ERIC Number: ED377599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Preventing Fire Death and Injury, Conducting a Fire Drill in a Group Home [and] When You Need a Fire Safety Expert. National Fire Safety Certification System. Continuing Education Program. Volume 1, Numbers 1-3.
Three booklets provide fire safety information for staff of residential facilities serving people with developmental disabilities. Booklets focus on: (1) preventing fire death and injury, (2) conducting a fire drill in a group home, and (3) the role of fire safety experts. The first booklet stresses the elimination of the following dangers: unprotected vertical openings, lack of smoke detectors and sprinkler system, hazardous interior finish, key-operated deadbolt locks, absence of fire emergency plan, lack of alternate escape route, inadequate supervision, and delayed alarms. The second booklet shows how to teach clients fire emergency procedures, which include: escape routes; practice drills; stop, drop, and roll; taking refuge; announced drills; surprise drills; a meeting place; and staff tasks in fire drills. The third booklet looks at the roles of fire marshals, fire protection consultants, architects, electricians, electrical inspectors, equipment maintenance firms, and fire departments. Hypothetical questions by facility administrators are matched with the appropriate fire safety experts. Quizzes, puzzles, and games in all three booklets allow for immediate review of the information provided. (DB)
Descriptors: Adults, Attendants, Developmental Disabilities, Fire Protection, Group Homes, Prevention, Residential Institutions, Safety, Staff Development, Training Methods
Bonnie Walker & Associates, Inc., 2139 Espey Court, Suite 16, Crofton, MD 21114 ($5).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Walker (Bonnie) and Associates, Inc., Crofton, MD.