Siemens to protect Kaiser Permanente's new Los Angeles Medical Center with advanced fire protection and emergency evacuation technology
America's leading healthcare service selects the fire safety technology of Siemens to protect its new 912,000-square-foot Los Angeles Medical Center.
Buffalo Grove, Ill (PRWEB) July 22, 2004
Kaiser Permanente, AmericaÂs leading healthcare service, has selected Siemens Building Technologies, Inc., to help protect its new Los Angeles Medical Center (LAMC) with advanced fire detection, voice evacuation and smoke purge systems.
Slated to open in 2007, the new LAMC will have 464 patient rooms, 11 labor and delivery rooms and six cardiac surgery suites. The 912,000-square-foot facility will serve as Kaiser PermanenteÂs Southern Californian tertiary center for cardiovascular surgery, pediatric intensive care, neurosurgery, spine surgery and high-risk obstetrics.
To help protect the LAMC, Siemens will install its XLSV FireFinder Â system, a state-of the-art fire safety system with integrated digital emergency voice evacuation. The advanced technology enables the system to respond to a fire instantaneously, automatically activating alarms and engaging all necessary emergency control operations within three seconds of a detected fire.
The systemÂs emergency operations capabilities include sprinkler monitoring, fire door closure, elevator capture and interface to the building automation system.
FireFinderÂs digital voice evacuation capabilities provide for clear distinguishable messages to all sections of the building. The system features an extra-large display screen at the central fire panel to provide critical information to fire fighters.
Headquartered in Oakland, Calif., Kaiser Permanente operates 30 hospitals and 431 medical buildings, and serves the healthcare needs of more than 8.2 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia.
Headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Ill., Siemens Building Technologies, Inc. is one of 14 Siemens operating companies in the United States and is a leading single-source provider of cost-effective facility performance solutions for the comfort, life safety, and security of some of the most technically advanced buildings in the world. In North America, SBT employs 8,000 people and provides local service from more than 100 locations. Worldwide, the company has 33,000 employees and operates in more than 125 countries.
For more information on Siemens Building Technologies, Inc., visit www. sbt. siemens. com