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      Q&A Smoke Dampers

      [This week's Q&A came from the 49th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), held in San Antonio, TX,…

      Bob Armbrister | Oct 29, 2012
      Article Life Safety Code

      I remember when...

      Bob Armbrister | Oct 25, 2012
      Q&A Smoke Dampers

      [This week's Q&A came from the 49th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), held in San Antonio, TX,…

      Bob Armbrister | Oct 22, 2012
      Fire Extinguishers Article

      I have a confession to make... I don't know it all. I never have and never will. For those of you who know me, I'm sure you're laughing at me right now,…

      Bob Armbrister | Oct 18, 2012
      Q&A Generators Testing (Life Safety Code)

      Q: During a recent survey, the inspector cited us for not exercising our circuit breakers downstream of our generator. Does the LSC require annual…

      Bob Armbrister | Oct 15, 2012
      Sprinklers Article

      Frequently, I am asked why do healthcare organizations need to know where their quick response (QR) sprinkler heads are located? If you facility is…

      Bob Armbrister | Oct 11, 2012
      Business Occupancies Q&A Storage (Life Safety Code)

      Q: We have a new facility which has recently opened, and it is a physician’s office/business occupancy. There is a medical record storage room which…

      Bob Armbrister | Oct 8, 2012
      Article Electrical Equipment NFPA 99

      I was recently asked how Joint Commission and other authorities look at  electrical items used by staff that do not come into contact with patients, such…

      Bob Armbrister | Oct 4, 2012
      Corridors Q&A LSC

      Q: Our Risk Management Department has conducted an assessment of our waiting areas in our hospital.  They are stating that staff should be able to see all…

      Bob Armbrister | Oct 1, 2012