Fire Safety

Read: How a N.J. University Reduced Nuisance Fire Alarms By 100%

How a N.J. University Reduced Nuisance Fire Alarms By 100%

One student housing complex had over 60 nuisance fire alarms in seven months, forcing whole-building evacuations and fire department responses.

Read: Johnson Controls Enhances Simplex ES Net Life Safety Network

Johnson Controls Enhances Simplex ES Net Life Safety Network

Simplex ES Net now supports up to 687 nodes and allows up to 82,000 feet between nodes, according to the company.

Read: Dept. of Education Review Finds UNC Failed to Comply with Clery Act

Dept. of Education Review Finds UNC Failed to Comply with Clery Act

The Department characterized UNC’s lack of compliance as a ‘systemic failure to provide students and employees with important campus crime information and services essential to their safety and security.’

Read: 13 Horrifying Installations That Will Give You Nightmares

13 Horrifying Installations That Will Give You Nightmares

Mislabeled emergency equipment and exposed wires and blocked sensors — OH, MY!

Read: Is Your Campus Doing These 3 Things to Improve Fire Safety?

Is Your Campus Doing These 3 Things to Improve Fire Safety?

October is National Fire Prevention Month. Here are three things facilities managers can do to advance fire safety and prevention.

Read: Explosion at University of Nevada, Reno Dorm Injures 8 Students

Explosion at University of Nevada, Reno Dorm Injures 8 Students

Authorities arrived on the scene to evacuate and secure the buildings, which had blown-out windows and extensive damage to the roof and flooring.

Read: Former NYC Student Awarded $59M for Being Burned in Chemistry Class

Former NYC Student Awarded $59M for Being Burned in Chemistry Class

The then high school student suffered third-degree burns to more than 30% of his body after a chemistry experiment went wrong in 2014.

Read: Honeywell Recalls Notifier Photoelectric Smoke Sensors

Honeywell Recalls Notifier Photoelectric Smoke Sensors

Honeywell issued a voluntary recall on certain models of its intelligent photoelectric smoke sensors sold with fire alarm systems.

Read: Effective Mass Notification Can Influence Campus Community Response to Emergencies

Effective Mass Notification Can Influence Campus Community Response to Emergencies

The NFPA improved the requirements of the “Fire Alarm and Signaling Code” to create a meaningful and effective method for reaching its intended audience during a crisis.

Read: New Bill Would Allow Illinois Schools to Add Barricades to Classroom Doors

New Bill Would Allow Illinois Schools to Add Barricades to Classroom Doors

If the bill becomes a law, Illinois will be the fourth state in the Midwest to allow certain barricades, most of which aren’t ADA or fire code compliant, to be used in lockdown situations.

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