Government calls for widespread rollout of flashing fire alarms

Mar 15, 2017

Government calls for widespread rollout of flashing fire alarms

The central government has called on municipalities nationwide to install flashing fire alarms visible to deaf and hard-of-hearing people. The Fire and Disaster Management Agency has asked local authorities to install more of the devices in public spaces, including stations, airports and welfare facilities. Fire detection ...

/ Jul 14, 2013

'Alarm fatigue' at hospitals poses risks

Walk into a hospital intensive care unit and hear the din: A ventilator honks loudly. An infusion pump emits a high-pitched beep-beep every six seconds. A blood pressure monitor pushes out one long tone after another. This particular racket, at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, comes ...