Maryland - Fire/Life SafetyMaryland: Fire & Life Safety
Assisted Living Managers and Staff
(2 hours) Approvals: MD OHCQ

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Audience: Owners, operators, and staff of Maryland Assisted Living Facilities
  • Maryland – Approved by OHCQ for Assisted Living Managers and Staff. (NOT approved for the 20 hour or the 80 hour course.).

Introduction: A fire hazard is something that can start a fire, make a fire worse, or reduce a person’s ability to escape. The purpose of this program is to help you prevent fire-related deaths and injuries at your facility by identifying and eliminating fire hazards and responding correctly if you discover a fire.
Objectives: At the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe how fires start, grow, and spread;
  • Describe the dangers of smoke;
  • List the primary causes of fires and fire deaths in assisted living facilities;
  • Describe how the characteristics of residents impact fire hazards and prevention;
  • Identify fire hazards in an assisted living facility,
  • Describe how to eliminate fire hazards; and
  • Describe what to do if you discover a fire.

Course Topics: In this program, you will learn about:
  • Understanding Fire Behavior
  • Codes and Regulations
  • The Dangers of Smoke
  • Causes of Fires in Assisted Living
  • Identifying and Eliminating Fire Hazards
  • Responding to a Fire Emergency

Course Authors: This course was adapted from Fire Safety for the Eldery, a video/print training program consisting of eight modules written by Bonnie L. Walker, PhD. The curriculum was developed by an interdisciplinary team of experts including: John L. Bryan, Ed D, Chairperson of the Department of Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland; Harry Bradley, BS, PE, Maryland State Fire Marshal; Harold D. Hicks, BS, PE, Atlantic Code Consultants; Susan Shemanski Harrington, MS, PE, Fire Protection Engineer; Terezie Bohrer, RN, MSW, Director of Disability Support Services, Prince George’s County Health Department; Marjorie Owens, MSW, Housing Coordinator for Project Home, Maryland Department of Human Resources; Darolyn Thomas, BS, Melwood Vocational Training; Edward Ansello, PhD, Director of the Virginia Center on Aging; Sandra Fitzler, Hillhaven Corporation; J. Michael Thompson, BS, PE, Gage-Babcock Associates; Jean Zink, BS, Center on Aging, University of Maryland; Mayer Zimmerman, MS, Health Care Financing Administration; Terry G. Summons, MS, Bowie Department of Human Services; and Kenneth Beck, PhD, Director of Research at the Safety Education Center, University of Maryland. The CBT and Web versions of this program were developed by Harrington Software Associates, Inc, funded by a grant from NIA 2 R44 AG26183, Web-Based Fire Safety Training for Board and Care Staff.


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