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This line of semi-rigid, stone wool insulation is designed to address the threat of commercial fire.

ROXUL SAFE Insulation Focused On Fire-Stopping

ROXUL SAFE Insulation Focused On Fire-Stopping

This line of semi-rigid, stone wool insulation is designed to address the threat of commercial fire.

FM Alert: Free Fire and Extinguisher Safety Training Course

A free training course on extinguishing fires in the workplace is being offered by UL Workplace Health & Safety as part of its comprehensive online eLearning library.

Building Safety Month Week One: Don’t Get Burned—Build To Code

Code compliance, working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and escape plans are keys to saving lives.

System Sensor Recalls Combination Carbon Monoxide And Smoke Detectors

The i4 Series System Sensor combination carbon monoxide (CO)/smoke detectors is being recalled due to carbon monoxide hazard.

Senior Living Case Study: Care In Construction

Multi-phase improvements at a senior living facility in Ottawa, IL call for a conscious focus on occupant safety.

Recall Alert: Siemens Recalls Audible Fire Alarm Base

Consumers with these models should immediately contact Siemens to schedule a free inspection and replacement of the recalled audible base.

“Code Officials: Keeping Fire in its Place” Is Theme For Building Safety Month Week 1

Officials explain how code compliance, working smoke, and carbon monoxide alarms are key to saving lives.

FM Issue: Safer And Stronger

As part of a campus-wide risk management initiative, the University of Iowa focuses on fire systems.

Tricks Of The Trade: Fire Extinguisher Codes

Columnist Kevin Folsom helps get to the bottom of basic fire code requirements, if any, for buildings that are vacant.

December 1, 2013 Marks 55th Anniversary Chicago School Fire

Inadequate building design contributed to the deaths of 92 children and three nuns at Our Lady of Angels.

Study Finds Health And Environmental Risk In Building Insulation

Research suggests alternative courses of action, including the possible development of a more accurate test, the use of different flame retardant chemicals, and a range of options for mitigating the impact of the flame retardants currently used.

Higher Education Case Study: Future Proof

A new complex on a community college campus in Menifee, CA was built to last. From the July 2013 issue.

Americans Have Alarming Misconceptions About Fire Safety

New SFPE Survey finds Americans feel safer at home than in a commercial or public building.

FM Issue: Safeguarding Fire Systems

Remote monitoring and automation capabilities ease maintenance. From the March 2013 issue of Today's Facility Manager.

As Temperatures Plummet, NFSA Provides Tips to Protect Fire Sprinkler Systems from Freezing

Proper maintenance is required to ensure that this life saving system performs when a fire strikes. With temperatures plummeting, it is critical to protect fire sprinkler system piping from freezing.

February 20th Marks 10th Anniversary of Station Nightclub Fire

Circumstances behind deaths of 100 concertgoers at West Warwick, RI nightclub 10 years ago were strikingly similar to those of the recent Brazilian nightclub blaze, which killed 230 people.


Facility managers can access the latest information about the company's piping systems through this new technology tool.

ICC Designates NFPA 70 For Use With I-Codes

ICC announces official recognition of the NFPA’s 
National Electrical Code® as the electrical code 
for use with the ICC family of codes.

OSHA Reaches Fire Safety Settlement With Mohawk Industries

The agreement resolves citations issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in June 2011 for violations found at the company’s manufacturing facility in Johnstown, OH.

Product Recall: Pressure Transducers From Gems Sensors

The transducer can fail to detect water pressure accurately in a fire suppression sprinkler system. This could cause the sprinkler system to fail to activate and pump water to the sprinklers in the event of a fire.

FM Issue: Playing With Fire

Safe egress for building occupants is paramount, and existing and just released standards help guide the way. Accessibility isn't just the law; it's very, very good business!

Guidelines Support HVLS Fans with Sprinklers

The new NFPA guidelines call out only two specific sprinkler/storage combinations in which automatic shutdown is required within 90 seconds of sprinkler activation.

OSHA Recognition Of ICC Building Exit Standards

OSHA has recognized the International Code Council (ICC) 2009 International Fire Code as an alternate compliance option for means of egress.

Services & Maintenance: Fire Safety Check

Facility managers can assure the success of their building protection systems with a consistent inspection, testing, and maintenance program.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: FireDefender By Georgia-Pacific

Facility managers can specify doors with these Temperature Rise Door Core components to enhance the fire safety standard of their facilities.

Salaries Remain High for Fire Protection Engineers

The median USA total compensation for fire protection engineers is now $110,500, a 12.5% increase since the previous survey was conducted in 2007.

Fire Safety Materials Available

October is National Fire Prevention Month, and the Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association is offering free fire safety planning and preparedness educational materials.


This product from ZERO International is designed to guide occupants during evacuations.

New Product Flash: STI-6200 From Safety Technology International

The battery operated alarm helps stop the theft and vandalism of fire extinguishers.

October Is Fire Prevention Month

The Fire Equipment Manufacturers' Association recognizes the month by offering seven tips on preparedness.

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