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  1. #278 – The Deadliest Fires in U.S. History: Lessons Learned from The Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire

    #278 – The Deadliest Fires in U.S. History: Lessons Learned from The Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire
    Learn how the loss of 165 lives in the 1977 Beverly Hills Supper Club fire prompted stricter laws and fire safety regulations on a national level.
  2. #277 – Guide to Fire Hose Reels and Racks for Standpipe and Hose Systems

    #277 – Guide to Fire Hose Reels and Racks for Standpipe and Hose Systems
    Learn what the NFPA, ICC, and other organizations have to say about installing and phasing out fire hose reels and fire hose racks in standpipe and hose systems.
  3. #276 – Sprinkler Check Valve Installation and Selection: Shotgun Riser Check Valves

    #276 – Sprinkler Check Valve Installation and Selection: Shotgun Riser Check Valves
    With threaded ports for gauges and a drain valve, backflow-preventing sprinkler check valves can expedite the code-compliant installation of system risers. Read on to learn more about the design and installation of “shotgun” risers—and how they compare to common alternatives.
  4. #275 – Fire Watch Procedures: When and How It’s Required

    #275 – Fire Watch Procedures: When and How It’s Required
    Learn when a fire watch is needed according to ICC, NFPA & OSHA and how to conduct this oft-misunderstood fire prevention technique.
  5. #274 – Virginia Votes Against Residential Fire Sprinkler Mandate; Firefighters Criticize the Decision

    #274 – Virginia Votes Against Residential Fire Sprinkler Mandate; Firefighters Criticize the Decision
    A Virginia fire chief's attempt to add residential fire sprinkler requirements to building codes has failed. Learn about the debate over sprinklers.
  6. #273 – Discolored Water in Fire Sprinkler Pipes: MIC Corrosion & Other Causes

    #273 – Discolored Water in Fire Sprinkler Pipes: MIC Corrosion & Other Causes
    MIC corrosion, damaged fire sprinkler pipes, and discolored water often go hand-in-hand. Learn what causes color, viscosity, and smell in dirty sprinkler water.
  7. #272 – Facility Maintenance: Fire Inspection Software is the Efficiency & Compliance Solution

    #272 – Facility Maintenance: Fire Inspection Software is the Efficiency & Compliance Solution
    Learn how fire inspection software ensures life safety by helping facility managers perform faster, more reliable inspections, testing, and maintenance of fire protection systems.
  8. #271 – The Deadliest Fires in U.S. History: The MGM Grand Fire in Las Vegas

    #271 – The Deadliest Fires in U.S. History: The MGM Grand Fire in Las Vegas
    QRFS explains how the tragic MGM Grand Fire in Las Vegas in 1980 sparked tougher life safety codes at hotels and casinos.
  9. #270 – How Fire Bells and Water Motor Gongs Work with Fire Risers

    #270 – How Fire Bells and Water Motor Gongs Work with Fire Risers
    Fire alarm bells connected to the system riser can provide first responders with essential information—and encourage passersby to quickly call the fire department. Learn what NFPA standards have to say about joining fire alarm bells and water motor gongs to fire risers in both standpipe and fire sprinkler systems.
  10. #269 – Standpipe and Fire Sprinkler Inspections: Classifying Deficiencies and Impairments

    #269 – Standpipe and Fire Sprinkler Inspections: Classifying Deficiencies and Impairments
    Classifying deficiencies and impairments during standpipe and fire sprinkler inspections is difficult. Learn the NFPA guidelines and the system for color-coded tagging.