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26 March 2021, 13:29

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The new equipment makes it possible to promptly notify about fires, manage evacuation, and also manage engineering communications.

Work on the modernization of fire-fighting systems has been completed in 24 medical institutions in the capital. This was announced by the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Housing and Communal Services and Improvement Peter Biryukov.

“Last year, at healthcare facilities, to improve the safety of patients, personnel and equipment, work began on the modernization of fire-fighting systems. Currently, they have been completed in 24 operating medical institutions, and in 17 more will be completed in the second quarter of this year, ”he said.

Fire-fighting systems are being updated at the N.V. Sklifosovsky Research Institute for Emergency Medicine, the First City Hospital, Children’s City Clinical Hospital named after N.F. Filatov, the Center for Speech Pathology and Neurorehabilitation, as well as in other clinics. The total area of ​​medical institutions where work is carried out is 900 thousand square meters.

The old fire protection systems were installed 15–20 years ago and no longer met safety standards and requirements.

“For medical institutions, the availability of a modern fire-fighting system is of paramount importance,” stressed Pyotr Biryukov. “The newest complexes make it possible to promptly notify about a fire, manage evacuation, and manage engineering communications.”

The principle of operation of the systems is as follows: when there is smoke in the room, a sensor is triggered, in less than one second a signal is sent to the central control panel that smoke has been detected in the room. After that, the second sensor is triggered, the alert is automatically turned on, and the signal goes to the control center in crisis situations. Fire brigades arrive in less than 15 minutes.

From the central post of the medical institution, a signal is automatically given to turn off ventilation, turn on smoke exhaust, lower the elevators to the first floor, and unlock the doors.

All fire-prevention systems that are now installed in medical institutions are of domestic production. Work on their modernization is carried out at a convenient time, agreed with the management of the medical institution. This reduces the inconvenience to patients and staff.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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