Fire

Fire spread averted in nursing home.(Product guide)

The fast reaction of Dorgard fire-door hold-open devices from Fireco, has prevented a blaze at Uplands Registered Nursing Home at Maisemore in Gloucestershire from spreading by averting what could have been a catastrophic loss of life.

The fire occurred in February on the first floor, and thanks to the efficiency of the Dorgard listening devices, fixed to fire-doors at the ends of an upper corridor leading to five residents' rooms, the fire doors promptly dosed when the the alarm bell sounded. Because of this automatic response, no one occupying the adjoining bedrooms suffered any harmful effects of smoke inhalation--a hazard which has proved fatal in nursing home fires where fire door retainers have not been installed. …

Log in to your account to read this article – and millions more.