LSS News & Articles

Harness The Power Of The Sun With Photoluminescent Lighting

It’s that time of year again, when it feels like a nature made sauna you can’t escape unless you’re sitting by the pool with an ice cold drink in your hand. And as nice as that sounds, we don’t get paid for it. So with our air conditioners working overtime there is a high risk for an electrical fire to start. That’s why it is critical to make sure your building’s passive fire protection...

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LSS Life Safety Services® Will Be Exhibiting at the 2018 BOMA International Expo

LSS Life Safety Services® Will Be Exhibiting at the 2018 BOMA International Expo

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Maintain A Building's Fire Barriers With Proper Firestopping

Compartmentalizing a facility is one of the best ways to help contain fire and smoke to its point of origin while waiting for first responders. One of the many ways to compartmentalize a facility is through the use of the building’s fire barriers. Fire walls, partitions, and smoke barriers are designed to help prevent the spread of both fire and smoke in the event of a fire emergency....

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Prevent The Spread Of Fire By Maintaining Proper Fire Door Gaps

Fire doors are complex devices and require a knowledgeable professional in the field to perform an annual inspection as accurately as NFPA 80 requires. However, one quick and easy inspection that should be regularly performed is verifying that the gaps surrounding your fire doors meet NFPA requirements. As a facility manager, this may seem like such a minor issue compared to all the other...

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Keep Your Veterans Safe With Passive Fire Protection Services

With Memorial Day next week, we take some time to honor and remember those soldiers who have died while serving in the Country’s armed forces. However, there are many Veterans who have fought for our Country that are still living but may no longer be able to take care of themselves. To show our appreciation, we want to fight to make their lives as happy and safe as possible. As a veteran...

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Expect The Unexpected With A Life Safety Mock Survey

As we continue to move through the year, your facility’s Joint Commission survey may be coming up soon. And although they happen within an expected few weeks, they are unannounced and this can create a stressful environment. There always seems to be something that doesn’t work the way it was designed, and trying to find every deficiency that can potentially put people’s lives in danger can be...

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Photoluminescent Egress Markers Are Lighting The Way To A Safe Summer

As summer continues to approach, more people will be traveling for their summer road trips they have been so eagerly planning since winter. It is busy season for the hospitality industry and as facility manager you want to guarantee that your guest will be safe. There is nothing more terrifying than being trapped in a building during a fire, especially in a high rise building. That’s why...

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Three Easily Preventable Fire Door Deficiencies

As professionals in the fire and life safety industry, we are always reinforcing the importance of having your facilities fire doors tested and inspected annually. As you may know by now, fire doors have a well-thought out design with hundreds of moving parts, which allows them to prevent fire and smoke from spreading throughout the building. Unfortunately, that means there is a higher chance...

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Don't Let Fire Go Over Your Head With Firestopping Above Ceiling

When thinking about the maintenance requirements for your building’s fire and life safety protection systems it’s easy to take care of issues that are visible, while forgetting about issues that are hidden. Out of everything in the life safety standards, one area that is often overlooked is firestopping, and more specifically, firestopping above ceiling.

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