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Title: Interface Between Security and Life Safety or 'To Lock or Not To Lock - Balancing Needs of Occupant Safety and Security' - Summary Minutes of Seminar on July 14, 1978
Corporate Author: US Fire Admin (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
Dept of Homeland Security
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 26
Sponsoring Agency: National Technical Information Service
Springfield, VA 22151
US Fire Admin (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Publication Number: 09A78000379
Sale Source: National Technical Information Service
US Dept of Commerce
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22151
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The seminar, sponsored by the US Fire Administration Federal Facilities Design Standards Task Group, dealt with the issue of balancing security and fire safety needs and fire loss management.
Abstract: Nine speakers presented slides, drawings, and information on: (1) the questions of exits and the time it takes for people to leave a building to get to safety; (2) the question of whether to lock doors to prevent unlawful entry into a building or to leave the doors to permit rapid exit during a fire disaster; and (3) a discussion of life safety and building fire codes. Equipment used by the Army for physical security of buildings was examined such as padlocks, combination locks, and electro-mechanical, cypher locking, and recess locking devices. The speakers presented the basic technology common to most systems now operating or being installed in Federal Buildings under GSA control and discussed the neeeds for better guidelines and standards for the application of electric strikes. They also discussed the necessity for security and safety people to work together to develop future fire and security systems. Other topics included the use of an electric retractable bolt-type latch which would allow for both safety and security precautions, and the development of standards to provide a reasonable balance between security and fire prevention needs.
Index Term(s): Fire emergency planning; Security
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