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Start Planning For Your 2020 Inspections With Life Safety Consulting

As we continue to head towards the end of the year, now is the time to plan for you 2020 Barrier Management inspections. Unfortunately, documentation requirements can be complex and often misunderstood, and the code adoptions will vary from one Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) to another. This makes it difficult to know whether your facility is in compliance with the code’s standards. Not...

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Put Your Residents Safety First With Barrier Management

We are constantly emphasizing the importance of barrier management in healthcare facilities, but it’s critical to also stress the equal significance for residents safety in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. As a facility manager, you know healthcare facilities are “Defend in Place” facilities, and ensuring the safety of your residents is one of the most important parts of your job....

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Why Use Photoluminescence Over Traditional Emergency Backup Lighting

Part of a building's overall fire and life safety plan is making sure that your building has a safe evacuation route clearly marked. Photoluminescent egress path markers and exit signs are the best way to ensure that people will be able to find their way to safety during a fire. However, in existing buildings, there may already be emergency lighting in place. So then, why switch to...

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Keep Your Students Safe With Routine Fire and Smoke Damper Inspections

With a new school year underway, it’s important to make sure students, faculty and staff are protected in the event of a fire emergency. All it takes is 90 seconds for a small flame to become completely out of control and turn into a major fire. Not to mention, smoke travels up to 120-420 feet per minute under fire conditions.

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Importance Of Including Firestopping In Your Barrier Management Plan

Compartmentalizing your facility is one of the best ways to help contain fire and smoke to its point of origin while waiting for first responders. Compartmentalizing is simply taking a building and dividing it into different sections that can be closed off from the rest of the building during an emergency. One of the many ways to compartmentalize a facility is through the use of a building’s...

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Be Prepared For The School Year With Fire Safety

With only a few weeks left of summer vacation, educational facilities across the country are once again preparing for the upcoming school year. Every year, colleges and universities are responsible for providing their students with the resources to better their education as well as providing their students with a safe learning environment. Fire and life safety preparedness is crucial not only...

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What The Code Says About Fire Door Labels

Fire doors 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. With many parts that go into making a fire door work means there is a higher chance for those parts to become deficient, and cause a fire door to be out of compliance with fire codes. To help guarantee that...

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Benefits Of Using Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs)

Group purchasing organizations (GPOs) have been created to influence the purchasing power of a group of businesses to help reduce costs and obtain the best value from vendors. The first GPO in the United States was founded in 1910 by the Hospital Bureau of New York. And although it was Healthcare focused, since then, the scope of GPOs has expanded to include a broad array of products and...

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LSS Life Safety Services® Awarded Fire and Life Safety Products Services Agreement with Premier

CONTACT: Scott Waldman, SWaldman@lifesafetyservices.com, 502.719.2555

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