Life Safety

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


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NEW PRODUCT FLASH: 
EON Model EL3 from Controlled Power

This three-phase centralized emergency lighting inverter is self-testing, self-diagnostic, and meets stringent design and performance specifications.

Tricks Of The Trade: Evac Plans

Can you tell me what the general requirements or accepted practices are for locating evac plans?

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: CoreFirst Retrofit System by CoreFirst LLC

CoreFirst LLC has introduced a proprietary seismic upgrade retrofit system. Modular, steel constructed, “cartridge” style safe zones are installed into existing buildings to upgrade the ability of these structures to withstand a seismic event.

FM Issue: Sounds Great

Directional sound is the latest life safety technology to be added to the disaster planning toolbox.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Seismic Risk Reduction From Arup

To help reduce earthquake risk for buildings, Arup provides damage mitigation through advanced “beyond code” techniques.

FM Issue: HazCom Compliance Made Simple

MSDS management is the most important aspect of this life safety issue.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: HeartCase Stow-n-Go by HeartStation

The red color and distinctive shape of this AED case helps people find it quickly during a cardiac emergency.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: ICE PACK Emergency Sustainment Systems

Ashbury International Group, Inc. offers kits containing a three or more day supply of provisions during an emergency or disaster event.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Empower Occupants For Fire Safety

This article on fire safety measures comes from the director of training and technical support for ServiceMaster Clean.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: CO Legislation Guidance

System Sensor has developed an online tool to help building professionals stay current on codes and legislation related to carbon monoxide detectors.

Fire Prevention Week Is Underway

President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Day proclamation in 1920.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Photoluminescent Technology, Leading Occupants To Safety

This article is provided by Robert E. McLean, CAE, executive director of the Photoluminescent Safety Association (PSA).

Hurricane Season Is Here

The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) offers tips to protect a building from the damaging effects of a hurricane.

American Red Cross Volunteer Program Gains Corporate Member

The American Red Cross and W.W. Grainger, Inc. recently welcomed Cisco as the newest participant in the “Ready When the Time Comes” corporate volunteer program.

Remembering The Rhythm Night Club Fire

The April 23, 1940 fire in Natchez, MS remains the second deadliest night club fire in U.S. history.

2010 Edition Of NFPA 1600 Released

The National Fire Protection Association has revised and reorganized its standard, which addresses disaster/emergency management and business continuity programs.

Protecting Elderly Populations In A Fire

In a recent nationwide survey conducted by the Society for Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), Americans correctly identified adults age 65 and older as the most at-risk group.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Knox-Vault 4100 Series

This is the latest addition to the Knox Company's line of Rapid Entry System products.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Reading Fire-Rated Labels, Increasing Life Safety

Facility professionals can look to fire-rated building material labels to help select and inspect appropriate products for their buildings.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Evac+Chair MK3

The Evac+Chair is designed to transport occupants who need assistance down stairs during an emergency event.

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