After a series of incidents in which antifreeze ignited after sprinklers deployed during a fire, NFPA investigated and began issuing new guidelines for its use in 2010. QRFS explains the current status of using antifreeze in fire protection systems, as well as alternatives for freeze protection.
Posted by Jason Hugo on 5/8/2018 to Fire Sprinkler Regulatory
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.
Posted by Jason Hugo on 1/4/2018 to Fire Inspections
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), one of the nation’s most influential fire-prevention groups, emerged from the need to keep insurers from going bankrupt—and made a safer world in the process. To learn about the enormous influence the NFPA exercises on your everyday life and how you can be part of the process, read on.
Posted by Jason Hugo on 12/28/2017 to Fire Sprinkler Regulatory
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.
Posted by Jason Hugo on 12/21/2017 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.
Posted by Jason Hugo on 12/14/2017 to Fire Inspections
In this article, we'll help you decide what items you need in your fire sprinkler head replacement cabinet, where to store it, and the requirements it must meet.
Posted by Jason Hugo and Anna Hartenbach on 8/17/2017 to Fire Sprinkler Regulatory
Algebra 101: If colleges bring in over $360 Billion dollars in revenue annually and over 3,000 fires are started in college housing in that same time period, how much of their revenue should be dedicated to ensuring students are adequately protected from fire? You don't need to know Calculus to understand the benefits - just read today's blog!
Posted by Jason Hugo on 10/15/2013 to Fire Sprinkler Regulatory
Learn about the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition and all the great work they do promoting the residential fire sprinkler industry.
Posted by Jason Hugo on 2/19/2013 to Fire Sprinkler Regulatory
The epic battle between consumer choice and personal safety as it relates to fire sprinklers.
Posted by Jason Hugo on 1/29/2013 to Fire Sprinkler Regulatory