What Is the NFPA?

When we talk about fire prevention and safety design, we automatically think of residential and commercial buildings. However, we rarely stop to consider barn designs. And with barn architecture not having changed a whole bunch over the last 600 years, fire safety design innovations are few and far between. Here are a few things to… Read more »

Installing Sprinkler Systems in Rural Households

Installing fire sprinkler systems in commercial buildings has long been a common practice in much of the world, but similar systems in residential properties are extremely rare. However, increasingly people are calling for fire sprinklers to be installed in rural homes, especially in areas where people live very far away from their nearest fire station…. Read more »

Saving Lives with Fire Sprinklers

While many of the benefits of having a fire sprinkler system in your building are obvious, you should not overlook just how much of a difference one of these systems can make when it comes to saving lives. In many cases, firefighters will not be able to arrive on the scene for 10-15 minutes, if… Read more »

How to Inspect Your Sprinkler System

Having a fire sprinkler system installed in your building is one of the best ways to ensure your property and everyone inside are protected in the event of a fire. We hope that you will never have to use your sprinkler system, but should a fire start it is important that your sprinklers work correctly…. Read more »

Fire Sprinklers Save Lives

Fire sprinkler systems are used in commercial buildings in order to save property, but they are used in residential buildings in order to save lives. The Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department in Tennessee was reminded of that on Sunday, December 14, when a vacant house caught fire. The fire started in the attic, which is… Read more »

Rules Too Strict on Fire Sprinklers

A city in Vermont recently discovered that they aren’t allowed to have stricter fire codes than the state currently allows. Ridgefield has had a code that requires fire sprinklers on all houses that reach 7,500 square feet or more, and they have stuck to that code for years. Recently however, that code was discovered to… Read more »