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  1. #345 – How to Turn Off a Sprinkler Head with a Shutgun Sprinkler Stopper

    A simple, effective fire sprinkler tool stops water fast Fire sprinklers are incredibly reliable and save lives, extinguishing fires or controlling them and buying time for occupants to escape and firefighters to arrive. But sometimes, fire sprinklers activate unintentionally. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that fire departments responded to about 33,600 unintentional fire sprinkler activations in 2014. And...
  2. #344 – Preparing for a Fire Safety Inspection: A Fire Inspection Checklist

    #344 – Preparing for a Fire Safety Inspection: A Fire Inspection Checklist
    A fire inspection checklist to conduct an assessment of your business—and get ready for that fire marshal inspection In 2016, the city of Oakland, California, experienced the deadliest building fire since 1906. This incident occurred in a large warehouse that had been illegally converted into an "artists’ collective." It housed multiple residents, and, on the night of the fire, it...
  3. #340 — How Does a Backflow Preventer Work?

    #340 — How Does a Backflow Preventer Work?
    Backflow preventers stop harmful contaminants from polluting a city’s drinking water City water mains provide water for most homes and buildings, including the water used in fire protection systems. But the stagnant water that fills the pipes of wet fire protection systems is “non-potable”—it’s not fit to drink. Thus, water authorities often require property owners to install backflow preventers to...
  4. #339 – Fire Safety in Schools: A Fire And Life Safety Inspection Checklist

    #339 – Fire Safety in Schools: A Fire And Life Safety Inspection Checklist
    Learn the school fire safety requirements outlined in NFPA model codes One of the greatest fire tragedies in U.S. history happened in a school. The year was 1958, and the building lacked the fire protection features that make strong fire safety in schools commonplace today: It had no sprinkler system or smoke detectors. The two fire alarms weren't connected to...
  5. #338 – New York State Fire Code: Key Changes in the 2020 Edition

    #338 – New York State Fire Code: Key Changes in the 2020 Edition
    The 2020 Fire Code of New York State will be the law on May 12th The 2020 edition of the New York state fire code takes effect on May 12. The new code strengthens some existing requirements and adds brand-new sections governing emerging issues like energy storage systems, community events at sugarhouses, the growing CBD oil industry, and the food...
  6. #337 – Fire Protection System Maintenance During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    #337 – Fire Protection System Maintenance During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Learn NFPA inspection testing, and maintenance guidance in light of coronavirus—and tips for performing tasks safely As the coronavirus pandemic continues to immerse the world in an unprecedented crisis, inspection, testing, and maintenance (ITM) of fire protection systems remain vital. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is urging government officials and property owners not to exacerbate the situation by ignoring...
  7. #336 – Life Safety & Fire Sprinkler Training Online: A List of Resources

    #336 – Life Safety & Fire Sprinkler Training Online: A List of Resources
    Take advantage of these free and discounted online training options while you’re stuck at home It’s hard to believe that it’s only been a few weeks since the coronavirus pandemic caused life to change drastically. Many individuals are looking for ways to stay productive as social distancing forces people to remain at home. For professionals in the fire protection industry...
  8. #335 – Sprinkler Pipe Fittings and Couplings: Types and Uses

    #335 – Sprinkler Pipe Fittings and Couplings: Types and Uses
    Grooved pipe fittings make for faster installations—and an impressive variety of couplings, tees, and other sprinkler pipe fittings make them far easier, too.
  9. #333 — Does Smoke in a Can Work with Every Smoke Detector?

    #333 — Does Smoke in a Can Work with Every Smoke Detector?
    UL-listed canned smoke offers the most effective method for testing smoke detectors Working smoke detectors more than double people’s chances of surviving a fire by sounding an early warning, states the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). But while conventional wisdom urges business and property owners to check these life-saving devices once a month by pushing the “test” button, the Boston...
  10. #332 – Testing Smoke Detectors with Smoke in a Can

    #332 – Testing Smoke Detectors with Smoke in a Can
    Learn how smoke in a can works—and why it is a convenient, reliable smoke detector tester Smoke detectors are fundamental fire protection equipment, and they’ve saved innumerable lives by providing early warning of fires. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) research reveals that 40% of home fire deaths happened where no smoke alarms were present, and 17% occurred when the smoke...

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