LSS News & Articles

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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Be Prepared With A Fire Escape Plan

Now that we have made our way to September, the first day of autumn is right around the corner! This is my favorite time of the year with all the different colors of red, orange, and yellow leaves that cover the ground. It’s also the perfect weather, not too hot and not too cold, it’s just right. However, as we go from summer to autumn, the risks and frequency of fires change. Each season...

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Passive Fire Protection Helps Keep Employees Safe During A Fire

With Labor Day next Monday, many businesses will be closed in honor of the American labor movement. The labor movement in the United States grew out of the need to protect the common interest of workers. One of those common interest is ensuring that workers are provided with safer working conditions. And part of providing a safe work environment for your employees is ensuring your building's...

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13 Point Inspection Checklist For Fire Doors

Fire doors are an important piece to a building’s overall fire safety plan, and there are many parts that go into making a fire door work. Therefore, fire door inspections can be challenging and requires a knowledgeable professional in the field to perform the annual inspection as accurately as NFPA 80 requires. It can be hard to keep up with the latest fire door requirements, especially if...

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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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Don't Sweat The Risk Of A Fire This Summer With Passive Fire Protection

Making sure that your building is prepared for a fire is just one of the many things on a facility manager's list of things to do.  Now that it is officially summer we need to be prepared for the possible risks for fires associated with fireworks and natural causes, such as lightning strikes. But you don’t have to sweat the risk of a fire this summer through the maintenance of your building’s...

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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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Prevent The Spread Of Fire By Maintaining Proper Fire Door Gaps

Fire doors are complex devices and require a knowledgeable professional in the field to perform an annual inspection as accurately as NFPA 80 requires. However, one quick and easy inspection that should be regularly performed is verifying that the gaps surrounding your fire doors meet NFPA requirements. As a facility manager, this may seem like such a minor issue compared to all the other...

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