Fire Safety
NATCEP Day Eight
Objectives
• Describe potential causes of fires in LTCFs
• Identify measures that should be taken to
prevent fires in a LT...
Causes of Fire in the LTFC
• Smoking/inappropriate use of
matches or lighters
• Misuse of electricity
• Incorrect disposal...
Common Locations of Fire
• Smoking area
• Waste Baskets
• Kitchen
• Laundry
Preventing Fires from Smoking
• Follow smoking rules!
• Supervise residents while smoking.
• Smoke in designated areas onl...
Preventing Electrical Fires
• Unplug, label items “out of service”
– report to the nurse & maintenance.
• Never use a defe...
Preventing Fires from Oxygen
Use
• Open flames or smoking not allowed
in room with oxygen in use.
• Take measures to preve...
Action Steps when Fire is
Discovered
Actions to take when Fire is
Discovered
• Follow the LTCF’s emergency plan.
– Know floor plan of facility
– Know exit rout...
Devices Used or Activated
• Pull Box
• Sprinkler System
• Smoke Detector
• Fire Alarms/Strobe Lights
• Fire Doors
• Fire E...
REMEMBER
• Never use elevators during fire
alarm
• Leave room lights on for better
visibility
• Clear hallways of
carts, r...
Fire Extinguisher
• Pull (the pin)
• Aim (at the base of the fire)
• Squeeze (the trigger)
• Sweep (from side to side)
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Natcep day 8 part two

  1. 1. Fire Safety NATCEP Day Eight
  2. 2. Objectives • Describe potential causes of fires in LTCFs • Identify measures that should be taken to prevent fires in a LTCF • Identify actions to take when a fire is discovered • Identify examples of hazardous conditions that should be reported for correction • Name devices that are used or activated when a fire occurs in an LTCF • Understand proper use of a fire extinguisher
  3. 3. Causes of Fire in the LTFC • Smoking/inappropriate use of matches or lighters • Misuse of electricity • Incorrect disposal of trash • Improper storage of flammable materials
  4. 4. Common Locations of Fire • Smoking area • Waste Baskets • Kitchen • Laundry
  5. 5. Preventing Fires from Smoking • Follow smoking rules! • Supervise residents while smoking. • Smoke in designated areas only. • Use large, deep ashtrays • Empty ashtrays into fire proof containers. • Use smoker’s apron per resident plan of care and/or facility policy.
  6. 6. Preventing Electrical Fires • Unplug, label items “out of service” – report to the nurse & maintenance. • Never use a defective outlet – report! • Never use frayed cords - report! • Never use extension cords or overload outlets. • Do not switch an electric razor off or on while oxygen is in use.
  7. 7. Preventing Fires from Oxygen Use • Open flames or smoking not allowed in room with oxygen in use. • Take measures to prevent static electricity. • Electrical safety measures must be observed.
  8. 8. Action Steps when Fire is Discovered
  9. 9. Actions to take when Fire is Discovered • Follow the LTCF’s emergency plan. – Know floor plan of facility – Know exit route – Location of pull box alarm, fire extinguisher and fire hose – How to report fire – Facility plan and the NA’s role in plan
  10. 10. Devices Used or Activated • Pull Box • Sprinkler System • Smoke Detector • Fire Alarms/Strobe Lights • Fire Doors • Fire Extinguishers: ABC
  11. 11. REMEMBER • Never use elevators during fire alarm • Leave room lights on for better visibility • Clear hallways of carts, residents, etc. • Evacuate ambulatory residents first
  12. 12. Fire Extinguisher • Pull (the pin) • Aim (at the base of the fire) • Squeeze (the trigger) • Sweep (from side to side)
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