LSS News & Articles

The Importance of Fire Doors In Healthcare Facilities

Making sure all aspects of a building’s passive fire protection systems are working properly and up to date with the code can be a daunting task. However, it is very important, especially for healthcare facilities who may have patients who cannot be easily evacuated. As a facility manager of a hospital, ensuring the safety of your patients, doctors, nurses as well as visitors is one of the...

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Life Safety Consulting Can Help You Prepare For The Joint Commission

It’s a new year, which means as a facility manager you probably have a lot to do before your Joint Commission survey. As professionals in the fire and life safety industry, we know maintaining your facilities fire and life safety systems can be a challenging job. There always seems to be something that doesn’t work the way it was designed.  To make a stressful situation even more stressful,...

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Be Fire Prepared In 2018 With A Barrier Management Program!

With only a couple of days left in 2017, it’s time to start preparing for the New Year. For the maintenance staff, the overall fire safety of your building should be high on your to do list. If your AHJ visited your facility tomorrow, would your passive fire protection systems fall within code standards? Do you have a complete barrier management program in place? If not, you not only run the...

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'Tis The Season For Fire Safety

“Trim up the tree with Christmas stuff, like bingle balls, and whofoo fluff” – Dr. Seuss

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Top Most Common Firestopping Issues

Preventing the spread of fire and smoke is the main purpose of a buildings passive fire protection system.  By containing a fire through various systems such as fire and smoke dampers, fire doors as well as fire walls and barriers, the building's structure is less likely to become unstable and completely engulfed in flames and smoke. This also allows for the building's occupants to evacuate...

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Benefits of Photoluminescent Egress Path Markers and Exit Signs

As a facility manager, you are constantly having to make sure that your facility’s fire protection systems are up-to-date and properly working. Not to mention, keeping up with the latest codes and standards that are continually being updated can prove to be a daunting task. With that being said, photoluminescent egress path marking system and exit signs can help make facility manager's jobs a...

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Fire Safety In Modern Construction

As a general contractor, you are busy with constructing new and current buildings every day. And thanks to modern construction materials being used, buildings are being built quickly and efficiently. However, as convenient as this is, it can create some fire safety issues.

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Be Fire Safe This Thanksgiving!

With Thanksgiving this week there will be a lot of cooking and hanging of holiday lights and decorations. However, that also means this time of year is notorious for accidental fires. In fact, according to NFPA, Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment. Although we at LSS Life Safety Services® deal with passive fire protection systems in...

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What Fire Hazards Are Lurking Above Ceiling

As a facility manager, fire safety is one of your main concerns for your building and its occupants. But whether your facility is a new building or has just recently undergone renovations, there may be a few fire hazards hidden right above your head.

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