QRFS Team

  1. #186 – Life Safety Codes and School Shooting Prevention

    #186 – Life Safety Codes and School Shooting Prevention
    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.
  2. #185 – Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 6: Quarterly, Annual, and Longer Inspections

    #185 – Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 6: Quarterly, Annual, and Longer Inspections
    QRFS finishes its thorough guide to meeting NFPA 25 timelines for dry sprinkler system inspections, covering the longer deadlines for various components.
  3. #184 – When Can You Use a Drywall Access Panel and When Do You Need a Fire-Rated Access Panel?

    #184 – When Can You Use a Drywall Access Panel and When Do You Need a Fire-Rated Access Panel?
    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.
  4. #183 – How to Write a Scope of Work for Fire Sprinkler Services

    #183 – How to Write a Scope of Work for Fire Sprinkler Services
    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.
  5. #182 – How to Detect and Fix an Underground Standpipe Leak, Part 2

    #182 – How to Detect and Fix an Underground Standpipe Leak, Part 2
    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.
  6. #181 – How to Detect and Fix an Underground Standpipe Leak, Part 1

    #181 – How to Detect and Fix an Underground Standpipe Leak, Part 1
    Flow tests and hydrostatic tests can uncover problems with private fire service mains serving a standpipe system. QRFS explains how standpipe testing procedures can point to a leak underground.
  7. #180 – A Guide to Home Fire Extinguishers: Types and Placement

    #180 – A Guide to Home Fire Extinguishers: Types and Placement
    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.
  8. #179 – CPVC Pipe and Fittings in Fire Sprinkler Systems: Use and Care

    #179 – CPVC Pipe and Fittings in Fire Sprinkler Systems: Use and Care
    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.
  9. #178 – Fire News Round-Up: Rural Fire Departments and Wildfire Prep

    #178 – Fire News Round-Up: Rural Fire Departments and Wildfire Prep
    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.
  10. #177 – Retrofitting Fire Sprinklers: What a Large-Scale Project Needs for Success

    #177 – Retrofitting Fire Sprinklers: What a Large-Scale Project Needs for Success
    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.

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