Fire Alarm Bells

  1. #270 – How Does a Fire Alarm Bell Work with a Fire Riser?

    #270 – How Does a Fire Alarm Bell Work with a Fire Riser?
    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 to fire risers in both standpipe and fire sprinkler systems.
  2. #230 – NFPA 101 Fire Alarm Systems, Part 3: Residential, Healthcare, and Daycare Occupancy Requirements

    #230 – NFPA 101 Fire Alarm Systems, Part 3: Residential, Healthcare, and Daycare Occupancy Requirements
    QRFS breaks down NFPA 101’s requirements for fire alarm systems in healthcare occupancies, day cares, and residential dwellings ranging from family homes to apartments.
  3. #229 – Property Condition Assessment of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems

    #229 – Property Condition Assessment of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems
    A property condition assessment ensures that life safety systems are working and up to code—avoiding expensive surprises in a commercial real estate deal.
  4. #164 – NFPA 101 Fire Alarm Systems, Part 2: The Requirements By Occupancy Classification

    #164 – NFPA 101 Fire Alarm Systems, Part 2: The Requirements By Occupancy Classification
    The National Fire Protection Association has unique fire alarm requirements for each occupancy type. QRFS details NFPA code for fire alarm initiation, occupant notification, and monitoring of educational, detention and correctional, assembly, mercantile, business, storage, and industrial facilities.
  5. #161 – NFPA 101 Fire Alarm Systems, Part 1: Understanding Initiation, Occupant Notification, and Monitoring

    #161 – NFPA 101 Fire Alarm Systems, Part 1: Understanding Initiation, Occupant Notification, and Monitoring
    Learn all the different ways a fire alarm can activate, notify occupants, and get the attention of emergency forces. In the first installment of this three-part series, QRFS explains the different methods for accomplishing each of these fire alarm system objectives.
  6. #56 – Fire Alarm Bell Mounting Height

    #56 – Fire Alarm Bell Mounting Height
    Fire alarm, fire sprinkler, and standpipe systems use fire alarm bells in applications ranging from facilitating evacuation to getting the attention of firefighters. QRFS explains how fire alarm bell mounting height depends on a range of factors, including whether the bell serves a waterflow alarm or a fire alarm system.
  7. #35 - Can I Mount a Fire Alarm Bell Outside?

    #35 - Can I Mount a Fire Alarm Bell Outside?
    Like all electrical devices, fire alarm bells require extra consideration during outdoor installations. QRFS explains how fire sprinkler systems use alarm bells, discusses how you can mount a fire alarm bell outside, and sheds some light on the available weatherproofing options.

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