Preparing for a fire inspection? Avoid common citations using our FREE inspection checklist.

May 2020

  1. #346 – Pitot Gauge Kits for Fire Hose Testing & Hydrant Flow Tests

    #346 – Pitot Gauge Kits for Fire Hose Testing & Hydrant Flow Tests
    Even fire pump testing gets easier with complete kits for the ITM professional A pitot gauge has long been an essential piece of equipment for hydrant flow tests and fire hose testing. Still, inspection, testing, and maintenance (ITM) professionals almost always need more tools to conduct these tests (and others) quickly and accurately. And even consumers who stick with basic...
  2. #345 – How to Turn Off a Sprinkler Head with a Shutgun Sprinkler Stopper

    #345 – How to Turn Off a Sprinkler Head with a Shutgun Sprinkler Stopper
    A simple, effective fire sprinkler tool stops water fast Fire sprinklers are incredibly reliable and save lives, extinguishing fires or controlling them and buying time for occupants to escape and firefighters to arrive. But sometimes, fire sprinklers activate unintentionally. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that fire departments responded to about 33,600 unintentional fire sprinkler activations in 2014. And...
  3. #344 – Preparing for a Fire Safety Inspection: A Fire Inspection Checklist

    #344 – Preparing for a Fire Safety Inspection: A Fire Inspection Checklist
    A fire inspection checklist to conduct an assessment of your business—and get ready for that fire marshal inspection In 2016, the city of Oakland, California, experienced the deadliest building fire since 1906. This incident occurred in a large warehouse that had been illegally converted into an "artists’ collective." It housed multiple residents, and, on the night of the fire, it...
  4. #343 – How to Turn Off a Sprinkler Head: Control Valves vs. Shutgun

    #343 – How to Turn Off a Sprinkler Head: Control Valves vs. Shutgun
    Shutgun tools turn off activated fire sprinklers fast—and without impairing the system Whether it’s because of flying objects, coat hangers, careless construction workers, errant forklifts, or vandalism, fire sprinklers sometimes activate when there’s no fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), fire departments responded to about 33,600 accidental fire sprinkler activations in 2014. Depending on the type, fire...

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