Notifier Texas Children's Hospital Case Study

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Project Pro le Texas Children Hospital FIRE PROTECTION DEEMED ESSENTIAL PART OF HOSPITAL CARE Children Hospital recently added a new high rise facility to its ve campus in Houston The new Pavilion for Women designed to care the highest risk mothers and babies is essentially two towers one 15 oors the other six oors that are connected at the base The building is an city block wide and two football elds long protection is of critical importance to the nature of care provided at Pavil for Women says Lonnie Rinehart the hospital plant operations manager us it all goes back to patient safety says Rinehart have babies in intensive care that literally t in the palm of your hand They can go during a re alarm it all a part of what we do to protect them er com WORLD HEADQUARTERS Clintonville Road cid 129 Northford CT 06472 USA 203 484 7161 cid 129 Fax 203 484 7118 er com Inc a local NOTIFIER Engineered Systems commissioned the pavilion re alarm and will perform the ongoing service test and maintenance of the systems protecting the hospital complex RESPONSE all rooms within the new pavilion were tted with self regulating detectors that examine combination of environmental factors Acclimate detectors produced by System Sensor scan the visual signatures of smoke and re as well unusual spikes in room temperatures the ever changing needs of patients and the utilized within this facility rooms each ability to automatically adjust its own settings based on slow minor changes its surrounding environment has all but severely intrusive false alarms rooms where aerosolizing treatments were for respiratory treatment have had issues older detectors because aerosol from the would set them off says Rinehart equipped all respiratory treatment areas System Sensor IntelliQuad detectors which four major signatures of re smoke infrared and carbon monoxide Six levels sensitivity enable these specialized detectors be programmed to provide accurate detection to a particular environment main goal is to reduce false alarms and other is to increase speed of response FireTron VP of Sales and Marketing Kaczmarek don want that to happen a hospital unless it the real deal unless you for certain that there a re And then they want to know where the re is the actual location addressable re alarm system provides that location When a smoke detector goes alarm it is easy to spot too Rinehart explains detectors have two red LED lights that and bright when in alarm If a detector in patient room alerts the nurse station is even so the nurses can get right on scene 05 12 hospital has a standard operating procedure re alarms a Pyro team addresses the The public isn alerted and the system sends automatic preset emails texts and pages with information in the case of an emergency teams of security engineering a nursing administrator respond to the alarm and engineering handle the event until re ghters arrive and the nursing administrator anyone needed to handle patient system also boasts a voice evacuation system can be targeted to certain areas with recorded messages In addition there the exibility to give manual voice instructions via microphone MAINTENANCE is a degree of integration that has been built the system at the Pavilion for Women beyond involving the nurses call stations described system is interfaced with all the security in the building if there is a re condition the building or on a oor the system unlocks on the re oor and oors above and below Kaczmarek in Texas he explains there are safety require to have smoke removal systems in all operating rooms had to integrate between the Honeywell build management system BMS and our system accomplish that We basically tell the BMS to open and close re and smoke dampers to start exhaust fans so if there is a re the operating room it deals with the smoke Kaczmarek equipment itself due to tremendous exibility in the system software programming really makes it easier to handle complex applications new technology allows for ease of mainte as well informing operators of a smoke in need of cleaning for example Using keyboard at any of the re alarm control panels can temporarily bypass detectors or devices when performing maintenance on system re alarm systems protecting the hospital ve buildings plus its new pavilion are monitored its own Service Response Center SRC of the new pavilion has afforded the the opportunity to move and upgrade SRC which will include the latest NOTIFIER graphic workstation displaying graphic of each building and all major re alarm Noti cations of all devices in alarm immediately displayed on facility maps along information on the cause of an alarm to a fast response HARMONY signi cant advantage of the new re alarm is backward compatibility NOTIFIER control installed more than 20 years ago in the ve other buildings have held up well will be phased over to the latest NFS 3030 throughout the next year huge If we can keep the majority of the in place and only have to replace the for instance that cost savings to us it also less intrusive for our patients staff visitors says Rinehart is working with Texas Children Hospi on a ve year plan to incorporate technology maintenance and other investments backward compatibility is where it really the customer money says Kaczmarek may only have number of capital dollars spend in 2012 so we can provide them with upgrades so they don have to more over 60 years NOTIFIER has been a leader in the re alarm industry Today we are the largest of engineered re alarm systems with over 400 distributors worldwide and regional operations on every continent for the exibility and options your business needs Leaders in Life Safety Technology

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