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Stan Szpytek

President, Fire and Life Safety, Inc.

Stan Szpytek

Stan Szpytek is the president of consulting firm Fire and Life Safety, Inc., in Mesa, Arizona,...

Fire safety for the holidays

November 28, 2017  |  Stan Szpytek

Deck the halls, but be safe about it. National fire and life safety expert Stan Szpytek shares tips on reducing fire risk during the holidays.

CMS' new emergency preparedness rules

March 15, 2017  |  Stan Szpytek

The clock is ticking on compliance with the new CMS emergency preparedness requirements. Safety expert Stan Szpytek breaks down the new regs and explains why your current assessments and training probably aren't going to be enough.

Life Safety Codes start 11/1/16

October 9, 2016  |  Stan Szpytek

Is your organization ready for the new Life Safety Codes set to begin next month?

Training, practice and technology pay off in real emergencies

July 21, 2016  |  Stan Szpytek

Two real-life incidents show the importance of preparedness and training, so if the worst happens, your staff is ready.

New Life Safety Code requirements begin July 5

June 16, 2016  |  Stan Szpytek

Stay compliant with CMS requirements by using the proper editions of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes and Standards.

Preparing residents for emergencies

March 23, 2016  |  Stan Szpytek

All long-term living communities need protocols for managing a wide range of incidents whether the law requires it or not, and residents need to be part of the annual practice drills, says safety expert Stan Szpytek.

Get ready to focus on fire doors

February 1, 2016  |  Stan Szpytek

Upcoming code compliance regs are about to take a fresh look at fire doors, says Long-Term Living's fire safety experty Stan Szpytek. Here's what your facility ops and risk management teams need to know.

The perfect gift for your maintenance team: Life Safety Code compliance

December 18, 2015  |  Stan Szpytek

CMS is expected to adopt a new edition of the Life Safety Codes soon, so give your facilities management team the gift of a head start on upcoming changes.

A tale of two fires

September 9, 2013  |  Stan Szpytek

The effectiveness of fire sprinklers in long-term care settings isn't usually front-page news, but without properly installed fire suppression devices, the results could be devastating.

2013 fire sprinkler bill may inspire retrofits and renovations

June 25, 2013  |  Stan Szpytek

Currently, only licensed SNFs are required to have sprinklers installed by August 2013. But the new proposed Fire Sprinkler Incentive of 2013 could involve assisted living sites, care homes and more.