The Benefits of Fire Alarms And Mass Notification Systems For Healthcare Facilities

Do you manage a healthcare facility? If yes, you can enhance the safety of your healthcare facility with fire alarms and a mass notification system. These fire safety system are two of the most important systems your healthcare facility needs.

Fireline Corporation is here to provide you with information on how to comply with market codes/ standards and properly train your healthcare staff to use these systems.

Even if the smallest fire breaks out in your hospital, you want your fire alarm system to immediately kick into action to alert your hospital engineering staff, the fire department and inform the public.

With a properly installed fire alarm system/ mass notification system and a well-trained healthcare facility staff, your healthcare facility will be well prepared.

However, there will always be complexity in hospital security and safety projects. In a healthcare facility, the fire systems designer and supplier have to coordinate the systems with hospital code requirements such as device placement and communication protocols. Not to mention, coordinating with different trades.

Fire alarm and mass notification systems can be integrated with hospital security by being easily reconfigured and expanded to accommodate a large capacity system. When fire alarms and mass notification systems are integrated with the overall hospital security system, it creates a modular, scalable system that has the ability to add features and function quickly.

A system of this sort could have as few as give control panels rather than 36 or more control panels to maintenance the fire alarm and mass notification system.

The mass notification system is tremendously important to healthcare facilities because alerts can be communicated across healthcare units in the form of audio, LED strobes, computers, phones and mobile devices. Your healthcare staff won’t even have to worry about unnecessary panic of bed-ridden patients because the entire fire safety system will be programmed to encapsulate varying signals based on the different healthcare facility areas.

The fire alarm installation will also be integrated with the HVAC; security and elevator systems to best serve the safety of all building occupants. For example the fire alarm system can shut off damper and fans for smoke control and override the security system to operate elevators and unlock doors for enhanced egress.

Fireline Corporation will ensure your systems are properly installed and functioning during an emergency. Our systems are made to be user-friendly so your healthcare staff won’t be put in the dangerous situation of figuring how to use the systems during an emergency. We will even conduct refresher training anytime we have to do updates to the system.

Sprinkler systems, mass notification systems and alarm system connections should all be properly installed and used in buildings.

Fireline can design, furnish and install all types of fire sprinkler systems, fire alarms, emergency exit lights and fire safety equipment. Learn about our fire protection systems by clicking here.

We are a Maryland corporation founded in 1947 by John S. Waters. Fireline remains a pioneer in the fledgling fire equipment distribution business and we have grown to encompass all facets of fire protection. Our Totally Integrated Protection Solutions provide you with a wide variety of services. We can design, install, inspect, or service any type of fire protection system. From fire alarm to fire extinguisher, we do it all.

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Source: http://www.campussafetymagazine.com/Channel/Hospital-Security/Articles/2012/09/Enhancing-Health-Care-Safety-Efficiencies/Page/2.aspx

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