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Copyright International Fire Protection 2016

The fire industry moves slowly (at least compared to many others) but we’re enjoying a period of acceleration in both the uses and management of fire control and indicating equipment that is unprecedented since the first revolution in fire panel technology, when microprocessors and programmable

When fire breaks out in a highly-populated building, the first priority is to ensure occupant safety, normally by quick evacuation. But what happens when the purpose of that building is to prevent people from being evacuated? That’s one of the dilemmas in designing fire safety

One of steel’s defining characteristics is its reduced flammability, especially when compared to other popular building materials, such as wood and vinyl. What’s important to note about steel is that “reduced flammability” doesn’t mean it’s completely immune to fire. Although more resistant to fire, steel can