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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Proper Door Clearance Helps Keep You Safe During A Fire Emergency

This whole month has been about scary movies, haunted houses and a lot of sweet treats. It’s fun to pretend ghouls and goblins are real and imagining what we would do to protect ourselves. But let’s be honest, the scariest things in life aren’t the make-believe monsters, but the real-life things we encounter that can put our lives in danger.  For instance, something that is truly scary is poor...

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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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Stamp Out Fire Door Neglect With A Fire Door Inspection Checklist

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 properly maintaining 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 specifically designed to help keep occupants lives safe while also preventing further...

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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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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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What The Code Says About Fire Door Labels

Fire doors are complex devices with hundreds of moving parts and a well-thought out designs to help protect not only the occupants but the buildings structure from further fire damage. With many parts that go into making a fire door work means there is a higher chance for those parts to become deficient, and cause a fire door to be out of compliance with fire codes. To help guarantee that...

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Know What Fire Doors Are Deficient With A Five Step Fire Door Check

One of the best ways to compartmentalize a facility, while also providing a safe evacuation route for building occupants is the use of fire doors. Fire doors have become an important part of a building’s passive fire protection system. They have a well-thought out design with hundreds of moving parts, which allows them to prevent fire and smoke from spreading throughout the building....

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