoses, hose connections and stations, and various system valves. This guide explains the purpose of these items and serves as a quick reference for the maintenance and inspection expected of life safety contractors and building owners.

#90 - Standpipe Systems (Part 1): Fire Protection Standpipe System Overview and Introduction to NFPA 14

Posted by Jason Hugo on 1/4/2018 to Fire Inspections
This article will provide an overview of the different types and classes of standpipe systems, as well as explain when they are required according to NFPA 14, the International Fire Code, and the International Building Code.

#88 -- The Evolution of Local Fire Regulations: History and Processes that Shape U.S. Building Fire Code

Posted by Jason Hugo on 12/21/2017 to Fire Inspections
The making of fire code is an unusual, multi-million-dollar endeavor with an occasionally gruesome history. So, where do these codes come from and who makes them? How do they become law? We'll answer these questions and more in today's article.

#87 -- Complete Guide to Fire Sprinkler Signs and System Marking

Posted by Jason Hugo on 12/14/2017 to Fire Inspections
NFPA requires many signs in a fire sprinkler system. Learn about them all to ensure your system is properly marked. Why? So first responders, building managers, and fire professionals all access a well-marked, easy-to-navigate fire protection system. 

#84 -- What is Hydrostatic Testing of a Building’s Fire Protection System?

Posted by Jason Hugo on 11/23/2017 to Contractor Tools
Learn how and when hydrostatic testing is conducted on standpipes and sprinkler systems. 

#34 - Fire Inspections: How to Find a Trusted 3rd Party Inspector!

Posted by Jason Hugo on 1/7/2014 to Fire Inspections
In the second installment in our fire inspection series, this blog helps you find a qualified 3rd party fire inspector for your building or business.

#33 - Fire Inspections: What You Must Do Today to Ensure Your Business is Up To Code!

Posted by Jason Hugo on 12/31/2013 to Fire Inspections
Fire inspections are part of any building or business owners responsibilities. This first installment in our two-part series explains what to look for and points you to some resources to help you get your building up-to-code and fire-safe!