Fire Protection

News, trends, codes and new products for the residential fire protection market.


National survey says homeowners more likely to buy home with fire sprinklers

74% of U.S. homeowners say they would be more likely to buy a home with fire sprinklers
Seven in 10 homeowners say a sprinklered house has more value.

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Rep firm P-M & Associates celebrates 40th anniversary with party in Indy

The company staged the party in the parking lot outside its 63,000-sq.-ft. facility.
Congratulations to P-M Associates on its 40th year in business

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Victaulic cold-storage fire sprinkler bracket

Victaulic’s VicFlex Style AB6 Assembly for cold storage applications reduces hands-on installation time.

In the event of seismic activity or any settling of a building, the external structure and the freezer box inside the structure can move in different directions and the sprinkler will move with the activity and adjust accordingly.

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2014 Pipe Trades Giants: Positive outlook

Plumbing and mechanical contractors see good news for future business.

Just over a third of respondents reported increased revenue last year from 2012.

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American Fire Sprinkler Association announces scholarship contest winners

AFSA announces scholarship contest winners

Applicants are required to read a passage about fire and take a 10-question reading comprehension test. For each question answered correctly, the student receives one entry into a drawing for one of 10 scholarships. A total of 10 entries per applicant into the drawing are possible.

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The American Fire Sprinkler Association can be a great asset when it’s a matter of life and death

The case for residential fire sprinklers has been debated in the United States for years.

The American Fire Sprinkler Association provides residential fire sprinkler training to help you save your customers’ lives.

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Progress has been made to reduce fire deaths but work is still needed

20, 40, 60 years.

Three magical numbers: 20, 40, 60 years. But let’s start with 40. This year marks the 40th anniversary since the federal government issued the document, “America Burning.”

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Black-iron pipe installations

Viega introduces new caps and flanges in sizes 1/2” to 2” for the Viega MegaPress System


Viega introduces new caps and flanges in sizes 1/2” to 2” for the Viega MegaPress System 

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Protecting cloud ceilings with fire sprinklers

Report due next month will recommend new installation criteria.

 Cloud ceilings are being installed increasingly in commercial and industrial buildings. They frequently function to hide mechanical equipment, improve acoustics or both.  

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The 2012 Pipe Trades Giants: Staying positive

Housing sales gain ground and green construction continues to grow.
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2014 Truck of the Month

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Free Webinar: Acoustical Isolation

HOLDRITE will be hosting a free webinar for Acoustical Isolation on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.

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2014 September

In this issue you’ll find The NY Red Bulls soccer team’s radiant system and incoming PHCC President Kevin Tindall.

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