Robert E. Solomon, P.E., National Fire Protection Association, tells how identifying building use, occupancy and other factors impacts planning for an appropriate system. A comprehensive fire- and life-safety design requires a cohesive blend of alarm/detection capabilities, an appropriate suppression system and a number of other building construction features that depend on occupancy, type of facility [...]
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In today’s world, more people are cognizant of the potential fire hazards and other risks in public places, such as airports, college campuses, stadiums, office buildings, hotels, hospitals, and entertainment venues. Increased public awareness is crucial to any safety or security action plan. We do not take for granted the effectiveness of existing safety systems. [...]
Are You Installing the Right Carbon Monoxide Detector?
When security dealers, installers and distributors are evaluating which carbon monoxide (CO) detector to purchase, they should look for a product that is listed for the intended use and features that comply with the industry’s most recent product standards. Every alarm professional should understand the differences between American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) standards ANSI/UL 2034 and ANSI/UL 2075 and be aware of the new requirements of the third edition of ANSI/UL 2075 that become effective later in 2009.
A hotel’s appeal is based on its reputation for providing a safe, secure, and convenient environment for its guests. A hotelier’s attention to fire and life safety systems should enhance its reputation without arousing the concerns of a typical hotel guest. Apart from bolting the door and glancing at the posted emergency escape route, few guests give a second thought to their safety. That’s the way it should be.