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March 2020

  1. #336 – Life Safety & Fire Sprinkler Training Online: A List of Resources

    #336 – Life Safety & Fire Sprinkler Training Online: A List of Resources
    Take advantage of these free and discounted online training options while you’re stuck at home It’s hard to believe that it’s only been a few weeks since the coronavirus pandemic caused life to change drastically. Many individuals are looking for ways to stay productive as social distancing forces people to remain at home. For professionals in the fire protection industry...
  2. #335 – Sprinkler Pipe Fittings and Couplings: Types and Uses

    #335 – Sprinkler Pipe Fittings and Couplings: Types and Uses
    Grooved pipe fittings make for faster installations—and an impressive variety of couplings, tees, and other sprinkler pipe fittings make them far easier, too.
  3. #334 – Coronavirus Emergency Operations Plans: NFPA & OSHA Guidance

    #334 – Coronavirus Emergency Operations Plans: NFPA & OSHA Guidance
    Learn how to develop or update emergency operations plans to deal with the coronavirus pandemic—plus why fire safety remains a priority.
  4. #333 — Does Smoke in a Can Work with Every Smoke Detector?

    #333 — Does Smoke in a Can Work with Every Smoke Detector?
    UL-listed canned smoke offers the most effective method for testing smoke detectors Working smoke detectors more than double people’s chances of surviving a fire by sounding an early warning, states the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). But while conventional wisdom urges business and property owners to check these life-saving devices once a month by pushing the “test” button, the Boston...
  5. #332 – Testing Smoke Detectors with Smoke in a Can

    #332 – Testing Smoke Detectors with Smoke in a Can
    Learn how smoke in a can works—and why it is a convenient, reliable smoke detector tester Smoke detectors are fundamental fire protection equipment, and they’ve saved innumerable lives by providing early warning of fires. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) research reveals that 40% of home fire deaths happened where no smoke alarms were present, and 17% occurred when the smoke...
  6. #331 – Hospital Fire Safety: NFPA Requirements for Protection and Compliance

    #331 – Hospital Fire Safety: NFPA Requirements for Protection and Compliance
    Learn the NFPA systems and essential fire safety guidelines for hospitals and other medical facilities A 2013 study published in the Journal of Clinical Anesthesia concluded that “Fire happens with alarming frequency and potentially devastating consequences in hospitals around the world.” NFPA Journal summarized the study and global news reports that show how poor hospital fire safety leads to hundreds...
  7. #330 – Guide to Viking Fire Sprinkler Escutcheons

    #330 – Guide to Viking Fire Sprinkler Escutcheons
    Escutcheons ensure proper timing and spray patterns for Viking sprinkler heads With 100 years in the fire protection business, Viking manufactures and sells some of the best fire sprinklers on the market. Their pendent, upright, and sidewall fire sprinklers fill a variety of needs, including standard to extended coverage, standard to quick response, and wet, preaction, and dry systems. They...
  8. #329 – Seismic Bracing for Ductwork, HVAC, and Electrical Systems

    #329 – Seismic Bracing for Ductwork, HVAC, and Electrical Systems
    Protecting nonstructural components from earthquake damage In earthquake-prone areas, proper design and engineering make sure buildings stay structurally sound during a seismic event. But earthquakes damage more than just piers and beams, so it’s important to protect a building’s nonstructural components, including the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems (sometimes abbreviated MEP-F). Seismic protection for ductwork, plumbing, and other...

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