Fire Inspections

  1. #268 – How Do I Find a Qualified Standpipe or Fire Sprinkler Contractor?

    #268 – How Do I Find a Qualified Standpipe or Fire Sprinkler Contractor?
    Let QRFS's crash course on state licensing and NICET certification help you find authorized and eminently skilled standpipe and fire sprinkler contractors.
  2. #246 – Fire Pump Component Testing: NFPA 25 Annual Fire Pump Tests, Part 2

    #246 – Fire Pump Component Testing: NFPA 25 Annual Fire Pump Tests, Part 2
    QRFS finishes its two-part series on annual fire pump testing with requirements for testing the specific components of fire pumps.
  3. #240 – Pitot Gauges: How Do I Calculate the PSI to GPM Conversion?

    #240 – Pitot Gauges: How Do I Calculate the PSI to GPM Conversion?
    QRFS makes using a pitot gauge to calculate gallons per minute simple: convert PSI to GPM manually or with this convenient online calculator.
  4. #237 – The Deadliest Fires in U.S. History: Lessons Learned, Part 2

    #237 – The Deadliest Fires in U.S. History: Lessons Learned, Part 2
    QRFS continues its look at what went wrong in devastating U.S. fires—and how the painful lessons made schools and public assembly occupancies safer.
  5. #236 – The Deadliest Fires in US History: Lessons Learned, Part 1

    #236 – The Deadliest Fires in US History: Lessons Learned, Part 1
    Learn about the Iroquois Theater Fire & the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire–among the deadliest fires in U.S. history—& the changes they inspired to fire codes.
  6. #233 – What is a Fire Riser Room? IFC and NFPA Requirements

    #233 – What is a Fire Riser Room? IFC and NFPA Requirements
    QRFS explains why buildings need these fire sprinkler control centers, where they must be placed, and how fire riser rooms must be maintained.
  7. #232 – Common Mistakes that Cause Fire Sprinkler Failure, Part 2

    #232 – Common Mistakes that Cause Fire Sprinkler Failure, Part 2
    Human error causes the majority of fire sprinkler failures. QRFS completes its examination of the biggest mistakes that leave people and property unprotected from fire.
  8. #202 – Is it Time to Retire Your Life Safety Rope?

    #202 – Is it Time to Retire Your Life Safety Rope?
    QRFS explains how to inspect and record accurate histories of life safety rope, helping fire departments determine whether they are still safe for service.
  9. #185 – Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 6: Quarterly, Annual, and Longer Inspections

    #185 – Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 6: Quarterly, Annual, and Longer Inspections
    QRFS finishes its thorough guide to meeting NFPA 25 timelines for dry sprinkler system inspections, covering the longer deadlines for various components.
  10. #183 – How to Write a Scope of Work for Fire Sprinkler Services

    #183 – How to Write a Scope of Work for Fire Sprinkler Services
    Codes and standards place responsibility for fire sprinkler inspection, testing, and maintenance (ITM) on the property owner but contractors are typically used to do it. Writing a clear scope of work can help guarantee reliable, code-compliant ITM.

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