Fire Prevention

Each staff member working in a 24-hour residential facility has a responsibility for fire prevention.

Fire prevention is the result of strategies and services to reduce the frequency of emergency incidents or to lessen their effects. To understand it we need to look at:

  • hazardous areas
  • fire risk behaviour
  • room escape routes
  • the dangers of heat and smoke
  • the weekly fire safety checklist
  • reporting fires, and
  • debriefing