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Fire Containment

  1. Know the institution's fire evacuation routine

    1. List the phone number for reporting fires close to all phones in the facility or know the location of fire alarms.

    2. Know where fire exits are.

    3. Know where fire extinguishers are and know how to use them.

  2. Check "hang tag" for data of last inspection (usually annually)

  3. Post signs: In Case Of Fire, Do Not Use Elevators

  4. In a fire the nurse acts in PRCor ARCEorder:


      • Protect clients from injury

      • Report the fire

      • Contain the fire


      • Activate fire alarm system

      • Rescue or remove clients

      • Contain fire by closing windows and doors

      • Extinguish flames with fire extinguishers