Fire/Life Safety


Students wearing face masks on a college campus.

COVID-19 Cases Surge Among College-Aged People, CDC reports

Two new reports by the CDC conclude that COVID-19 is spreading on college campuses due to close living conditions, the increase of social gatherings, and disregard for mask wearing.  

Maintenance on air conditioner.

4 Ways Schools Can Improve Indoor Air Quality to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission

Schools must consider their HVAC system as part of their overall COVID-19 mitigation strategy, in addition to social distancing, cleaning, screening, signage and operational practices.



Arsonist Torches University of Delaware Jewish Center

A fire at a Jewish center on the University of Delaware campus late Tuesday was intentionally set, authorities said Wednesday, though they have not called it a hate crime.

Parents in Florida Team Up to Create a School Safety Reporting App

Parents in Florida Team Up to Create a School Safety Reporting App

Four parents in Florida created a reporting app that allows students, teachers and parents to report fires, fights and other threats.

Repurposed Fire Hoses Used to Enhance School Safety

Repurposed Fire Hoses Used to Enhance School Safety

Firefighters are repurposing their outdated fire hoses, which normally would be recycled, into something that can be used to prevent intruders from entering classrooms.

Wisconsin Author, Professor Releases Book that Challenges School Safety Initiatives

Wisconsin Author Releases Book That Challenges School Safety Initiatives

David P. Perrodin’s new book, “School of Errors: Rethinking School Safety in America,” offers a new perspective on school safety, advocating for teaching students to have curiosity and awareness instead of fear.

New York State Signs Legislation to Allow Cameras on School Bus Stop Arms

New York State Signs Legislation to Allow Cameras on School Bus Stop Arms

In light of many violators of passing school buses while stopped, Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation that permits school buses to install cameras on stop arms.

New Hampshire Hospital Using New Tech to Improve Emergency Response Communication

New Hampshire Hospital Using New Tech to Improve Emergency Response Communication

Exeter Hospital in Exeter, N.H., is using new technology in its Emergency Department to improve communication between emergency medical technicians (EMTs) in the field and in the facility’s emergency department.

NY Elementary School Stocks Classrooms with Safety Buckets

NY Elementary School Stocks Classrooms with Safety Buckets

Last Wednesday, teachers at Allegany-Limestone Elementary School were given buckets full of medical supplies and other materials that would help secure their classroom in the event of an active-shooter incident.

Integrating Fire Safety and Security Solutions in the Campus Environment

Integrating Fire Safety and Security Solutions in the Campus Environment

Integration of security and fire alarms in facility design and emergency response planning is vitally important in today’s threat environment.

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