LSS News & Articles

Keep Your Students Safe With Routine Fire and Smoke Damper Inspections

With a new school year underway, it’s important to make sure students, faculty and staff are protected in the event of a fire emergency. All it takes is 90 seconds for a small flame to become completely out of control and turn into a major fire. Not to mention, smoke travels up to 120-420 feet per minute under fire conditions.

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Be Prepared For The School Year With Fire Safety

With only a few weeks left of summer vacation, educational facilities across the country are once again preparing for the upcoming school year. Every year, colleges and universities are responsible for providing their students with the resources to better their education as well as providing their students with a safe learning environment. Fire and life safety preparedness is crucial not only...

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How Do Smoke Dampers Work?

There are many aspects of a building’s fire barriers that are designed to help prevent the spread of fire as well as keeping occupants safe. Part of that system is the building’s fire and smoke dampers. Dampers are often hidden out of sight, which means they are more likely to be out of compliance. And as fire and life safety professionals, we spend a lot of time talking about the importance...

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How Passive Fire Protection Helps Keep Your Building Fire Prepared

As a facility manager, your fire safety plan must take into account that a great number of people present during a fire will have little to no training on how to quickly and safely respond. Especially in commercial facilities where there is a high percentage of foot traffic. So how can you make sure that your facility is prepared for a fire while keeping your guests safe? The answer is the...

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The Importance of Damper Inspections In Educational Properties

We are constantly reiterating the importance of fire and smoke damper inspections and repairs in healthcare and long term living facilities, but it’s critical to also stress its equal significance for college and university campuses. With dozens of classroom, administrative, recreational, and residential buildings on campus, fire safety preparedness is crucial to all educational properties...

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Fire & Smoke Spread to Multiple Floors In Hotel Fire

Last Tuesday February 12th, a fire was reported at the Ramada Inn on Plantside Drive in Louisville, KY by an employee at a nearby car dealership. When firefighters arrived, there were flames coming from the second floor of one of the hotel towers. According to the Fire Department Chief Sean Dreisbach, the fire had already spread to the third floor and smoke had already damaged the second, third

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Keep Your Loved Ones Safe With Passive Fire Protection

Valentine’s Day is Thursday, which means you will probably be spending a lot of time showering your loved ones with chocolates, flowers and all kinds of luxuries. However, one area you don’t want to go without some attention this year is a building’s fire and life safety protection systems, especially for loved ones in a nursing homes.

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Get Total Fire Protection With Active and Passive Fire Protection

As a facility manager, when someone asks about your building’s fire protection system, you probably think about its alarm and sprinkler systems when, in reality, it is much more. In fact, there are two types of fire protection systems, Active Fire Protection and Passive Fire Protection. It’s important that both systems are properly working in the event of a fire. Active and passive fire...

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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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