LSS News & Articles

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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Keeping Fire Doors Shut Help Prevent The Spread Of Fire And Smoke

Fire doors are an important part of a building’s overall fire and life safety protection system. They are a method of passive fire protection used to prevent the spread of fire and smoke between fire barriers. Not only do they keep fire and smoke from spreading throughout a building, but they also provide a safe passage way for those to escape during a fire. However, in order for fire doors to...

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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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Stay Safe This Thanksgiving With Passive Fire Protection

With Thanksgiving tomorrow, it’s no surprise that the holidays are officially here. From the preparation of meals to the hanging of holiday lights and decorations, this time of year is notorious for accidental fires. Therefore, making sure that your property is prepared for a fire emergency can only ensure that the integrity of your building as well as the lives of those who occupy it are...

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The Importance Of Fire Door Inspections in Non-Healthcare

In the past, we have talked about the importance of fire door inspections and repairs in healthcare facilities. Hospitals and Nursing Homes are considered “Defend in Place” facilities because of the amount of patients and residents that are unable to move or be move quickly in the event of a fire. Therefore, passive fire protection systems have been put in place to help keep them safe in the...

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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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