Coronavirus Reopening Buildings Checklist
There is light at the end of the tunnel as recent announcements made by the federal government have led to the reopening of many businesses since the onset of the novel Coronavirus. As states receive further instruction, building owners and facility managers will soon be getting ready to reintroduce occupants to their buildings. Most of […]Read More
Navigating Fire Protection Needs During a Pandemic
The opening lines of a poem by Kitty O’Meara… And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still is an incredible depiction of the current challenges we all face with the pandemic of 2020. Fire […]Read More
What is Your Emergency Contingency Plan?
The sudden arrival of COVID-19 caught the entire world by surprise. This coronavirus shares 96% of it’s genetic code of the SARS pandemic of 2002-2003 that killed 779 people worldwide. So what does this have to do with fire safety and prevention? A great deal, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1600 is the standard that […]Read More
The Difference Between False Alarms and Nuisance Alarms
A false alarm by definition is a false report from a fire protection system that informs the local fire department. It is also a warning about something that failed to happen. A nuisance alarm on the other hand could be a smoke detector that has been alarmed. The alarm, however, is not considered a […]Read More
Are Your Parents Safe? Importance of Fire Safety in Assisted Living Facilities
As a leading fire protection company, Fire & Life Safety America is experienced in providing reliable life safety service to assisted living facilities. If you are in that stage of life with elderly parents residing in an assisted living facility, you should ask yourself on whether or not your parents are safe or not? Providing […]Read More
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