Fire Safety Review for Nursing Homes and Healthcare Facilities
Taking care of the most vulnerable in our communities is a privilege, one that healthcare facilities and nursing homes take very seriously. While in many cases the sprinkler systems are well-maintained and react immediately in the event of a fire incident, this isn’t always the case. According to FEMA’s US Fire Administration, there are more than 2,500 fires occuring in nursing homes each year — resulting in over a hundred injuries and deaths. While the loss of life is the most disturbing, these fires also caused over $13 million in damages per year. Seventy-four percent of these fires are caused by small cooking fires but the remaining 26% of fires are much larger and can cause significant damage and injury to residents and employees alike. This is why keeping fire safety in mind is particularly important for healthcare facilities and nursing homes.
Regular Preventative Maintenance is Key
There are local standards in place for fire protection that help ensure your business stays fully protected. These requirements include regular reviews of your fire sprinklers and other fire protection devices to keep your business safe from the ravages that can occur with a devastating fire. As the first line of defense in the event of a fire, your fire sprinklers provide a quick-trigger defense that automatically takes action when high temperatures are detected within your building. However, without the proper maintenance, you may find that your fire sprinklers are not able to function as recommended and may even fail — causing significant damage to your building and putting the residents and patients of your healthcare facility at risk.
Customized Fire Protection Reviews for Your Healthcare Facility
Not every facility is the same, which is why you need professionals to fully review each aspect of your fire protection. While government guidelines are exceptionally detailed, there is still some leeway in how they can be interpreted by builders. At AAA Fire Protection, we review your schematics and base our recommendations on decades of knowledge around fire protection. Our professionals can assist with evacuation strategies, ongoing training schedules as well as share the latest advances in fire protection with your operations team. It’s also vital that you have a communication plan in place in event of an emergency.
Working with Licensed, Bonded Professionals
There are many organizations that offer fire protection to the Union City, California area, but you deserve to know that you’re working with a team of trusted, vetted fire protection professionals. You will always receive the best and most proactive recommendations for fire protection that you can trust when you are dealing with the precious lives of your patients and staff members.
Do you have questions about whether your nursing home or healthcare facility is up-to-date on the latest standards for fire prevention and protection? Contact the professionals at AAA Fire Protection at 855-356-0020 to receive a full review of your facility’s readiness level. We work with organizations of all sizes across California to ensure that you have the best possible response plan in place to protect your investments — and your people. Our 24/7 hotline provides you with instant access to fire protection experts who are able to provide immediate assistance for your business.