Month: September 2015

Are Fire Damper Inspections Enough? 3 Ways to Maintain Your Dampers Between Inspections

Mandatory inspections are required by NFPA code for fire, smoke and fire/smoke dampers, every 4 years in all buildings, except hospitals which is every 6 years. Facilities should always adhere to these deadlines to ensure building safety against a fire, and also avoid any consequences from any Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). However, time between inspections Read more…

4 Benefits to Outsourcing Your Fire Damper Repairs

According to NFPA 80, “damper repairs should begin without delay.” After your damper inspection is complete, you’ll often be left with damper deficiencies which will require immediate attention. In an effort to save money, many facilities will attempt to make these repairs themselves. Even with the best of intentions and experience, facilities departments face a Read more…

3 Ways to Maintain Fire Safety On-Campus During Back-To-School

September marks the beginning of fall, back-to-school, and “Campus Fire Safety Month.” While students are gearing up to hit the books once again, facilities managers are busy maintaining safety in anticipation of the impending occupancy in classrooms and college housing. How are you helping protect the students and faculty of your facility? Here are a Read more…

4 Exceptional Challenges Faced When Inspecting Fire Dampers in Hospitals

NFPA 80 requires the inspection and testing of fire dampers in existing buildings every 4 years, except hospitals, where the frequency is every 6 years. Most people would expect that hospitals would be held to a much higher standard that other facilities. However, due to the many building systems critical to the safety and health Read more…