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Learning Objectives

  • Communicate appropriately during a fire emergency
  • Distinguish between the types of fire and fire extinguishers
  • List steps to be taken during a fire emergency
  • Differentiate between smoke zones and locations of defend-in-place

Course Description

This course teaches about fire safety guidelines, the hospital fire plan, and evacuation steps in the case of a fire emergency.

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 icon Target Learners:

All Healthcare Staff (Clinical and Non-Clinical Providers)

time to complete icon Average Completion Time:

20–30 Minutes

contributor icon Co-development Partner(s):

Mass General Brigham and MedStar Health

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