What’s Your Sign Say? Standpipe Signage Requirements

We often misunderstand the concept of signage. The term “signage” is defined as the design or use of signs and symbols to communicate a message to a specific group. When developing our signs, we need to first understand what is required by the standard to be posted, and to whom we are trying to convey our message.

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Does Your Structure Measure up to a High-Rise?

The mighty high-rise has been a testament to civilization’s engineering and construction capabilities, though tall structures have been in existence for centuries.

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I Don’t Get It

At 1417 Hours on July 24th, 2017, a fire began on the 26th floor of the Marco Polo condominiums in Honolulu, Hawaii. Before it was over, 4 people were killed, and 13 others injured. The fire damaged or destroyed over 200 units in the 568-unit, 36-story building.

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Words Matter 

Like all NFPA documents Chapter three of NFPA 25, The Standard for Inspection Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems contains definitions.  This chapter is much more important than most understand.  Definitions are broken into two categories in NFPA 25, if a definition cannot be found in the standard, we must use Merriam-Webster. 

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