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With shifts in extreme weather around the world, take a fresh look at your emergency preparedness plans for this threat.


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With shifts in extreme weather around the world, take a fresh look at your emergency preparedness plans for this threat.

Life Safety

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


Tornado Preparedness Tips

With shifts in extreme weather around the world, take a fresh look at your emergency preparedness plans for this threat.

News From NFPA: Remote Inspections, Construction Sites, And Cannabis Facilities

These three issues are among the timely topics the National Fire Protection Association has addressed recently, with a virtual event on June 22 to delve deeper.

Earthquake Risk Map Released From Insurer FM Global

This online resource employs data and seismic hazard models resulting from FM Global's partnership with the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation.

Hospitality Industry Turns To Aspirating Smoke Detection

Aspirating smoke detection technology enhances safety, eases inspection and maintenance of high ceiling applications common in the hospitality industry.

News From NFPA: Inspection And Testing Of Fire Doors In Facilities

Facility managers have a critical role in ensuring that fire doors are maintained in good working condition after these are installed in a building.

Allied Universal Shares Resources For Facing Civil Unrest

The risk advisory and consulting services firm has released a number of reports and resources addressing concerns of facility managers and other stakeholders.

Honeywell Launches Its Connected Life Safety Services For Fire Systems

The cloud-based suite of tools, built on the Honeywell Forge platform, provides facility management and systems integrators remote access to fire system data.

NFPA Releases Fact Sheet On Ammonium Nitrate Dangers

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.

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.

AGF Donates RiserPACKs for Fire Sprinkler Education

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.

COVID-19 And Accessibility

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.

NFPA Fact Sheet Outlines Fire And Life Safety For Restaurants, Others Using Tents

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.

Future Proof Access Control

Electronic access control manufacturers are working overtime to create products that will continue to work in tomorrow’s advanced, high-security environment.

BuildingReports Adds Feature To SafetyScan® For Disinfection Reporting

To assist facilities in upholding strict safety measures, the company's ScanSeries® suite now features the capability to track disinfection actions, PPE levels, and more.

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.

Shooter Detection Systems Launches Guardian Direct Connect

This new offering is enabled by the company's Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System sensors to instantly send alerts to a central station monitoring service.

News From NFPA: Wall Penetrations And Security Equipment

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.

Johnson Controls TrueAlarm Smoke Sensors To Meet 2021 UL 268 Standard

The new UL 268 7th edition standard requires smoke sensors, detectors, and smoke alarms to pass three new tests.

Wayfinding: Guide The Way With Color

Wayfinding through a facility can be enhanced with intentional choices of varied hues.

LED Edge-lit Combo Exit Sign

The S900C Series combines the architectural design of an edge-lit exit sign with ultra-low profile, fully adjustable recessed emergency LED lamp heads for a modern, low-profile aesthetic.

Security Trends And Facility Management

Here is a look at common issues facing facility executives when it comes to building security.

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.

Advanced Fire Detection Supports Super Bowl LIII

In 2019, aspirating smoke detection technology was selected as quick installation solution for temporary broadcast offices at biggest game of the year.

When Lightning Strikes, Will You Be Ready?

The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is shining a spotlight on this hazard and expanding its "building lightning safe communities" initiative.

Protect Your Building Against Disaster With Environmental Monitoring

Environmental monitoring can detect emergencies and allow buildings to communicate with their operators, preventing minor issues from becoming disasters.

Safer Schools: Intelligent Lighting

Connecting lighting systems in educational facilities can help to light the way to safety.

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.

Emergency Lighting: Four Facts To Face

Checking on emergency and exit lighting systems during the seasonal transition can help prepare a facility in the event of a power outage.

New Members Join NFPA Standards Council

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Board of Directors adds to its Standards Council and reappoints a current member for a one-year extension.

 New Fire Resistive Steel Doors And Frames From ASSA ABLOY

The Ceco Door and Curries brands expand their fire resistive offerings that keep flames, radiant heat, and hot gases from spreading.

Intelligent Lighting That Drives Automotive Plant Operations

The efficiencies made possible with a digital LED infrastructure help to deliver a more productive and safer manufacturing environment.

Compliance Reporting Milestone

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

AEDs Improve Out-Of-Hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Businesses across America are installing automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to aid those suffering from sudden cardiac arrest. Whether mandated by law or enacted by individual choice, installation of AEDs help save lives.

In Case Of Fire: Water Autonomy For Critical Facilities


For fire water autonomy, all components of the fire water source and ancillary systems must be capable of withstanding disaster and remain fully operable

How Are Facilities Teams Using Technology Today, And In 2019?

A new survey from ARC reveals insight into the evaluation and acquisition of technology that facilities teams use to meet operating objectives.

Retailers Are Merry And Bright With LED Lighting, Controls

Holiday decorating in retail facilities can require a significant amount of energy and maintenance to provide an appealing, safe environment.

Drones Deliver AED Equipment For Medical Emergencies

The City of Reno, NV recently tested drone delivery of AED equipment as part of its participation in FAA Drone Integration Pilot Program.

Mass Notification Partnership From American Signal Corp.

Through an application process going on now, college and healthcare campuses may be chosen by the company to receive new or enhanced mass notification systems.

Fire Prevention Groups Focus On Sprinkler Awareness

Following a fire in San Marcos, TX in July, five national organizations have joined forces to educate stakeholders on the benefits of installing fire sprinklers in dorms and off-campus housing.

Summer Is Here, Be Lightning Aware

With summer officially begun, two groups focused on educating organizations and individuals about lighting highlight National Lighting Safety Awareness Week (June 24-30).

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