Fire Barrier Management

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…

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…

Bristol University Fire Reminds Us of Fire Safety Basics

Bristol University Fire Reminds Us of Fire Safety Basics England’s Bristol University had a roof-top fire that put their emergency procedures to the test. The historic Fry Building is undergoing a renovation to become the University’s new math department. On January 8th, Avon Fire and Rescue declared the fire was accidental and likely a result of Read more…

What Are the Benefits of Fire Barrier Management Plans?

What Are the Benefits of Fire Barrier Management Plans? Maintaining components of fire barrier system might turn out to be quite challenging. This is particularly true in case you have lots of additional responsibilities. Fire barriers are of utmost use as they help to prevent toxic gases, fire and smoke from spreading throughout the facility. Read more…

The Importance of Life Safety Plans in Any Healthcare Facility

The Importance of Life Safety Plans in Any Healthcare Facility An important part of a well-maintained healthcare facility includes accurate life safety plans. Not only are they required by CMS, but they can save you a significant amount of money on your fire barrier maintenance services. What are Life Safety Plans? Life safety plans are Read more…

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…