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Quick Response Fire Sprinkler Heads

Do you know what kind of sprinkler heads your building in Maryland, Virginia, or DC needs? One of the two main types of sprinkler is a quick response sprinkler head. As the name suggests, quick response (QR) fire sprinkler heads are fast—but what exactly makes them fast and why does it matter? In fire suppression, speed is everything. QR sprinklers heads aren’t necessarily superior to standard response sprinklers, but they are the perfect option for environments that suit their attributes.

Fire Pros Fire Protection is here for your sprinkler needs and beyond. With over 30 years of experience serving Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC, we offer expert services to keep you and your employees as safe as possible. If you need a fire sprinkler system installed or need to enhance your fire protection plan in any way, contact us today!

How Do Quick Response Fire Sprinklers Work?

Fire sprinklers are activated by the convective heat transfer from fire. Quick response fire sprinklers have particularly high thermal sensitivity, which is the rate at which the sprinkler senses and responds to the onset of heat from flames. QR sprinklers have a smaller glass bulb than standard response sprinklers, which enables this increased thermal sensitivity.

Quick response sprinklers discharge water from the ceiling, working to suppress the fire from above to keep it from climbing. Their location also helps to keep the ceiling cooler, effectively reducing the likelihood of flashover, which results from the build-up of radiation and causes the room to be suddenly engulfed in flames. QR sprinkler’s method of slowing fire spread, coupled with their higher discharge pattern, increases the rate of survival for those evacuating.

Who Should Use Quick Response Fire Sprinklers?

Many assume that due to their speedy response time, quick response fire sprinklers are automatically the superior choice for a sprinkler. While they are very effective at stopping the spread of fire, QR sprinklers aren’t the universally best choice. QR sprinklers are best-suited for light hazard environments, such as schools or office buildings. Because of their ceiling-cooling properties, they perform best in taller buildings with more concentrated service areas.

What sprinkler you install not only depends on your environment, but also your building occupancy, ambient room temperature, local regulations, and NFPA guidelines. If you are looking for replacement sprinklers, it is considered best practice to match your old sprinkler’s type with your new sprinkler(s). You can tell the response type, model, temperature, and listing by looking at the sprinkler head.

Professional Fire Sprinkler Installation

Looking for sprinkler head replacement, or need a full fire sprinkler system installed? The Fire Pros Fire Protection team is your one-stop call for all things fire protection. We have over 30 years of experience helping Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC businesses outfit their buildings with fire sprinklers and implement fire suppression plans to ensure the safety of you and your valued employees. Fill out our contact form or give us a call today at 800-968-2871!

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Map of Clinton Township, MI

Annual Inspection




He was very through on making sure that everything was up to par.


Map of Saginaw, MI

informative and efficient




would recommend to others


Map of Eau Claire, MI

Very nice and professional service men




The technicians are always so friendly and let me know each and everything they are going to test before they do the test.


Map of Grand Rapids, MI

Excellent




Very friendly and knowledgeable


Map of Baldwin, MI

St. Anns. Senior Center Kitchen Supervisor




He was quick and very professional.


Map of Caledonia, MI

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Map of Spring Lake, MI

Friendly techs, but not on time and took longer than expected.




Tech showed up 2 hours after appointment time and caused me to stay after work about 2.5 hours because the job also took longer than estimated.


Map of Battle Creek, MI

Great




Very fast response


Map of Midland, MI

Great service




Sean did a good job. He should bring donuts the next time. lol


Map of Big Rapids, MI

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Always professional


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Art was super friendly and made great conversation, and worked quickly and efficiently!


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Camp M.

Camp M.

Repaired the horn strobe by the technology room exit door.

Near Harvey St, Muskegon, MI 49442
David H.

David H.

Near E Dowland St, Ludington, MI 49431
Austin C.

Austin C.

Near Industrial Park Dr, Edmore, MI 48829
Brandon  F.

Brandon F.

Near Lafayette Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Art L.

Art L.

Fire Door Service Call

Near S Church St, Zeeland, MI 49464
Russ F.

Russ F.

Wet Basement storage: Install the missing Inspection Test Valve sign and provide proper identification. Valve identification is beneficial in at least three ways. It allows the fire department personnel to locate and operate the valve. A contractor can readily shut off the system to make modifications. And system valves can be easily identified during periodic inspections. NFPA 13 (6.7.4.1) All control, drain, and test connection valves shall be provided with permanently marked weatherproof metal or rigid plastic identification signs. Wet Basement storage: Remove and replace the outdated water gauge. Pressure surges are typically trapped in the system by the check valve. Readings from these gauges can be used to establish a database on the available pressure in the water supply. The gauge on the supply side is also used during the main drain test to establish a database of residual pressure in the water supply. NFPA 13 (8.17.3) & NFPA 25 (13.2.7.2) Gauges shall be replaced every 5 yea

Near W Lakewood Blvd, Holland, MI 49424
Camp M.

Camp M.

Installed new cellular communicator.

Near W Giles Rd, Muskegon, MI 49445
Brandon  F.

Brandon F.

Near Lake Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Alex R.

Alex R.

Completed Annual Fire Alarm Inspection for 2019

Near Hall Rd, Clinton Township, MI 48038
Brandon  F.

Brandon F.

Near Reeds Lake Blvd SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Tyler H.

Tyler H.

back plate is rusting on smoke detector that I just programmed the head for Point 19. I showed Demonte the rust forming,there will be issues in the near future with 19. I suggest it's replaced before troubles arise. customer had water damage in the area - repair

Near Limit St, Battle Creek, MI 49037
Mike R.

Mike R.

Annual Fire Alarm System Inspection

Near W Main St, Lowell, MI 49331
Alex R.

Alex R.

New 12 volt Power Supply Installed 1-17-19 ALR For Interior Key Pads ***All systems Normal and Reset ***

Near McCarty Rd, Saginaw, MI 48603
Matt S.

Matt S.

Annual Fire Extinguisher Inspection (53 FE)

Near Island Ct, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
Art L.

Art L.

Annual Fire Extinguisher Inspections (10 units) Annual Load Testing Emergency Lighting Inspection (21 units)

Near Woodworth St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Jason  Z.

Jason Z.

Alarm Systems Inspection

Near S Crapo Rd, Ashley, MI 48806
Russ F.

Russ F.

Wet: Remove and replace the outdated water gauge. Pressure surges are typically trapped in the system by the check valve. Readings from these gauges can be used to establish a database on the available pressure in the water supply. The gauge on the supply side is also used during the main drain test to establish a database of residual pressure in the water supply. NFPA 13 (8.17.3) & NFPA 25 (13.2.7.2) Gauges shall be replaced every 5 years. Wet: Install (2) missing spare sprinkler heads in the spare head box. NFPA 25 (5.4.1.5) A supply of at least (6) spare sprinkler shall be maintained on the premises so that any sprinklers that have operated or been damaged in any way can be promptly replaced. Wet: Perform 5-year Hydro-Static test on the Fire Department Connection (FDC). Also perform the 5-year internal inspection of the FDC. NFPA 25 (13.7.4) The piping from the fire department connection to the fire department connection check valve shall be hydro-statically tested at 150psi (10 ba

Near Hawks Ridge Dr, Bath Township, MI 48808
Tyler H.

Tyler H.

Mail replacement smoke to customer to install

Near Oak Industrial Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Sean W.

Sean W.

Near Burg Rd, Warren, MI 48089
Art L.

Art L.

Portable Extinguishers and Emergency / Exit Lights Inspection

Near Clear Vista Ct NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
David H.

David H.

Near Trowbridge St, Allegan, MI 49010
Tyler H.

Tyler H.

Annual Fire Alarm Inspection (106 devices) (Fike-Cybercat 1016)

Near Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Brandon  F.

Brandon F.

Near Lakeside Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Alex R.

Alex R.

1-17-19 ALR Replaced Batteries QTY-4 6 volt 5 ah in units 6 and 7 and Replaced front Door Combo Light and Tested

Near Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
David H.

David H.

Near Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49505