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  1. #98 - Fire Hose Spray Nozzles: How They Work and How To Choose One

    #98 - Fire Hose Spray Nozzles: How They Work and How To Choose One
    The right fire hose spray nozzle can quickly extinguish or control a fire. The wrong type can be ineffective, hard to control, or even harmful. QRFS looks at fire hose nozzles, thread types, cleaning, and maintenance to help you choose the right nozzle for the task at hand.
  2. #97 - Attack Line and Supply Hose: How to Source the Best Fire Hose

    #97 - Attack Line and Supply Hose: How to Source the Best Fire Hose
    The best fire hoses efficiently move water, and lots of it. But no two kinds of hose are exactly alike. In this guide, QRFS looks at the basic types and features of fire hose, the materials that separate the best hose from the worst, and what you need to do to keep the hose you’ve got fully functional.
  3. #96 - Guide to Standpipe Systems (Part 7): Standpipe Signs and Markings

    #96 - Guide to Standpipe Systems (Part 7): Standpipe Signs and Markings
    In this final installment of our series detailing standpipes, we examine the signage required to identify and provide information about different portions of a system. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) issues detailed requirements for labeling the components of a standpipe system in NFPA 14 and NFPA 25.
  4. #95 - Guide to Standpipe Systems (Part 6): Maintenance Testing for Automatic and Semiautomatic Dry Standpipes

    #95 - Guide to Standpipe Systems (Part 6): Maintenance Testing for Automatic and Semiautomatic Dry Standpipes
    QRFS's crash course for building owners and fire protection contractors covers NFPA 25's maintenance testing requirements for automatic and semiautomatic dry standpipe systems.
  5. #94 - Standpipe Systems (Part 5): Maintenance Testing of Standpipes (Continued)

    #94 - Standpipe Systems (Part 5): Maintenance Testing of Standpipes (Continued)
    This article breaks down the maintenance testing requirements for existing standpipe systems defined in NFPA 25: Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems. Our goal is to aggregate and contextualize this code for contractors and building owners.
  6. #93 - Standpipe Systems (Part 4): Acceptance Testing and System Maintenance

    #93 - Standpipe Systems (Part 4): Acceptance Testing and System Maintenance
    This installment of a continuing series covers required acceptance testing for standpipe systems and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards that correspond with it.
  7. #92 - Standpipe Systems (Part 3): More Standpipe System Components and How to Maintain Them

    #92 - Standpipe Systems (Part 3): More Standpipe System Components and How to Maintain Them
    A look at the additional, vital portions of a standpipe: the hoses, hose connections and stations, and various system valves. This article explains the purpose of these items and serves as a quick reference for the maintenance and inspections expected of life safety contractors and building owners.
  8. #91 - Standpipe Systems (Part 2): Standpipe System Components and How to Maintain Them

    #91 - Standpipe Systems (Part 2): Standpipe System Components and How to Maintain Them
    This article examines the major individual components of standpipe systems, along with their installation, inspection, and maintenance requirements. Our aim is to simplify this guidance for both contractors and building owners.
  9. #90 - Standpipe Systems (Part 1): Fire Protection Standpipe System Overview and Introduction to NFPA 14

    #90 - Standpipe Systems (Part 1): Fire Protection Standpipe System Overview and Introduction to NFPA 14
    This article provides an overview of the different types and classes of standpipe systems, as well as explains when they are required according to NFPA 14, the International Fire Code, and the International Building Code.
  10. #89 - National Fire Protection Association: In the Business of Saving Lives

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), one of the nation’s most influential fire-prevention groups, emerged from the need to keep insurers from going bankrupt—and made a safer world in the process. To learn about the enormous influence the NFPA exercises on your everyday life and how you can be part of the process, read on.