Are Your Fire Hoses NFPA Compliant?

Are Your Fire Hoses NFPA Compliant?

All fire safety equipment is subject to rigorous standards for safety and reliability, and fire hoses — the subject of NFPA 1962 — are no exception. Despite looking like a relatively simple device, a fire hose is one of the most important lines of defense...
Understanding the Fire and Life Safety Ecosystem

Understanding the Fire and Life Safety Ecosystem

What is a fire and life safety ecosystem? Like any ecosystem, it is comprised of elements that work together to achieve a functioning system — in this case, eight separate elements that have to do with fire and safety. Several of them are the responsibility of...
Four Ways a Business Can Fail Its Fire Inspection

Four Ways a Business Can Fail Its Fire Inspection

Fire departments around the United States perform regular inspections to assess and mitigate potential fire and life-safety hazards in buildings in their jurisdiction. Inspections vary in type and frequency from one city to the next, but there is one constant in the...
Does Smoke Set Off My Fire Sprinkler System?

Does Smoke Set Off My Fire Sprinkler System?

It’s easy to take fire sprinklers and fire protection systems for granted, but these devices are complex and amazing pieces of engineering which are far too often misunderstood and potentially misused, to the detriment of those operating near them. One of the most...