Month: October 2019

JON PITCOCK – NEW CERTIFICATION

PREVENT PEOPLE NorCal Superintendent and all-around door guru Jon Pitcock has recently added another certification to his list of credentials. The CFDAI – Certified Fire & Egress Door Assembly Inspector – is an advanced certification issued by the Door Hardware Insitute. The newly updated DAI600 curriculum is focused on understanding the role and responsibilities of Read more…

KEEPING HAZARDOUS SAFE

Keeping your facility’s hazardous areas compliant is essential for any healthcare facility. Like all fire barriers, hazardous rooms must be held to the standards outlined in NFPA 80, the book of codes that details specifications for fire barriers. However, with these areas, there is an additional layer of complexity – knowing which of your rooms Read more…

FIRE DOORS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Identifying and maintaining your facility’s fire doors is a critical component of successful building management. Whether your facility belongs to a large retail organization, is an apartment complex, or is a state-of-the-art healthcare center, you are sure to have fire doors to maintain. Organizations like the Joint Commission, the fire marshal, and DNT have very Read more…

CASHE Annual Golf Tournament – The 18th Hole

(September 2019) For the second year, PREVENT sponsored the 18th hole at the Central Arizona Society for Healthcare Engineering’s Swing for Education tournament held at McCormick Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale AZ. This year, we combatted the oppressive +100 degree heat with our own neon-green cooling towels, iced and ready-to-wear! A huge hit in the Read more…

LIFE SAFETY PLANS – BE GLAD YOU NEED THEM

WHY? An accurate, up-to-date set of life safety drawings is an asset that your facility cannot go without. This may sound like an exaggeration, because a life safety drawing is just a map of your facility with some extra notes about your walls, corridors, and fire ratings, right? What could be so special about that? Read more…