Fire Safety

Read: Fire Damages University of Alabama Music Building

Fire Damages University of Alabama Music Building

Fifty firefighters helped contain the blaze, which was declared officially extinguished the following morning.

Read: Are Your Classroom Locks Functional or Mere Security Illusions?

Are Your Classroom Locks Functional or Mere Security Illusions?

Some campuses are still turning to barricade devices to lock classroom doors. Here are five potential unintended consequences of using these devices.

Read: Lessons Learned from the Evacuation of a Long-Term Care Facility

Lessons Learned from the Evacuation of a Long-Term Care Facility

Here’s what worked and what didn’t during this long-term care facility’s temporary evacuation of its 144 residents.

Read: What Campuses Need to Know About Panic Hardware

What Campuses Need to Know About Panic Hardware

Navigating the codes surrounding the use of panic hardware can be a challenge for healthcare facilities, schools and colleges. Here is when it is required, as well as your available options.

Read: Johnson Controls to Debut New UL 268-Compliant Smoke Detection Sensors

Johnson Controls to Debut New UL 268-Compliant Smoke Detection Sensors

The new UL 268 7th edition-compliant TrueAlarm sensors will be available for both the Simplex and Autocall product families in the spring of this year.

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.

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