QRFS Team

  1. #130 – When and Where Should Fire Extinguishers Be Installed? A Practical Guide for Building Owners

    #130 – When and Where Should Fire Extinguishers Be Installed? A Practical Guide for Building Owners
    Well-placed fire extinguishers are extremely effective at putting out small fires. QRFS reviews NFPA Fire Code and Standards for Portable Extinguishers for guidance on which buildings need fire extinguishers and where they are required.
  2. #129 - NFPA 25: 10 Most Common Fire Sprinkler System Compliance Issues and How to Avoid Them, Part 2

    #129 - NFPA 25: 10 Most Common Fire Sprinkler System Compliance Issues and How to Avoid Them, Part 2
    In the second installment of a two-part series, QRFS explains the top inspection violations in fire sprinklers and standpipes noted by Jack Coffelt, National Operations Manager for Siemens Industry, Inc., a national fire protection inspection, testing and maintenance (ITM) contractor.
  3. #128 - NFPA 25: The 10 Most Common Fire Safety System Compliance Issues and How to Avoid Them, Part 1

    #128 - NFPA 25: The 10 Most Common Fire Safety System Compliance Issues and How to Avoid Them, Part 1
    In part one of a two-part series, QRFS explains the top 10 NFPA code violations and how to address them to avoid citations and fines during a fire inspection.
  4. #127 - Fire Sprinkler Gauges: Where They Must Be and When to Replace Them

    #127 - Fire Sprinkler Gauges: Where They Must Be and When to Replace Them
    Working pressure gauges make it easy to spot serious problems in a fire sprinkler system. QRFS looks at the NFPA requirements for fire sprinkler gauge placement and replacement in residential and commercial systems.
  5. #126 - Where Does an External Sprinkler Alarm Bell Need to Be Mounted in Relation to a Fire Department Connection?

    #126 - Where Does an External Sprinkler Alarm Bell Need to Be Mounted in Relation to a Fire Department Connection?
    Is an outside alarm required near the FDC in fire sprinklers? Where it should be mounted and whether you need one at all depend on the local code used by your authority having jurisdiction (AHJ). Nevertheless, NFPA, the IBC, and the IFC offer some direction on the issue.
  6. #125 - A Guide to Inspecting Fire Sprinkler Systems for Facility Managers, Part 7

    #125 - A Guide to Inspecting Fire Sprinkler Systems for Facility Managers, Part 7
    Dry, preaction, and deluge sprinkler systems have unique equipment that needs to be checked so the system functions properly. QRFS’ continuing series on commercial fire sprinkler inspections looks at the NFPA inspection requirements for automatic detection systems and air compressors.
  7. #124 – What is a Fire Panel and How Does it Work?

    #124 – What is a Fire Panel and How Does it Work?
    Fire alarm control panels can interface with hundreds of life-saving devices simultaneously. QRFS looks at how fire code and the features of today’s fire panels streamline evacuation and emergency response efforts.
  8. #123 - A Guide to Inspecting Fire Sprinkler Systems for Facility Managers, Part 6

    #123 - A Guide to Inspecting Fire Sprinkler Systems for Facility Managers, Part 6
    Tanks are often required as the sole water source for fire sprinkler systems in rural areas, and can serve as a secondary source for structures that have a high water demand. QRFS’ continuing series on commercial fire sprinkler inspections looks at the NFPA requirements for inspecting tanks.
  9. #122 – Pull Stations for Fire Protection Systems: A First Line of Defense

    #122 – Pull Stations for Fire Protection Systems: A First Line of Defense
    Fire alarm pull stations are an essential first line of defense in life safety – and the National Fire Protection Association and governments require them in most public buildings. QRFS explains the types of pull stations, how they work, and what code says about installing them.
  10. #121 – What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 5

    #121 – What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 5
    Valves are an essential component on any fire protection system, and automatic sprinkler systems are no exception. QRFS reviews the inspection requirements for fire sprinkler valves outlined in NFPA 25, along with explanations of what these parts do.

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