LSS News & Articles

Difference Between Fire and Smoke Dampers

Fire, smoke, and combination dampers have been and continue to be an important part of a facility's passive fire protection system. Each of these dampers have been designed to prevent the spread of fire and smoke through the ductwork of a facility. But do you know the difference between fire and smoke dampers?

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Top 3 Tips To Prevent Workplace Fires

As fire safety professionals, we have a strong focus on the maintenance of your facilities passive fire protection systems. However, there is not enough emphasis on preventing a fire from starting in the first place. So, what can you do to help prevent a fire from happening in your workplace?

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Your Fire Barrier Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring is almost here, which means warmer weather and blue skies are right around the corner. However, that also means it’s a sign to bust open the cleaning supplies closet because it’s time for spring cleaning. And whether you work in Healthcare, Education, Industrial, Long Term Care or the Commercial business, spring cleaning can help your work environment feel refreshed and ready for...

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Put Luck On Your Side With Photoluminescence!

It’s already March, and with St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner we are going to be seeing a lot of green. One thing that is green that will be glowing all year is your building's photoluminescent egress path marking systems and exit signs.

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Why The Commissioning Process Is Important In New Construction

Fire / smoke damper and fire door commissioning services are important elements during a building’s early design and construction phase. As a general contractor, you are busy with constructing new and current buildings every day. And With modern construction materials being used, buildings are being built quickly and efficiently. However, as convenient as this is, it can create some fire...

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You May Not Want To Be Labeled But Your Fire Doors Do!

Fire doors are a popular topic among fire safety professionals and facility engineers, and for a good reason. They are complex devices with hundreds of moving parts and a well-thought out designs to help protect not only the occupants but the buildings structure from further fire damage.  However, with many parts that go into making a fire door work means there is a higher chance for parts to...

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Lighting The Way To a Gold Metal In Fire Safety

The PyeongChang Winter Olympics officially started last week in South Korea, and with thousands of spectators gathering to view the sporting events; we can’t help but think about fire safety. Overcrowded hotels and stadiums are highly susceptible to fire emergencies, and if one in fact did occur, would the athletes and spectators be able to evacuate in a safe and timely manner?

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Show Your Building Love This Valentine's Day With Proper Firestopping

With Valentine’s Day next Week, we are spending a lot of time showering our loved ones with chocolates, flowers and all kinds of luxuries. Unfortunately, one area that has probably been neglected and needs to be taken care of is a building’s fire barriers. There could be holes and gaps in a facilities’ fire walls, ceilings and floors due to pipes, wires and anything else that that may...

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Why Passive Fire Protection Is Important During Winter Months

With many of us facing the first arctic blast of the year, a facility’s sprinkler systems, water lines as well as other fire and life safety systems will freeze and may not perform the way they were designed. Not to mention, icy roads prove to be an issue when first responders are trying to make their way to the scene of the fire. And whether you are a commercial, healthcare, industrial, or...

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