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All You Need To Know About Smoke Detectors: Part II
2014-07-07

All You Need To Know About Smoke Detectors: Part II

This week's blog post is brought to you by a guest blogger - Roozbeh Maleki, Product Manager-UEC Division for the Mircom Group of Companies. In his two-part post, Roozbeh will teach you what you need to know about smoke detectors, along with some fun facts!

All You Need To Know About Smoke Detectors: Part I
2014-06-30

All You Need To Know About Smoke Detectors: Part I

This week's blog post is brought to you by a guest blogger - Roozbeh Maleki, Product Manager-UEC Division for the Mircom Group of Companies. In his two-part post, Roozbeh will teach you what you need to know about smoke detectors, along with some fun facts!

Your Questions on the latest NFPA Standards & Listings Answered
2014-06-23

Your Questions on the latest NFPA Standards & Listings Answered

On June 2, 2014, Mircom's international team partnered with IGTC-Chubb Fire Qatar to host an interactive and educational seminar, centered around new trends and innovations in 3D life safety solutions. Here, we took the opportunity to present our Open Graphic Navigator, PRO-2000 and MiCare solutions. The event took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in Doha, Qatar.

My Impressions of the 2014 NFPA Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada
2014-06-18

My Impressions of the 2014 NFPA Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada

Yes, it was hot! The Vegas Strip is a pretty hot place, the temperature was in the high 90 degrees F (32 degrees C) and low 100 degrees F (38 degrees C), and of course the topics at the conference were thermally-related. The conference is not only an exposition for manufacturers like Mircom to show their plumage or an opportunity to get technical knowledge of industry experts, it is also a venue for NFPA committees to take care of business, and heat can be generated there as well.

Back to the Basics: What is a Fire Alarm System?
2014-05-20

Back to the Basics: What is a Fire Alarm System?

In this week's post, with the help of our wonderful Traveling Trainer & new guest blogger, Michael Baker, we're going back to the basics! For his first post, Michael will be explaining what a fire alarm system is.

Hospital Fire Emergency Response Team Procedures
2014-05-05

Hospital Fire Emergency Response Team Procedures

One of our past blog posts, “What to Do in Case of Fire in a Hospital”, addressed general emergency procedures within a hospital environment. Hospital fire emergency procedures cover a lot ground. It involves staff located throughout the hospital that may encounter a fire-related incident. This blog will address an approach to developing effective emergency procedures for a hospital emergency response team – those who will react and respond to all fire-related emergency incidents in the hospital.

Determining Applicable Automatic Elevator Recall Requirements
2014-04-28

Determining Applicable Automatic Elevator Recall Requirements

The most confusing aspect of complying with requirements for automatic elevator recall is which code/regulation applies and how to apply the requirements if more than one regulation has jurisdiction. There are also certain items that are subject to interpretation. Like with any confusing code issue, there are different opinions.

Elevators in a fire – to take or not to take?
2014-04-21

Elevators in a fire – to take or not to take?

When there's a fire or an emergency situation, elevators are usually off limits and building occupants are advised to use stairways instead. That’s because elevators are not always safe to operate if effects of fire reach components of the elevator system. For example, if the elevator doors open on the floor where the fire is occurring and fail to close, the elevator riders would find themselves trapped on the fire floor. Yikes!

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