Care Home Extinguishes Threat of Fire
“If we hadn’t had Dorgard, the consequences would have been unthinkable.”
Summerlands Care Home
Summerlands Care Home, located in Southsea, Hampshire, provides care and support for its 23 residents living with learning disabilities and mobility issues. The Summerlands’ team is proud of its supportive, attentive and comfortable environment.
Swift and easy evacuation
Elysia Fung, Deputy Manager of Summerlands, said: “A fire had started unexpectedly in our tumble dryer in the laundry room. As soon as the alarm sounded, our staff went round and started the evacuation process.”
Dorgard ‘makes life much easier’
Elysia also spoke of the additional benefits of Dorgard: “It’s a good fit for our client group, particularly in regard to safety and access. Our residents spend the majority of the day in the lounge and dining room, so keeping the doors open in these areas with Dorgard makes life much easier.”
- Summerlands saved residents’ lives as they had the correct preventative measures in place
- Dorgard continues to provide easy access and keep the home safe in case of emergency
- No lasting damage to the home, due to Dorgard preventing the spread of fire.
Summerlands Care Home made sure it had the correct precautions in place, saving the lives of their residents and the home itself. Elysia continued: “If we hadn’t had Dorgard, the consequences would have been unthinkable. It would have been a whole different story. We would have had smoke throughout the building, making it difficult to evacuate safely.”
“Dorgard absolutely helped the situation. They’re reliable and do what they are supposed to — release the doors to close when the alarm sounds and keep our residents safe in an emergency. Dorgard provides peace of mind and we would definitely recommend it.”
“The customer service from Fireco has been excellent, they’ve answered all of our queries promptly. We are extremely pleased.”
Did you know that closing your fire door at night could be the difference between life and death?
Do you know what fire safety risks the summer sun can bring? Read our blog to find out how you can stay fire safe!
Knowing what fire safety products are best for your building can sometimes be unclear. This blog discusses whether fully wired systems are the best option.