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At the NFPA Urban Fire Forum earlier this Fall, fire chiefs gathered to hear accounts of emergency response to Texas and Florida hurricanes, the Grenfell Tower fire in London, and the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, FL.


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At the NFPA Urban Fire Forum earlier this Fall, fire chiefs gathered to hear accounts of emergency response to Texas and Florida hurricanes, the Grenfell Tower fire in London, and the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, FL.

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Urban Fire Chiefs Discuss Recent Response Incidents

At the NFPA Urban Fire Forum earlier this Fall, fire chiefs gathered to hear accounts of emergency response to Texas and Florida hurricanes, the Grenfell Tower fire in London, and the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, FL.
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Healthcare Facilities And Emergency Preparedness

New insights from ARC Document Solutions focuses on the role of facility management during emergency events and for CMS compliance.
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Commercial Kitchen Fires: 4 Tips To Reduce Risk

With Fire Prevention Week running October 8-14, this article focuses on prevention measures related to commercial kitchen safety.
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ICC, SEIA Partner To Produce 2018 Solar Energy Tool

The International Solar Energy Provisions (ISEP) Commentary provides expert commentary to help understand solar energy provisions.
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AGF PURGEnVENT Air Venting Valves

PURGEnVENT air venting valves are designed to remove excess air from sprinkler pipes to meet and/or exceed the venting requirements established in NFPA 13 (2016).
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Inspecting, Maintaining Heat And Smoke Vents

Up to 60% of commercial low-slope roofs are due for re-roof or significant maintenance, according to a recent survey.
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Avery Small Container Chemical Labels

UltraDuty GHS Chemical Labels are now available for small containers such as lab bottles and vials.
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The Workspace Of Tomorrow: Part 2

In this second installment, the pathways through which digital convergence enables new possibilities for workplace management leaders is discussed.
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Fil Doux Textiles’ Vinylife Biodegradable PVC

Vinylife is an enhanced biodegradable PVC now available with Pro-Tech ink and stain protectant.
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Sprinklers, Standpipes, And Pumps

Water-based fire protection is addressed with NFPA 25, a standard for inspections of system wear and tear.
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Facility Executive | April 2017 Issue

The April 2017 issue features a special focus on lighting, plus a look at integrated work management systems, HVAC, fire protection, and water management.
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Fire Protection For Data Rooms

IT and data rooms are usually access controlled, so a reliable fire suppression option is to install an automatic fire protection system that can be deployed instantly.
EIFS

DensElement Barrier System Passes Drainage Efficiency Test

This integrated system from Georgia-Pacific Gypsum has passed testing as a substrate in exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) with drainage.
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Ruskin Dynamic Fire Dampers For UL Design I503

Ruskin 1½ hour rated fire and combination fire/smoke dampers for use with the UL I503 design specification.
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JUSTRITE Agri-Turf Agriculture Storage Lockers

Agri-Turf is a line of outdoor lockers that are a safe and secure storage solution for agricultural and turf management applications.

Wireless Communication, For Safety’s Sake

The Safer Buildings Coalition focuses on the adoption of in-building communication capabilities for public safety. This article looks at the role this technology can play in senior living facilities.
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Preventive Maintenance With Annual Plant Turnarounds

A wholesale inspection of the network of electrical, electronic, process and control, automation, and building management systems keeps industrial facilities operating at optimal levels.
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TE’s ZHD for Industrial Cable Identification

ZHD is a low fire hazard and diesel resistant cable identification product.
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GoatThroat SCP Pumps for Flammable Liquids

The SCP Pump Series is for the transfer of class 1 and class 2 flammable liquids.
current transformers

Accu-CT® Series of Current Transformers From Continental Control Systems

The ACT Series of high-accuracy split-core current transformers are now UL Certified to meet the new 2017 National Electrical Safety Code requirement.

Lubrizol BlazeMaster® | Commercial and Retrofit Fire Protection Systems

You can’t afford second best where safety is concerned. Nothing beats a BlazeMaster fire sprinkler system for reliability, ease of installation, cost effectiveness or overall safety performance.
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MechoSystems’ Shadecloth Families Earn Sustainable Status

Eight shadecloth families have earned sustainable status from Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Material Health Certificates, Health Product Declarations®(HPD), and Declare Labels™.

Slim Fire Extinguishers From Oval Brand Fire Products

The three models from Oval Fire are ADA compliant, and do not protrude more than 4"four from a surface when properly mounted.
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Worried About Your Fire Sprinkler System Failing?

Every year facility owners may spend thousands of dollars from their operating budgets replacing auxiliary drains in dry sprinkler systems that collect water, freeze, and break.
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Siemens Teams With Marvel Entertainment For Fire Prevention Week

For its 2016 campaign, the company decided to take a creative yet informative approach, highlighting one particular technology — voice communication systems.

Higher OSHA Fines Loom For GHS Label Violations

Labeling options for facilities help cut complexity of compliance with Globally Harmonized System requirements.

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emergency lighting

SCL and CRL Emergency Lighting by Exitronix

The SCL Series and CRL Series are emergency lighting products that deliver best-in-class optical performance with cost-saving maintenance features.
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Fireframes SG Curtainwall Series By Technical Glass Products

Providing up to 120 minutes of fire resistance, this fire-rated toggle retention system also addresses aesthetics with its smooth surface appearance.
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G3512 Gas Standby Generator Set By Cat

These units can start in as little as 6.5 seconds, facilitating compliance with NFPA 110 Level 1 Type 10.
Fire And Life Safety Codes

Keeping Up With Fire And Life Safety Codes

Facility leaders work to maintain compliance as fire and life safety codes change to reflect new technologies or lessons learned.
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Physical Security Planning

The planning, implementation, operation, and maintenance of physical security—whether for one facility or many—will benefit from facility executives taking the stance of a common sense approach to the task.
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The HVAC Factor: Executive View of Preventive Maintenance

A summary report of HVAC service provides insight that is useful to repair and replace plans.
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Question Of The Week: Are Current Building Codes Adequate For Extreme Weather?

Do current building codes adequately reflect knowledge gained from experience with recent storms and are the codes changing fast enough?

New Product Flash: EclipseGF ESD Flooring By Staticworx

Applicable for clean rooms and the like, this flooring product features zero-vapor, self-adhesive backing designed to facilitate immediate traffic.
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Graphic Products Releases Arc Flash PPE Guide

Graphic Products' Arc Flash PPE Quick Reference Guide summarizes elements of the NFPA 70E standard which helps reduce workers’ exposure to major electrical hazards .
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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.
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OSHA Reminds Employers To Protect Workers From Dangers Of Handling Fireworks

In preparation for July 4th celebrations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is urging employers in the fireworks and pyrotechnics industry to protect their workers from hazards.
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Six Benefits To Power Quality Monitoring

Compromised power quality can have costly repercussions for facilities and their core businesses.

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.

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