Inspection, testing and maintenance (ITM) of fire protection systems plays a significant role in managing facility risks.
Available in English and Spanish, this resource for code officials, business owners, and facility management was developed following the August 2020 explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.
When properly designed, installed, inspected, tested, and maintained, fire alarm systems and detectors normally provide many years of fault-free operation.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released an infographic emphasizing five key considerations for Remote Video Inspection (RVI) programs: procedures, communication, technology, verification, and completion.
Whether it's a natural threat of extreme weather or a manmade hazard, a disaster can take out an electrical system. What is your plan?
Across the U.S., tent and other membrane structures have been set up for outdoor dining and other customer service. Here's what you need to know to help keep these spaces safe.
To help building industry stakeholders navigate all phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Fire Protection Association has responded with a variety of resources.
Provisions added to the current edition of NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code® address wall penetrations for the installation of facility security devices in exit enclosures.
According to NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, if a facility has a sprinkler system installed, then having a stock of spare sprinklers is required.
AGF Manufacturing announced that a patent for their Purge and Vent valve was granted, which covers their PURGENVENT sprinkler air vent product line designed to reduce corrosion in wet pipe fire sprinkler systems by releasing trapped air.
For facility management and other stakeholders, National Fire Protection Association releases first comprehensive collection of criteria for the fire protection of energy storage system installations.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Board of Directors adds to its Standards Council and reappoints a current member for a one-year extension.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released CodeFinder, a new interactive online tool that identifies the NFPA codes and standards that are in effect in U.S. municipalities or counties, as well as in regions of Canada, South America, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Provides current risk management strategies and tactics to help keep workers safe by addressing the evolution of electrical technology.
The CLSS-HC is the first of new specialist certifications for facility managers and others responsible for ensuring safety at their facilities.
Originally developed at OSHA's request, NFPA 70E helps companies and employees avoid workplace injuries and fatalities due to shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast.
ICC announces official recognition of the NFPA’s National Electrical Code® as the electrical code for use with the ICC family of codes.
The coalition will advance public safety in the built environment by advocating states and municipal jurisdictions adopt current building, fire prevention, sustainable, electrical, and life safety codes.
The National Fire Protection Association has revised and reorganized its standard, which addresses disaster/emergency management and business continuity programs.
System Sensor, a Honeywell company, now offers a white paper that addresses concerns about correct spacing of smoke detectors on level ceilings with beams...
Recognizing the improved reliability and added safety of electronically monitored fire extinguishers, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) voted to amend NFPA 10 and...
StoVentec Rainscreen Systems deliver a seamless air and moisture barrier, intuitive adjustable sub-construction, continuous insulation, and multiple cladding options.
Take a look at these facility management products designed to advance operations & maintenance in the coming year!
Before setting up your tent or other enclosures, consider these four questions to ensure code compliance and life safety.
Facility managers can minimize underused space and cost effectively optimize safety with aspirating systems that continuously take in smoke at identifiable, concealable sample points.
2020 Fire Prevention Week from NFPA includes serving up guidance to restaurant facility professionals.
The C-Series Fabric Diffuser offers a 360° air distribution solution for HVAC systems, providing facilities with precise, directional control of their indoor airflow system.
The company is donating through the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition’s (HFSC) stipend program, which provides kits to build an NFPA 13D display for fire departments across the U.S.
Here are five practical areas for consideration to ensure that people with disabilities in your facility are respected, included in the planning process, and provided the required and appropriate safeguards.
Plan, quantify, reinforce—a strategy for keeping people moving in densely occupied spaces.
The SAFEBOLT barricade lock has increased its fire rating for up to three hours.
As demand for disinfectant and hand sanitizer surges, properly engineered refilling stations with pumps capable of safely transferring flammable materials should be utilized.
New infographic from NFPA highlights Remote Video Inspection steps as authorities open buildings and tackle inspection, testing, and maintenance.
The dangers of transferring flammable liquids are very real, but protecting workers from harm can be relatively straightforward with proper training, PPE, and engineering controls.
UL Listed in the U.S. and Canada, the power source for LED T8 Type B Tubes provides a retrofit for existing fluorescent fixtures as part of an emergency lighting system.
Facility managers should understand the role of emergency and exit lighting and the importance of maintaining these units.
This solution is focused on addressing inadequate radio coverage for emergency first responders in commercial buildings.
The updated UL 268, Standard for Smoke Detectors for Fire Alarm Systems will be in effect June 2021.
In response to COVID-19, you may have closed your buildings quickly. Did you properly decommission your building and its systems?
A centralized system for monitoring and proactive action improves the protection of electrical equipment and the circuits at all levels of a facility’s electrical installation.