Life Safety

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…

 5-Step Life Safety Checklist

 5-Step Life Safety Checklist With spring around the corner, it’s a good time to evaluate your life safety components. Use the following life safety checklist to help get you started. Close the Gaps Fire and smoke gaps, that is In 2016, did contractors or others leave penetrations in your fire/ smoke walls? PREVENT’s Firestopping services are Read more…

5 LinkedIn Groups All Facility Managers Should Join

5 LinkedIn Groups All Facility Managers Should Join LinkedIn is an essential social media platform where employers and employees can connect with one another and stay updated with the latest news and events to further their individual interests. The social media website also proves to be excellent for researching and verifying information about potential candidates for hiring 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…

4 Things to Consider When Choosing Contractors for Your Health Care Facility

4 Things to Consider When Choosing Contractors for Your Health Care Facility According to the statistics by American Hospital Association (AHA), there are total 5,627 hospitals in the US. Just like any other facility, maintenance work in the health care facility is also carried out on a regular basis. However, hospitals seldom maintain an in-house 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…