Fire Doors

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…

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…

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 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…

How to Choose a Qualified Fire Door Inspector

How to Choose a Qualified Fire Door Inspector [cherry_sharing networks=”facebook,twitter,googleplus,linkedin,tumblr,reddit”] Accidents happen, and while we can’t predict them, we can be prepared for them as best as possible. If you’re managing a facility there is a risk of dangerous fire spreads. Fire codes are put in place for these reasons. However, if you want to 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…

11 Do’s and Don’ts for a Successful Fire Door Inspection

11 Do’s and Don’ts for a Successful Fire Door Inspection Ensuring that your that your fire barrier system is in good working condition is one of the most important tasks you can do as a facility manager. Having a successful fire door inspection is key. Properly functioning fire doors are crucial for ensuring employees, patients, equipment, Read more…

How to Choose a Fire Door Contractor

How to Choose a Fire Door Contractor Fire doors offer a convenient yet effective measure against fire emergencies owing to its durability and robustness. In accordance with the building codes stipulated by NFPA, fire doors are the surest way of offering substantial building security, which can relieve a lot of burden for you as a Read more…

CMS Adopts 2012 NFPA 101 Codes: Is Your Facility Ready?

CMS Adopts 2012 NFPA 101 Codes: Is Your Facility Ready? On July 1st a new code change took effect that put many facilities in danger of not passing their next fire door inspection. We all know that fire door inspections must be done annually, however the 2012 NFPA 101 codes require that it is documented Read more…