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Fire Department Connections

Sprinklers Made Simple

Stretching and Advancing Hose with Standpipes


Function of Z3000 Series Pressure Reducing Valve for Fire Protection Systems

YouTube Videos by Lyndon Cousins:

Standpipe Pressure Regulating Hose Outlets.pdf (US Fire Administration/National Fire Academy)
Coffee Break Training

Fire Pumps

Fire Pumps in Buildings (FE Training Minutes)
Explains important components (pump, controller and pump bypass) and the significance of the intake/discharge gauges surrounding the fire pump with respect to water supplied via the FDC.

Fire Pump Essentials.pdf


NFPA 14 Standpipe Research

Standpipe Articles (Fire Engineering)

Standpipe Systems Explained.pdf (December 2007)

Standpipe Basics

Standpipe Facts & Fiction

Standpipe Operations: Preparation (Bill Gustin)
Standpipe Operations: Q & A
Standpipe Operation Tactics webcast

Standpipe Pressure Regulating Devices

The Ins and Outs of Pressure-Reducing Valves.pdf (Jim Trapp, Elkhart Brass)
Great 4 page article concentrating on direct acting pressure-reducing valves.


Combination Standpipe and Sprinkler Risers.pdf
This supplement provides information related to the application of combination standpipe/sprinkler risers and is limited to combination standpipe/sprinkler systems as addressed by NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems, and NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems. Guidelines in the application of combination standpipe/sprinkler systems relative to the overall design, water supply, piping, valves, and installation requirements, as determined by NFPA 14 and NFPA 13, are also covered.

U.S. Experience with Sprinklers (NFPA)
This report examines sprinkler presence, reliability, effectiveness and impact in structure fires overall and in home fires specifically. Rates of casualties per 1000 reported fires are shown for properties with sprinklers vs. those with no automatic extinguishing systems (AES.) Reasons for the rare cases of sprinkler failure and ineffectiveness are also discussed. Download report PDF.