en-Gauge Fire and Life Safety Blog

Fire Extinguisher Bomb / Fire Extinguisher IED News

Posted by en-Gauge on 9/15/14 4:18 PM

The Good News?  It has been months since we have seen a fire extinguisher IED story, the bad news?  There were two in one week!X-Ray_Fire_Extinguisher_IED

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Topics: A Fire Extinguisher

Security Officers Arrested For Tampering With Fire Extinguisher Records

Posted by en-Gauge on 8/20/14 10:55 AM

Falsifying fire extinguisher records is bad news for two security offices in Onondaga New York.  Fire extinguisher tags filled in falesly can be found all over the country, in hospitals, retail stores, hotels and more. They are easy to spot,  just look for same day of the month, same pen, same person as a patten on a tag.  This caught up with the officers in Onondaga:CameraAwesomePhoto-(8)

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Topics: 30 Day Fire Extinguisher Inspection

Understanding Readily Achievable Barrier Removal

Posted by en-Gauge on 5/16/14 10:45 AM

We all know that keeping up with building codes and ADA is a challenge.  Understanding what is a readily achievable barrier removal opportunity can confuse even the best developers. Accessibility_Violations_Safety_Equipment_18

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Gowrie Group: "Blocked Extinguishers Found In Most Workplaces"

Posted by en-Gauge on 5/14/14 9:36 AM

Gowrie Group, a prominent insurance agency, publishes monthly Risk & Safety Reports. Portable fire 

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Topics: Blocked Fire Extinguisher

Fire Extinguishers Missing in Las Vegas Fire

Posted by en-Gauge on 5/14/14 9:20 AM

Another fire where electronic monitoring of fire extinguishers would have made the difference:

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Topics: Missing Fire Extinguishers

Working and Accessible Fire Extinguishers - A Different Outcome

Posted by Brendan McSheffrey on 1/9/14 9:00 AM

Over the holidays, I got together with a group of friendFire-Extinguisher-in-uses for a night of laughter and good cheer.  At some point over the course of the evening we started talking about a friend who was injured in the 2003 Station Night Club fire in Rhode Island that killed 100 people and injured 230 more.  He was one of the lucky ones and escaped with some minor burns and some terrifying stories. 

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Topics: Fire Extinguisher, Fire Extinguisher Success Stories

Asset Tracking and Emergency Preparedness: en-Gauge in ExecutiveInsight

Posted by Brendan McSheffrey on 11/18/13 5:10 PM

en-Gauge and Vizzia are featured in this month's Healthcare Executive Insight:

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How Fire Safety Code Violations and Obstructed Life Safety Equipment Impacts the Handicapped

Posted by John McSheffrey on 10/16/13 12:14 PM

Last month I was at the California Hospital Association for Disaster Preparedness Conference (actually, a great event), and had the opportunity to speak with a gentleman in a wheelchair about enGauge and introduce our products.  I didn’t put any particular emphasis on the discussion until he came back to our booth at the end of the show and said, “Thank you for your products.  I can’t tell you how important they are to me”. 

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Topics: Codes and Standards, Blocked Fire Extinguishers, Compliance, Electronic Monitoring of Fire Extinguishers, Inaccessible Fire Extinguisher, Blocked Fire Extinguisher, Smart Sensor

Monitored Fire Extinguisher Technology a Hit at the Texas State Fire Marshals’ Conference

Posted by Brendan McSheffrey on 10/3/13 8:55 AM

The en-Gauge technology to electronically monitor fire extinguishers was well received
Texas-State-Fire-Marshals-Logoat the annual Texas State Fire Marshals’ Conference in Austin Texas.  en-Gauge’s leading regional distributor displayed the technology at the conference and the activity around their display was consistently high throughout the show. 

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Topics: Fire Extinguisher Inspections, Codes and Standards, Annual Inspection, Fire Extinguisher Inspection, Missing Fire Extinguishers, Blocked Fire Extinguishers, Uninspected Fire Extinguishers, Electronic Monitoring Fire Extinguisher, Non-functional Fire Extinguisher, Fire Extinguisher Monitoring, 30 Day Fire Extinguisher Inspection, Blocked Fire Extinguisher, Inaccessible Fire Extinguishers, NFPA 10 Code Compliance, Empty Fire Extinguisher, Engauge News, Fire Marshals, Electronic Monitoring

Top Fire Code Violations in Hospitals and How to Stay in Compliance.

Posted by Brendan McSheffrey on 8/1/13 2:51 PM

In facilities as large and complex as hospitals, there are many potential fire safety issues as well as numerous hidden code violations.  Fire-code-complianceRecently, we read a report by the State Fire Marshal of Washington State that outlined the most common violations that have been found in hospitals.  Many of these infractions could possibly start a fire or prevent people from safely escaping in an emergency situation.  We wrote up a brief rundown highlighting some of the more serious instances that occur regularly in healthcare establishments in the US.  Amongst other violations, there were minor problems ranging from burned out light bulbs in exit signs to missing ceiling tiles.  One of the biggest challenges that hospital administrators are faced with is staying up to date with code regulations; we at enGauge take those headaches away.  We’ve taken the time to boil down some of the most cited issues that peaked our interest.  

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Topics: Healthcare, Fire Extinguisher Inspections, Fire Extinguisher Inspection, Blocked Fire Extinguishers, Electronic Monitoring Fire Extinguisher, Fire Extinguisher Monitoring, Inaccessible Fire Extinguisher, NFPA 10 Code Compliance, Missing Fire Extinguisher, Empty Fire Extinguisher, Fire Marshals, Medical Oxygen Monitoring