LSS News & Articles

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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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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Top 10 Failure Reasons For Fire & Smoke Dampers

Fire, smoke and combination dampers continue to be an important part of a facility's over all fire and life safety protection system. Unfortunately, dampers have a tendency to frequently fail during routine inspections. It may not seem like a big deal, especially with other fire protection features (fire doors, firestopping) put in place. But fire and smoke can spread fast, and one of the...

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LSS Life Safety Services® Will Be Exhibiting at the 55th ASHE Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition

LSS Life Safety Services® is an exhibitor at the 55th ASHE Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition

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LSS Life Safety Services® Will Be Exhibiting at the 2018 BOMA International Expo

LSS Life Safety Services® Will Be Exhibiting at the 2018 BOMA International Expo

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The Importance Of Damper Inspections

As a facility manager, ensuring that your facility's fire and life safety systems are properly maintained is just one of the many parts of your job.  Fire and smoke dampers are an important part of a building's fire protection system in the event that there is a fire emergency. However, with dampers hanging out in the ductwork, it’s easy to forget they are there and they may go too long...

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Choosing The Best Damper Inspection Company

As the fire protection industry grows, many companies are offering fire damper inspections as a part of their service. And with so many different inspectors to talk to, it can be a challenge just trying to choose the best damper inspection company. But you don’t have to sweat it!

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Why Do Modern Construction Materials Burn Faster?

How much time do you think you have to escape in the event of a fire?  

 

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Preparing For A Damper Inspection

Is your facility due for a fire and smoke damper inspection, but you're not sure how to prepare? Sometimes it can be difficult to remember where to start, especially if it isn’t something you do on a regular basis. Don’t sweat it though, to help you prepare for your next damper inspection, here are some simple steps to follow:

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