LSS News & Articles

Keep Your Students Safe With Routine Fire and Smoke Damper Inspections

With a new school year underway, it’s important to make sure students, faculty and staff are protected in the event of a fire emergency. All it takes is 90 seconds for a small flame to become completely out of control and turn into a major fire. Not to mention, smoke travels up to 120-420 feet per minute under fire conditions.

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Importance Of Including Firestopping In Your Barrier Management Plan

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 different sections that can be closed off from the rest of the building during an emergency. One of the many ways to compartmentalize a facility is through the use of a building’s...

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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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Benefits Of Using Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs)

Group purchasing organizations (GPOs) have been created to influence the purchasing power of a group of businesses to help reduce costs and obtain the best value from vendors. The first GPO in the United States was founded in 1910 by the Hospital Bureau of New York. And although it was Healthcare focused, since then, the scope of GPOs has expanded to include a broad array of products and...

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LSS Life Safety Services® Awarded Fire and Life Safety Products Services Agreement with Premier

CONTACT: Scott Waldman, SWaldman@lifesafetyservices.com, 502.719.2555

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Above Ceiling Fire Safety In New Construction

Engineered beams and wood has allowed contractors to throw up building structures quickly and inexpensively. The downside is that in a fire, the thin wood and laminate beams burn much quicker than solid wood. These construction pieces are lightweight, which cause them to burn all the way through and collapse almost instantaneously. Not to mention, modern furniture and coverings, which are made...

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Tips For A Safe And Fire Free Summer

Summer is right around the corner, and as the weather continues to get warmer, we need to be prepared for the possible fire and life safety risks. Parts of being prepared is being aware of the fire risks for each season. Summer fires peak around the 4th of July due to trees and bushes being ignited by fireworks and lightning. However, after the holiday, fires start to progressively decline,...

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Photoluminescence: The Light At The End Of The Hallway

The fear of burning is a terrifying thought, however, smoke inhalation is the leading cause of death in the event of a fire. In fact, smoke can travel 120 – 420 feet per minute under fire conditions, which can cause hallways and stairwells to become dark and hard to navigate. Trying to evacuate from a burning building while staying calm is difficult enough, and with smoke masking your line of...

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