LSS News & Articles

Are Your Facility's Fire Barriers Prepared For A Fire This Winter?

With December finally here, the official first day of winter is right around the corner, and many of us have already been facing the first arctic blast of winter. As the cold weather continues to quickly approach, I can’t help but think about all the potential fire risks that increase during this season.

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How Fire Barrier Management Protects You & Your Building During A Fire

Compartmentalizing your facility is one of the best ways to help contain fire and smoke to its point of origin while waiting for first responders. Compartmentalizing is simply taking a building and dividing it into sections that can close off from the rest during an emergency. From dampers hidden within the ductwork of a building to fire walls, there are various ways of preventing the spread...

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Four Steps To Help You Prepare For Your Next Damper Inspection

Fire and smoke damper inspections are just one of the many aspects of your facility’s barrier management that is important to the integrity of the building and lives of its occupants. They help to compartmentalize your building by preventing the spread of flames and smoke through the ventilation system in the event of a fire. This is why it is important to ensure your facility’s dampers are...

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The Importance Of Fire Barrier Management During Autumn

As a fire protection company, we are constantly emphasizing the importance of preventing the spread of fire through properly maintained fire protection systems. Being aware and prepared for the possible risks is just one way to help minimize unnecessary property damage while also providing a safe evacuation route for building occupants. The first step is knowing what the fire risks are, which...

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Put Your Residents Safety First With Barrier Management

We are constantly emphasizing the importance of barrier management in healthcare facilities, but it’s critical to also stress the equal significance for residents safety in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. As a facility manager, you know healthcare facilities are “Defend in Place” facilities, and ensuring the safety of your residents is one of the most important parts of your job....

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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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