NFPA

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: A Warning About Non-Code-Compliant Door Barricade Devices

A Warning About Non-Code-Compliant Door Barricade Devices

Most door barricade devices don’t comply with ADA and NFPA codes. They also pose other risks.

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: Active Shooter Gunshot Detection Guide: When Seconds Count

Active Shooter Gunshot Detection Guide: When Seconds Count

Early detection can trigger a host of responses including alerting occupants to the location where shots were fired while triggering building alarms.

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: Improving Fire System Performance and False Alarm Reduction with Multisensor Detection

Improving Fire System Performance and False Alarm Reduction with Multisensor Detection

Multisensor detection has the potential to reduce the number of false alarms by up to nearly 40%.

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.

Read: What Hospital Active Shooter Response Programs Should Look Like

What Hospital Active Shooter Response Programs Should Look Like

Here’s a rundown of specific features the NFPA advises hospital officials to include in their active shooter response programs.

Read: A Building Risk Assessment Checklist From the NFPA

A Building Risk Assessment Checklist From the NFPA

The NFPA’s active shooter guidance gives details on what information officials should be gathering during building risk assessments.

Read: NFPA 3000 Fast-Tracked for Active Shooter Response Standard After Parkland Shooting

NFPA 3000 Fast-Tracked for Active Shooter Response Standard After Parkland Shooting

An active shooter response standard such as NFPA 3000 was first proposed after the Pulse Nightclub shooting in 2016.

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