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Course 174 Certificate
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Modules: 1
Hours: 0.5 (30 minutes)
Sectors: Healthcare

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Course 174 Healthcare: Fire Hazards

Key Topics

  • Fire Hazards
  • Causes of Hospital Fires
  • Fire Door Compliance
  • Fire Exit Obstructions
  • Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Suppression
  • Five Classes of Fires
  • Fire Sprinklers
  • Exit Routes
  • Evacuation Procedures
  • Fire Drills

Target Audience

  • Employee

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


According to the National Fire Protection Association, an average of five fires break out per day at our nation's health care facilities, and more than 8,000 hospital fires occur each year. If not acted upon quickly and effectively, the results can be catastrophic.

Employers should train workers about fire hazards in a hospital setting and about what to do in a fire emergency. If employers would like workers to evacuate, then training should be provided on how to escape. If employers expect workers to use firefighting equipment, employers should provide them with appropriate equipment and training on how to use the equipment safely.

This course takes a closer look at protecting both patients and hospital staff from potential fire hazards in the healthcare setting.  


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Module 1: Fire Hazards

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