LSS News & Articles

Ring In A Safer 2015 With A Barrier Management Program

With 2014 coming to an end, it’s time to reevaluate actions and decisions that we’re made within the past year. For the maintenance staff, the overall fire safety of your facility should be one of those evaluations. Can you look back within the year and know that your passive fire protection system was properly maintained? If your AHJ visited your facility tomorrow, would your fire and smoke...

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Fire and Ice: The Battle Before The Blaze - Passive Fire Protection Systems

The first arctic blast has already hit most of the country, and with the official winter season starting on December 21st, there is surely more snow, sleet, and ice on the way. Winter storm conditions cause problems for people trying to go about their everyday lives, but have you ever thought about the troubles snow and ice create for firefighters responding to a fire call? Snowy and icy...

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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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