Covid-19, Vacant Construction Sites, and Buildings Under Construction

In this difficult time of the most virulent pandemic to hit the United States since 1918, the National Fire Sprinkler Association recommends that, in states and communities that have shut-down the construction industry, fire protection activities must be considered an essential, life-sustaining activity and should be able to continue work. Our fire sprinkler industry is working hard to ensure that job sites are safe, and utilizing the recommendations from the respective agencies for guidance.

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Protect Yourself from COVID-19

A coronavirus is a type of common virus that infects humans, typically leading to an upper respiratory infection. COVID-19 is a “novel” coronavirus, simply meaning that it is “new.” Seven other types of human coronavirus have been previously identified.

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Fire Sprinkler Operations During Pandemics

What should contractors do to protect themselves and when local government plans review / inspection services shut down?

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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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