ERIC Number: ED122091
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Fire Safety Trianing in Health Care Institutions.
American Hospital Association, Chicago, IL.
The manual details the procedures to be followed in developing and implementing a fire safety plan. The three main steps are first, to organize; second, to set up a procedure and put it in writing; and third, to train and drill employees and staff. Step 1 involves organizing a safety committee, appointing a fire marshall, and seeking help from local professional firefighters. Step 2 outlines the conditions to be considered in preparing a written plan--for example, patient safety, fire control, the switchboard, surgery, records, and mechanical equipment. Emphasized in step 3 is the training and drilling of employees in extinguishing fires, emergency procedures, and prevention. Included are 16 photographs that illustrate procedures, an organization chart, extinguisher chart, and example of a fire drill report. Appendixes contain a fire hazard inspection rating form, descriptions of extinguishers, a bibliography, and film list. (RG)
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Fire Protection, Guides, Health Facilities, Hospital Personnel, Hospitals, Safety Education, Training
American Hospital Association, 840 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60611 (Order No. 1595, $2.25)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Hospital Association, Chicago, IL.