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Before setting up your tent or other enclosures, consider these four questions to ensure code compliance and life safety.

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Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. fire safety articles below.


ICC Insight For Businesses With Outdoor Seating Spaces

Before setting up your tent or other enclosures, consider these four questions to ensure code compliance and life safety.

News From NFPA: What Is Causing False Fire Alarm Activations?

When properly designed, installed, inspected, tested, and maintained, fire alarm systems and detectors normally provide many years of fault-free operation.

Performance-Based Design And Advanced Fire Detection Systems

Facility managers can minimize underused space and cost effectively optimize safety with aspirating systems that continuously take in smoke at identifiable, concealable sample points.

Fire Safety For Commercial Kitchens: 8 Recommendations

2020 Fire Prevention Week from NFPA includes serving up guidance to restaurant facility professionals.

Enhanced Tyco Rapid Seal Sprinkler Head Adapters

Tyco Rapid Seal Sprinkler Head Adapters now feature 11 expertly engineered fittings for use with 1" and ¾" piping systems.

Keep Workers Safer When Transferring Flammable, Combustible Liquids

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.

News From NFPA: Fire And Life Safety Insights For Reopening Buildings

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.

SmokeShield Elevator Smoke Curtain

The SmokeShield Elevator acts as a barrier to prevent smoke and hot gases from entering the elevator hoistway.

Model TNL280 Pendent Spray Nozzle

Model TNL280 is a cULus Corrosion Resistant nonautomatic (open) pendent spray nozzle / sprinkler suitable for use in fixed fire protection systems but designed primarily for use in tunnel fire protection.

Advancements In Smoke Detectors

The updated UL 268, Standard for Smoke Detectors for Fire Alarm Systems will be in effect June 2021.

Are There Holes in Your Electrical Fire Prevention Strategy? Try A Connected Approach.

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.

Fire Safety System Inspections: 4 Unexpected Ways To Prepare Your Organization

Annual fire safety system inspections are an expected and much-anticipated occurrence for businesses and organizations. While fire life safety inspections may not be considered the most exciting part of operations, they are necessary to promoting safety for your building’s staff, visitors and occupants.

Key and Equipment Management Integration

The integration of Maxxess eFusion with ASSA ABLOY's Traka allows powerful tools for managing keys and high value assets to be used seamlessly within centralized management platforms.

NFPA 13 Compliant PURGENVENT Awarded Patent

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.

Friday Funny: Philly Skyscraper Springs Mysterious Leak

Last weekend, a torrent of water mysteriously gushed from a Philadelphia skyscraper, drenching the streets below it and confusing onlookers.

Energy Storage System Standard NFPA 855 Released

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.

Surface Shields Fire Defense System

Surface Shields introduced Cover Shield heavy-duty fire-resistant floor protector and Seam Tape FR fire-retardant polyethylene seam tape.

Innovation, Safety, And Sustainable Building Design

For commercial buildings, a question endures: Do you build “green” or do you build to achieve desired performance? From a recent industry talk, experts at Owens Corning offer six takeaways to consider.

ROCKWOOL Continuous Insulation BML Certified

ROCKWOOL's COMFORTBOARD continuous insulation product has been officially certified by the California State Fire Marshall’s Building Materials Listing Program (BML).

Combustible Concealed Space Sprinklers Enhanced

Johnson Controls announced advanced listings for its TYCO Model CC3 combustible concealed space sprinklers, the TY2199 4.2K sprinkler and TY3199 5.6K sprinkler.

Did You Miss Our “Best Practices In Fire And Life Safety” Webinar?

View this free video webinar sponsored by NOTIFIER by Honeywell and learn about the fire and life safety products and software to protect your facility, staff and visitors, and keep your campus connected.

Why VESDA? Leveraging Air Sampling Smoke Detection Within Your Fire Alarm System

A VESDA “Aspirating Smoke Detector" alerts a facility’s fire safety system before an emergency unfolds, giving you time to evaluate and eliminate the potential hazard before it becomes a true safety issue.

Johnson Controls Non-Magnetic Sprinkler for MRI

The quick response TYCO RFII-MRI 5.6K concealed pendent sprinkler is offered in both standard and extended coverage models for use inside MRI system rooms.

Honeywell ISC West 2019 Highlights

Honeywell will highlight its latest security and fire products at ISC West 2019 booth #12031 from April 10-12 in Las Vegas.

Victaulic Bracket for Cold Storage Applications

The VicFlex Style AB6 Bracket for cold storage applications is from Victaulic®, a manufacturer of mechanical pipe-joining systems.

Compliance Reporting Milestone

BuildingReports' announced its service members have reached the 5 million inspection report milestone, a growth rate of 150% from 2014.

UL Certified Antifreeze

TYCO LFP Antifreeze for wet pipe fire sprinkler systems is UL Certified and complies with NFPA 13, 13R, and 13D.

Smoke Detection & Fire Panel Integration

Honeywell's VESDA advanced smoke detection technology can now integrate with some of the most widely used fire panels in commercial buildings without the need for additional hardware or wiring.

HID Trusted Tag Services for IoT

RAEL Automatic Sprinkler Company and integrator Automated Decision have deployed HID Trusted Tag Services at one of Manhattan’s most iconic skyscrapers.

Online Tool Identifies NFPA Codes & Standards

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.

ANSUL Acoustic Nozzle Receives UL Verification

Johnson Controls recently received UL Verification for its ANSUL Acoustic Nozzle, making it the first fire protection product to earn a marketing claim verification for performance.

DMP and OpenEye Video Integration

DMP has integrated with the OpenEye Web Services platform to enable users to receive a video push alert from OpenEye Web Services whenever a DMP XR Series™ control panel event occurs.

Construction Project? Consider A Pre-Code Compliance Check

Including this process early on will help protect against delays and unexpected costs during the construction phase.

EFFECT For Fire Risk And Exterior Facades

An online tool from the National Fire Protection Association helps facility management and AHJs assess combustible facade fire risk in high-rise buildings.

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.

Johnson Controls’ AquaMist Fire Protection

AquaMist is designed to safeguard locations with a water mist fire suppression system.

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.

Advanced Fire System Is Life Safety Compatible

The Advanced Axis AX UL 864-listed fire system is now compatible with Keltron Corporation’s life safety event management systems.

Facility Executive | August 2017 Issue

The August 2017 issue features a focus on security, including cyber attacks, video surveillance, and strategic approaches. Plus, indoor air quality, fire safety, restrooms, pest control, energy efficiency, and more.

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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