QRFS Team

  1. #100 - Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems: Guide to Installing Home Fire Sprinklers (Part 1)

    #100 - Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems: Guide to Installing Home Fire Sprinklers (Part 1)
    In the first part of our series about installing home fire sprinklers, QRFS reviews the two major types of residential sprinkler systems – standalone vs. multipurpose – what to consider if installing fire sprinklers in a new home or retrofitting into an existing home, and what to look for when hiring a contractor.
  2. #99 - Residential Fire Sprinklers: The Ultimate Home Fire Safety Solution!

    #99 - Residential Fire Sprinklers: The Ultimate Home Fire Safety Solution!
    Residential fire sprinkler systems can mean life or death in a house fire. The systems are reliable and inexpensive, so why don't more homes have them? In this blog post, we examine residential fire statistics, the impact of residential sprinklers, and some FAQs about home fire sprinklers. We look closer at cost and safety statistics, as well as maintenance required with these systems.
  3. #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
    Our previous blog looked at fire hose, covering what you need to know when purchasing or maintaining them. But it’s the nozzles at the end of each fire hose that make it possible for firefighters to safely and thoroughly extinguish a blaze. This post covers fire hose nozzles, thread types, cleaning, and maintenance so you can be sure that you are using the correct nozzle for the job, and that it is ready to go.
  4. #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, we’ll cover basic types and features, 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.
  5. #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’re examining 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: Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems, plus a few mentions of signage in NFPA 25: Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems.
  6. #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
    In the previous installments of our standpipe series, we’ve detailed the different types and components of standpipes and the acceptance and maintenance testing requirements for most systems. This article breaks down additional maintenance testing requirements specifically required for automatic and semiautomatic dry standpipes defined in NFPA 25: Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems.
  7. #94 - Standpipe Systems (Part 5): Maintenance Testing of Standpipes (Continued)

    #94 - Standpipe Systems (Part 5): Maintenance Testing of Standpipes (Continued)
    Previously, the blog posts in this series have covered standpipe systems, required maintenance, the components of standpipe systems, and testing. 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.
  8. #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 testing for standpipe systems and the NFPA standards that correspond with them.
  9. #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.
  10. #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.