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Can sprinklers be omitted from some areas of residential structures?

March 1, 2023

A sprinkler system can only safeguard people and property if it gets installed.

How can lives and property be protected in multi-family dwellings?

March 1, 2023

In a building four or less stories in height with residential occupancy, life safety is a primary concern with regard to fire risk.

What could cause a fire pump to fail?

February 3, 2023

A fire pump supplies additional water pressure and volume to a sprinkler system. Insufficient pressure, or no discharge from the pump are critical issues.

When does a sprinkler system need a fire pump?

February 1, 2023

A fire pump increases water pressure, making it an essential component of a sprinkler system in some scenarios.

Why is it important to replace sprinkler heads that have been painted over?

January 10, 2023

Sprinkler heads should only be painted by the sprinkler manufacturer. This would be in the fabrication process of the sprinklers.

Why is it important to have a stock of spare heads at the sprinkler controls?

January 10, 2023

Automatic sprinkler heads are the delivery points of the sprinkler system to deliver water onto a fire. If they have activated previously or become damaged, they should be replaced according to NFPA 13, Chapter 6.

How should solid fuel cooking appliances be vented?

December 13, 2022

When a restaurant uses solid fuel to cook or add flavor to menu items, the establishment must follow venting guidelines in NFPA 96 for solid fuel cooking operations, to ensure safety of staff and patrons.

Is a restaurant exhaust system “once and done?”

December 13, 2022

Qualified installation of an adequate exhaust system is vital to safe cooking operations.

How does air quality affect insurance hazard for restaurants?

November 7, 2022

In commercial cooking operations air quality is especially important.

Why is grease accumulation a concern in commercial kitchens?

November 7, 2022

The NFPA reports that cooking equipment is responsible for three out of every five structure fires in restaurants. In many cases this is due to accumulations of flammable grease produced by food preparation.