Fire prevention in healthcare facilties is serious business. Among all
the safety problems an employee can encounter, fire can be the most
frightening. Every year fires in healthcare facilities cause millions
of dollars in damage and result in hundreds of injuries, a number of
which are fatal. Yet many employees do not realize how their own
actions, or inactions, can contribute to the risk of fire.
This training product on "Fire Prevention in Healthcare
Facilities" look at how fires start, review steps that can be taken to
help prevent fires and discuss what employees should do in case of a
fire emergency. Topics covered in these products include:
Available in either the DVD or USB Stick formats, and either English or Spanish languages.
- Common causes of fires in healthcare facilities.
- Preventing fires.
- The concept of "flashpoint".
- "Classes" of fires.
- Fire extinguishers.
- Handling flammable materials.
- Evacuation and other employee responsibilities.
- First aid.
- and more.