The leading cause of fire fatalities is the inhalation of smoke rather than the fire itself. Fire rated smoke curtains are an excellent way of controlling smoke.
Fire and smoke-rated curtains block smoke from entering hospital rooms by deploying automatically during a fire. Also adding smoke curtains in front of elevators are critical because elevator shafts cause a natural chimney effect, drawing smoke to other floors of the hospital. Therefore a smoke curtain with a 2 hr fire rated elevator door will help create an impenetrable solution.
Helping more patients get the care they need and remain in the hospital instead of being evacuated due to smoke on floors where there is no fire and making the building safer, is one of the key factors of installing fire and smoke rated curtains.