Fire Department Connection
A fire department connection (FDC) is an integral part of any fire sprinkler system. This connection located on the outside of a building allows fire fighters to add water to the existing fire sprinkler system and supplement the water supply in the event of a fire. The additional water may be needed to provide supply for fire hoses on upper floors as well as backstopping the existing system. The ability of a fire sprinkler system to work as designed depends on the reliability of all of its components and proper, regularly scheduled maintenanceof fire sprinkler systems and fire department connections ensures their success.