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Mark Bromann

Mark Bromann, SET, CFPS, is a fire protection specialist with Rally Fire Protection Services and has 25 years of experience in the field of fire prevention. His textbook, “The Design and Layout of Fire Sprinkler Systems,” is available from CRC Press, 800/272-7737 or 561/994-0555. Mark can be reached via e-mail at, phone 630/690-4200, fax 630/690-3966, or visit


Fire Sprinkler Code: Coming Attractions

August 1, 2008
The NFPA 13 amendment proposals are chock full of revised wording and clarifications.
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Taking Inventory<br>Mark Bromann

February 1, 2008
This country continues to have one of the highest per capita fire-related death rates in the world.
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An Official Retraction?<br>Mark Bromann

October 1, 2007
Movies typically over-dramatize how fire sprinklers operate. But what about a news story?
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Why The Pentagon Didn't Collapse<br>Mark Bromann

June 8, 2007
The building, its staff and Washington, D.C.-area firefighters had several factors in their favor on 9/11.
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Retrofit Realities<br>Mark Bromann

February 1, 2007
With a little ingenuity and a significant amount of engineering, the amount of elbow grease expended in a retrofit can be substantially mitigated.
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Marketing Tactics For Subcontractors<br>Mark Bromann

November 1, 2006
Perseverance, deliberate strategies and plenty of communication are the closest friends of the subcontractor sales representative.
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Trying To Tweak The Code<br>Mark Bromann

October 1, 2006
Your chances of passing an NFPA 13 code amendment is increased greatly if you have someone in your corner.
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Substance Over Fluff<br>Mark Bromann

July 1, 2006
Computerized hydraulic calculations save time, but should not contain a confusing jumble of repetition and redundancy.
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Providing Sprinklers In Residential Basements

March 7, 2006
For several years now, the most frustrating question presented to me from colleagues in the fire protection industry has been this one: What type of fire sprinklers should be installed in the basement of a residence?
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