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Defending Against Pyrotechnic Fires

Image SourcePyrotechnic fires, such as you would find in theaters, have been recognized as some of the greatest potentials for tragedy. A good example is the infamous Iroquois Theater Fire in 1903,  in which 600 of the nearly 2000-person audience were killed. In most cases,the attempt to leave a densely-assembled hall through inadequate exits can be […]

UL 300 Fire Testing and Fire Suppression Requirements

We all know the UL 300 story. In 1994, The UL 300 standard for restaurant fire suppression systems was revised to address real-world fire risks in commercial kitchens.UL realized that changes in commercial kitchens had dramatically increased the risk and severity of kitchen fires. Thus existing testing protocol had to be revised to reflect changes […]