Fire Inspections

  1. #148 – Fire Codes for Business: The Business Occupancy

    #148 – Fire Codes for Business: The Business Occupancy
    Follow the right fire codes for business that govern fire sprinklers, fire alarms, fire extinguishers, and safe food service operations if your organization is classified as a business occupancy.
  2. #140 – Fire Safety Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance Reporting: The Digital Future

    #140 – Fire Safety Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance Reporting: The Digital Future
    Digital inspection, testing, and maintenance reporting is increasing, with implications for fire system safety and fire code. A recent summit held by the NFSA and AFAA examined the issue with the aim of "Getting to 100% Compliance." QRFS explains the promise and challenges of digital ITM reporting.
  3. #136 – Common Fire Code Violations from the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

    #136 – Common Fire Code Violations from the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)
    From improper sprinkler clearance to blocked fire department connections, QRFS runs down 5 common fire code violations cited by the authority having jurisdiction – your local fire marshal or code inspector.
  4. #129 - NFPA 25: 10 Most Common Fire Sprinkler System Compliance Issues and How to Avoid Them, Part 2

    #129 - NFPA 25: 10 Most Common Fire Sprinkler System Compliance Issues and How to Avoid Them, Part 2
    In the second installment of a two-part series, QRFS explains the top inspection violations in fire sprinklers and standpipes noted by Jack Coffelt, National Operations Manager for Siemens Industry, Inc., a national fire protection inspection, testing and maintenance (ITM) contractor.
  5. #128 - NFPA 25: The 10 Most Common Fire Safety System Compliance Issues and How to Avoid Them, Part 1

    #128 - NFPA 25: The 10 Most Common Fire Safety System Compliance Issues and How to Avoid Them, Part 1
    In part one of a two-part series, QRFS explains the top 10 NFPA code violations and how to address them to avoid citations and fines during a fire inspection.
  6. #125 - A Guide to Inspecting Fire Sprinkler Systems for Facility Managers, Part 7

    #125 - A Guide to Inspecting Fire Sprinkler Systems for Facility Managers, Part 7
    Dry, preaction, and deluge sprinkler systems have unique equipment that needs to be checked so the system functions properly. QRFS’ continuing series on commercial fire sprinkler inspections looks at the NFPA inspection requirements for automatic detection systems and air compressors.
  7. #124 – What is a Fire Panel and How Does it Work?

    #124 – What is a Fire Panel and How Does it Work?
    Fire alarm control panels can interface with hundreds of life-saving devices simultaneously. QRFS looks at how fire code and the features of today’s fire panels streamline evacuation and emergency response efforts.
  8. #113 - What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 2

    #113 - What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 2
    Regular inspections are required to keep commercial fire sprinkler systems working and up to code. In the second installment of a series, QRFS explains the steps involved in the annual visual inspection of fire sprinkler pipe and fittings, plus how to classify any issues that are found.
  9. #111 - What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 1

    #111 - What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 1
    Regular inspections are required to keep commercial fire sprinkler systems working and up to code. In the first part of this series, QRFS explains the steps involved in the annual visual inspection of fire sprinkler heads.
  10. #88 - The Evolution of Local Fire Regulations: History and Processes that Shape U.S. Building Fire Code

    The making of fire code is an unusual, multi-million-dollar endeavor with an occasionally gruesome history. So, where do these codes come from and who makes them? How do they become law? We answer these questions and more in today's article.

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