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Resources to help facility and property management professionals run more efficient buildings and facilities. The archive for fire articles.


Question Of The Week: Weekly Sprinkler Tests

Facility manager wants to know if his distribution center's weekly sprinkler tests are a one- or two-person job.

Summer Safety Checklist: Avoid Counterfeit Electrical Products In Educational Facilities

Summer safety checklist for educational institutions helps electrical professionals maintain a safe environment by avoiding counterfeit electrical products. Guidelines include what to look for and what actions to take to protect the property, students and staff from the serious health and safety risks counterfeit electrical products pose during the school year.

Professional Development: Protecting Historic Structures

What can be done to prevent or mitigate the destruction of culturally significant facilities from fire events?

SFPE and Bentley Systems Announce Memorial Grant

The purpose of the Chief Donald J. Burns Memorial Research Grant is to integrate information modeling as a means of improving infrastructure safety and first responder preparedness.

Best Practices For Fire Readiness

In recognition of Fire Prevention Month, Cintas Corporation has released a list of best practices to help facility managers prevent and prepare for a fire.

Survey Finds Americans Typically Misjudge Fire Safety Risks

Survey reveals that 70% of Americans feel safer from fire at home than in a commercial high rise building, and another 24% feel no difference in their safety.

Remembering The Rhythm Night Club Fire

The April 23, 1940 fire in Natchez, MS remains the second deadliest night club fire in U.S. history.

Protecting Elderly Populations In A Fire

In a recent nationwide survey conducted by the Society for Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), Americans correctly identified adults age 65 and older as the most at-risk group.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Rooftops Are No Place For Blowup Dolls

In Houston, TX, the public will no longer be subjected to inflatable marketing devices. This comes after a recent incident on a shopping center rooftop, when an out-of-control blowup gorilla deflated and caused a fire.

Fire Prevention Week Oct. 4-10

This weeklong observance was established in 1922 to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire that occurred in 1871.

Americans Rank Building Security as #1 Feature

The results of this survey revealed 28% of Americans feel security is the most important feature, while 12% of respondents indicated that fire safety is the most important aspect of a building's design.

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