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Home Fire Sprinkler: Living With Sprinklers
Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition online video Living With Home Fire Sprinklers in California teaches homeowners how fire sprinklers work, how to maintain them, and common myths.
Industry Sectors

CASA: Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association
Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association is a national trade contractors association that promotes, defends, enhances and improves the business of installing and manufacturing fire sprinkler devices and systems.
Information Sources

Fire Protection Technicians Network: Resource Site For Fire Protection Equipment Industry
Fire Protection Technicians Network is an online resource for those in the fire alarm and fire protection technician industries.
Issues & Performance

BOABC: Sprinkler & Fire Alarm Systems For Building Officials
Building Officials online slide show presentation Sprinkler & Fire Alarm Systems For Building Officials covers sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, and coordinated system testing. (PDF)

CMHC: Need & Implications Of Mandating Sprinklers In Houses
CMHC paper outlines the main findings of their research into the need for and implications of government mandating sprinklers in new houses. Together, these studies give a broad picture of fire experience in Canadian housing, and the potential implications of smoke alarms and sprinklers in new houses. (PDF)

NFPA: Current Requirements For Sprinkler Systems Containing Antifreeze
National Fire Protection Association provides a summary of it's current requirements for sprinkler systems containing antifreeze which wre established following a fatal fire incident which prompted a research study and a series of fire tests, where concerns were raised about the potential for the antifreeze solution in the residential fire sprinkler system to ignite in certain fire situations.
Procedures

HFSC: Installing Home Fire Sprinklers
Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition provides information and resources on installing home fire sprinkler systems.

NAIMA: Insulating Fire Sprinkler Systems With Fiber Glass & Mineral Wool
North American Insulation Manufacturers Association describes recommended practices for insulating fire sprinkler systems with fiber glass and mineral wool. (PDF)

PHC News: Residential Fire Sprinkler Installers
Plumbing & Hydronic Contractor discusses who should install the fire sprinkler, and what type of training should they have.

PM Engineer: Sprinkler Piping Materials
PM Engineer magazine explains what to consider before specifying one of the three basic types of sprinkler piping: steel, copper tubing and plastic.
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