The mission of IFMA is to aid in the preservation of life and property by advocating, promoting, and providing leadership in the prevention or mitigation of fire, explosions, and other related hazardous conditions.
My question is regarding NFPA Fire Code 126.96.36.199 “Building Other Than One and Two-Family Dwellings” and Code 18.5.4 “Minimum Number of Fire Hydrants for Fire Flow. Proposed scenario: 80,000 Square Foot Class II building is proposed for the future development. Per NFPA Table 188.8.131.52.1, minimum required fire flow is 6000 gpm for 4 hour. Fire…(Show moreShow less)
The fire flow requirement of 6000 gpm for 4 hours for your project is usually reduced by up to 75% when a fire sprinkler system is installed in accordance with NFPA 13, but not less than 1500 gpm. The flow test is an indicator of what is available in the water system. The addition of more fire hydrants does not increase the amount of fire flow…
"Approximately 3 out of 5 fire deaths occur in households with no smoke alarms or smoke alarms that do not work" The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) reports that in one in five household fire deaths between 2009 and 2013, smoke detectors were present at home but did not sound. Like alarming, smoke detectors did not sound in just over half…
In July of 2017, lightning sparked a fire at the Chesapeake Crossing Senior Community Apartments in Virginia. Now, the family of a woman who died in the fire at the senior living complex has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the management and corporate owner of the buildings. According to news reports, the suit alleges that the apartments…(Show moreShow less)
Hi, I've noticed that many companies that offer fire inspection also fire suppression installation services. I'm wondering if there are any companies do just inspection? If so, what are the big names out there?
Hi, A full hydraulic transient or surge analysis shall be performed on the complete AG pipe system to determine the pressure transients. The analysis shall cover all anticipated operating conditions including priming, actuated valves, pump testing, wash-down hoses, etc. If there is a significant risk of water hammer, standard techniques should…
Do We Make a Difference? Everyone who works in fire prevention sooner or later asks themselves whether or not what they are doing really makes a difference. The effect that emergency responders have on an incident is immediate and obvious – but our efforts are often harder to see. I’d like to share the story of a recent incident in my own…(Show moreShow less)
by anonymous For many or perhaps all of you reading this, you made being part of the Fire Service your career. Career in the above reference does not mean in a full time career department. It means you dedicated yourself to a cause bigger than yourself to serve the people in a community where you live, neighboring communities or you commuted…(Show moreShow less)
The annual Fire and Life Safety Conference (formerly known as the Combined Conference) is progressing, and we already have people registered and securing their hotel rooms, so register now. The conference will be held in East Peoria at the Par-a-Dice Casino/Hotel. A full detailed schedule is available at our website www.illinoisfireinspectors.org…(Show moreShow less)