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MORTON PLANT HOSPITAL 300 PINELLAS ST CLEARWATER, FL 33756 July 2, 2020
VIOLATION: Sprinkler System - Maintenance and Testing Tag No: K0353
Based on observation, record review, and interview with the Facilities Manager, the facility failed to maintain automatic fire sprinkler system (AFSS).

Findings included:

A review of the documentation of the recent five year obstruction inspection dated 04/01/2020 indicated the pressure gauges had been replaced during this inspection. During the facility tour with the Facilities Manager on 07/02/2020 between 11:15 a.m. and 11:50 a.m., it was found that the AFSS riser pressure gauges were out of date (dated 2015), and had not been replaced during the 4/1/2020 service. A review of the documentation of the recent five year obstruction inspection dated 04/01/2020 indicated the pressure gauges had been replaced during this inspection. An interview was conducted with the Facilities Manager concurrent with the observations and confirmed the findings

(Photographic evidence obtained)

Per NFPA 101 (2012 Edition) 19.3.5, 9.7
Per NFPA 25 (2011 Edition) 5.3.2.1