The Importance of Fire Alarm Systems in Hospitals

Published on September 14, 2021, by AFA Author

If you are managing a hospital or healthcare facility, the safety of your patients, doctors, nurses and staff is vital to your operation. Hospital facilities are designed to house vulnerable patients who may not be capable of evacuating in the event of a fire. All Hospital facilities, regardless of their size, should be equipped with an up-to-date fire alarm system designed with the safety of all the occupants in mind. Hospital stakeholders need to know the services that are available to best protect their employees, patients and assets.

Fire alarm systems are designed, installed, serviced and monitored to meet the unique needs of each facility and approved by the local authority having jurisdiction (AHJ). Ensure your system is working properly by staying informed about all the required services regarding your fire alarm system:

Maintenance

Fire Alarms require regular inspections and maintenance to ensure uninterrupted protection. You should know your system is being properly maintained and who to contact if your system malfunctions. The most important measure you can take to ensure the health of your system is to work with a qualified service provider. Your alarm service provider can make sure all necessary repairs are conducted in a timely manner.

Monitoring

Fire alarm monitoring by a listed central station monitoring facility is usually required by local, state and national fire code. Live operators are available 24 hours a day to react to an emergency or alarm condition. These operators can assess each situation and alert the proper authorities as well as emergency contacts. Central station monitoring provides you with confidence knowing that your property will receive a prompt and efficient response in the event of an emergency. 

Inspection and Testing

Testing and inspecting your system is required by NFPA Standards, insurance companies and your local fire safety codes. By having your system professionally inspected and tested, you are also preventing costly future emergency repairs. You should be confident that your fire alarm system would protect your business and employees in the event of an emergency.

Contact AFA Today

AFA is a reliable partner built on a history of long-term partnerships. Our trained and experienced central station operators are certified and ready to respond in the event of an emergency. AFA’s licensed and experienced technicians deliver code required inspection and maintenance services to ensure that your system works properly when needed. Choose AFA Protective Systems to provide you with reliable systems and services you can depend on.

Call us at 877-232-1873 to request a quote and learn more about our services.

Categories: Fire