Eastman Dental Hospital


The site needed to upgrade its fire system to meet the high standards required of a medical facility without interrupting day-to-day operations.

The Eastman Dental Hospital has been established for more than 60 years and treats around 85,000 outpatients every year. The hospital also houses research, postgraduate teaching and dentistry training facilities within a large and complex total building footprint of 18,398 square metres.

The Challenge

Fisk Fire Group were awarded the contract and given a very strict deadline to complete the works.

  • Complex system integrating approximately 1200 XP95 detectors.
  • No day-works were allowed because the site was in constant use.
  • Strict deadline for completion.

The Solution

The Fisk Fire Group have extensive experience with the Apollo Fire Detection systems, making Apollo an obvious choice for such a large operation with a short deadline. The system consisted of approximately 1200 XP95 detectors which were specified to meet the main fire detection requirements throughout the five storeys of the Eastman Dental Hospital building. The intelligent system was designed around six 5-loop networked Morley panels, as well as a repeater panel.

The system also incorporated 156 of Apollo’s XP95 intelligent manual call points, designed to comply with European standard EN54–11:2001. The isolators inbuilt into manual call points eliminated requirement for external isolators and hence saved FFG both time and money. 

To overcome this challenge, our installation schedule was carried out between the hours of 7pm to 5am and was completed to a tight timetable. Our considerable experience in using Apollo’s products really contributed to us being able to meet our deadline, despite the time-sensitivity of the project.

Tel Fisk Director, Fisk Fire Group


Products used in this Case Study

The XP95 Optical Smoke Detector uses the light scatter principle to quickly and effectively detect a range of slow burning and smouldering fires.

The Manual Call Point is used to manually initiate an alarm signal on the fire detection system.