QRFS looks at how today's life safety codes tackle the issue of school shooting prevention, explaining why many building codes prohibit the use of barriers, how fire alarms can be protected against malicious use, and how new codes streamline emergency responses to an active shooter situation.
QRFS looks at the fire and building code governing access panels to help consumers decide when it's safe to install standard, non-rated drywall access panels—and when it's necessary to choose a fire-rated panel instead.
Codes and standards place responsibility for fire sprinkler inspection, testing, and maintenance (ITM) on the property owner but contractors are typically used to do it. Writing a clear scope of work can help guarantee reliable, code-compliant ITM.
QRFS explores how simple pipe accessories and specialized tools—from ground-penetrating radar to infrared imaging—can expedite the task of finding and fixing a leak in the underground pipes serving standpipe systems.
Every 88 seconds, a home in the United States catches fire. QRFS provides an overview of home fire extinguishers, explaining extinguisher types, sizes, ratings, and other key recommendations for their selection and strategic placement in the home.
CPVC pipe offers a quick and easy way to install fire sprinkler systems in light-hazard applications, without the expense or hassle of using metal. To implement a successful design, installers have to be aware of compatible chemicals and uses, product care, and listed uses.
A look at news with an impact on fire professionals at work outside of America's urban areas. From irreverent approaches to firefighter recruitment to mergers between small-town fire departments and wildfire preparation, here's the news worth knowing.
Learn how large fire sprinkler retrofits get off the ground, what causes communities to enact local laws, the needed elements to comply, and why smart project management is essential to a successful project.