Solutions for Institutional Occupancies
Institutional occupancies—including health care facilities and correctional institutions—are characterized by the reality that a portion of the building’s occupants may not be capable of taking emergency action for their own safety. Consequently, special fire safety considerations are needed to provide prompt fire detection that gives sufficient time to relocate people to safety, and to provide measures that allow occupants to remain where they are during an event.
Addressing Unique Challenges
Many occupants 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 fought. Safety must not depend on any single system, and achieving the safest possible facility requires careful planning and diligent day-to-day operation.
We offer a full range of fire and life safety services for institutional occupancies—to learn more, please download our Solutions for Institutional Occupancies infosheet. 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.
Institutional occupancies have unique fire protection challenges—and even institutions of the same type can present very different requirements that demand specialized expertise.
Our Fire Safety Engineers are experienced in evaluating fire hazards and providing effective fire protection solutions for a wide range of occupancies, including: hospitals, rehabilitation centres, psychiatric hospitals, nursing homes, police station lock-ups, detention facilities, and minimum, medium, and maximum security facilities.