QRFS - Thoughts on Fire Blog

  1. #212 – Installing Fire Sprinklers in Commercial Buildings: Evolving Codes & Tragedies Drive Laws

    #212 – Installing Fire Sprinklers in Commercial Buildings: Evolving Codes & Tragedies Drive Laws
    Fire sprinkler installations are becoming increasingly popular as more state and local governments adopt model codes (partially or in whole) as laws. This article highlights current trends & legislative activity.
  2. #211 – Guide to Fire Extinguisher Clean-Up

    #211 – Guide to Fire Extinguisher Clean-Up
    The chemicals used can make a big difference in approaches to fire extinguisher clean-up The red canisters hanging throughout apartment complexes, schools, or workplaces may all look the same—but what's inside them can vary a great deal. A fire extinguisher's contents have a big impact not only on what fires it can fight but on how hard it'll be to...
  3. #210 – Explaining Sidewall Sprinkler Heads, Both Horizontal and Vertical

    #210 – Explaining Sidewall Sprinkler Heads, Both Horizontal and Vertical
    Sidewall sprinkler heads are an impressive and helpful addition to any fire protection designer's toolkit. Learn how they work and the important ways in which horizontal and vertical models differ.
  4. #209 – The Fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Problem of Church Fires

    #209 – The Fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Problem of Church Fires
    QRFS takes a close look at the Notre-Dame cathedral fire, explaining what happened and what it means for the more widespread problem of fire in churches and other houses of worship.
  5. #208 – Pilot Clamp not Available? The Tru-Drill II is a Great Alternative

    #208 – Pilot Clamp not Available? The Tru-Drill II is a Great Alternative
    Pilot clamps are sometimes out of stock, but the Tru-Drill II is a reliable alternative for drilling perfect holes in pipe—with its own unique features.
  6. #207 – What Does the Number on a Fire Extinguisher Mean?

    #207 – What Does the Number on a Fire Extinguisher Mean?
    Using the wrong extinguisher can make a fire significantly worse. QRFS explains what the numbers on a fire extinguisher mean—as well as the letters—and what they indicate about its suitability against certain types of fires. To read and understand extinguisher labels like a pro, read on.
  7. #206 – Are My Building's Fire Extinguishers and Pull Stations ADA-Compliant?

    #206 – Are My Building's Fire Extinguishers and Pull Stations ADA-Compliant?
    The Americans with Disabilities Act helps wheelchair users and people with visual impairments safely navigate buildings and use life-saving devices. QRFS looks at ADA fire extinguisher height, pull station placement, and other rules designed to allow people with disabilities full access to these life-saving devices.
  8. #205 – Fire Protection for Storage Occupancies: NFPA and IFC Codes and Standards

    #205 – Fire Protection for Storage Occupancies: NFPA and IFC Codes and Standards
    An overview of the fire protection requirements for storage facilities, which are often fewer than many other occupancy types.
  9. #204 – Fire Hose Adapters and Fittings: The Definitive Guide

    #204 – Fire Hose Adapters and Fittings: The Definitive Guide
    They're some of the smallest items on a fire engine—but they help firefighters make the most of other equipment. Get a quick handle on today's fire hose fittings & adapters with this definitive guide from QRFS.
  10. #203 – Car Fire Extinguishers Vastly Increase Safety—and They are Required on Some Vehicle Types

    #203 – Car Fire Extinguishers Vastly Increase Safety—and They are Required on Some Vehicle Types
    Learn where and if car fire extinguishers are required in personal and commercial vehicles, as well as which types put out common vehicle fires.

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