Fire safety equipment

REPORTS

Smoke Alarms in U.S. Home Fires
Report includes statistics on home smoke alarm usage, effectiveness, operationality, and home fire fatalities in fires with and without working smoke alarms. Also includes home fire death rate with different combinations of fire protection equipment. Brief discussion of literature on audibility and waking effectiveness. 

U.S. Experience with Sprinklers
Includes statistics on how often sprinklers are reported in fires, by property use, and their estimated impact in reducing the average loss of life and property per fire. Includes statistics on performance, usage and reliability of sprinklers, as well as leading reasons when system fail to operate or operate but are ineffective. Also includes special study statistics on non-fire sprinkler activations.

U.S. Experience with Non-Water-Based Automatic Fire Extinguishing Equipment
Includes statistics on usage and performance of non-water-based automatic extinguishing systems, principally wet or dry chemical systems, including how often they are reported in fires, overall and by major property use reporting their presence, as well as statistics on estimated reliability and effectiveness, as well as leading reasons when systems fail to operate or operate but are ineffective.

 

Featured Product
NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2016 Edition
Get updated requirements on automatic sprinkler system design, installation, and acceptance testing; hanging and bracing systems; underground piping, and more with the 2016 NFPA 13.
Item #: NFPA_13


NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2016 Edition
The 2016 edition of NFPA 72®: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code has the most advanced provisions ever developed for the application, installation, performance, and ITM of fire alarm and emergency communications systems -- including MNS. Get up to code now.
Item #: NFPA_72


NFPA 101: Life Safety Code, 2015 Edition
Protect lives and property with the 2015 NFPA 101®: Life Safety Code®. Get the latest requirements on building design, materials, construction practices, egress, fire protection, smoke barriers, and more. Order today.
Item #: NFPA_101