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Fire Code Friday: Fires in the News

by Stacey Simmons

Unfortunately, we have seen two building fires make national headlines this month. They were in multi-family structures but provide lessons for all building types. Officials investigating the NYC apartment fire have determined that the fire spread because not all fire doors closed as required.

It is IMPERATIVE that all of your fire doors are self-closing and self-latching. We discuss this with clients almost every single day. It is a quick and cost-effective solution that truly saves lives. Properties should be walked regularly to look for issues such as fire doors with door stops or obstructions, latch and strike alignment, malfunctioning closers, and any other irregularities. FedLock is here as a resource for all of your code questions and hardware maintenance.