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Official Fire Door Report

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Our report will include the following items:

  • A unique six-digit ID number per door
  • Room description
  • Barrier rating
  • Action item (if the door needs to also be inspected with a fire alarm)
  • Type of opening protective
  • Description of door & frame
  • Door configuration
  • Rating of door (as observed on label)
  • Visual inspection PASS/FAIL
  • Functional inspection PASS/FAIL
  • Deficiencies PASS/FAIL
  • List of deficiencies with repair recommendations
  • A fire door plan for each floor of your facility

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Friday, December 14th, 2018

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See a different side of AEGIS on Instagram. Although we dislike finding doors that are out of compliance, sometimes we just have to shake our heads. Our inspectors find some of the most ingenious examples of how not to repair or modify a fire door. Follow along with us as we share some of our favorite fire door fails. You can follow #FireDoorsSaveLives on Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+ and Twitter to make sure you never miss an update from us.

Directions: Open Instagram & scan the nametag to the left with your smartphone. Then tap FOLLOW. Have fun seeing if you can #SpotTheCodeDeficiency and be the first to offer an approved solution.

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Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Now you can buy your very own AEGIS fire door clearance gauge from Dr. Door! Click on SHOP and add yours to the CART. Follow us on IG and watch for coupon codes.

The 13 Criteria of a Fire Door Inspection

Monday, November 19th, 2018

What does a fire door inspection include? Watch this short video to learn about the 13 criteria of a fire door inspection.

#FireDoorsSaveLives

LifeDoor. The Sleep Safely Solution

Monday, September 17th, 2018

We at AEGIS are committed to the values of life safety protection. And when we find other like-minded companies, we won’t hesitate to let you know. Which is why we just couldn’t wait to share our excitement about LifeDoor!

We first found LifeDoor by stumbling upon a post shared on LinkedIn. Two guys with an unbelievably simple but revolutionary idea were looking for supporters to back them on KickStarter. Joel Sellinger, a career firefighter, had seen first hand the life-saving value of closing the bedroom door at night. Together with Ben Docksteader, an engineer and project manager with years of experience bringing new tech to market, the two have created an elegant solution to an inherently human dilemma. Most of us just don’t like to sleep with the bedroom door shut even when told it can save our life in the event of a fire.

So, what exactly does LifeDoor do?  “LifeDoor is a new life-saving invention that keeps your family safe. In the event of a fire, a closed door slows the spread of flames and protects you from smoke and noxious fumes, buying you and your family time to escape to safety. No matter the reason for sleeping with a door open, whether it’s the kids, pets or personal preference, LifeDoor has got your family covered. Our patent pending technology listens for the distinct sound of a smoke detector so you can Sleep Safely.”-www.lifedoor.io

Q: Are my bedroom doors fire doors?

A: Likely not, however a closed bedroom door is a BARRIER that could save your life!

FIRE IS GETTING FASTER. “Because of synthetic materials, furniture and construction, fire spreads faster than ever.” -NIST Technical Note 1455-1 February 2008 Revision . You have approximately 3 minutes to flee to safety.“If you can’t get out of your house, the best thing you can possibly do is get a closed door between you and where the fire is.”Steve Kerber, Director UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute

“About half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep.” -closeyourdoor.org

LifeDoor listens for the sound of your smoke detectors. The smoke alarm triggers LifeDoor to close the door, light the room and sound a secondary alarm. Genius idea, right? With so much attention being put on the importance of sleeping with your bedroom door closed in case of a fire emergency, we are confident LifeDoor is a product that will soon become an industry standard.

 

Q: Shouldn’t my goal be to get out of the house if it’s on fire?

A: Yes! But if you or a loved one can’t, remember that “Fire is FAST, HOT, DARK & DEADLY!  

LifeDoor. Because a closed door could save your life in the event of a fire!

-Karen Aliaga & Stephanie Smith | AEGIS

Smoke Gasketing in Healthcare Occupancies

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Do fire and smoke rated doors require smoke gasketing in healthcare occupancies which are classified as Group I-2 under the International Building Code® (IBC)?

Ask The Code Weenie!

IN SHORT:

While NFPA 80 nor NFPA 105 specifically state fire doors and smoke doors require smoke gasketing, the key is to check the applicable code or standard, (i.e., International Building Code), for a limitation on air infiltration, typically a reference to UL 1784, Air Leakage Tests of Door Assemblies, as the test standard, and this would only be required on doors contained within a smoke barrier not part of a cross-corridor assembly.  For fire doors and smoke doors in certain locations, the limit for air infiltration is 3 cfm per square foot or less as tested at a pressure of 0.10 inch of water (0.02 m3/(s · m2) or less as tested at a pressure of 0.02 kPa)—for most door sizes, this cannot be achieved without smoke gasketing. The requirements for smoke doors and fire doors depend on where they are used. As such, IBC only requires fire rated smoke barrier doors to meet UL 1784.  This results in the effect that life safety surveys involving the use of NFPA 101, 2012 cannot technically mandate the installation of smoke gasketing either for existing or new construction involving smoke barrier doors.

 The same would not hold true for fire prevention inspections conducted under the International Fire Codeâ for facilities constructed to meet either the IBC or the legacy Uniform Building Code (UBC) – previously adopted throughout Western Pacific regions of the US.  What strategy should facility managers take about existing fire doors where edge sealing is not equipped on fire doors in their facility?  Like so many things in code compliance, the answer depends on the specifics of your individual facility.  If you need any assistance in understanding this parameter for your facility, AEGIS has fire protection specialists here to help you with code consulting services and inspection services that can help maintain compliance with fire door strategies.  What about smoke barrier doors – do the codes say I need to install gasketing on these doors?  This question will be answered in our next article of this series.

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