Fire Dampers

The 5-Step Life Safety Checklist for Healthcare Facilities

We know that your facilities are at their busiest right now as a result of the COVID19 pandemic, which means that your facility needs to be up to code now more than ever. It may seem like there is never enough time to maintain your life safety compliance when the projects seem to keep on Read more…

Understand The Different Types of Damper in Your Facility   

Understand The Different Types of Damper in Your Facility Whether you are a facility manager or a technician who works in or around ducting, you need to know how smoke and fire dampers work. Inspecting your dampers is a critical part of fire barrier management. If the dampers aren’t working, a fire in your facility Read more…

HANDS ON AND MASKS ON

DOING OUR PART In these times of caution, we continue our commitment to providing the highest quality fire barrier management and code compliance services to our clients. We’re also committed to safety – first and always – and even more rigorously now. That commitment is demonstrated by our professionals – both onsite in your facilities Read more…

VIRTUAL SURVEYS & HANDS-ON HELP

HELPING YOU PREPARE FOR TJC SURVEYS whether virtual or in-person Recent news from The Joint Commission discusses an initiative to conduct life safety and environment of care surveys completely virtually. Currently being considered by the CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services), the program would rely on virtual interviews, digital technology, mobile cameras (e.g. Go 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…

Is Tech Making Fire Damper Inspections Better or Worse

Is Tech Making Fire Damper Inspections Better or Worse Technology has given us immense convenience and flexibility. However, in the case of fire dampers that are installed in facilities such as hospitals, colleges and universities, and company offices, there are mixed reviews. While advances in technology have led to improved manufacturing and process efficiency capabilities, it Read more…

Keeping Your Fire Dampers Up-To-Code

Keeping Your Fire Dampers Up-To-Code Fire dampers are a major part of your fire barrier system. They keep smoke and flames from spreading throughout a building. In case of a fire, they can save lives and prevent unnecessary injury or smoke inhalation. Therefore, it is extremely important to keep your dampers up-to-code and functioning properly. Read more…

Is a Fire Barrier Management Plan Right for Your Facility?

Is a Fire Barrier Management Plan Right for Your Facility? We all know that maintaining all components of a fire barrier system can be a challenge – especially when you have so many additional responsibilities. In fact, one of the most common phone calls we receive at PREVENT are the panicked ones that sound something Read more…

Signs Your Facility Needs Fire Damper Repair

Signs Your Facility Needs Fire Damper Repair Fire dampers play a very important role in providing a robust fire protection mechanism for your premises. Whether you are a manager of a school, company, or hospital building, having fire dampers installed can greatly improve your fire protection rating and offer substantial protection to occupants and staff Read more…