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Read: Why Colleges Should Care About Low Frequency Sounders

Why Colleges Should Care About Low Frequency Sounders

Some fire departments are requiring low frequency sounders be installed retroactively due to these devices being more effective at waking “at-risk” individuals.

Read: Survey: 40% of Principals Say Their School Doesn’t Have Working Fire Sprinklers

Survey: 40% of Principals Say Their School Doesn’t Have Working Fire Sprinklers

One in five superintendents said none of their school buildings have sprinklers, according to another recent EdWeek survey.

Read: Mass. Lawmakers Push to Amend Building Codes to Allow Barricade Locks

Mass. Lawmakers Push to Amend Building Codes to Allow Barricade Locks

Massachusetts school districts can apply for a variance from local inspectors to install the devices, most of which violate ADA and NFPA codes.

Read: Classroom Safety: More Than Just the Door

Classroom Safety: More Than Just the Door

When addressing classroom security, also take into consideration protocols, windows, training, visitor management, and emergency plans.

Read: Oxford Shooting Update: A Warning About Non-Code-Compliant Door Barricade Devices

Oxford Shooting Update: 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 major risks.

Read: Mass. Schools Look to PASS K-12 Guidelines to Improve Student Safety

Mass. Schools Look to PASS K-12 Guidelines to Improve Student Safety

Tom LeBlanc, former editorial director of Commercial Integrator and a member of the PASS Outreach Committee, shares feedback from his discussions with local Massachusetts leaders regarding school safety.

Read: Secured School Entry Vestibules: Reducing Weak Points and Increasing Sightlines

Secured School Entry Vestibules: Reducing Weak Points and Increasing Sightlines

Multifunctional, fire-rated glazing supports a welcoming environment and protects against multiple life-safety threats.

Read: More States Require Schools to Install Panic Alarms. Is Your Campus Ready?

More States Require Schools to Install Panic Alarms. Is Your Campus Ready?

Florida, New Jersey, New York, and Texas all require K-12 schools to have panic alarms, and other states may soon follow.

Read: UNC Greensboro Teams Up with Greensboro F.D. to Improve Fire Safety

UNC Greensboro Teams Up with Greensboro F.D. to Improve Fire Safety

To improve fire safety on campus and in the community, two UNCG communication studies classes teamed up with the Greensboro Fire Department.

Read: Will Your In-Building Communication Systems Work When You Need Them?

Will Your In-Building Communication Systems Work When You Need Them?

Many hand-held radios and wireless communication systems have dead spots on campus. Test them now to ensure you have good coverage during an emergency.

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