This course includes important information about fire safety—whether caregivers work in a facility or in a client’s home. It includes basic information about types and causes of fires, how to prevent fires, how to respond to a fire, the use of fire extinguishers, and how to protect clients during a fire. A MANDATORY OSHA TOPIC!
Name and describe the three elements that must all be present to create fire.
Recognize four classes of fire and identify the proper fire extinguisher commonly used for each class.
Describe the steps used to operate a fire extinguisher using the P.A.S.S. method.
Outline the actions you will take in response to a fire using the R.A.C.E. method.
Describe your facility’s emergency fire plan or develop a customized plan for your home health client.