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News | February 27, 2017

Fire Safety Events & Activities

We are always active in the fire protection industry, providing training and support to local companies and organizations. Shown at the top is Justin Biller, our technical director, speaking to the Carolinas Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers on fire doors and field labeling issues.

Justin Biller will also be speaking at the Fire Code Expo on Tuesday, February 28th in Columbus, OH on the subject of ‘Fire Doors and Opening Protectives’ and associated field labeling.


Also pictured here is Mark Waller, our executive director, taking time to tour a local fire station with some future firefighters!

News | September 19, 2016

VSHE October Meeting

The Virginia Society of Healthcare Engineers Fall meeting will be held Wednesday, October 5 at the Maridor in Roanoke from 4 to 7PM.

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News | July 26, 2016

HDJN Health Facilities Fire Prevention Interview

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In this audio interview with HDJN’s Megan Dhillon, Justin Biller discusses the new fire safety provisions for health care facilities. Among the changes discussed are the new requirements of NFPA 101, 2012 to have annual fire door inspections and the impact this will have on the survey process. This is a follow-up to the May 9, 2016 client advisory “Update of Fire Protection Guidelines for Certain Health Facilities: CMS Publishes Final Rule on Fire Safety Requirements“.

News | June 21, 2016

Justin Biller To Speak at SFPE Expo

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Justin Biller of Aegis Fire Safety Consultants will speak at the 2016 Denver City SFPE Expo on Monday September 26th. He will speak on the subject ‘Fire Door Inspections & Field Labeling’ at 11:40 AM.

News | May 3, 2016

Article Featured in Doors & Hardware Magazine

Doors & Hardware MagazineAn article by Justin Biller of Aegis Fire Safety Consultants has been featured in the May issue of Doors & Hardware Magazine.

The article, titled ‘Fire Door Certification and Labeling: A Retrospective’ discusses the historic development of building codes and test standards related to fire door certification and labeling, and how to better evaluate future trends in listing and labeling provisions.

FAQ | November 4, 2015

What is a Fire Door?

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Fire Doors are designed to compartmentalize a building, prevent the spread of smoke and fire, and protect egress for a specified amount of time. These doors are rated from 20 minutes up to 3 hours. The door, frame and all components used on that door must be subjected to rigorous fire testing to verify it will perform its function under fire conditions.

Fire-rated doors are required to bear a label that states the protection rating. It is important to remember that a label on a fire door does not mean that the assembly is compliant. If non fire-rated hardware is used it can create a potentially deadly scenario in the event of fire. The rating of the assembly is limited to the component with the lowest fire protection rating. In order for fire doors to work effectively, they must be correctly specified, installed and maintained.

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