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Fire Door Solutions Announces New Fire Door and Frame Field Re-Labeling Service

Fire Door Solutions, an industry leader in providing professional fire door and damper inspection and compliance services, is pleased to announce its new Fire Door and Frame Field Re-Labeling Service. The company’s brisk rise to industry leadership in the life safety sector can be attributed to its focus on complete, accurate, timely, and professional response to client needs to inspect, repair, and now, relabel fire doors and frames.

Fire Door Field Re-Labeling Service

 

Fire Door Field Labeling White Paper

Missing or compromised fire door and frame labels are some of the first items Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ’s) look for when auditing for compliance to life safety and building codes. Consequently, it behooves Facility Managers to insure all parts of their facility fire doors are labeled appropriately with the proper nomenclature, fire protection rating, and other required data.

Fire Door Field Labeling White Paper

 

The Top Five Hot Button Issues in EC

Joint Commission Life Safety Code Surveyors (LSCS) met in January to discuss hot button issues in the environment of care (EC). Based on field experience and 2013 survey information,1 there are five common problem areas in hospitals and health care facilities that need to be better addressed. Here’s the lowdown on what Joint Commission LSCS will be focusing on in the coming year and what you can do to make your buildings safer for patients and staff.

The Top Five Hot Button Issues in EC

 

Fire Door Inspections, Repairs & Labeling

Healthcare organizations will be required to test and inspect all fire rated doors on an annual basis. This annual inspec-tion requirement cannot be taken lightly; actual inspections will have to be performed by a qualified hospital employee that has an under-standing of the operating components of fire rated doors or by a certi-fied third party life safety inspector.

Fire Door Inspections, Repairs & Labeling

 

Fire Door Inspections, Repairs & Labeling in Healthcare

When the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code is adopted by the Center for Medicare Services (CMS), the following accreditation organizations: The Joint Commission, AOA Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program and Det Norske Veritas will also adopt the Life Safety Code 2012 edition. One of the most signification changes will be the fire-rated doors and the hardware on those doors.

Fire Door Inspections, Repairs & Labeling in Healthcare

 

Changes to the Life Safety Code, Doors and Locking Hardware

When the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code (LSC) is finally adopted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the accreditation organizations (The Joint Commission, AOA/Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program and Det Norske Veritas) will follow suit.

Changes to the Life Safety Code, Doors and Locking Hardware

 

Fire Door Field Labeling

Missing, damaged or painted fire door and frame labels are the number-one deficiency encountered during an inspections of fire door assemblies, according to the Door Security and Safety Foundation.

Fire Door Field Labeling

 

Filling Holes in Fire Doors

Whenever I teach a class on fire door inspection, questions always come up about holes in fire doors and how to fill them.  I promised a class of 120 last fall at the Yankee Security Conference that I would write a blog post about it, but there was really no good solution, particularly for wood doors – until now.

Filling Holes in Fire Doors

 

Solving Fire Door Penetrations

I ran across a vendor called Fire Door Solutions, Inc. (www.firedoorsolutions.com) who has come up with a unique solution for those pesky penetrations in fire rated doors. On older fire doors, it is not uncommon for the facility to replace the automatic closure with a new device, but the mounting hole pattern on the new device does not always line up with the old one. NFPA 80 Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives (2010 edition), section 5.2.15.4 permits holes in doors to be filled with a steel bolt, or the same material in which the door is made.

Solving Fire Door Penetrations

 

Fire Door Solutions Announces Release of Fire Door Caulk

Fire Door Solutions Announces Release of Fire Door Caulk Dothan, AL. June 29, 2012- Fire Door Solutions announces the launch of Fire Door Caulk. Recently tested and approved by INTERTEK for use to fill existing voids and through penetrations in existing listed and labeled wood fire doors. Fire Door Caulk can be used in openings up to ¾” in wood doors rated up to 90 minutes.

Fire Door Solutions Announces Release of Fire Door Caulk

 

Fire Door Solutions Announces Release of Fire Door Thru-Bolt

Fire Door Thru-Bolt is used for holes up to 1/2″ in steel fire rated doors. The Thru-Bolt is an aesthetically pleasing solution compared to unsightly normal bolts. The Thru-Bolt comes primed and ready to paint after installed. The Fire Door Thru-Bolt is a simple male and female type application that is available in 1/4″ and 1/2″ widths for both 1-3/4″ and 2″ fire rated doors.

Fire Door Solutions Announces Release of Fire Door Thru-Bolt