Entries by Magdi Cook

Why Buildings Fall Out of Code, and What to Do About It

Change is inevitable. Whether it’s an update of regulatory laws or a property sale, buildings can fall out of code quickly. Regular inspections and maintenance will help property managers stay ahead of compliance issues — and keep people safe.  “When active fire destroys a building and potentially injures a lot of people, the first thing […]

Apprentice Highlight: Daniel Coticchio, Fire Sprinkler Foreman

About five years ago, Daniel Coticchio managed a deli, but he wasn’t finding the work to be rewarding. A few of his friends were working in the Fortis Brand’s Piper Fire Protection service department told him to give the job a try. He took them up on their offer, quickly feeling at home with the […]

Reduce Risk: Inspect and Maintain Your Fire and Life Safety Systems

It’s not enough to simply buy a fire extinguisher or install a fire safety system and forget about it.  Especially in buildings with tenants, service and maintenance agreements are vital to risk mitigation efforts, so facilities managers must have all fire and life safety systems and equipment inspected and maintained regularly.  “Testing and maintenance agreements […]

What it Means to be Certified

Fortis Fire & Safety is dedicated to safety, both for our employees and the clients we serve. And we believe that an integral part of that safety culture is through certifications and training. “There is a sense of pride in achieving certification,” says Peter Shull, Director of Operations at LifeSafety Management, A Fortis Brand. Our […]