December 2017

  1. #89 - National Fire Protection Association: In the Business of Saving Lives

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), one of the nation’s most influential fire-prevention groups, emerged from the need to keep insurers from going bankrupt—and made a safer world in the process. To learn about the enormous influence the NFPA exercises on your everyday life and how you can be part of the process, read on.
  2. #88 - The Evolution of Local Fire Regulations: History and Processes that Shape U.S. Building Fire Code

    The making of fire code is an unusual, multi-million-dollar endeavor with an occasionally gruesome history. So, where do these codes come from and who makes them? How do they become law? We answer these questions and more in today's article.
  3. #87 - Complete Guide to Fire Sprinkler Signs and System Marking

    #87 - Complete Guide to Fire Sprinkler Signs and System Marking
    NFPA requires many signs in a fire sprinkler system. Learn about them all to ensure your system is properly marked. Why? So first responders, building managers, and fire professionals all access a well-marked, easy-to-navigate fire protection system that works.
  4. #86 - Draining a Fire Sprinkler System: Main Drain, Auxiliary Drain, and More!

    #86 - Draining a Fire Sprinkler System: Main Drain, Auxiliary Drain, and More!
    Why would a fire protection system need to be drained? This article discusses four common reasons and details the various types of drains necessary for safely draining a fire sprinkler system. Included is a detailed breakdown of the primary drain valves in a sprinkler system: main drains, auxiliary drains, sectional drains, test drains, and more.

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