Tag Archives: Fire Sprinklers

Homeowners Prefer a Home Protected by Sprinklers

Homeowners

HFSC Survey Finds 74 Percent Would Buy a Home With Fire Sprinklers Than Without In a new national Harris Poll survey conducted on behalf of the nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC), 74 percent of U.S. homeowners said they would be more likely to buy a home with fire sprinklers than …

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Building Structure Versus Shared Support

building structure

Weighing the Differences For most sprinkler projects the building structure is of sufficient design and capacity to allow hanging of sprinkler components directly to the structure. Structural engineers take into account loads imposed on the structure by the sprinkler system and calculate them into the building design. Safety factors are …

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Slots in Trapeze Hanger Angles

criteria for slots

New Criteria in the 2016 Edition of NFPA 13 When using angle iron as a trapeze member, slots in the angle would provide some flexibility during installation. The problem was that criteria were provided for holes for bolts, but there were no criteria for slots. Information for slots in angle …

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Another Chance to Save Lives, Money

Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act Reintroduced in Senate and House If there is one thing that is easy to agree upon, it is that fire sprinklers save lives and property. Those in the fire sprinkler industry have always known this. So why are there still homes and commercial structures without sprinkler systems? …

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All Homes Aren’t Created Equal

Certain States Passed Requirements for Home Fire Sprinklers This Year While Others Fought the Safety Feature Speaking with a TV reporter, Jeffrey Block erupted into tears the second he uttered the name of his daughter, Eva Block. The 21-year-old student and two others died from an off-campus home fire near …

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AFSA Honors Academic Excellence

AFSA Honors Academic

2016 Honor Society for Sprinkler Fitter Graduates Announced The American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) Fire Sprinkler Fitter National Honor Society was first established in 2012 to recognize those trainees, along with their sponsoring employers, who have completed all four levels of the AFSA Correspondence Course for Fire Sprinkler Fitters with …

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