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  1. #384 – The Coast Guard Rules for Boat Fire Extinguishers

    #384 – The Coast Guard Rules for Boat Fire Extinguishers
    What is a Coast Guard-approved fire extinguisher? How many boat fire extinguishers do you need? QRFS explains the 2016 rule change.
  2. #383 – Maintaining or Replacing Fire Hose Reels and Racks

    #383 – Maintaining or Replacing Fire Hose Reels and Racks
    Fire hose reels and racks can be life-saving equipment in the right hands. Learn when code requires fire hose cabinets and when they can be removed.
  3. #382 – Install Sprinkler Head Cover Plates with the Proper Tools

    #382 – Install Sprinkler Head Cover Plates with the Proper Tools
    Learn how fire sprinkler head cover plate installation tools make it easy to remove sprinkler caps and install cover plates—safely from the floor.
  4. #381 — Aisle Containment May Compromise Server Room Fire Protection Systems

    #381 — Aisle Containment May Compromise Server Room Fire Protection Systems
    Server rooms need strong cooling and fire protection systems. QRFS examines aisle containment systems and how they can impede fire protection.
  5. #380 — Sprinkler Head Spacing: Extended Coverage Fire Sprinklers, Part 1

    #380 — Sprinkler Head Spacing: Extended Coverage Fire Sprinklers, Part 1
    Learn the basics for the maximum and minimum distances for extended coverage fire sprinklers according to NFPA 13.
  6. #379 – Fire Sprinkler Retrofits: An End-User’s Guide to Understanding Systems

    #379 – Fire Sprinkler Retrofits: An End-User’s Guide to Understanding Systems
    Learn about the NFPA standards governing fire sprinkler retrofits and installations and how to read these documents, ID system components, and more.
  7. #378 — The Benefits, Costs & Considerations of a Residential Fire Sprinkler System Retrofit

    #378 — The Benefits, Costs & Considerations of a Residential Fire Sprinkler System Retrofit
    Learn why homeowners retrofit or install fire sprinklers and why fire safety isn’t the only reason—or the complete, detailed answer.
  8. #377 – 3 Essential Firefighter Tools That Get the Job Done

    #377 – 3 Essential Firefighter Tools That Get the Job Done
    Learn about glow-in-the-dark rope, a sprinkler shutoff multitool, and FDC connections in this rundown of essential firefighter tools.
  9. #376 – U.S. vs. Canada Codes: What’s Different and When Does NFPA Apply?

    #376 – U.S. vs. Canada Codes: What’s Different and When Does NFPA Apply?
    Fire protection, building, and life safety codes are unique in Canada. Read a rundown of how NFPA & Canada codes & standards interact—and how these rules are different from the U.S.
  10. #375 – How to Select Residential Sprinkler Heads

    #375 – How to Select Residential Sprinkler Heads
    Building a home fire sprinkler system? Get residential sprinkler heads with the right features, including type, thermal rating, K-factor & aesthetics.

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