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  1. #325 – Fire Safety Signs from Around the World: Exits to Equipment

    #325 – Fire Safety Signs from Around the World: Exits to Equipment
    Safety signs are everywhere. In dangerous situations, they tell you what to do, where to go, and where to find vital equipment. In addition to the million or so exit signs you’ve seen in your life, other common life and fire safety signs include: Egress markers showing the way out of complicated or tall buildings Markers for AEDs and fire...
  2. #324 – Electric & Photoluminescent Exit Signs: Choosing Illuminated Exit Signs

    #324 – Electric & Photoluminescent Exit Signs: Choosing Illuminated Exit Signs
    Electric, photoluminescent, and tritium exit signs are listed and tested to the same standards as their electric counterparts. But the choices you make can lower lifetime costs, reduce maintenance requirements, and keep signs in compliance with local laws.
  3. #323 – Which Codes Require Photoluminescent Egress & Exit Signs?

    #323 – Which Codes Require Photoluminescent Egress & Exit Signs?
    Photoluminescent egress markers or safety signs guide people to exits in tall, supertall, and megatall structures—but when do life safety codes require them?
  4. #322 – Contractors’ Preference: Alarm Bells, Water Motor Gongs & Fire Alarms

    #322 – Contractors’ Preference: Alarm Bells, Water Motor Gongs & Fire Alarms
    Learn how a balance of cost, code, and a love of the craft influences contractors’ choice of fire alarm bells, water motor gongs, and newer electronics.
  5. #320 – NFPA 13 Seismic Bracing Requirements: Cable Sway Braces

    #320 – NFPA 13 Seismic Bracing Requirements: Cable Sway Braces
    Learn where seismic cable sway bracing is needed and how to install it In the previous installment of our series on seismic protections for fire sprinklers, we introduced the principles of sway bracing. Here, we take a detailed look at what goes into designing and installing seismic braces for a fire sprinkler system, specifically focusing on cable sway braces. Cable...
  6. #321 – Loos Seismic Bracing Protects Building Systems from Earthquakes

    #321 – Loos Seismic Bracing Protects Building Systems from Earthquakes
    Seismic bracing for pipes, ductwork, electrical components, and more keeps systems up and running after the shaking stops The risk of fire runs high after earthquakes, most often triggered by broken gas lines, exposed wires, arcing electricity, and fuel spills. A staggering 90% of the building damage incurred during the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 was caused by fires that...
  7. #319 – Fire Sprinkler System Freeze Prevention: Ball Valves, Drum Drips & More

    #319 – Fire Sprinkler System Freeze Prevention: Ball Valves, Drum Drips & More
    Antifreeze isn’t always the best—or the only—approach to fire sprinkler system freeze prevention. Learn how ball valves, drum drips, and other equipment can prevent damage and failure.
  8. #318 – Seismic Design for Fire Sprinklers, Part 2: Seismic Bracing

    #318 – Seismic Design for Fire Sprinklers, Part 2: Seismic Bracing
    Fire sprinkler systems require seismic design to safeguard them against earthquakes. Learn about the principles and equipment involved in seismic bracing.
  9. #317 – Fire Bells: Which One Do I Need? And How Many?

    #317 – Fire Bells: Which One Do I Need? And How Many?
    Fire bell voltage, size, and volume can confuse non-experts and fire safety pros alike. Pick the right bell (and the right quantity) with this guide.
  10. #316 – Ways to Protect Your Home from Wildfires

    #316 – Ways to Protect Your Home from Wildfires
    As wildfires rage in Australia and the U.S. gears up for the next wildfire season, QRFS shares tips for protecting properties.

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