GMH Fire Alarm System Finally Certified by GFD

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Guam – Following a site inspection yesterday, the fire alarm system at Guam Memorial Hospital in Tamuning has been certified by Guam Fire Department after the completion of an extensive removal and replacement projec t.

Interim Life Safety Measures, including hourly fire watch activities, have been in place at the Hospital since 2007 to ensure the safety of patients, staff and visitors. The GMHA Skilled Nursing Facility in Barrigada has had a fully operational fire alarm system.

The approximately $1.2 million fire alarm project, funded through Compact Impact and local bond proceed funds, was completed by Pacific Security Alarm. The project started in July 2008 but was prolonged several times to allow for the addition of fire sprinklers and smoke and fire dampers to the
project; and due to high patient censuses limiting access to patient rooms, and a series of reviews and inspections by the fire department.

“We thank our staff for their hard work on this project, the Guam Fire Department, and the community for their patience, cooperation and assistance while this vital project was completed,”said Peter John D. Camacho, MPH, GMHA Administrator/CEO. “Although this day has been a long time coming, the end result is a safer facility for our patients, staff and visitors.”