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CMS Fire and Smoke Door Annual Testing Requirements Update Memo

CMS Fire and Smoke Door Annual Testing Requirements Update Memo On Friday, July 28th the Center for Medicare & Medical Services (CMS) released a memo addressing some of the confusion about the new codes that went in to effect July 5, 2016. Just over a year later, questions were still surrounding the new requirements. Prevent Read more…

The No. 1 Reason Electric Fire Dampers Fail Inspection

The No. 1 Reason Electric Fire Dampers Fail Inspection Fire dampers are an important part of your fire barrier system. Prevent has been inspecting and repairing them for over a decade. One thing we noticed with our customers is the main reason fire dampers fail inspection has remained the same: Non-functioning Actuators. We are referring Read more…

The No. 1 Reason Fire Doors Fail Inspection (and How to Avoid It)

The No. 1 Reason Fire Doors Fail Inspection (and How to Avoid It) Over the last decade, Prevent Life Safety has inspected hundreds of thousands of fire doors. With each inspection, we log every door and we noticed a pattern. There was one main reason fire doors fail inspections: Missing fire-rated labels. Why is a Read more…

A Beginner’s Guide to Defend-in-Place Facilities

A Beginner’s Guide to Defend-in-Place Facilities Lately, we have received inquiries asking about defend-in-place facilities. It’s a great topic to discuss as it is one of the main reasons we provide so much training to our technicians. Since fires can take place anytime, it is important that you have solid procedures and that all staff Read more…

7 Ways to Avoid Grill Fires

7 Ways to Avoid Grill Fires [cherry_sharing networks=”facebook,twitter,googleplus,pinterest,linkedin,tumblr,stumbleupon,reddit”] Summer means lots of fun, family bonding, vacationing and the best part? The food! Grilling is inevitable in summers. Sure, this activity is almost as harmless as a fly, but can turn dangerous very quickly. This summer, when you gear up to bring your grilling A-game, be Read more…

11 Fireworks Safety Tips

11 Fireworks Safety Tips [cherry_sharing networks=”facebook,twitter,googleplus,pinterest,linkedin,tumblr,stumbleupon,reddit”] Fireworks in July symbolize our freedom. We all gather together to celebrate, maybe have a cookout and enjoy some fireworks. Although their colors and amazing patterns are attractive and the activity itself is exciting, it is vital to keep fireworks safety in mind every step of the way. Thousands Read more…