February 2018

  1. #97 - Attack Line and Supply Hose: How to Source the Best Fire Hose

    #97 - Attack Line and Supply Hose: How to Source the Best Fire Hose
    The best fire hoses efficiently move water, and lots of it. But no two kinds of hose are exactly alike. In this guide, we’ll cover basic types and features, the materials that separate the best hose from the worst, and what you need to do to keep the hose you’ve got fully functional.
  2. #96 - Guide to Standpipe Systems (Part 7): Standpipe Signs and Markings

    #96 - Guide to Standpipe Systems (Part 7): Standpipe Signs and Markings
    In this final installment of our series detailing standpipes, we’re examining the signage required to identify and provide information about different portions of a system. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) issues detailed requirements for labeling the components of a standpipe system in NFPA 14: Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems, plus a few mentions of signage in NFPA 25: Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems.
  3. #95 - Guide to Standpipe Systems (Part 6): Maintenance Testing for Automatic and Semiautomatic Dry Standpipes

    #95 - Guide to Standpipe Systems (Part 6): Maintenance Testing for Automatic and Semiautomatic Dry Standpipes
    In the previous installments of our standpipe series, we’ve detailed the different types and components of standpipes and the acceptance and maintenance testing requirements for most systems. This article breaks down additional maintenance testing requirements specifically required for automatic and semiautomatic dry standpipes defined in NFPA 25: Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems.
  4. #94 - Standpipe Systems (Part 5): Maintenance Testing of Standpipes (Continued)

    #94 - Standpipe Systems (Part 5): Maintenance Testing of Standpipes (Continued)
    Previously, the blog posts in this series have covered standpipe systems, required maintenance, the components of standpipe systems, and testing. This article breaks down the maintenance testing requirements for existing standpipe systems defined in NFPA 25: Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems. Our goal is to aggregate and contextualize this code for contractors and building owners.

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