LSS News & Articles

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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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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How Passive Fire Protection Helps Keep Your Building Fire Prepared

As a facility manager, your fire safety plan must take into account that a great number of people present during a fire will have little to no training on how to quickly and safely respond. Especially in commercial facilities where there is a high percentage of foot traffic. So how can you make sure that your facility is prepared for a fire while keeping your guests safe? The answer is the...

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Photoluminescence: Help Guide Your Guest To a Safe Spring Break

For many students, spring break starts next week, which means there will be a lot of people traveling to spend time with their friends and families. Hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions will be busy with people coming and going through the next several weeks. And as a facility manager, your fire safety plan must take into account that a great number of people present during a fire will...

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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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