Preventing Fire Hazards in Long-Term CarePreventing Fire Hazards in Long-Term Care
Fire Safety Series
(2 hours) Approvals: NAB (NHA/RCAL), MI AFC, PA DPW

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Audience: Owners, operators, and staff of long-term care facilities
  • NAB Approval – #3092013-2.00-11991-dl for 2 clock hours for Nursing Home Administrators and Residential Care/Assisted Living Administrators.
  • Michigan– Approved by the Division of Adult Foster Care Licensing, DHS, for licensee/administrator yearly continuing education. Click here for details on specific requirements.
  • Pennsylvania– Approved by PA DPW for Personal Care Home Administrators.
  • All other states – Check your licensing regulations for your specific requirements. In most states, our courses satisfy administrator/staff continuing education requirements.

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.
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 long-term care;
  • Describe how the characteristics of residents impact fire hazards and prevention;
  • Identify fire hazards in long-term care, and;
  • Describe how to eliminate fire hazards.

Course Topics: In this program, you will learn about:
  • Understanding Fire Behavior
  • The Dangers of Smoke
  • Causes of Fires
  • Identifying and Eliminating Fire Hazards

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.

NAB Approval Information: This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 2 clock hours.

The Long-Term Care Learning Center is a Certified Sponsor of professional continuing education with the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and has approved this program for the number of clock hours listed under their sponsor agreement with NAB/NCERS. State licensure boards, however, have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses.

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