NORTHBROOK, ILL. — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have enacted a fire sprinkler mandate for all long-term care facilities. By August 13, 2013, long-term care facilities must be code compliant with NFPA 13. For many facilities, this seems like an overwhelming task; to help them, F.E. Moran Fire Protection has developed educational tools. Through its experience providing fire protection solutions for assisted living facilities, the contractor has developed a checklist of items to consider and resources to simplify the process.

Assisted living facilities that have not previously gone through the process of installing a fire protection system may question what key items should be considered when planning a fire protection project. Budgets and schedules are another element of confusion.

F.E. Moran Fire Protection has developed a toolbox to answer these questions and more. At www.femoranfp.com/assisted-living-facility-fire-sprinklers, facilities have access to average sprinkler costs, average scheduling time, task checklist, items to consider checklist, and a calculator to assist nursing home operators in determining an estimated budget. Additionally, this toolbox provides access to financing options to ease the financial burden of installing a fire protection system. With these resources, F.E. Moran Fire Protection aims to guide long term care facilities through the process of becoming code compliant.

F.E. Moran Fire Protection has been providing fire protection solutions to the healthcare market, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities for over forty years. Its knowledgeable project managers and designers work together to develop a customized plan to meet the facility’s scheduling, budgeting, and planning needs. Additional information is available at www.femoranfp.com.