Fire & Life Safety Articles and Resources
Supporting ICC Fire Safety & Awareness Week
May 6-12, 2013
The Air Movement and Control Association International (AMCA) is a not‑for‑profit international association of air system equipment manufacturers — primarily fans, louvers, dampers, and air curtains used in commercial buildings and industrial processes.
AMCA’s mission is to promote the health, growth and integrity of our industry, consistent with the public interest. AMCA was founded in 1917, and now has over 300 members, half of which are located inside the USA. AMCA members employ over 60,000 Americans.
Today, AMCA is focused on life-safety and energy-efficiency initiatives. While it is widely accepted that fire destroys property, smoke kills occupants. Therefore, fans and dampers are needed in commercial buildings to isolate and evacuate smoke, and to provide fresh air under pressure for escape routes that save lives. AMCA works closely with code officials to ensure that these smoke-control safety systems are robust and reliable.
Articles for Life Safety Systems
2012 Vickie Lovell, InterCode Life Safety Dampers are Essential
2011 Michael Ivanovich/Mike King Fan and Damper Specs
2009 Integrating Smoke Control Dampers and Fans/ Belke and Felker
2008/May/JuneNFPA Journal / Firewatch Article