Life Safety

Resource pages for "Life Safety"-related posts for facility managers (FMs), building operations professionals and decision-makers in all industry sectors.


fire and life safety

(Fire And Life) Safety First

A closer look at the fire and life safety considerations for construction, alteration, and demolition projects.
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Acuity Brands’ STAR-Enabled Life Safety Solutions

Acuity Brands' service, STAR-enabled Life Safety solutions, provide wireless access on mobile devices for facility owners and managers.
NFPA 25

News From NFPA: Sprinkler System ITM And Owner Responsibilities

Under NFPA 25, building owners have specific responsibilities for the inspection, testing, and maintenance (ITM) of water-based fire protection systems.
fire resistance

Fire-Resistance-Rated Assemblies In Existing Buildings

This article from the Firestop Contractors international Association looks at maintaining protection using fire-resistance-rated assemblies, including multi-family structures.
people with disabilities

News From NFPA: Return To Office Considerations For People With Disabilities

During the pandemic, building configurations or uses may have changed in new and significant ways. These can have life safety implications, particularly for people with disabilities.
sprinkler

News From NFPA: Modifying Sprinkler Systems In Existing Facilities

A renovation or redesign to a building layout may require the sprinkler system be brought up to date, and NFPA 13 addresses this scenario.
LenelS2 OpenAccess Alliance Program

LifeSafety Power Joins LenelS2 OpenAccess Alliance Program

LifeSafety Power joined the LenelS2 OpenAccess Alliance Program and its NetLink NL4 and NLX Network Communication Modules now interface with OnGuard access control software.
control center

Everbridge Control Center Clarifies Security View

This physical security management platform for facilities correlates events from disparate safety and security systems into a common operating picture.
fire protection

Water-Based Fire Protection: Options For Sourcing Water

Whether it's a public water supply, tanks, and other source, here are considerations to examine if a water supply will be sufficient for a facility.
tornado

Tornado Preparedness Tips

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

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

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.
aspirating smoke detection

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.
fire doors

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.
civil unrest

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.
fire safety

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.
ammonium nitrate

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.
false fire alarm

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.
disabilities

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.

Webinars

The Office Building Of The Future

Did You Miss Our Free “The Office Building Of The Future” Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn how to bring employees back to the office, what the office building of the future looks like, and more.
FCA Data

Join Us For Our Free “How To Get More From Your FCA Data” Webinar

Join us for a dynamic discussion on what the next evolution of facility condition assessments (FCAs) means for facility leaders.
Operational Efficiency

Did You Miss Our “Achieving Operational Efficiency In An Economic Downturn” Webinar?

View our round-table discussion and learn how can facility managers can achieve operational efficiency when managing complex buildings.

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[VIDEO] 3 Reasons You Need to Complete an FCA

Quickly get the current conditions of your facilities, so you can prioritize facilities budgets and secure necessary funding with an Facility Condition Assessment (FCA).