LSS News & Articles

Fry Your Turkey, Not Your House - Fryer Safety Tips

With the preparation of meals and the hanging of holiday lights and decorations, this time of year is notorious for accidental fires.  Although we at LSS Life Safety Services® deal with passive fire protection systems in healthcare, commercial, and industrial buildings, we are always advocates for fire safety in any kind of structure, including homes.  With Thanksgiving later this week, here...

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What’s really scary? A faulty passive fire protection system.

With Halloween only a couple of days away, there are plenty of scares waiting for us around every corner. However, something that’s truly scary is the possible faulty fire or smoke dampers, an improperly installed firestop UL system, or maybe even a broken or missing component of a fire door. These dangers could be hidden in our healthcare facilities, universities, and commercial buildings....

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Top 3 Reasons We Celebrate Facility Managers and Engineers Every Week

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Back to School Safety

The school year has officially begun, and college and university campuses across the country are once again packed with students, faculty, and staff.  Every year, school safety is of utmost importance not only to university employees, but also to the parents who have entrusted university personnel to maintain the safety of their students.  With dozens of classroom, administrative,...

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What Exactly Are Fire Dampers?

Located in ductwork, mechanical rooms, wall chases and above drop ceilings,
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LSS National Accounts: Many Benefits, No Downside

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Medicare Cuts Mean Even Tighter Budgets

The recent Medicare cuts have many facility managers and property managers on edge about how tight the budgets will be to maintain their healthcare facilities.  Will the Facilities and Maintenance Departments take the first hit?

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Will your sprinklers always protect your occupants and your building?

The November/December 2012 Edition of the NFPA Journal focuses primarily on fire sprinklers and their role in keeping commercial and residential facilities safe from the threat of fire.  While I enjoyed learning a little more about NFPA 72 and the importance of fully-sprinkled buildings in the grand scheme of fire protection, I couldn't help but think about all of the instances in which...

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Hey, West Coast! Code Requirements on Passive Fire Protection in California

California has adopted the 2009 Edition of the International Building Code and International Fire Code, which means fire & smoke damper inspections, fire door inspections and the fire-rated barrier maintenance is mandatory in your facility.  These building codes require that all commercial facilities follow NFPA 80 and NFPA 105, which are the codes that mandate passive fire protection...

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