CODES: Understanding Private Mode Notification for Health Care Facilities

By: Wayne D. Moore
The NFPA Journal, January 2, 2018

Control of noise is a critical factor to improving the healing experience in hospitals. But imagine the disruption when a fire alarm goes off. Notification of an actual fire emergency is critical for life safety, but designers and facilities often provide much more than what codes require, thus resulting in unintended disruption to the patient experience. NFPA 72 defines exactly what is needed.

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