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Thu, 16 Jan 2014|




Hi, my name is Paul Dansbach, I'm a firefighter Marshall for New Jersey, and a FDIC instructor. Today, we would like you to take a ride out to a multi story building, in your jurisdiction. We want you to look at the building's standpipe and automatic sprinkler system. In most buildings today, a combination standpipe/sprinkler riser is utilized in the building. What that means is, the same riser supplies the standpipe outlets and supplies the automatic sprinkler system on each floor. Codes and regulations require that a separate control valve be provided on each floor to control the sprinkler water to each individual floor. This valve will enable the firefighters to shut the sprinkler system down at the appropriate time. And continue to utilize the hair line being supplied from a stand pipe. Understanding building's automatic sprinkler and stand pipe systems will go a long way to efficient and safe fire ground operations. Have a good day.

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