Fire Alarm Bells

  1. #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.
  2. #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.
  3. #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.
  4. #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.
  5. #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.
  6. #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.
  7. #56 – Wall-Mounted Bells: Fire Bell Mounting Height

    #56 – Wall-Mounted Bells: Fire 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.
  8. #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.
  9. #20 - Install an Alarm Bell, Back Box, and Bell Guard in 6 Easy Steps

    #20 - Install an Alarm Bell, Back Box, and Bell Guard in 6 Easy Steps
    An fire alarm bell isn't too hard to install: it's a short six steps with a screwdriver, an adjustable wrench, a little electrical knowledge, and essential accessories like a bell guard and bell back box.

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