A fire can be an unpredictable and frightening event. But a fire that occurs in a long-term care setting can completely devastate your residents, your facility, and your entire community. Staff members, frontline care workers, and health care providers play a significant role in protecting themselves and their residents. The better prepared you are, the safer everyone will be.
- During this program you'll learn:
- The importance of firedrills, evacuation plans and emergency procedures
- How to prevent or limit the most common causes of fires
- How to keep your residents safe when a fire does occur using the R.A.C.E method (Rescue, Alarm, Confine, Extinguish) or A.R.C.E. method (Alarm, Rescue, Confine, Extinguish), and
- Strategies for safely confining and extinguishing small fires
Fire Prevention and Safety in Long-Term Careis a practical educational tool. It shows long-term care staff members and health care providers using proven techniques for preparing for emergency situations and identifying potential fire hazards. It also demonstrates preventive measures that help to minimize the occurrence of fires. Filled with practical information and useful instruction, this video will explain the major causes of fires in long-term care facilities, what you can do to help prevent them, action steps to take when a fire does occur and so much more.
This video training provides a unique and interactive learning experience. In addition to the valuable learning information contained in the video and accompanying facilitator guide, the video in-service provides opportunities for facilitated discussion to help involve participants in the acquisition of knowledge that will help everyone understand how to prevent fires and how to be prepared to respond quickly and correctly if a fire does break out.
Resident safety is your number one priority. Your residents and their families trust you to help protect them and to guard their safety É the safety of people who, in many cases, cannot help themselves. Educate yourself and stay aware of potential fire hazards. Take fire drills seriously and above all, stay calm and collected so you can provide the best protection for yourself and your residents.YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE FACILITATOR GUIDE HERE