Solutions for Healthcare Facilities
Safe Healthcare Design and Operation
The main risk from fire within a health care facility is the danger to patients—including infants, the elderly, mental health patients, and the immobile—because they are often unable to follow safety procedures independently. Adding to the challenge, healthcare facilities are often very large, very crowded, and are filled with specialized equipment, materials, and chemicals.
Many patients must be defended in place—but this approach is only possible if the facility’s design and operation leverage methods by which a fire is rapidly detected, contained, and successfully extinguished. Safety must not depend on any single safeguard, and achieving the safest possible facility requires careful planning and diligent day-to-day operation.
Fire Safety in Healthcare Facilities
We offer a full range of fire and life safety services for healthcare facilities—to learn more, please download our Solutions for Healthcare Facilities info-sheet.
If you don’t see a particular service, then please reach out—we might still be able to help you achieve your safety goals.
For complete service descriptions, please download our Services Guide.
Specialized Expertise In Healthcare Facilities
Each healthcare facility is unique and uses different forms of construction, systems, and operations. It takes experience and expertise to assist healthcare providers in the development and evaluation of their fire and life safety design philosophies, emergency plans, and staff training programs.
Our Fire Protection Engineers have extensive expertise and experience developing performance-based fire and life safety strategies for all types of healthcare facilities; consequently, we are well-versed with accommodating unique characteristics and fire safety needs without compromising safety.