Lucas County Psych Hospital To Undergo $1M Safety Upgrade
State investment will help improve fire alarms, elevator system
July 11, 2016
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State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today announced the release of over $1,379,000 in state funds to Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital (NOPH) for fire and elevator safety upgrades. The three-story building will receive updates to the existing fire alarm system, in part to connect the fire alarms to the hospital’s four elevators.

“There must be clear communication in an emergency situation for the safety of patient’s, their families, and the community that NOPH serves,” said Sheehy. “That is why I am happy to support NOPH in making a sound investment in fire safety maintenance and prevention.”

The renovation project involves replacing NOPH’s current fire alarm system with one that provides fully addressable voice notifications of alarm conditions. In addition, the hospitals four elevators will be equipped with a recall feature connected to the new fire alarms that alerts occupants and the fire department. Various upgrades will also be made to the elevator shafts, machine rooms, and cars to meet current code requirements.

The Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital is a restricted and secure residential psychiatric hospital with six patient care units, operating 365 days a year. 

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