LSS News & Articles

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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Give Your Fire Doors The Gift Of Fire Rated Labels

The holiday season is officially among us, and with all the lights and decorations, the risks for a fire increases during this time of year. As fire and life safety professionals we are constantly pushing for facilities to get their Passive Fire Protection Systems inspected and repaired. A big part of that system is a facility’s fire doors, and what better gift to give your fire doors than the...

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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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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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You May Not Want To Be Labeled But Your Fire Doors Do!

Fire doors are a popular topic among fire safety professionals and facility engineers, and for a good reason. They 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.  However, with many parts that go into making a fire door work means there is a higher chance for parts to...

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Can You Repair A Fire Door?

If you have ever had to replace hardware from a fire-rated door with a new device, you know that the mounting holes on the new device do not always line up with the old ones. This means there will be holes left behind where the old hardware was attached, making the door incompliant with NFPA’s standards. Unfortunately, replacing a fire door can be costly, especially when there are only small...

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Fireproof vs Fire Resistance In Fire Doors

A phrase that we sometimes hear our customers using is “Fireproof”.  Whether it’s fire doors or fire dampers or a fire wall, they want to make sure it is fireproof, which is an incorrect term to use.  Really, nothing is actually fireproof- at a high enough temperature for long enough anything will melt or burn.  The term that these passive fire protection pieces should be striving for is fire...

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Maintain Fire Door Gaps To Help Fight Fire

One quick and easy inspection that should be regularly performed is verifying that the fire door gaps meet NFPA requirements. Through daily use, mistreatment, or even incorrect installation, these door gaps can be too large and non-compliant, putting building occupants at unnecessary risk. These gaps seem like a trivial issue on the surface, but during a fire they actually play a very...

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