Communication is Key to Saving Lives in High-Rise Building Fires - by John Stofa, Honeywell Fire Systems

​This blog is a follow-up to last week’s post, NYCHigh-Rise Fire Prompts Calls for Stronger Fire Safety Legislation, by Tom Von Essen, a former New York Fire Department commissioner. In the two months following a deadly Hell’s Kitchen hig ...[Read more]

Published: 3/6/2014 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

It’s Not Just High-Rise Buildings (Part 2) - by Richard Conner, Fire-Lite Alarms

"What really is an Emergency Communication System (ECS)?” and “How do I get started?” are also common questions.  A good place to begin is by understanding the codes that are in place. NFPA 101 (Life Safety Code) and building codes provide a ...[Read more]

Published: 1/16/2014 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

It’s Not Just High-Rise Buildings (Part 1) - by Richard Conner, Fire-Lite Alarms

In the big city, it's common to hear "I don't do high-rises" by fire & security dealers when Emergency Communication Systems (ECS) are mentioned. Typically voice evacuation, a component of ECS, is required based on the specified oc ...[Read more]

Published: 1/13/2014 | 1  Comment | 0  Links to this post