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Educational Rack Hose Video Released on YouTube, SlideShare CLEVELAND, Ohio – Supporting the association’s mission to save lives and protect property through fire safety education, the Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association has released an educational video on the features and benefits of standpipe rack hoses. This educational video provides an overview of standpipe rack hose systems and highlights the importance of these systems as part of balanced fire protection plan for buildings. “Incorporating a balanced fire protection design in commercial buildings helps to minimize safety risks by providing multiple channels for fire notification and protection,” says Duane Leonhardt, fire hose and interior equipment division chair. “Building owners, managers and occupants play key roles in designing and executing fire protection plans, so we produced this video specifically with them in mind.” Standpipe rack hose systems are just one element of a complete balanced protection plan; other elements may include portable fire extinguishers, automated suppression systems, smoke detectors and fire alarms. In addition to providing a summary of the components and operation of standpipe rack hose systems, the video also reviews the unique features of these systems, including:• Quick suppression of fires• 1-person operation• Minimal water damage• Pathway clearing for occupant rescue• Occupant protection during rescueThe educational standpipe rack hose video is available for viewing and sharing on YouTube and SlideShare. To view the video, visit:YouTube: http://youtu.be/znp4TWiJluQSlideShare: http://www.slideshare.net/FireEquipmentManufacturersAssociation/standpipe-rack-hose-system This standpipe rack hose video is the fourth educational video created and posted on the Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association’s YouTube and SlideShare accounts. Other educational videos include: How to Use a Portable Fire Extinguisher, Your First Defense When Disaster Strikes (NFPA 1126) and UL300 – Protecting Commercial Kitchens. About the Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ AssociationThe Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association is a more than 60 year-old non-profit trade association dedicated to saving lives and protecting property by providing education of a balanced fire protection design. For additional information, including videos, interactive questionnaires and training Web sites about fire safety and protection, visit www.femalifesafety.org or call 216-241-7333.