Firestop Inspection for Hospital Safety

Firestop Inspection for Hospital Safety

Hospitals are places of healing. At the same time, critical patient tools–like oxygen canisters—can, in the event of a fire, become disastrous. Fires can spread quickly through the specialized HVAC systems required by some hospital departments and can be accelerated by the very gases and compounds used to keep patients alive. When hospitals need to […]

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UL Celebrates NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week

UL Celebrates NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week

Did you know that Underwriters Laboratories (UL) was founded to help keep people safe from fire? It’s true: in 1894, founder William Henry Merrill opened the Underwriters’ Electrical Bureau, the Electrical Bureau of the National Board of Fire Underwriters after seeing the potential–and dangers–of the proliferation of electricity. UL’s first standard–Tin Clad Fire Doors–was published […]

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