QRFS - Thoughts on Fire Blog

  1. #318 – Seismic Design for Fire Sprinklers, Part 2: Seismic Bracing

    #318 – Seismic Design for Fire Sprinklers, Part 2: Seismic Bracing
    Fire sprinkler systems require seismic design to safeguard them against earthquakes. Learn about the principles and equipment involved in seismic bracing.
  2. #317 – Fire Bells: Which One Do I Need? And How Many?

    #317 – Fire Bells: Which One Do I Need? And How Many?
    Fire bell voltage, size, and volume can confuse non-experts and fire safety pros alike. Pick the right bell (and the right quantity) with this guide.
  3. #316 – Ways to Protect Your Home from Wildfires

    #316 – Ways to Protect Your Home from Wildfires
    As wildfires rage in Australia and the U.S. gears up for the next wildfire season, QRFS shares tips for protecting properties.
  4. #315 – Seismic Design for Fire Sprinkler Pipes, Part 1: Flexible Design

    #315 – Seismic Design for Fire Sprinkler Pipes, Part 1: Flexible Design
    Learn how to determine when seismic design is needed in fire sprinkler systems and about the flexibility method of protecting sprinkler pipe.
  5. #314 – The Deadliest Fires in U.S. History: Lessons from the Worcester Fire

    #314 – The Deadliest Fires in U.S. History: Lessons from the Worcester Fire
    What made the Worcester Cold Storage Facility unique offers lessons for fighting fires in abandoned structures. Find out what was learned after the Worcester fire.
  6. #313 – ICC and NFPA Codes and Standards: A Basic Guide

    #313 – ICC and NFPA Codes and Standards: A Basic Guide
    What is enforceable code, and where? Learn how ICC and NFPA create building and fire codes and standards and when they are adopted as law by local and state governments.
  7. #312 – Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 12: 1 Year+ Testing

    #312 – Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 12: 1 Year+ Testing
    Learn about dry sprinkler tests with the longest timelines, including testing air leakage, gauges, the inside of water tanks, and dry sprinkler heads.
  8. #311 – Fire Safety Technology: Innovative Equipment for Firefighters

    #311 – Fire Safety Technology: Innovative Equipment for Firefighters
    From firefighting robots to shelters made from space-age materials, these new examples of fire safety technology aim to improve firefighter safety, efficiency, and readiness.
  9. #310 – Marine Fire Protection for Boatyards, Piers, & Storage Facilities

    #310 – Marine Fire Protection for Boatyards, Piers, & Storage Facilities
    Learn the National Fire Protection Association’s marine fire protection requirements for docks, boatyards, berthing areas, and wet and dry storage facilities—including fire sprinklers, standpipes, extinguishers, and fire alarms.
  10. #309 – 7 Ways Fire Protection Inspection Software Improves ROI

    #309 – 7 Ways Fire Protection Inspection Software Improves ROI
    Learn how ditching paper and clipboards for inspection software can drive revenue, efficiency, and compliance for a fire protection inspection, testing, and maintenance (ITM) business.

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