LSS News & Articles

ASHE Annual Conference & Exhibit

LSS Life Safety Services will be exhibiting at the ASHE show in Seattle next week.  This conference is always a great experience for us. We enjoy networking with Healthcare Facility Managers and discussing how we can help them stay in compliance with NFPA's Life Safety Code through our list of services such as fire damper inspections, firestopping, fire door inspections and commissioning

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Active vs. Passive Fire Protection

Do you know the difference between Active and Passive Fire Protection? There tends to be some confusion about which is which, so here is a quick reminder:

 

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Does your alarm company test dampers?

 Question: Does your alarm company test dampers?

 

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Top Reasons to Do Business With LSS Life Safety Services

With so many companies now offering Fire and Smoke Damper inspections as a side service in  lieu of the economy, we thought we would take a minute to remind you of why doing business with LSS Life Safety Services is a good idea.

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Campus Fire Safety

 I recently ran a poll on LinkedIn to determine what percentage of facility managers perform the task of fire and smoke damper inspections in-house.  I wasn't surprised when approximately 72% of those polled chose to contract damper inspections out to specialists like us.  Performing a passive fire protection inspection is a daunting task and not many facilities have the internal resources to...

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Technicians and Their Training

LSS Life Safety Services is very fortunate to have the opportunity work with the very best service technicians in the Fire Damper Testing industry. Our manufacturer and OSHA training for the service technicians helps to reduce on the job injuries and ensure that work is completed in a timely fashion. Technicians are put through background checks and drug screening, infection control training,...

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Comparing Apples to Apples in the Fire Damper Inspection Industry

It seems more and more companies are popping up on the Internet claiming to be Fire Damper Inspection  specialists. My advice to those that are looking to contract with a company for damper inspection services is to make sure you are comparing apples to apples.  Here are a few things to make sure you ask your Fire Damper Inspection contractor:

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New GSA Contract

 

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Fire and Smoke Damper Repairs - What do you know about them?

NFPA 80 (Fire Dampers, 19.5.3) and NFPA 105 (Smoke dampers, Section 6.6.3) states, "If the damper is not operable, repairs shall begin as soon as possible."  Once the fire damper inspection is completed and the deficiencies have been surveyed, do you do the repairs in house? Do you contract them out? If you do, what qualifications do you require of the contractor?

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