LSS News & Articles

Tips For A Safe And Fire Free Summer

Summer is right around the corner, and as the weather continues to get warmer, we need to be prepared for the possible fire and life safety risks. Parts of being prepared is being aware of the fire risks for each season. Summer fires peak around the 4th of July due to trees and bushes being ignited by fireworks and lightning. However, after the holiday, fires start to progressively decline,...

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Photoluminescence: The Light At The End Of The Hallway

The fear of burning is a terrifying thought, however, smoke inhalation is the leading cause of death in the event of a fire. In fact, smoke can travel 120 – 420 feet per minute under fire conditions, which can cause hallways and stairwells to become dark and hard to navigate. Trying to evacuate from a burning building while staying calm is difficult enough, and with smoke masking your line of...

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How Do Smoke Dampers Work?

There are many aspects of a building’s fire barriers that are designed to help prevent the spread of fire as well as keeping occupants safe. Part of that system is the building’s fire and smoke dampers. Dampers are often hidden out of sight, which means they are more likely to be out of compliance. And as fire and life safety professionals, we spend a lot of time talking about the importance...

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Stay Safe This Memorial Day With These Grilling Fire Safety Tips

With Memorial Day this weekend, we take some time to honor and remember those soldiers who have died while serving in the Country’s armed forces. For many of us, this includes grilling out and enjoying our favorite outdoor activities. However, this means there is an increased risk of grilling fires. According to The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the top leading causes of home...

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Prevent The Spread Of Bacteria With Commercial Duct Cleaning

The Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in a California state prison is more widespread than expected. Investigations found the bacteria in the water supply at a prison medical facility in Stockton and at two neighboring youth correctional facilities. Therefore, officials have restricted water use throughout the medical facility and neighboring juvenile facility, and are bringing in bottled water....

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Maintain Your Building's Fire And Smoke Barriers With Firestopping

As a facilities manager, you have a lot on your plate, especially when it comes to fire and life safety. One of the best ways to help protect both the integrity of your building and its occupants is through the use of compartmentalizing your facility.

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Know What Fire Doors Are Deficient With A Five Step Fire Door Check

One of the best ways to compartmentalize a facility, while also providing a safe evacuation route for building occupants is the use of fire doors. Fire doors have become an important part of a building’s passive fire protection system. They have a well-thought out design with hundreds of moving parts, which allows them to prevent fire and smoke from spreading throughout the building....

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Requirements For A Building's Fire Safety Plan

As a fire protection services company, we are always emphasizing the importance of maintaining your building’s fire barriers. Not only is it important to eliminate unnecessary property damage, but also to ensure that the building’s occupants will be provided with a safe evacuation route. However, one key aspect that shouldn’t go undocumented is the building’s fire safety plan.

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LSS Holdings Named 2019 Inc.credible Awards Finalist

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