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Fire Department Connections (FDCs) are the access point for firefighters to supplement a building’s fire sprinkler system during a fire. The Fire Department’s ability to protect your building during a fire is threatened when your building’s FDCs are damaged, blocked with debris or missing due to theft. When left unprotected, these openings are prime targets for trash and debris of all kinds. The operation of your fire sprinkler system is threatened when this debris blocks or seriously impedes the water supply or the swivel connection has been stolen. Fire Departments are concerned about open and unprotected FDCs.
Benefits of the Knox FDC Protection Program
Many fire departments using the Knox System have been successful in passing a city ordinance to help implement a public safety program for rapid entry. Knox offers guidelines and sample ordinances to help other interested departments gain ordinance approval. Guidelines include:
Ordinance support packets are available to departments upon request.
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