Content related to ‘fire alarms’

Did You Miss The Best Practices for Building Fire Life Safety System Compliance Webinar?


This video recap discusses how to develop a comprehensive approach for managing your fire alarm, fire sprinkler, emergency communications, and other building systems.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: High-Rise Building Evacuations

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: High-Rise Building Evacuations

In this new weekly offering, FacilityBlog will feature one question posted by a facility management professional to TFM‘s Tricks of the Trade Columnist Jim Elledge. While a link to Elledge’s response will be included, the goal of this exercise is to initiate even more discussion and encourage additional feedback within the facility management community. Q. Can you explain why, when a fire alarm goes off in a high-rise building, that the floor with the trouble is the only one (along with those above and below) with an activated alarm? Our school is responsible for five floors of an eight story building, and people are little concerned about being left out when the alarms go off on other floors and not theirs. I have found the code, but there is no explanation. Rod Caskey Facility Manager The Art Institute of Dallas Dallas, TX This question was originally published in the July 2009 issue of Today’s Facility Manager. Read Elledge’s response here. Share your feedback and suggestions in the LEAVE A COMMENT section below.