Compliance: Fire Safety

Course Request
Fire Safety

Learning Objectives

  • Understand fire safety guidelines
  • Know the hospital fire plan
  • Perform evacuation steps

Course Description

This course trains staff in the proper steps to follow when there is a fire or other emergency. This includes events when patients, visitors, or staff must leave the floor or building. The Hospital Fire Plan shows that it is important to the hospital to keep both you and your patients safe.

Topics covered include:

  • Fire Safety Guidelines
  • Hospital Fire Plan
  • Evacuation Steps

Did you know…

  • For each year from 2012 to 2014, an estimated 5,700 medical facility fires were reported to fire departments in the United States. Nearly a fifth of those (1,100 fires) were in hospitals.
  • It is estimated that these fires caused fewer than five deaths, 25 injuries and $5 million in property loss per year

Course at a Glance

Target Audience: Healthcare staff

Time to Complete: 60 Minutes

Contributor: Partners Healthcare, MedStar

Co-developer

Partners Healthcare and MedStar

Author Information

Partners Healthcare is a not-for-proft health care system that is committed to patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community locally and globally.
MedStar SiTEL combines the smartest ideas in education and technology to drive better performance in people and safer care for patients.