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  1. #282 – Central Sprinkler Company: Guide to Finding or Replacing Cover Plates and Heads

    #282 – Central Sprinkler Company: Guide to Finding or Replacing Cover Plates and Heads
    Recalls and the Tyco buy-out made Central Sprinkler Company’s products scarce. Here’s what we know about replacing Central Sprinkler heads and cover plates.
  2. #281 – Food Truck Fire Safety Regulations: New NFPA Model Code

    #281 – Food Truck Fire Safety Regulations: New NFPA Model Code
    A tragedy sparked the first NFPA model code aimed at food trucks, making the industry safer today. Learn the elements of food truck fire safety regulations.
  3. #280 – Problems with Fire Extinguishers That Cause Them to Fail

    #280 – Problems with Fire Extinguishers That Cause Them to Fail
    Certain problems with fire extinguishers can cause them to fail when they’re needed most. Learn how care, service, and inspection keep extinguishers intact.
  4. #279 – Fire Protection in Horse Barns and Stables: NFPA 150 Requirements

    #279 – Fire Protection in Horse Barns and Stables: NFPA 150 Requirements
    Learn the systems and procedures for fire protection in horse barns and stables according to the latest edition of NFPA 150.
  5. #278 – The Deadliest Fires in U.S. History: Lessons Learned from The Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire

    #278 – The Deadliest Fires in U.S. History: Lessons Learned from The Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire
    Learn how the loss of 165 lives in the 1977 Beverly Hills Supper Club fire prompted stricter laws and fire safety regulations on a national level.
  6. #277 – Guide to Fire Hose Reels and Racks for Standpipe and Hose Systems

    #277 – Guide to Fire Hose Reels and Racks for Standpipe and Hose Systems
    Learn what the NFPA, ICC, and other organizations have to say about installing and phasing out fire hose reels and fire hose racks in standpipe and hose systems.
  7. #276 – Sprinkler Check Valve Installation and Selection: Shotgun Riser Check Valves

    #276 – Sprinkler Check Valve Installation and Selection: Shotgun Riser Check Valves
    With threaded ports for gauges and a drain valve, backflow-preventing sprinkler check valves can expedite the code-compliant installation of system risers. Read on to learn more about the design and installation of “shotgun” risers—and how they compare to common alternatives.
  8. #275 – Fire Watch Procedures: When and How It’s Required

    #275 – Fire Watch Procedures: When and How It’s Required
    Learn when a fire watch is needed according to ICC, NFPA & OSHA and how to conduct this oft-misunderstood fire prevention technique.
  9. #274 – Virginia Votes Against Residential Fire Sprinkler Mandate; Firefighters Criticize the Decision

    #274 – Virginia Votes Against Residential Fire Sprinkler Mandate; Firefighters Criticize the Decision
    A Virginia fire chief's attempt to add residential fire sprinkler requirements to building codes has failed. Learn about the debate over sprinklers.
  10. #273 – Discolored Water in Fire Sprinkler Pipes: MIC Corrosion & Other Causes

    #273 – Discolored Water in Fire Sprinkler Pipes: MIC Corrosion & Other Causes
    MIC corrosion, damaged fire sprinkler pipes, and discolored water often go hand-in-hand. Learn what causes color, viscosity, and smell in dirty sprinkler water.

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