LSS News & Articles

How Do Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) Work?

Group purchasing organizations (GPOs) have existed for a long time to help businesses interested in buying similar products or services gain leverage through combined purchasing power. This leverage ultimately generates preferable prices and contract terms, saves time and frees up internal procurement resources.

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Include Fire & Life Safety Services In Your New Construction Plan

As new construction continues to grow, installing the appropriate code-compliant barrier management program has never been more important. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Building Code (IBC) both require a building to have properly installed fire and life safety protection systems before certifying occupancy.  So what fire and life safety services...

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Top Causes Of Fire In Educational Properties

With so many people back on campus after the holidays, risks of a fire can increase. Every industry faces challenges when it comes to fire protection, prevention, and occupant safety. But for the educational industry, the biggest issue comes simply from the many different buildings that cater to your students, faculty and staff. Naturally, fire safety is one of your many concerns, and being...

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Light The Way To A Safe Holiday With Photoluminescence

December is full of festive celebrations, with many buildings decked in flickering lights and winter greens. It’s sure to make you feel warm and cozy inside. However, as much as holiday decorations help bring the spirit of the season to life at work, they also present fire risks that can quickly turn this wonderful time of year into a devastating one. Trying to deal with the holiday rush as...

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What Codes Require Photoluminescent Egress Path Markers & Exit Signs?

With the end of the year approaching it’s time to start planning for next year and preparing for your building’s fire and life safety inspections. Not only is it important for your facility’s fire barriers to be maintained according to the code, but making sure that your building has the proper means of egress is critical to the safety of its occupants. However, as a facility manager you may...

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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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Why Use Photoluminescence Over Traditional Emergency Backup Lighting

Part of a building's overall fire and life safety plan is making sure that your building has a safe evacuation route clearly marked. Photoluminescent egress path markers and exit signs are the best way to ensure that people will be able to find their way to safety during a fire. However, in existing buildings, there may already be emergency lighting in place. So then, why switch to...

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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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