Healthcare & assisted living
When it comes to hospitals, healthcare facilities and nursing homes, the term “life safety and property protection” takes on a whole new meaning. Life safety of patients, staff and visitors requires early detection and strategic evacuation plans in the event of a fire. For critical patients, though, life safety means that evacuation is not a viable option, so hospitals must work very closely with fire protection experts, like Valley Fire, to anticipate every scenario before it happens.
As healthcare facilities have become more sophisticated, their necessity for computer systems, data storage and complex diagnostic testing equipment has made property protection a more difficult task. It requires the installation and routine maintenance of specialized fire suppression systems that are designed to protect this equipment. That’s why our NICET-certified technicians undergo extensive training on the various types of fire equipment found in hospitals today. We can evaluate existing medical buildings, documenting deficiencies and outlining cost-effective improvement plans that are tailored to the needs of each facility.
Valley Fire Protection specializes in the routine maintenance, inspection and repair of all fire protection equipment from sprinklers, alarms and pumps to extinguishers, emergency lights and exit signs. Each component plays a critical role in fire prevention and protection. If any one of these components or systems fails to operate properly during testing, action must be taken immediately to safeguard the lives and safety of all personnel, patients and visitors. Valley Fire adheres to all guidelines set forth by insurance carriers and governmental agencies including NFPA, IDPH, EPA and you’re your authority having jurisdiction (AHJ).