Hospitals function like a dynamic, living organism, made up of multiple systems working together. It is critical to the success of facility operations that various systems remain in working condition, including gas, ventilation/HVAC, electrical, communications, plumbing, fire protection, and operations.
At Viking Fire Protection, we bring a wealth of experience and expertise to healthcare fire protection. With a proven track record spanning 90 years, we have a deep understanding of the unique challenges medical facilities face when it comes to fire safety.
Healthcare Facilities Fire Risks
Facilities dedicated to patient care operate in dynamic environments where fire hazards can manifest themselves in unique and complex ways. Recognizing and addressing these specific risks is essential to formulating effective fire protection strategies.
- Electrical Systems: Healthcare facilities rely heavily on sophisticated electrical systems to power life-saving equipment and maintain essential services. Overloaded circuits, damaged wiring, or equipment malfunctions can spark electrical fires that endanger patients and staff.
- Oxygen Sources: Oxygen is a vital component of patient care, but it also poses a significant fire risk. Leaking oxygen from tanks or equipment can create an oxygen-rich environment where fires can ignite and spread rapidly.
- Medical Gases: The use of medical gases, such as nitrous oxide or anesthetic gases, introduces additional fire hazards. Leaks or improper handling of these gases can lead to combustible atmospheres.
Healthcare Facility Fire Protection Solutions
Fire Suppression Systems
Our fire suppression systems adhere to NFPA 13 Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems. These systems are meticulously maintained according to NFPA 25: Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems. They provide rapid, effective fire control to protect patients and medical equipment.
Fire Extinguishers and Specialized Suppression Systems
NFPA 10 Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers governs the selection, placement, inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire extinguishers throughout healthcare facilities. We ensure compliance with these rules. Additionally, specialized suppression systems are employed for targeted fire control in areas with unique risks.
NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code mandates the installation and ongoing Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance (ITM) of fire alarm systems throughout healthcare facilities. Our team is well-versed in the requirements outlined in this standard, ensuring optimal system performance. Vigilant quarterly, semi-annual, and annual inspections and maintenance.
Our team specializes in installing, inspecting, and maintaining fire protection systems in a wide range of healthcare environments, including hospitals, medical offices, care homes, helipads (equipped with foam systems), and laboratories. We take pride in our commitment to adhering to industry protocols and ensuring the safe operation of your fire protection and life safety systems.
One of the cornerstones of our approach is the integration of systems, meticulously assembled and rigorously tested in accordance with ISO 9001 quality standards. This level of precision is ideal for medical facilities, where highly specialized equipment and critical operations demand the utmost reliability. By eliminating assembly errors and reducing installation time, we minimize the duration during which the target area is left unprotected.
Our expertise extends to the comprehensive inspection and maintenance of all devices crucial for fire protection in healthcare environments. These devices include pre-action systems, fire alarm devices, fire extinguishers, emergency lighting, and sprinkler systems. We leave no detail unattended to, ensuring that your healthcare facility remains well-prepared and secure against fire risks.
SOLUTIONS FOR ALL TYPES OF RISKS
We offer services that cover all aspects of the fire protection and design-build process, engaging the client at every step to ensure the best experience possible.
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Elisabeth Bruyere Hospital
Elisabeth Bruyere Hospital is one of the largest health care centres of its kind in Canada. Located on Bruyère Street, where the original Ottawa General Hospital was opened, Bruyère Continuing Care is the champion of well-being for aging Canadians and those requiring continuing care, helping them become and remain as healthy and independent as possible.
Throughout the project, we found that Viking was professional in their design and installation abilities. They worked well with our technicians and helped provide solutions to seamlessly integrate their suppression systems with our existing equipment. We have found them flexible and accommodating in their work as our site is semi-remote and full of sensitive equipment.Marc Germain, CBC / Radio-Canada
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