Passive Fire Protection Company Announces New Employee

LSS Life Safety Services adds to their fire door inspection team.

Louisville, KY, April 23, 2011 --( LSS Life Safety Services (LSS), an industry leader in passive fire protection inspection services such as fire damper inspections, fire door inspections, and firestopping services announced today that Mr. Walter M. (Mike) Eckles AHC/CDC, CSI, CDT, CFDAI has joined the company’s inspection and fire protection system commissioning team.

“We are very happy to welcome Mike to the team,” said company President Craig Rutledge. “He brings with him a deep knowledge of building codes and has quite an extensive background in fire doors, frames and finish hardware. This skill set, along with Mike’s dedication to the industry will further allow LSS Life Safety Services to continue with our mission of enabling our customers to maintain compliance with life safety codes and standards.”

Mr. Eckles holds multiple certifications from the Door and Hardware Institute and is an Architectural Hardware Consultant (AHC) and a Certified Door Consultant (CDC). He also holds additional certifications with Intertek as a Certified Fire Door Assembly Inspector (CFDAI), and with the Construction Specifications Institute as a Certified Construction Document Technologist (CDT). These certifications will add greatly to LSS’ high level of expertise in the field of fire door inspections.

“Mike’s expertise in the door industry make him a great addition to the LSS team,” said Jack Meredith, Vice President of Production. “I’m confident he will play a key role in our future growth as we continue to provide the best passive fire protection inspection services in the business.”

Mr. Eckles job duties will include developing instruction and training programs on the fire door inspection process as well as performing fire door inspections across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

For more information about LSS Life Safety Services, please call 1-888-675-4519 or visit

About Life Safety Services:

LSS Life Safety Services specializes in the inspection and repair of fire and smoke dampers, fire doors, firestopping and commissioning services in commercial facilities. Considered a leader in the Fire Safety Industry, LSS Life Safety Services’ has made a commitment to commercial Facilities to provide specialized passive fire protection inspections of the highest quality to ensure compliance with NFPA’s critical Life Safety Code®

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