Member Webinar: Healthcare Facilities – A Holistic Fire Protection Approach

When:  Oct 25, 2021 from 11:00 to 12:00 (ET)

Hospitals and related health care facilities have unique challenges and hazards resulting from inpatients who may be unable to evacuate themselves as a result of their medical conditions.  Evacuation of all patients throughout the facility who are incapable of self-preservation is not a realistic expectation.  In such instances, a defend-in-place approach is employed.  A successful defend-in-place strategy relies on a Total Concept that requires careful coordination all the fire and life safety systems.  Establishment of fire/smoke compartmentation, coordination of fire protection systems and other building systems, and coordination of emergency response procedures are critical aspects of this Total Concept approach.  This presentation will review key fire protection considerations in healthcare facilities and how such considerations contribute to the holistic defend-in-place fire protection approach, including use of case study examples.