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Monday, April 16th, 2018

We’re giving away a ticket to the premier healthcare conference of the year! The Virginia Society of Healthcare Engineers Annual Conference will be May 9th & 10th, 2018.

This ticket covers all of Wednesday and Thursday’s conference activities, meals, snacks, trade show, EDU sessions and the Wednesday evening reception! It’s a $250 value! This offer ends on May 1st.

Topics will address current and significant information on code compliance, maintenance, design, construction, security, facilities technology and other relevant subjects.

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To apply you must currently work at a medical facility in VA as a facilities manager/facility director/ engineering or maintenance director or equivalent position.

900 Degree Difference: Fire Safety Video

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

This dramatic fire safety video below from Underwriters Laboratories explains how closed doors in the home can save lives in a fire. More info on the Close Your Door safety initiative can be found at closeyourdoor.org.


Justin Biller To Speak at Central Virginia SFPE Meeting

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Justin Biller of Aegis Fire Safety Consultants will speak on January 16th at the meeting of the Central Virginia Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) in a joint meeting with ASSE.

He will speak on the subject ‘Fire Door Inspections & Field Labeling’ at 4PM.

More details here »

 

Who is Qualified to Inspect Fire Doors Under NFPA 80?

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

In this intriguing article from Mr. Ron Cote’, NFPA technical services lead for life safety, he poses the question – Who is a qualified person to inspect fire doors under NFPA 80? The answer given may surprise you, as Mr. Cote’ himself describes his own personal lack of understanding of many of the critical components of fire door inspections, despite a highly recognizable career as a fire protection and life safety engineer working for NFPA over several decades in the development of the Life Safety Code.

Late last year, after studying the definition of qualified person, I realized I did not have the requisite skills to perform inspection and testing of fire door assemblies to the degree of detail and completeness required by NFPA 80—for starters, I didn’t know the differences between the door frame elements of face, rabbet, stop, soffit, throat, and jamb. I challenged myself to obtain that knowledge, and in so doing I set out on a path to learn what it might take for someone not working in the door and hardware field to learn what was needed to perform fire door assembly inspection and testing.

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While nowhere close to the experience Mr. Cote’ has in applying fire and life safety applications in codes and standards, when I began looking into what was necessary to be involved in fire door inspections I too felt very similar feelings of inadequacy about the specifics of fire door hardware and installation. At AEGIS, we also turned to DHI for certification of our professional staff as a Fire Door Assembly Inspector and we agree it is by far the most comprehensive program of instruction and certification currently available in this growing industry.

– Justin Biller, P.E., AEGIS Technical Director

Fire Safety Events & Activities

Monday, February 27th, 2017

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!

VSHE October Meeting

Monday, September 19th, 2016

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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HDJN Health Facilities Fire Prevention Interview

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

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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“.

Justin Biller To Speak at SFPE Expo

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

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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.

Article Featured in Doors & Hardware Magazine

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

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.


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