Nashville General Hospital
Rapid Response: COVID-19 Alternate Care Facility
This project demonstrated the capability of Poole Fire Protection to serve as the Qualified Fire Protection Engineer (QFPE) responsible for the fire protection and life safety aspects of construction as they pertained to the renovation of the Nashville General Hospital in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to comply with the Presidential National Emergency Declaration Concerning the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was directed to design and construct retrofit additions to the Nashville General Hospital. The goal of this project was to create a new 40-bed unit for the care of non-Acute-Care COVID patients on the 8th floor, while also creating a unit for critical-care COVID patients on the 2nd floor.
Poole Fire Protection was hired to ensure that the renovations being provided met basic healthcare functions from a fire protection and life safety perspective. Services provided include site visits, life safety diagram development, fire protection system design support services, and credible witness of acceptance testing.
Poole Fire Protection also provided design services and shop drawings for multiple active and passive fire protection systems within the building, including the sprinkler system, fire alarm system, firestopping systems, and fire extinguishers. These services included multi-disciplinary coordination to ensure proper compliance with relevant fire protection criteria.