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.
ZHD is a low fire hazard and diesel resistant cable identification product.
This line of semi-rigid, stone wool insulation is designed to address the threat of commercial fire.
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.
Code compliance, working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and escape plans are keys to saving lives.
The i4 Series System Sensor combination carbon monoxide (CO)/smoke detectors is being recalled due to carbon monoxide hazard.
Multi-phase improvements at a senior living facility in Ottawa, IL call for a conscious focus on occupant safety.
Consumers with these models should immediately contact Siemens to schedule a free inspection and replacement of the recalled audible base.
Officials explain how code compliance, working smoke, and carbon monoxide alarms are key to saving lives.
As part of a campus-wide risk management initiative, the University of Iowa focuses on fire systems.
Columnist Kevin Folsom helps get to the bottom of basic fire code requirements, if any, for buildings that are vacant.
Inadequate building design contributed to the deaths of 92 children and three nuns at Our Lady of Angels.
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.
A new complex on a community college campus in Menifee, CA was built to last. From the July 2013 issue.
New SFPE Survey finds Americans feel safer at home than in a commercial or public building.
Remote monitoring and automation capabilities ease maintenance. From the March 2013 issue of Today's Facility Manager.
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.
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 announces official recognition of the NFPA’s
National Electrical Code® as the electrical code
for use with the ICC family of codes.
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.
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.
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!
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 has recognized the International Code Council (ICC) 2009 International Fire Code as an alternate compliance option for means of egress.
Facility managers can assure the success of their building protection systems with a consistent inspection, testing, and maintenance program.
Facility managers can specify doors with these Temperature Rise Door Core components to enhance the fire safety standard of their facilities.
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.
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.
The battery operated alarm helps stop the theft and vandalism of fire extinguishers.
The Fire Equipment Manufacturers' Association recognizes the month by offering seven tips on preparedness.