Fire & Life Safety

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State of Ohio Launches Safety Smart Phone App

April 14, 2014

Ohioans can now report suspicious activity to the state’s Homeland Security agency with a new app that can be downloaded on mobile devices.


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Only Two States Require Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Schools

November 22, 2013

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, only two states have laws requiring carbon monoxide monitors in schools.


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Swedish Ice Hotel Rebuilt with Fire Alarms

November 18, 2013

Even Sweden’s famous Ice Hotel is not exempt from fire code – this year’s installation of the hotel, built from scratch annually from snow and giant blocks of ice in the arctic town of Jukkasjarvi, included fire alarms and a built-in sprinkler system.


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Study Says Offering CPR Training in Public Kiosks Could Save Lives

November 18, 2013

Offering brief CPR training sessions in public kiosks could help save lives.


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Understanding the Consequences of Skipping Fire Suppression

Having smoke and fire detectors without fire suppression technology is like having video surveillance without alarm response.
November 5, 2013

 A fire in 2013 that began in the attic of a Colorado sorority house burned for hours before anyone detected it, resulting in a million-dollar loss. Why? The three-story, wood-frame house had no fire detection system, and a sprinkler system covered the living spaces but not the attic. 


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Bill Calls for Stricter Rules with School Emergency Drills

October 31, 2013

Michigan schools would have to be more transparent about how they conduct emergency safety drills under a bill approved in the state House.


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How Life Safety Training Turns Security Officers into First Responders

October 22, 2013
When an emergency occurs, whether it is a cardiac or first-aid emergency, or a natural disaster or workplace violence incident, the emergency responder who makes the difference between life and death is one who is well trained.
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Making Sense of Mobile Duress Systems in Building and Campus Safety

July 24, 2012
There is a significant need for commercial duress systems whose capabilities extend beyond those of PERS in order to provide protection in a building or campus setting.
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High-Rise Fires Cause Quarter Billion Dollars of Property Damage a Year

December 6, 2011

According to a new report by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in 2005-2009, there were an average of 15,700 reported structure fires in high-rise buildings per year with an associated $235 million in direct property damage


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Fire and Life Safety and Security’s Role

July 1, 2011

Your job title is Security Director, Director of Corporate Security or Chief Security Officer, yet most likely your role entails more than security. As the economy continues its downward trend, corporations have eliminated new positions, leaving open positions unfilled and combining positions. The person responsible for security is now responsible for much more including fire, life safety and safety. But a security director may not be as familiar with fire safety as they are with security matters.


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ASIS 2013 Product Preview

ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, September 24-27 in Chicago, Illinois, will include an exhibit hall packed with innovative security solutions. Here are some of the products that will be shown at ASIS this year.

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Virtualization and Data Center Security: What You Need to Know for 2014

Data centers are increasingly becoming the center of the enterprise, and data center and cyber security is following the same path for security departments. According to Justin Flynn, a consultant at the Burwood Group, the virtualization of data centers allows enterprises to scale more easily and faster, with a smaller footprint.

However, hosting enterprise data in the cloud can make intrusion detection more difficult – how can enterprise security leaders team up with other departments to keep aware of cyber risks and traffic, and physical and data compliance during the virtual transition? How can CISOs and CSOs discuss cyber threats with the C-Suite to get the resources they need? And how can the proper infrastructure test and verify possible malicious attacks? 

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2014 April

In the April issue of Security magazine, read about integration partnerships and their growing success. The Boston Marathon bombing has changed the way integrators look at security for sporting events, see where they are one year after the tragic incident. Read about the 2014 RSA conference and this year's theme of "Threat Intelligence. Also, read about the latest products and news in the security industry.

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