Recent Blogs

#170 – Storz Blind Caps for Storz FDCs and Fire Hydrant Storz Connections

#170 – Storz Blind Caps for Storz FDCs and Fire Hydrant Storz Connections

A Storz fire hydrant or a Storz fire department connection without a cap or plug is a rare sight—and cause for concern. QRFS takes a look at Storz blind caps, explaining what they are, what they’re made of, and what they do for an FDC or fire hydrant connection.
Read More >
#169 – Fire Protection for Transient Occupancies: Hotels, Dormitories, and Lodging and Rooming Houses

#169 – Fire Protection for Transient Occupancies: Hotels, Dormitories, and Lodging and Rooming Houses

Learn the National Fire Protection Association and International Fire Code fire sprinkler and fire alarm requirements for hotels, lodging and rooming houses, and dormitories.
Read More >
#168 – Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 4: Installation of Air-Compressors and Air Maintenance Devices

#168 – Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 4: Installation of Air-Compressors and Air Maintenance Devices

A dependable and properly maintained supply of pressurized air is key to the reliable operation of dry sprinkler systems. QRFS helps you understand NFPA requirements for installing air compressors and air maintenance devices.
Read More >
#167 – Are They "Pendant" or "Pendent" Fire Sprinklers?

#167 – Are They "Pendant" or "Pendent" Fire Sprinklers?

QRFS zeroes in on two terms describing one of the most common fixtures in fire protection—pendent sprinkler and pendant sprinkler—explaining why many manufacturers favor one over the other (even if consumers don't).
Read More >
#166 – Glow-in-the-Dark Rope: The Applications of the Best-in-Class Night Saver

#166 – Glow-in-the-Dark Rope: The Applications of the Best-in-Class Night Saver

Industrial-grade, glow-in-the-dark rope can dramatically improve the safety of any commercial or recreational activity where people struggle against low-visibility conditions. Learn about the Night Saver safety and marine rope.
Read More >
#165 – Counterfeit Fire Sprinklers: How to Identify and Avoid Them

#165 – Counterfeit Fire Sprinklers: How to Identify and Avoid Them

As sprinkler systems become more common, the fire protection industry has attracted unscrupulous manufacturers and sellers of counterfeit fire sprinklers. Learn how to ID real and fake fire sprinklers, as well as where to look for counterfeit advisories.
Read More >

Fire Sprinkler Heads: An Essential Guide

Slight differences between pendent, upright, sidewall, and concealed sprinklers have a big impact on life safety. Installing new fire sprinklers – or...
Read More >
#164 – NFPA 101 Fire Alarm Systems, Part 2: The Requirements By Occupancy Classification

#164 – NFPA 101 Fire Alarm Systems, Part 2: The Requirements By Occupancy Classification

The National Fire Protection Association has unique fire alarm requirements for each occupancy type. QRFS details NFPA code for fire alarm initiation, occupant notification, and monitoring of educational, detention and correctional, assembly, mercantile, business, storage, and industrial facilities.
Read More >
#163 – Angle Valve Compatibility in Fire Protection, Plumbing, and Water-Based Systems

#163 – Angle Valve Compatibility in Fire Protection, Plumbing, and Water-Based Systems

A wide range of standards govern the construction and use of valves—so can angle valves designed for one purpose be used for another? QRFS looks at angle valves in fire protection, HVAC, plumbing, and beyond, discussing their construction, manufacturing standards, and suitability for various applications.
Read More >
#162 – Why American Cities are Retrofitting Fire Hydrants with Storz Hydrant Converters

#162 – Why American Cities are Retrofitting Fire Hydrants with Storz Hydrant Converters

Storz hydrant converters, designed to provide quick and easy connections between fire hoses and hydrants, are improving public safety in American cities. QRFS explains why they matter, how they work, and how some cities and fire departments are financing their retrofits.
Read More >