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What does it mean to “Implement” the Fire Safety Plan in your high-rise building?
An important question as we lead up to Fire Prevention Week 2023 [ read more ]
Replacing Sprinklers After a Fire
After a fire, all sprinklers affected by the incident shall be replaced according to the current, 2023 edition of NFPA 25, the Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems. Note this includes more than just those sprinklers that activated. [ read more ]
Structural hazards of smouldering fires in timber buildings
Smouldering, a slow, persistent, and flameless form of combustion has only been observed in few fire experiments of mass timber compartments. Smouldering is a phenomenon well-understood in the wildfire community, but is not yet recognised as a hazard in the fire safety design and fire-fighting of modern timber buildings. [ read more ]
The Case for Residential Fire Sprinklers in Department Master Plans
It’s common for fire departments to prepare and follow a Master Plan. Typically, this identifies the community’s risks and lays out a strategy to be used over the next three to five years to mitigate these. [ read more ]