Healthcare Building Fire Code Consultants

Fire Protection Engineering in Healthcare

TERP has extensive experience in Joint Commission surveys including Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) facilities. Federal accreditation requires Joint Commission surveys or conditions for coverage. TERP can review the code and coverage for your building to guide your federal accreditation process effectively and efficiently.

In the healthcare market, there are many passive fire-related elements necessary to ensure compartmentalization. TERP’s fire stopping specialists ensure proper tagging, correct assembly type, and third-party special inspection reports. Through-penetrations, which involve pipe or duct work that creates an unsafe penetration of a compartmentalized zone, is another consideration that needs to be carefully reviewed. Additionally, wall assembly rating tests and passive barrier inspections, which are the inspection of fire and smoke walls or partitions to verify through penetrations are properly fire stopped according to their listing, require thorough examination.

TERP strictly adheres to the health care code requirements derived from NFPA 101 – Life Safety Code and NFPA 99 – Healthcare Facilities Code which establishes criteria for levels of health care services or systems based on risk to the patients, staff, or visitors in healthcare facilities to minimize the hazards of fire, explosion, and electricity.