LSS News & Articles

Stay Safe This Winter By Compartmentalizing Your Facility With Fire Barriers

With many of us facing the first winter storm issues of the year, a facility’s sprinkler systems, water lines as well as other fire and life safety systems will freeze and may not perform the way they were designed. As a healthcare or long-term care facility, keeping your patients as well as your faculty and staff safe during an emergency is important. Not to mention, many patients or...

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Lighting The Way To A Safe New Year With Photoluminescence

Happy New Year!

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Have A Happy Holiday With These Fire Safety Tips

It’s that time of year again! The holidays are full of joyful celebrations, flickering lights and winter greens. Not to mention, an exciting time to spend with your family and friends! But as you celebrate and be merry this holiday season, don’t forget to be fire safe! December may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it is also the peak time of the year for home fires. With all the...

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Be Prepared For A Fire This Winter With Passive Fire Protection

With a major winter storm already hitting the south and creating issues, I can’t help but think about all the potential fire risks that increase during this season.  Heating equipment, cooking, holiday decorations as well as candles all contribute to an increased risk of a fire hazard. However, a significant portion of fires during winter are caused by heating equipment. Since heating...

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Give Your Fire Doors The Gift Of Fire Rated Labels

The holiday season is officially among us, and with all the lights and decorations, the risks for a fire increases during this time of year. As fire and life safety professionals we are constantly pushing for facilities to get their Passive Fire Protection Systems inspected and repaired. A big part of that system is a facility’s fire doors, and what better gift to give your fire doors than the...

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Stay Safe This Thanksgiving With Passive Fire Protection

With Thanksgiving tomorrow, it’s no surprise that the holidays are officially here. From the preparation of meals to the hanging of holiday lights and decorations, this time of year is notorious for accidental fires. Therefore, making sure that your property is prepared for a fire emergency can only ensure that the integrity of your building as well as the lives of those who occupy it are...

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Make Arc Flash Assessments Part Of Your Fire And Life Safety Plan

There is only a little over a month left in the year, which means you’ve probably been working hard on your fire and life safety plan for the New Year. One service that should be included is Arc Flash Assessments. So why should you be concerned about Arc Flash and how can an Arc Flash Assessment help?

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The Importance Of Fire Door Inspections in Non-Healthcare

In the past, we have talked about the importance of fire door inspections and repairs in healthcare facilities. Hospitals and Nursing Homes are considered “Defend in Place” facilities because of the amount of patients and residents that are unable to move or be move quickly in the event of a fire. Therefore, passive fire protection systems have been put in place to help keep them safe in the...

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Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark With Photoluminescence

Halloween is right around the corner, which means when darkness falls, all kinds of ghouls and goblins will be out playing tricks for treats! But let’s be honest, the scariest thing about the darkness isn’t the make-believe monsters, but the smoke that obscures your line of vision while you are trying to get to safety in the event of a fire. That’s why it is important to not only to make sure...

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