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Tips for running successful fire drills

Someone’s always checking for compliance when it comes to fire safety, especially in healthcare facilities. Naturally, that includes several regulatory agencies: CMS, The Joint Commission (TJC), Department of Health, and the local fire department, just to name a few. They will all be looking for evidence of compliance, patterns of negligence, and participation records for select staff.

Of course, a good fire prevention and compliance program includes successful fire drills. And those drills should involve a bit more than just pulling an alarm randomly and seeing how quickly staff respond.

Here are some tips for running fire drills in healthcare facilities.

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