With online reporting systems, air sampling detection systems, and story sharing over social media, the Fire Protection community is constantly advancing alongside the technologically advanced world we live in. ORR Protection is at the forefront of these advancements and has expanded to bring the Fire Protection community into the world of webinars that can be remotely accessed anywhere with a WiFi connection.
Fire alarm systems are in place to do two major things; detect fire and alert occupants of the fire while giving them enough time to vacate the area. It is ideal that these always function properly and detect fire, but there are a few situations where that is not the case.
Headlines August 8, 2016: Travel nightmare for fliers after power outage grounds Delta
Headlines August 9, 2016: Delta's Big Headache - Day 2
On August 8, Delta Air Lines grounded all flights nationwide–domestic and international–due to a power failure at its Atlanta data center. According to Ars Technica the outage appears to have been caused by a fire. While the outage only lasted six hours, over 1000 flights were cancelled, leaving over 250,000 people stranded in airports.
This year, the annual NFPA conference and exposition was held in Las Vegas, NV during the week of June 13. It was a great event, full of quality education sessions and lots of opportunities for networking. I found several things of interest at the conference. Here is my list: