Fire Curtain Assemblies in Hospitals

For most buildings, fire doors are typically located around stairwells and elevator shafts as to limit the ability for smoke to leak from floor to floor. However, fire and smoke containment systems can be a little more complex for buildings in the healthcare industry such as hospitals.

Hospitals provide a unique set of requirements such as secure access points, the ability to push gurney through doors, and the capability to quarantine areas of infectious diseases and research labs. For these reasons and more, traditional fire doors aren’t the best option. Luckily, flexible fire curtains can maintain the flow of traffic in emergency situations without sacrificing safety.

Flexible fire curtains provide a variety of benefits to hospitals, including:

  • Increased safety – fire curtains cannot be propped open with furniture or door stops like traditional fire doors

  • Better traffic flow – fire curtains are installed into wall or ceiling cavities and therefore help maintain clear and open hallways for when seconds really matter

  • Complementary to complete fire management – deployable fire curtains are a great supplement to a comprehensive fire management system including exhaust fans and/or sprinklers

SGCA provides a variety of smoke and fire curtains for all your building’s needs. If you have more questions, contact a Smoke Guard California representative today. Our experienced team can help answer technical questions to find a fire safety solution that fits your budget and needs.