Posts Tagged ‘fire safety’

Siemens SBGA-34 Audible Base showing snap-in detector mounting.

Recall Alert: Siemens Recalls Audible Fire Alarm Base

Consumers with these models should immediately contact Siemens to schedule a free inspection and replacement of the recalled audible...Read More...

Fire stopping

“Code Officials: Keeping Fire in its Place” Is Theme For Building Safety Month Week 1

Officials explain how code compliance, working smoke, and carbon monoxide alarms are key to saving...Read More...

Photo: University of Iowa

FM Issue: Safer And Stronger

As part of a campus-wide risk management initiative, the University of Iowa focuses on fire...Read More...

TFM Columnist Kevin Folsom

Tricks Of The Trade: Fire Extinguisher Codes

Columnist Kevin Folsom helps get to the bottom of basic fire code requirements, if any, for buildings that are...Read More...

An aerial view of the fire at Our Lady of the Angels School at 909 N. Avers Ave. on the West Side of Chicago. The fire was one of the worst in the city's history, claiming the lives of three nuns and 92 of the school's 1,200 pupils. Numerous changes in the city's fire code followed, including mandatory sprinkler systems and alarms linked directly to fire stations. The fire began about 20 minutes before the school was to let out for the day.

December 1, 2013 Marks 55th Anniversary Chicago School Fire

Inadequate building design contributed to the deaths of 92 children and three nuns at Our Lady of...Read More...

The Steiner Tunnel test, showing the flame being applied to the ceiling, is an inadequate and inappropriate method for testing insulation safety. (Photo: Intertek Testing Services Inc.)

Study Finds Health And Environmental Risk In Building Insulation

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...Read More...

Construction of this new facility was completely supported by state funds that were earmarked to be used only for construction, equipment, and furniture for the building. (Photo: Mt. San Jacinto College.)

Higher Education Case Study: Future Proof

A new complex on a community college campus in Menifee, CA was built to last. From the July 2013...Read More...

Photo: Missouri Department of Public Safety

Americans Have Alarming Misconceptions About Fire Safety

New SFPE Survey finds Americans feel safer at home than in a commercial or public...Read More...

FM Issue: Safeguarding Fire Systems

Remote monitoring and automation capabilities ease maintenance. From the March 2013 issue of Today's Facility...Read More...

Frozen fire sprinkler pipes

As Temperatures Plummet, NFSA Provides Tips to Protect Fire Sprinkler Systems from Freezing

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...Read More...