Month: February 2015

Read This Before You Hang That Sign…

Keep Closed”, “Do Not Block”, and “Emergency Exit”, are signs that are typically placed on fire doors to ensure the fire door is code compliant at all times. These signs are essential to instructing and reminding building occupants on proper use of the door. BUT, did you know that there are regulations for the types Read more…

Don’t Let Smoke Slip Through the Cracks

With all the standards required of fire doors, there are many ways a fire door can fail to meet NFPA compliance. One of the most common deficiencies found during inspection is poor clearance dimensions around the perimeter of a door in the closed position. The size of the void between the door and the fire Read more…

3 Types of Fire Door Closers – What You Need To Know

Did you know that failure of a fire door to fully close is one of the most common deficiencies found during fire door inspections? According to NFPA 1 Fire Code, 14.5.4 Self-Closing Devices, A door leaf normally required to be kept closed shall not be secured in the open position at any time and shall Read more…

5 Simple Tips for Fire Barrier Compliance

Penetrations in your fire barriers can often be out of sight, out of mind. Penetrations can fall through the cracks, leaving your facility vulnerable and at risk for citations. Here are some tips to help you avoid citations and stay compliant year round. Focus on Problem Areas & Hotspots – Know which areas of your Read more…