Importance of Life Safety Inspection Reports in Healthcare Facilities
The importance of Life Safety Inspection Reporting in Healthcare facilities is extremely important because they are required to meet NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) requirements in order to receive CMS funding. Loss of CMS Funding Notice of Medicare termination is devastating to a healthcare system’s bottom line and reputation. A hospital faced loss of Medicare and Medicaid funding because of a Centers for Medicare and […]Read More
Will Your Fire Doors Work in an Emergency?
A Fire Door is a door with a fire-resistance rating (also referred to as a fire protection rating for closures). Fire Doors are a critical element within a building’s passive fire protection system. They also have one of the greatest potential for failure due to the nature of their high frequency of use. The purpose […]Read More
Antiquated Monitoring Technology…Times are Changing
FLSA is seeing a big shift in the industry where more and more telecommunication companies are abating their maintenance and service programs supporting traditional copper phone line infrastructure to make room for state of the art “cellular” replacement options. As a leader in fire protection, FLSA has partnered with leading manufacturers, cellular carriers, and governing […]Read More
What is a Properly Functioning Fire Extinguisher?
A properly functioning fire extinguisher in the right place at the right time can make the difference between a small fire and a disaster. Although your place of business should have a licensed contractor inspect and tag your extinguishers every 12 months, NFPA 10 requires additional inspections. Fire extinguishers shall be inspected when first placed […]Read More
UL300 Kitchen Hood Systems
Prior to 1994, most commercial cooking involved animal fat. These deep fryers were poorly insulated which made cooking temperatures inconsistent. The extinguishing unit that protected those kitchens was a dry-chemical system which would smother the fire. Today, vegetable oils are used in commercial cooking. These vegetable oils heat to cooking temperatures very quickly. Today’s deep […]Read More
Fire and Life Safety is Not a Commodity
Fire and life safety is not a commodity. It is also commonly not on the forefront of people’s mind because it is easily misunderstood. It can also be confusing when trying to become compliant with local fire codes and requirements. Some companies focus more on fire safety if their insurance provider audits regularly or if […]Read More
How to Winterize Your Fire Sprinkler System
Winterizing fire sprinkler systems is a critical service needed to reduce the chance of issues associated with damage to piping caused by freezing. Without checking your system, cold weather can cause your fire protection system to cease to function – or worse, burst! Fire Sprinkler System Testing FLSA suggests inspecting and testing wet, dry, and […]Read More
NFPA 13 Restructured for 2019 Edition
This reorganization was done to better match and align with the fire sprinkler system design/analysis processes, as opposed to current and past editions which tended to jump around. Relevant information has been grouped together to limit that “jumping around.” Redundancies have been removed from the standard wherever possible to avoid confusion. This is especially true […]Read More