3 Types of Fire-Rated Expansion Joint Systems
In most commercial buildings expansion joints are a fact of life. These joints are necessary to accommodate expected building movements due to thermal changes, wind sway and differential movement… https://wp.me/p8nKJR-gg
As early as 1897 the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) has been addressing fire life and safety concerns. Currently, NFPA 80 is the standard for fire doors and other opening protectives. Chapter 16 of NFPA 80 is designated for access doors in both horizontal and vertical applications in fire-rated walls, floors, and floor-ceiling or roof-ceiling assemblies (NFPA, 2019, pg. 36). This article addresses common uses, styles and specification tips for fire-rated floor doors and access doors. Continue reading
In the event of a fire, a missing, empty or tampered fire extinguisher can lead to catastrophic loss. It is this reason that the installation of fire extinguisher cabinets is necessary. Fire extinguisher cabinets are designed to keep fire extinguishers, hoses and blankets secure while still providing accessibility in the event of a fire emergency. Although there are many options for fire extinguisher cabinets, we will cover the top three commercial uses.
Whether at home, in the car, boat, work or school, you’ll find fire extinguishers everywhere; and with good reason. NFPA 10 indicates that the maximum travel distance to an extinguisher is 75 feet in a commercial building. Knowing how to select the appropriate extinguisher is critical. Continue reading
Monday marked the beginning of National Fire Prevention Month. Every October local fire stations and other fire protection and prevention agencies campaign safety, security and safe egress in the event of a fire. Dennis Hunsinger, former Regional Director of FEMA said “Annual Observances like National Fire Prevention Week and National Fire Prevention Month are excellent opportunities to focus on fire hazards – but we should all practice fire safety every day – Continue reading