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Balancing Fire Safety and COVID Protection

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Balancing Fire Safety and COVID ProtectionSince the COVID-19 pandemic began, hand sanitizing stations have become prominent features in educational institutions, from K–12 to colleges and universities. While these are necessary, maintaining multiple stations requires schools to store bulk supplies of hand sanitizing liquid.  Storing these hazardous materials safely can quickly become a logistical challenge from a fire and life safety perspective.

Telgian fire protection, life safety and security experts Ralph Bless, Tom Parrish and Lauris Freidenfelds recently spoke with Campus Security & Life Safety magazine editor Matt Jones to explore the very strict codes on flammable and combustible liquid storage and provide expert insight for school administrators.

To read “Balancing Fire Safety and COVID Protection” in its entirety, please visit Campus Security & Life Safety magazine.

For media interviews with Ralph Bless, Tom Parrish or Lauris Freidenfelds or additional information about “Balancing Fire Safety and COVID Protection,” please contact Susan McNeill, Communications Manager, at

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