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Information of interest to professionals involved in fire prevention, facilities management, fire emergency planning and related areas. Reference materials, fact sheets, bulletins, fire emergency response plans. Fire hazard recognition and control. Property protection, fire engineering, sprinklers, etc. Lighting and emergency lighting guidelines. Boiler safety.

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Accessibility

ADA accessibility guidelines for buildings and facilities. Building accessibility and mental retardation.

Boilers

Safety bulletins related to the safety, operation, repair and maintenance of boilers & pressure vessels.

Buildings

Designing buildings for fire safety - controlling and reducing fire spread. Fire protection for steel columns. Technical information on construction materials, equipment, and systems. Mathematical models used to calculate fire resistance.

Checklists

Fire safety inspection checklists. Fire protection and suppression checklists.

Education

Fire engineering courses. Training programs for fire services. Certified Facility Manager Designation program. Facilities Engineering Certification. SIOR Certification.

Energy

Information on energy efficiency technologies for buildings including recommendations and success stories.

Extinguishers

Proper use and maintenance of fire extinguishers.

Facilities Management

Steps to take after a property loss. Guidelines for management of real property, land management and leases. Premises liability issues e.g., storage tanks, asbestos, etc. In-depth reports on facilities and property management issues. How to conduct a safety and health residential building inspection.

Fire Engineering

Fire Protection Engineering Criteria Manual. Fire Protection Technical Library.

Fire Hazards

Guidelines on fire prevention & fire evacuation programs. Safety talks. Abstracts of fire investigation reports. Fire reporting procedures. Home fire safety. Exits and emergency lighting. Smoke detectors.

Fire Safety

Guidelines on fire prevention & fire evacuation programs. Safety talks. Abstracts of fire investigation reports. Fire reporting procedures. Home fire safety. Exits and emergency lighting. Smoke detectors.

Flammables

Guidance on NFPA hazard guidelines related to flammable and combustible liquids and gases, spray painting, fireworks, battery charging, etc.

Hotels

Fire safety requirements for hotels. USFA's listing of hotel and motels that meet fire and life safety requirements. Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Act of 1990.

Imported Drywall

Resources on the links between imported drywall and metal corrosion and health problems. Studies on indoor environmental quality and analysis of HVAC, gas distribution and fire safety equipment in residences with Chinese drywall.

Lessons Learned

Lessons learned from property losses - fires, power outages, wood dust explosion, warehouse fires, etc.

Lighting

How to assess lighting conditions. Evaluating the need for an upgrade. Financial considerations.

Railings

ADA accessibility handrail and grab bar requirements. OSHA, UBC handrail specifications. Ramp railing requirements.

Restoration

Disaster recovery, cleaning and restoration of smoke, soot and water-damaged valuables, furnishings, carpeting, flooring, oriental rugs, draperies, etc. Salvage manual for book collections. Priorities of preliminary safety and loss mitigation procedures after a fire. Specialized drying equipment and restorative drying techniques. Carpet cleaning and stain removal.

Safety Programs

Fire prevention programs. Fire safety talks. Safety checklists. Fire safety program tips. Fire protection program models. Standard operating procedures. Fire safety program implementation guide.

Smoke

Photoelectric and ionization smoke detectors. How smoke detectors work. Smoke alarm facts. Smoke management in atria.

Software

Variety of environmental software programs related to energy efficiency, pollution prevention, etc. Arson Information Management System.

Sprinklers

Technical papers on fire protection, suppression systems, halon substitutes, etc. Fire protection engineering. Guidance for sprinkler system maintenance and testing.

Water Damage

Follow these tips to prevent building water damage from some of the more common causes.

Windows

Information about the potential risks of falls from windows and their protection.

Winter

Winter property protection precautions. Preventing falling snow from rooftops. How to prevent frozen pipes.


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