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New ECRI Institute Initiative Aims to Extinguish Surgical Fires

Approximately 90-100 surgical fires occur each year in the United States according to independent research organization ECRI Institute. Although rare, surgical fires pose serious consequences to patients, hospital staff and to the reputation of the healthcare facility. Read More …

Fire Safety: New codes, materials guide design and construction of today’s healthcare facilities

According to the latest numbers from the NFPA’s Fire Analysis & Research Division, U.S. fire departments respond to an average of 6,240 structure fires in healthcare properties per year. These fires can cause an average of $52 million in property damage annually1. Read More …

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