LSS News & Articles

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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Don't Overlook The Importance Of Above Ceiling Inspections

As a facility manager, you hear a lot about the importance of maintaining your facility’s fire and life safety systems. It’s important to the integrity of the building as well as the safety of its occupants to ensure your facility’s fire barriers are up-to-date with the codes and standards. This includes the maintenance of a building’s fire doors, fire and smoke dampers, firestopping...

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Prevent The Risk Of Fire This Autumn

It’s Fire Prevention Week and as you probably know by now, the theme for this year is, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware – fire can happen anywhere”.  Although, we usually focus on preventing the spread of fire and smoke through the use of fire barrier management, it is also important to talk about fire prevention. So this week, we wanted to remind everybody of the different ways you can help...

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5 Ways To Avoid A Citation

The purpose of a building’s life safety system is to reduce the potential risks to life as well as the property from various threats. For that reason, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has developed life safety codes to protect people’s lives based on the building’s construction, protection, and occupancy features. However, systems that are found deficient and out of compliance...

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Shut The Door On Fire and Smoke With A 5 Step Fire Door Check

It's Fire Door Safety Week in the UK, which is held the last week in September, and is aimed at educating the importance of the proper use of fire doors. Unfortunately, for many people, fire doors are just another entrance from one room to the next. But they are so much more than that! Fire doors are an essential part of a building’s passive fire protection system that are specifically...

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