Fire / Smoke http://hpac.com/taxonomy/term/7345/more en HVAC in Popular Movies: Did Hollywood Get It Right? 'The Incredibles' Edition http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/hvac-popular-movies-did-hollywood-get-it-right-incredibles-edition <div class="node-body article-body">Ron Wilkinson, a professional engineer who moonlights as a film critic, takes a look at 2004 computer-animated superhero comedy "The Incredibles" as part of HPAC Engineering’s ongoing series “HVAC in Popular Movies: Did Hollywood Get It Right?”</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/hvac-popular-movies-did-hollywood-get-it-right-incredibles-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/hvac-popular-movies-did-hollywood-get-it-right-incredibles-edition#comments Fire / Smoke Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:21:00 +0000 16111 at http://hpac.com Wireless Fire Detection Systems Growing in Popularity http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/wireless-fire-detection-systems-growing-popularity <div class="node-body article-body">On Omaha.com, we read about wireless fire detection systems, a burgeoning technology that could take over the industry.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/wireless-fire-detection-systems-growing-popularity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/wireless-fire-detection-systems-growing-popularity#comments Fire / Smoke Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:03:00 +0000 16061 at http://hpac.com <p>Wireless fire detection systems are growing in popularity.</p> Calendar of HVACR Training and Education Events http://hpac.com/archive/calendar-hvacr-training-and-education-events <div class="node-body article-body">Are you looking to expand your knowledge and/or sharpen your skills in a particular area of HVACR? Do you have certification requirements you need to meet? Here is a list of upcoming industry education and training events.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/calendar-hvacr-training-and-education-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/calendar-hvacr-training-and-education-events#comments Air Conditioning AHR Expo Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Archive Tue, 17 Feb 2015 18:37:00 +0000 12391 at http://hpac.com 10 Things to Keep in Mind When Planning for Threats http://hpac.com/galleries/10-things-keep-mind-when-planning-threats <div class="node-body gallery-body">We live in what seem to be more dangerous times than ever before; without a plan for what to do in an emergency, chaos could ensue.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/galleries/10-things-keep-mind-when-planning-threats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/galleries/10-things-keep-mind-when-planning-threats#comments Galleries Building Controls Fire / Smoke Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:35:00 +0000 15851 at http://hpac.com <p>Knowing your location will play a large role in protecting your building.</p> Another Tragic Reminder of the Need for Fire Prevention Near HVAC http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/another-tragic-reminder-need-fire-prevention-near-hvac <div class="node-body article-body">Tragedy struck in Dallas this week, as a construction fire in downtown Dallas killed three men. The Dallas Morning News reported that three Texas HVAC employees were cleaning water tanks at Thanksgiving Tower. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/another-tragic-reminder-need-fire-prevention-near-hvac" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/another-tragic-reminder-need-fire-prevention-near-hvac#comments Fire / Smoke Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:18:00 +0000 15111 at http://hpac.com <p>Tragedy struck in Dallas this week, as a construction fire in downtown Dallas killed three men.</p> (Photo by Jonathan Alcorn/Getty Images) New Jersey Working Toward Law Requiring Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Schools, Buildings http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/new-jersey-working-toward-law-requiring-carbon-monoxide-detectors-schools-buildings <div class="node-body article-body">Lawmakers in New Jersey are looking at creating a new state law that would require each commercial building and school to have carbon monoxide detectors, according to The Record.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/new-jersey-working-toward-law-requiring-carbon-monoxide-detectors-schools-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/new-jersey-working-toward-law-requiring-carbon-monoxide-detectors-schools-buildings#comments Fire / Smoke Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:09:00 +0000 15091 at http://hpac.com <p>Lawmakers in New Jersey are looking at creating a new state law that would require each commercial building and school to have carbon monoxide detectors, according to The Record.</p> (Photo illustration by George Frey/Getty Images) 6 Examples of Why You Should Prevent Building Fires With Proper Maintenance http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/6-examples-why-you-should-prevent-building-fires-proper-maintenance <div class="node-body gallery-body">The easiest way to put out a fire is to stop it before it starts. For facility managers, this means focusing on maintenance across entire buildings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/6-examples-why-you-should-prevent-building-fires-proper-maintenance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/6-examples-why-you-should-prevent-building-fires-proper-maintenance#comments Fire / Smoke Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:18:00 +0000 14951 at http://hpac.com <p>The easiest way to put out a fire is to stop it before it starts. For facility managers, this means focusing on maintenance across entire buildings.</p> Frequently Check Buildings for Fire Risks http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/frequently-check-buildings-fire-risks <div class="node-body article-body">Whether you’re in Sydney or here in the U.S., it is imperative for building managers and owners to frequently check that their buildings are not at risk for fire.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/frequently-check-buildings-fire-risks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/frequently-check-buildings-fire-risks#comments Fire / Smoke Tue, 09 Dec 2014 22:05:00 +0000 14921 at http://hpac.com <p>A story printed in the Sydney Morning Herald found that high-rise towers in Melbourne may be at risk for damage by fire.</p> (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Putting up Office Holiday Decorations? Keep Safety in Mind http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/putting-office-holiday-decorations-keep-safety-mind <div class="node-body article-body">We want to celebrate the holidays and make an office atmosphere cheerful, but also must be cognizant of the fire risks. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/putting-office-holiday-decorations-keep-safety-mind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/putting-office-holiday-decorations-keep-safety-mind#comments Fire / Smoke Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:44:00 +0000 14891 at http://hpac.com <p>Remember to account for fire risks during the holidays.</p> (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images) 9 Tips for Protecting Commercial Buildings from Fire in the Coldest Months http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/9-tips-protecting-commercial-buildings-fire-coldest-months <div class="node-body gallery-body">With talks of the polar vortex and winter coming to a city near you, building managers should not forget about fire safety during the coldest months of the year. While it may be easy to forget, fire is just as, if not more, likely during wintertime.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/9-tips-protecting-commercial-buildings-fire-coldest-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/9-tips-protecting-commercial-buildings-fire-coldest-months#comments Fire / Smoke Wed, 03 Dec 2014 20:08:00 +0000 14801 at http://hpac.com <p>Cooking is one of the leading causes of building fires. (Photo Credit: Scott Lemani)</p>