Life Safety

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


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.
fire protection

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
2019 facilities

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.
AED

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.
lightning safety

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).
NFPA codes

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.
smoke detectors

Aspirating Smoke Detection Technology From Xtralis

Addressable and able to detect the presence of smoke earlier than traditional equipment, the VESDA-E VEA system fits many facilities' needs.

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.
facility executive 2018 readers' choice awards

2018 Facility Executive Readers’ Choice Awards

In this annual survey of Facility Executive readers, votes were cast for product and service suppliers preferred during 2017.

BHMA Publishes New ANSI Standard On Egress

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association has added the A156.41-Door Hardware Single Motion to Egress standard to its A156 Standards Series.
LaGuardia International Airport

Solutions From Siemens For LaGuardia Airport Redevelopment

The redevelopment of Terminal B, part of multi-year airport-wide improvements, will include Siemens building management and fire safety systems.
active shooter

Increased Active Shooter Incidents Prompt New Response Standard

In response to the rising toll of active shooter and hostile events, NFPA is fast-tracking a new standard for unified response.
pre-incident planning

Pre-Plans As A Factor In Insurance Costs

Pre-incident planning by facility management shares critical property information with first responders so those teams are a step ahead in case of emergency.
warehouse management

Fire Protection For Robot-Driven Warehouses

For warehouse facility managers operating automatic storage and retrieval systems (ASRS), related guidelines on fire safety are available from insurer FM Global.
emergency lighting

Ease Power Outage Impact With Routine Maintenance

On a regular basis, facilities staff should verify that emergency lighting and other life safety systems are fully operational.
fire system

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.
senior living

What Do Seniors Want In A Retirement Community?

The continuing care retirement model is still the most popular senior living model in the U.S., but Baby Boomers have different ideas about where and how they want to age.

Webinars

Hybrid Occupancy Strategies

Learn About Hybrid Occupancy Strategies For Facility Leaders

Attend this free webinar and learn how advanced occupancy strategies can ensure you get hybrid work right and gain real estate agility.
Digital Transformation Webinar

Did You Miss Our “Future Proofing Facility Management With Digital Transformation” Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn how digital transformation can reduce the impact of supply chain disruptions, and how CMMS can make supply chain management easier.
Workplace Design Data

Overcoming Workplace Uncertainty: Why Successful Workplace Design Begins With Data

View this video webinar discussion and discover ways you can better understand space using data so you can build a successful workplace design.

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