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Coverage including updates, insights, strategies and best practices for the facilities management industry


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Data Analytics, Internet of Things Create New Frontier in Fire and Life Safety

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Fire Safety: New Opportunities for Intelligence, Interoperability

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Q&A: New Testing and Inspection Requirements for Healthcare Facilities

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Fire Alarm Pull Station Recalled Due to Failure to Alert

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Fleeing a Fire: ADA Considerations

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Addressable Fire Alarm Technology Brings Variety of Benefits to Building Managers

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Understanding The Unique Fire Safety Challenges of Tall Buildings

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Exterior Wall Assemblies, Performance-Based Fire Resistance: High-Rise Considerations

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SIDEBAR: Egress Strategy Critical To Overall Fire Safety Plans

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Commissioning Fire and Life Safety Systems

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Inspecting, Testing, and Maintaining Fire and Life Safety Systems

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Tips on Testing Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems

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Taking a Comprehensive Approach To Data Center Fire Safety

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Resources for Fire Safety in Green Buildings

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Operate a Green Building Well and Fire Safety Will Follow

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Strategies Include Familiarizing Firefighters with Site and Building

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Green Buildings, Like All Buildings, Must Mitigate Fire Risks

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The Intersection of Green Building Design and Fire Safety

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Incidence of Dorm Fires Peaks in September, October

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Changes In Fire Codes, Standards Offer New Fire Protection System Guidance For Facility Managers

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Expanded Scope Of NFPA 72 Now Includes Emergency Communication Systems

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Newer Versions Of NFPA 72 Include Guidance For Integrating Fire Alarm, PA System

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How Outside Factors Can Influence NFPA Codes And Standards

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The Search for Fire (Safety): Inspections and NFPA 25

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Fire-Safety Systems: Debunking Myths, Anticipating Trouble

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Think Big Picture To Reduce Fire/Life Safety Costs

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Examine How Flammable Materials Are Stored To Determine Fire Protection Needs

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Maintenance, Commissioning Of Fire Protection Systems Can Help Reduce Costs

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A Comprehensive Approach To Data Center Fire Safety

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Evaluating Fire Detection Options For Data Centers

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Data Center Fire Suppression Systems: What Facility Managers Should Consider

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Data Center Fire Protection: Containment and Commissioning

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New Choices In Fire Protection Systems Can Help Make Facilities Safer

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Fire Suppression: Storage Spaces, Antifreeze Ban, Portable Extinguisher Monitors

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Replacements For Halon Fire Extinguishing Agents

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Technical Systems, Occupant Behavior Both Play Role In Fire And Life Safety Planning

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Training, Emergency Communications Are Crucial To Facility Fire Safety Plans

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Identifying Volunteers To Help People With Disabilities In Fire Emergency Can Streamline Evacuation

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Fire Safety In Buildings: Drills, Prevention Strategies Are Essential

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Showcase Products: Fire/Life Safety

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How Facility Expansions Affect Fire Alarm Systems

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Upgrading Notification Systems To Code Can Create Technical Challenges

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Peripheral Limitations Make Expanding Fire Alarm Systems Tricky

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Photoluminescence can guide occupants out

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Fire Safety Showcase: New Products

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Facility Managers Play Critical Role in Fire Safety Efforts

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Testing, Inspection Play Key Roles In Fire Safety System

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Fire Safety Plans Need To Account For People With Disabilities

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Understanding Fire Stop Systems in Buildings

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Modern Fire Safety Systems Can Be Cheaper, Smarter

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Opening the Door To Fire Safety

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Fire Safety: Signs of Trouble

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Fire Safety: Focus on Roles

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Match Roof to Fire Rating Needs

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Technology Brings Positive Change To Fire Safety

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The Most Common Fire Safety Misperception

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The Dangers of Fire Alarm System Non-compliance

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How Hotel Fire Safety Systems Can Bring in Customers

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Overlooked Measures Play Critical Role in Protecting Buildings From Fire

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Fire Alarm Doesn't Guarantee Building Occupants Will Evacuate

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When Planning Building Security, Don't Forget About Fire Protection

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When Building Layout Changes, Consult a Fire Protection Expert

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Effective Fire Suppression in Data Centers Requires Careful Planning by FMs

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Door Hardware: Codes for Fire and Life Safety

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Door Hardware: Managers Must Consider Codes and Standards

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What is the Primary Goal of Fire-Exit Hardware?

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Planning Your Next Fire Alarm System Upgrade

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Trends in Fires in Educational Facilities

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Fire Safety in Food Service

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Fire Code Questions to Ask Before Upgrading

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Fire Safety Products

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Green Building Design and Fire Safety

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Emergency Planning: OSHA Offers Training Materials

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Fire Safety and Prevention in Data Centers

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Green Building Design Can Pose Fire Safety Challenges

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Green Design Solutions and Materials May Be Fire Hazards

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Fire Safety Products

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Being Prepared for an Emergency Requires a Regularly Updated Emergency Plan

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Practice Emergency Plans so Occupants are Prepared

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Communication with Occupants, Local Authorities Key to Emergency Planning

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Dorm Fire Safety Tips

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What Are the Benefits of Insulation?

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Testing the Fire Safety System

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Fire Safety and Human Nature

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Maintaining a Fire/Emergency Response Plan

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NIST Study Demonstrates the Importance of Balanced Fire Safety Design

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Insulation: Fire Safety Affects Specification

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Fire-Alarm Systems: Inspection Checklist

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OSHA Guidance on Fire Safety

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Fire Safety: The Goals of Visual Inspections

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Fire Safety: Test Systems to Comply with NFPA 72

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Fire-Alarm and Detection Systems: Common Maintenance Activities

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Trouble Spots for Fire-Alarm and Detection Systems

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Fire Safety: Keys to Successful Inspection and Testing Procedures

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BAS Improves HVAC Control, Energy Efficiency

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Keep the Unintended Consequences in Mind When Cutting Costs

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Security Perceived as Most Important Building Feature, According to Survey

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Facility Alterations Can Affect Firestop Systems

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Fire Doors Offer Unique Maintenance Requirements

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NIST Releases Report on WTC 7 Collapse, Completes Investigation of WTC Buildings

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Large-loss Fires Swell in 2007, Report Finds

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Conduct an Initial Water Distribution System Analysis

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What is Photoluminescent Marking?

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Fire: No Time to Wait

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New Certifications Being Developed for Fire Equipment Technicians

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Avoiding Data Center Fires

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Preventive Maintenance of the Fire Safety System

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Fire Extinguisher Training

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NIST Conference to Address Elevator Use in Emergencies

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Facility Safety: Focus on Firestops

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Lines of Defense

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Fatal Warehouse Fire Prompts Partnership to Update Building Safety

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Blazing a Path: New Technology, Design Approach Move Fire Safety Forward

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Catching up

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Maryland Adopts New NFPA Codes

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New Technology Could Increase Fire Safety of High Rise Buildings

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Attention to Detail Pays Off In Upgrade Planning

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A Head Start on Firestops

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Learning Lessons in Fire Safety

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Keeping Sprinklers Ready and Able

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High-Tech Fire Fighting

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Better Ways to Stop Fires

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Fire Escape?

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New Codes Aim For Safer High-Rises

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Sprinkler Retrofits: Life-Cycle Issues

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Fire Safety

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Testing and inspection spell success for life-safety systems

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Strategies For Managing Fire Risks