July 2016

  1. #56 – Fire Alarm Bell Mounting Height

    #56 – Fire Alarm Bell Mounting Height
    Fire alarm, fire sprinkler, and standpipe systems use fire alarm bells in applications ranging from facilitating evacuation to getting the attention of firefighters. QRFS explains how fire alarm bell mounting height depends on a range of factors, including whether the bell serves a waterflow alarm or a fire alarm system.
  2. #55 - Introduction to Standpipe Systems and Fire Hose Angle Valves

    #55 - Introduction to Standpipe Systems and Fire Hose Angle Valves
    Angle hose valves give firefighters access to the standpipe system's supply of water, which they carry from the ground level FDC.
  3. #54 - What is a Siamese Connection?

    #54 - What is a Siamese Connection?
    The Siamese Fire Department Connection (FDC) features two female inlets and plays an essential role in providing supplemental water to sprinkler and standpipe systems.
  4. #53 - The Role and Components of Fire Department Connections

    #53 - The Role and Components of Fire Department Connections
    The fire department connection (FDC) is the access point for a building's standpipe or sprinkler system to receive water from fire engines. Learn about FDC types, components, uses, and standards and code governing them.

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