LSS News & Articles

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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Above Ceiling Fire Safety In New Construction

Engineered beams and wood has allowed contractors to throw up building structures quickly and inexpensively. The downside is that in a fire, the thin wood and laminate beams burn much quicker than solid wood. These construction pieces are lightweight, which cause them to burn all the way through and collapse almost instantaneously. Not to mention, modern furniture and coverings, which are made...

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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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