REMEDI8® Provides Comprehensive Fire Door Services

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Kristin Nugent McNeil, Gray & Rice Inc.
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REMEDI8® Provides Comprehensive Fire Door Services for a Variety of Industry Verticals

LENEXA, KS – REMEDI8®, the national leader in passive fire protection and a true partner in compliance needs, provides comprehensive and streamlined fire door inspections to make compliance easy. In accordance with NFPA 80 standards, fire doors must be inspected annually. To make this process as painless as possible, companies across healthcare, education, correctional facilities, commercial and hospitality, entertainment, government, and industrial sectors can partner with REMEDI8 for a seamless 13 point inspection and repair process.

Organizations often face a range of deficiencies in their fire doors. These can include holes or openings in the fire-rated door assembly, latching hardware failure, missing gasketing or silencers, clearance issues and a variety of other defects. To quickly identify and remediate these defects, REMEDI8 provides a 13 point inspection with steps ranging from ensuring that no holes or breaks exist in surfaces to ensuring that the signage affixed to a door meets requirements. REMEDI8 also provides updated life safety drawings noting each door location for The Joint Commission surveys in healthcare and offers fire door and frame, and fire exit device labeling/relabeling services. On top of this, REMEDI8 also provides targeted repair services to ensure only the parts needed to meet compliance are replaced, cutting costs for companies.

By partnering with REMEDI8, companies can ensure that fire doors always operate as needed and can provide crucial protection inside a building during a fire emergency. Functioning fire doors keep escape routes, such as corridors, clear from fire, giving occupants of the building a longer period to escape in the event of an emergency and better access for fire emergency personnel. Fire doors also protect the remainder of the building from further damage during a fire.

Fire door inspections are more than a compliance measure, they are a way of building robust safety and communicating to clients, customers, and employees that a company puts people’s welfare first. Personnel from facility directors and managers to compliance officers and plant operations directors make the right choice for their organization and its people when they partner with REMEDI8 for fire door services.

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About REMEDI8®

REMEDI8® specializes in helping our customers navigate and maintain the complex world of safety and compliance. REMEDI8 has developed customized processes and procedures to successfully Inspect, Repair, Re-Label, and formally Report on key Life Safety issues around Fire Doors, Fire Dampers and Fire Barrier. Under the guidance of former CMS and Joint Commission Surveyors, REMEDI8 has developed specialized reporting that specifically addresses maintaining and reporting on Fire Door, Fire Damper, and Firestopping for Healthcare facilities.

Mobile Containment Unit for Infection Control

REMEDI8® Highlights Mobile Containment Unit for Infection Control in the Healthcare

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Kristin Nugent McNeil, Gray & Rice Inc.
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kristin.nugent@mgr1.com

REMEDI8 Highlights Mobile Containment Unit for Infection Control in the Healthcare Industry

HEPA-10X mitigates the spread of infection in high-risk healthcare environments

LENEXA, KS – REMEDI8®, the national leader of fire protection and health and safety systems, highlights its HEPA-10X for infection control in high-risk healthcare settings. The HEPA-10X has been expertly designed for effective control and maximum efficiency. Its interior and exterior powder coating not only enables easy cleaning and maintenance but also maximizes the system’s durability, ensuring longevity. Plus, the unit comes pre-assembled and ready for immediate use, minimizing installation costs and other startup barriers.

The HEPA-10X extends to 10 feet in height with a 6-foot fully extendable ladder capability, making it ideal for tall ceilings. Its 2-speed power switch and HEPA filtration system offers a fully-integrated HEPA filter with a variable power switch. Additionally, its One-Step Lift and Lock mechanism makes it easy for one person to move the unit within a facility and set it up again in less than 30 seconds. These features are designed to make the HEPA-10X a seamless integration into healthcare environments—offering users flexibility and adaptability without much downtime.

The unit also comes with a 25-foot retractable power cord and built-in electrical outlets, making for easier storage and enabling easy maintenance with plug-in capabilities for technician tools. With over 300 expert technicians serving all 50 states, REMEDI8® provides complete compliance coverage to customers nationwide.

You can learn about REMEDI8’s Mobile Containment Units here: https://www.myremedi8.com/product-containment-solution/

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About REMEDI8®

REMEDI8® specializes in helping our customers navigate and maintain the complex world of safety and compliance. REMEDI8 has developed customized processes and procedures to successfully Inspect,  Repair,  Re-Label, and formally  Report  on key Life Safety issues around Fire Doors, Fire Dampers and Fire Barrier. Under the guidance of former CMS and Joint Commission Surveyors, REMEDI8 has developed specialized reporting that specifically addresses maintaining and reporting on Fire Door, Fire Damper, and Firestopping for Healthcare facilities.

Dust - 10C

REMEDI8® Highlights Mobile Containment Unit for Dust Control

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CONTACT:
Kristin Nugent McNeil, Gray & Rice Inc.
617-367-0100 ext. 148
kristin.nugent@mgr1.com

REMEDI8 Highlights Mobile Containment Unit for Dust Control

DUST-10C mitigates dust in construction and other debris-heavy environments

LENEXA, KS – REMEDI8®, the national leader of fire protection and fire protection and compliance solutions, highlights its DUST-10Cfor dust containment in a variety of settings. The DUST-10C has been expertly designed for effective control and maximum efficiency. Its interior and exterior powder coating not only enables easy cleaning and maintenance but also maximizes the system’s durability, ensuring longevity. Plus, the unit comes pre-assembled and ready for immediate use, minimizing installation costs and other startup barriers.

The DUST-10C extends to 10 feet in height with a 6-foot fully extendable ladder capability, making it ideal for tall ceilings while still offering easy access. Additionally, its One-Step Lift and Lock mechanism makes it easy for one person to move the unit within a building and set it up again in less than 30 seconds. These features are designed to make the DUST-10C a seamless integration into contracting and building environments—offering users flexibility and adaptability without much downtime. Plus, the DUST-10C Mobile Containment Unit offers convertibility for HEPA filtrations, giving contractors and other professionals the option to incorporate a HEPA air filtration system to a dust mitigation unit. The unit also comes with a pass-through power cord opening.

Its easy-to-clean design and flexibility make the DUST-10C unit ideal for general contractors and other professionals working in dust and debris-producing environments. With over 300 expert technicians serving all 50 states, REMEDI8® provides complete compliance coverage to customers nationwide.

You can learn about REMEDI8’s Mobile Containment Units here: https://www.myremedi8.com/product-containment-solution/

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About REMEDI8®

REMEDI8® specializes in helping our customers navigate and maintain the complex world of safety and compliance. REMEDI8 has developed customized processes and procedures to successfully Inspect,  Repair,  Re-Label, and formally  Report  on key Life Safety issues around Fire Doors, Fire Dampers and Fire Barrier. Under the guidance of former CMS and Joint Commission Surveyors, REMEDI8 has developed specialized reporting that specifically addresses maintaining and reporting on Fire Door, Fire Damper, and Firestopping for Healthcare facilities.

Fire Barrier Firestoping Program

REMEDI8® Highlights Fire Barrier Management Survey and Remediation Services

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Kristin Nugent McNeil, Gray & Rice Inc.
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kristin.nugent@mgr1.com

REMEDI8® Highlights Fire Barrier Management Survey and Remediation Services

Correct Costly Mistakes and Address Risks Before They Happen

LENEXA, KS – REMEDI8®, the national leader of fire protection and compliance solutions, is proud to highlight its comprehensive fire barrier management survey and remediation services for healthcare facilities. With ongoing building maintenance and renovations, healthcare facilities risk dangerous non-compliant barrier penetrations. REMEDI8® corrects these costly mistakes and addresses risk before they happen with tailored end-to-end surveys, remediation, and maintenance programs for firestopping systems.

REMEDI8® provides a comprehensive solution:

  • A thorough sweep of fire barriers for non-compliant penetrations, scab patching, and head-of-wall issues
  • Identification of missing J-box covers and cables on sprinkler lines
  • Labeling of each penetration with UL system, material type, date, and technician’s name
  • Physical and/or digital reports including plans noting location of work, and before and after photographic documentation of each penetration
  • Certified, factory and field trained technicians knowledgeable with all firestopping products (STI, HILTI, 3M)

From surveying to innovative reporting, maintenance, and repair, REMEDI8® provides complete compliance coverage with over 300 certified and highly skilled technicians serving healthcare facilities in all 50 states.

“At REMEDI8®, we are committed to helping our clients maintain a safe and compliant environment,” said Mark Pavlacka, EVP of Operations at REMEDI8®. “Our barrier management survey and remediation services address the unique needs of each client, ensuring their facilities meet the highest standards of fire protection.”

You can learn about REMEDI8’s Barrier Management Survey and Remediation Services at https://www.myremedi8.com/fire-barrier-compliance-program/.

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About REMEDI8®

REMEDI8® specializes in helping our customers navigate and maintain the complex world of safety and compliance. REMEDI8 has developed customized processes and procedures to successfully Inspect,  Repair,  Re-Label, and formally  Report on key Life Safety issues around Fire Doors, Fire Dampers and Fire Barrier. Under the guidance of former CMS and Joint Commission Surveyors, REMEDI8 has developed specialized reporting that specifically addresses maintaining and reporting on Fire Door, Fire Damper, and Firestopping for Healthcare facilities.

Barrier Companies Rebrands as REMEDI8™

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Barrier Companies Rebrands as REMEDI8
Four Fire and Life Safety Businesses Now Unified Under Single Brand

Lenexa, Kan. – January 23, 2023 – Barrier Companies, a nationwide fire and life safety services company that specializes in helping customers navigate and maintain the complex world of safety and compliance, has announced a strategic rebranding to REMEDI8. The new name unifies four businesses – Barrier Compliance Services, Prevent Life Safety Services, Fire Door Solutions and United Fire Doors – under one brand, which reflects the strength of the combined business’ mission to provide value to customers and assist with code compliance.


Barrier Companies acquired Prevent, a fire and life safety company serving customers primarily in healthcare settings throughout California, Texas and Arizona later that year. To further build out the company’s national service capability, Barrier Companies acquired two additional fire and safety compliance businesses in July 2022.


These were Fire Door Solutions, a local peer to Barrier Companies based in Stilwell, Kansas a leading provider of fire and life safety compliance services and solutions primarily for the healthcare facilities market nationwide, and Florida-based United Fire Door Inspection, a specialized provider of inspection services in the Southeast.


“As REMEDI8, we are a truly unified company with a simple goal: to save lives and protect property by helping our customers achieve 100% life safety compliance,” said Mickey Eberts, Chief Executive Officer of REMEDI8. “Our new identity incorporates the best attributes of each entity and speaks to our goal by emphasizing our comprehensive scope of services, our experienced technicians and our national footprint.”


REMEDI8 is also introducing a new visual brand identity to complement its name change. Taking design cues from the merged companies, it includes an updated logo and color palette that is indicative of the strategic direction of the company. Visit www.myREMEDI8.com to explore the new website and brand.


Barrier Companies’ remaining subsidiaries: Barrier Technologies, Barrier Compliance Services (construction division), Facilities Management Solutions and Pencon will continue to operate under their current brands.

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About REMEDI8
REMEDI8 specializes in helping customers navigate and maintain the complex world of safety and compliance. REMEDI8 has developed customized processes and procedures to successfully Inspect, Repair, Re-Label, and formally Report on key Life Safety issues around Fire Doors, Fire Dampers and Fire Barrier. Under the guidance of former CMS and Joint Commission Surveyors, REMEDI8 has developed specialized reporting that specifically addresses maintaining and reporting on Fire Door, Fire Damper, and Firestopping for Healthcare facilities.
For more information visit: https://www.myREMEDI8.com/

Joint Commission Eliminates Plans for Improvement – Implications to Healthcare

On July 12, 2016, the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) published that The Joint Commission will no longer consider Hospital Plans for Improvement (PFIs) for its Life Safety chapter requirements as of August 1, 2016.

Breaking down the changes:

  • All deficiencies must be addressed within 60 days of being identified
  • The Joint Commission will no longer review open items and will not issue PFI lists as a part of their reports
  • Requests for extensions will be handled by the Regional Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

In the past, many facilities have used The Joint Commission’s findings to build ongoing Plans for Improvement to address the deficiencies found. Now that a hard deadline of 60 days is being imposed, this method is no longer practical. Knowing that Joint Commission inspections are thorough, preemptive measures are necessary to ensure compliance.

Steps healthcare facilities can take to be proactive with this major change:
1. Assessments 
– utilized primarily by owners and contractors to:

  • Develop a remediation budget
  • Determine the extent of an issue
  • Ensure compliance on a project or facility

Using a certified and reputable contractor to assess the existing condition of barriers prior to The Joint Commission inspections is now more important. The findings of the assessment are then used to develop an internal Plan for Improvement. Identifying and addressing deficiencies before being under the “60-day” clock is crucial.

2. Staying up to date on the latest “hot items”
Building Codes, Fire Codes and NFPA are consistently evolving and are formally updated every 3 years. Prepare for compliance by staying up to date on the existing standards and codes including:

  • Doors within Rated Barriers: The tolerances of the vertical gap and undercut of the door must be ensured. The doors must have proper identification of being fire-rated. Other issues include the door being self-closing and having positive latching.
  • Fire/Smoke Dampers: Dampers used to maintain rated barriers need to be tested to ensure functionality. The sealing around dampers is also highly scrutinized. A common deficiency found is intumescent fire-stopping being used to seal around dampers which goes against the U.L. approved manufacturer installation requirements of most dampers.
  • Missing/Removed Fireproofing: This is a deficiency that has been often identified recently. Fireproofing that is removed to attach clamps for hangers to support mechanical equipment must be replaced. This issue can commonly be found throughout a facility.
  • Fire Barrier Management: Ensure fire-rated wall penetrations (mechanical, plumbing, electrical, etc) have been repaired and sealed to keep their rating.


3. Engaging a specialty contractor to remediate deficiencies

Employing a certified contractor like REMEDI8 to identify deficiencies prior to The Joint Commission prepares your facility to pass inspection. Remediation of deficiencies can be budgeted, and scheduled for the needs of the facility. The documentation provided by a qualified contractor like us can make The Joint Commission inspections less daunting. By using a containment contractor such as REMEDI8 that provides both assessments and utilizes in-house employees for field installation and remediation, facilities can be assured of receiving quality and can more closely monitor and control schedule, cost, and compliance.

The Joint Commission’s New Life Safety Requirements for Business Occupancy in Healthcare

In December of 2020, The Joint Commission issued new life safety code requirements for business occupancies in healthcare. The new requirements will take effect July 1, 2021, for organizations that are accredited through Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, and Behavioral Health and Human Services programs.

The new standards address building and fire protection features that are designed and maintained to minimize the effects of fire, smoke, and heat. This includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Fire-rated doors, barriers, and partitions
  • Protection of vertical openings
  • Protection of pipes, conduits, cables, and more with approved fire-rated materials
  • Clearing means of egress for fire emergencies

These new standards mark the first time that the accreditation process will include Life Safety requirements that are applicable to business occupancy areas in healthcare facilities.

According to the NFPA, a health care business occupancy is an area where there are no overnight stays and where three or less individuals are cared for and rendered incapable of self-preservation at any given time by the virtue of their treatment. Once a building is considered to be a business occupancy the new Life Safety requirements for business occupancy will apply.

The Joint Commission has recommended that facilities create a Building Maintenance Program as a best practice measure to address these areas. Building Maintenance Programs created to address these areas and issues must be structured to meet the new and existing compliance standards. For a complete list of the new standards and their requirements visit The Joint Commission’s website.

REMEDI8 can assist your healthcare facility with identifying deficiencies in these areas prior to your next survey. Using a containment contractor like REMEDI8 that provides assessments and utilizes highly trained and certified in-house employees for field installation and remediation, ensures your healthcare facility will receive quality service, as well as, insights that allow you to control your schedule, cost, and compliance.

Contact REMEDI8 today at 855-714-FIRE (3473) to proactively identify deficiencies in your healthcare facility’s business occupancy areas.

Life Safety Code – Standards May Differ Depending on the Organization Conducting the Audit

When it comes to Life Safety Standards, one size does not fit all. At present, healthcare organizations are required to comply with the 2012 edition of the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 101®, also known as the Life Safety Code® (“LSC”) [1]. This iteration of the LSC was adopted in 2016 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”).

Since 2012, however, there have been two subsequent publications of the LSC, in 2015 and 2018, that include revisions, many of which provide some clarity to healthcare organizations and some of which add additional complexity. These are important because, although CMS may not enforce the new requirements at this time, they are likely to be adopted in the future and should be minimally considered and other Agencies Having Jurisdiction (“AHJ”) may choose to apply these new standards.

We spoke with Kirk Kaiser, Partner of REMEDI8, about the jurisdictional differences among AHJs.

“There is a real focus by health care facilities administrators to assure compliance with the LSC, but the other AHJ can cite you for violations if your facility doesn’t comply with their requirements.”

A good example is a recent announcement by The Joint Commission of new requirements extending the LSC coverage of fire safety and means of egress during fire emergencies to Business Occupancies. For facilities that are accredited through the Joint Commission, the new standards become effective as of July 1, 2021.

The term “business occupancy” is defined by the NFPA as, “ used for account and record-keeping or the transaction of business other than mercantile.” (NFPA 101 §3.3.134.3) The Life Safety Book for Health Care Organizations noted, “This is a very broad definition, but as it applies to health care, the definition refers to a facility where no one stays overnight and where three or fewer individuals are rendered incapable of self-preservation at any given time by virtue of their treatment.”

The breadth of the new standards is significant. The standards require the assessment of several building characteristics, including but not limited to:

  • The assessment of fire doors and fire barriers
  • The protection of vertical openings
  • The shielding of pipes, conduits, bus ducts, and air ducts
  • Doors are required to remain free of signs and decorations other than informational signs
  • The establishment of width requirements for corridors and passageways
  • Means of egress illumination obligations and distance limits
  • Alcohol-based hand rubs storage and handling requirements
  • Conditions requiring fire alarms and fire extinguisher location rules
  • Sprinkler and sprinkler location mandates

Kaiser noted, “The extension of the Life Safety rules into health care organization’s business occupancies is one of the most significant recent developments, but certainly not the only one.”

One issue that caused some confusion in the past appears to have been clarified in the recent 2021 version of LSC. Historically, facilities have been required to perform annual fire door inspections even when those fire doors are located in barriers that do not have a fire-resistance rating. In that case, the LSC was interpreted so as to consider the doors a life safety feature “obvious to the public.” This interpretation was consistent with NFPA 101 (2012) section 4.6.12.3 which requires: “… existing life safety features obvious to the public, if not required by the Code, shall be either maintained or removed.” However, LSC 2021, section 4.6.12.4, is now interpreted as exempting from NFPA 80 (NFPA’s Standards for Fire Doors) doors or door frames that are provided in a fire barrier, which are not required to have a fire-resistance rating pursuant to the life safety plans. While CMS does not recognize these subsequent editions of LSC, they can potentially be used to justify equivalent life safety levels if cited during an accreditation inspection.

There are also a few examples of revisions that responsible facility managers (RFAs) should be aware of that add some complexity. The first is a codification of a best practice in use in most healthcare facilities. For new healthcare occupancies, LSC 2018, §18.2.4.4.2, requires that a smoke barrier door must not serve as the sole exit access point from any space in a smoke compartment. This requirement prohibits a smoke barrier from traversing the wall of a room with a single exit access door.

Another 2018 revision by the CMS which applies to ongoing healthcare facility maintenance, may lead to some confusion among RFAs. According to the new revisions, CMS will look to inspect firewalls only once during a one to three – year period. Meanwhile, at least one other AHJ, Fire Marshalls, who enforce International Fire Code Section §703.1, are required to conduct a formal inspection every year.

A modification of the LSC that is also of note, LSC 2018, §18/19.3.6.3.1, provides that the corridor door latching provisions must be applied to nurse server cabinets and pass-through openings in corridor walls. The section also details the door clearance requirements, which differ for new and existing healthcare residences. This was language that appeared earlier in the annex and now has been moved into the code.

Kirk Kaiser offered this advice for healthcare facility managers, “With the recommencement of CMS audits last August, and the resumption of some of the COVID related construction work at healthcare facilities, there will undoubtedly be more inspections by AHJs. RFAs would be wise to engage with an experienced firm to conduct a LSC audit that encompasses all the related fire and life safety requirements before these audits reveal compliance issues.”

REMEDI8 provides complete turnkey services including inspections, documentation, reporting, repairs, complete facility remediation, and training. Whether you’re looking for assistance with your door maintenance program or want our complete line of services, we’ll customize a solution that fits your unique needs.

[1] Life Safety Code® is a registered trademark of the National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA

Fire Doors – The Chronic Compliance Problem Facing Healthcare Facility Administrators

Whether it is a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Life Safety audit, an annual HFPA (Health Care Facilities Accreditation Program) Quality Review, a Joint Commission Accreditation Survey, a Fire Marshall Inspection, or an assessment by one of many other Agencies Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) one issue that invariably arises relates to fire door deficiencies. In fact, in 2016 the NFPA identified door and door frames as the fourth most common deficiency of Life Safety audits. Door and door frame issues also cropped up regularly in the Health Care Facilities Accreditation (HCFA) Program surveys, and, despite a renewed focus on compliance, continue to be the bane of health care facility managers.

We asked Jaye Sieland, the Co-Founder of Barrier Compliance Services, why fire door and door frames continue to pose such a compliance challenge.

“There are many reasons that door and door frames invariably appear on the list of deficiencies during health care facilities audits. To begin, the standards applicable to door and door frames are numerous, complex, and sometimes confusing.”

Several standards apply to Fire Doors and Smoke Doors. The principal standards appear in the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) 80 entitled, Standards for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives. These standards are the bedrock of the Life Safety requirements, but additional requirements appear in the International Building Code (IBC), the International Fire Code (IFC), and the Life Safety Code™ (NFPA 101). Standards for smoke door assemblies are separate and appear in NFPA 105, entitled Standards for Installation of Smoke Door Assemblies and Other Opening Protectives.

“Secondly, the standards are somewhat complex. Fire door assemblies have designated resistance ratings and, require carefully engineered mechanisms to provide latching. Additionally, smoke doors have separate requirements that may include gasketing. There are additional standards for protection plates and hinges. These requirements, along with labeling mandates, and special rules for fire door repairs, challenge even the most capable engineering and maintenance staff.”

Sieland further offered, “To make matters even more difficult, the recordkeeping burden is significant. “ As part of the 2018 revisions to NFPA standards, an eleven-point checklist was established. This new recordkeeping requirement increases the time needed by hospital building and maintenance staff who must perform the inspections. The visual and operational inspections must be coupled with accurate and timely recordkeeping to avoid compliance deficiencies.

Hospital staff must assure:

  • No open holes or breaks are present on the surface
  • All glazing is intact and in place
  • The doors, door frames, and hardware are secured and functional
  • Door clearances fall within the required specifications
  • No parts are missing or broken
  • Self-closing devices and latching hardware work as designed

Sieland expanded upon the facility manager’s challenges in keeping the fire doors in compliance. “Hospital maintenance staff may attempt to repair the fire doors without a full understanding of the fire door standards. Holes in fire doors, for example, must be repaired by installing steel fasteners that adequately fill the holes or filling the screw or bolt holes with the same material as the door or frame. Labels that must be visible cannot be painted over. Fire door gaps between the door and frame must meet strict tolerances, usually less than 3mm. The maintenance challenge is exacerbated by the constant use of the fire doors as hospital personnel routinely pushcarts and equipment through fire doors, increasing wear and tear.”

Sieland’s recommendation, “Sole sourcing of the construction, repairs, and compliance auditing allows for the facilities to be assured of compliance in the first instance. If it has been built to achieve the standards, then at least the facility managers know that with properly trained maintenance personnel, compliance problems should be minimized.” One final advantage of sole sourcing Sieland offered, “ The CMS and other accreditation groups work with those of us in the Life Safety field to continually reduce the risk of fire at these critical facilities. That gives us some insight into what the next iteration of requirements will be, allowing our customers to build for the future not just for the next audit.”

REMEDI8 provides complete turnkey services including inspections, documentation, reporting, repairs, complete facility remediation, and training. Whether you’re looking for assistance with your door maintenance program or want our complete line of services, we’ll customize a solution that fits your unique needs. Schedule a call with us today to get started.

Fire Barrier Compliance Services

What is passive fire protection?

Passive Fire Protection (PFP) is the primary measure to provide fire safety and protection against flame, heat, and smoke to maintain compartmentalization, structural stability, fire separation, and a safe means of escape. PFP is integrated during construction but can be assessed, inspected, and repaired, on an existing building. A fire in your building can be devastating without properly installed passive fire protection. Building owners are often less familiar with this portion of fire-stopping.

Passive Fire Protection (PFP) is the primary measure to the components of PFP:

  1. Structural Fire Protection – Guards structural components of a building to maintain its structural integrity when exposed to fire
  2. Compartmentalization – Includes barriers to contain the spread of fire into compartments (such as fire-rated walls, floors, ceilings)
  3. Opening Protection – Maintain fire rating through openings in fire barrier (examples include fire-rated doors, windows, and dampers)
  4. Fire-Barrier Materials – Applied to through penetrations in a fire barrier (such as mechanical, electrical, or plumbing penetrations)

Products within PFP systems are tested and certified by accredited organizations such as UL, FM, or NFPA, and are rated by a half-hour or hour, while systems are rated by 1, 2, 3, and 4 hours. Incorporating fire protection materials, systems, and assemblies, within your facility ensures asset protection, life safety, risk reduction, and compliance with the 2012 International Fire Code (IFC 703.1).

If your building is rewired, plumbed, or communication systems are added, don’t hesitate to seek professional advice from REMEDI8. These categories of work will often impact the integrity of your fire protection.

REMEDI8 provides complete turnkey services including inspections, documentation, reporting, repairs, complete facility remediation, and training. Whether you’re looking for assistance with your fire-rated barriers, dampers, or want our complete line of services, we’ll customize a solution that fits your unique needs. Schedule a call with us today to get started.