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General Information

Life Safety Guide (PDF)
Seven simple steps to safeguarding your property – and saving lives.

Balanced Fire Protection – To Promote Life Safety Brochure (PDF)
Essential precautions, equipment and installation and testing requirements to protect your building and its occupants.

Balanced Fire Protection – To Promote Life Safety CD
Essential precautions, equipment and installation and testing requirements to protect your building and its occupants.

A Plan to Save Lives - Building Diagram (PDF)
A “chain of survival” action plan to promote life safety in the event of a fire emergency.

Balanced Fire Protection Plan
Detailed information on the seven steps to designing a fire safety plan.

Interactive Fire Safety Quiz
Test manager/owner, building and occupant preparedness for a fire emergency.


Fire Hose / Interior Equipment

Standpipe Rack Hose System Training Video (YouTube Video)
Outlines the importance of a Standpipe Rack Hose System as part of a balanced fire protection plan for commercial buildings. Provides an overview of components, operation and unique benefits.

Standpipe Fire Hose Stations or CD
An interactive Web site and training guide outlining the benefits, proper use and maintenance of standpipe fire hose stations.

High-Rise Fire Protection: A Tall Order (PDF)
Understand potential fire risks, and learn about critical life-saving equipment, for high-rise buildings.

Rack and Reel Fire Hose - Insure Dependability (PDF)
Simple steps to maintain and replace rack and reel hoses.

Fire Hose Rack Inspection Procedures (PDF)
Maintenance guidelines and inspection protocol for standpipe rack hose stations.

Service Testing of Rack and Reel Fire Hose - Videotape
Watch the testing of a rack and reel fire hose, in accordance with NFPA 1962.

A Closer Look: Standpipe Fire Hose Stations (PDF)
Understand the benefits and proper use of standpipe rack hose stations as part of a balanced fire protection plan.


Portable Fire Extinguishers

Portable Fire Extinguisher Fact Sheet (PDF)
Data from across the country the backs up the fact that portable fire extinguishers are useful, safe and cost effective.

RJA Supplemental Report - FINAL - Life Cycle Cost Analysis of Electronic Monitoring of Portable Fire Extinguishers (PDF)

RJA Final Report (PDF)
Study on the Life Cycle Cost of Portable Fire Extinguishers

RJA Report - Electronic Monitoring (PDF)

RJA Fact Sheet (PDF)
A summary of the study performed on the life cycle cost of portable fire extinguishers.

WPI Final Study (PDF)
Ordinary People and Effective Operation of Fire Extinguishers.

WPI Study (YouTube Video)
Ordinary People and Effective Operation of Fire Extinguishers.

WPI / EKU Fact Sheet (PDF)
A summary of the first academic study of an individual’s ability to use a fire extinguisher.

How to Use a Portable Fire Extinguisher (YouTube Video)
An animated, two-minute training overview on how to assess a potential fire situation and use a portable fire extinguisher.

How to Use a Portable Fire Extinguisher (PowerPoint)
A PowerPoint slideshow covering the main points from the training video on how to assess a potential fire situation and use a portable fire extinguisher.

How to Use a Portable Fire Extinguisher (PDF)
Outlines the proper fire situation assessment and action steps, and overviews the PASS method for using a portable fire extinguisher.

Statement on Class K Extinguishers (PDF)
Highlights the safety benefits of Class K extinguishers for commercial cooking facilities.

A Closer Look: Portable Fire Extinguishers (PDF)
Understand the benefits and proper use of portable fire extinguishers as part of a balanced fire protection plan.

Removal From Service of Obsolete Fire Extinguishers (PDF)
A guide for portable fire extinguisher placement and maintenance within a commercial building.

UL-299 Brochure – A Hands-On Guide for Inspection & Maintenance (PDF)
How to evaluate the condition of your fire extinguisher before recharging, repairing and conducting the six year maintenance.

UL-299 Flyer – Before Recharging, etc., Ask These Questions (PDF)
How to evaluate the condition of your fire extinguisher before recharging, repairing and conducting the six year maintenance.

Your First Defense When Disaster Strikes (CD)
An overview of NFPA 1126 (Standard for the Use of Pyrotechnics before a Proximate Audience), including challenges, the need for portable fire extinguishers, and historic case studies within nightclub settings.

Fire Extinguisher Education & Training or CD
Educate and test yourself on the types of fires and fire extinguishers, rules for fighting fires, proper use, inspection and maintenance.

P.A.S.S. Infographic (PDF)
When it's time to use a fire extinguisher, just remember P.A.S.S.


Fire Suppression Systems

Lack of UL300 System Negates Restaurant’s Fire Insurance Policy

Third Party Training (PDF)
FEMA Advisory Concerning the Acceptability of Third-Party Training for Pre-Engineered Fire Supression Systems

Fire Systems Training or CD
Education and testing tool concerning fire suppression system benefits, usage, maintenance and related codes as part of a balanced fire protection plan.

FEMA Recommended Decision Tree for Pre-Engineered Systems in Commercial Cooking Operations (PDF)
Determine whether your pre-engineered system should be serviced or replaced with a UL 300 listed system.

Find Out How UL 1254... Changes the Way Industrial Hazards are Protected (PDF)
Understand the reasoning, changes, and effects of the revised UL 1254 Standard.

Recommended Practice on Upgrading Restaurant Cooking Area Fire Prot. Systems (PDF)
Understand why the UL 1254 Standard was revised and what impact the changes have on existing systems.

A Closer Look: Fire Suppression Systems (PDF)
Outlines the benefits of a fire suppression system as part of a balanced fire protection plan.

FAQ-UL-300 and Class K Extinguishers (PDF) (1 copy free with UL-300 Video.)
Frequently asked questions about UL 300 Standard for commercial kitchens.

Service vs. Removal of Obsolete Commercial Kitchen Pre-Engineered Systems (PDF)
Overviews codes, standards, liability and costs associated with pre-engineered systems for commercial kitchens.

Why It’s Important To Use Manufacturer Recommended Parts (PDF)
Understand the performance, reliability, warranty and listing concerns associated with "non-complying parts" for pre-engineered systems.

Wet Chem. Pre-Engineered Restaurant Systems / Water Sprinkler (PDF)
Compare the performance, cleanup time and costs associated with wet chemical pre-engineered systems as compared to water sprinkler systems.

Restaurant Fire Protection Changes - UL Standard 300 - (PDF)
Test your knowledge of the most recent changes to the UL Standard 300.

Restaurant Fire Protection Changes - UL Standard 300 - Videotape (available in 4 foreign languages)
View real-life testing sequences comparing the old UL Standard 300 with the new Standard, demonstrating differences in pre-burn, flame intensity and extinguish time.

FEMA Recommendations for Protection of Curtained Limited Finishing Workstations (PDF)
Recommendations and guidelines for dry chemical fire suppression coverage.

FEMA Says Don’t Perform a Full System Discharge Test Using Extinguishing Agent for Installation Approval of a Pre-Engineered Wet Chemical