As of March 19, 2020, the Los Angeles City Fire Department has suspended all Hospital Fire Safety courses until further notice due to the COVID-19 threat. All current certifications have been extended 180 days and all new hire requirements have been extended 180 days. Click here to see the order from the Los Angeles City Fire Department if you need to show this to your employer. We will resume classes as soon as we receive an updated notice. If you have already registered for a course, we will keep your registration on file and contact you when courses become available. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us. At this time, all other courses (CPR, BLS, ACLS, PALS) will continue to remain open. Thank you for your understanding.
Hospital Fire Safety Course in LA
Also Serving Orange County, CA
Required for: All personnel that work in a hospital setting in the City of Los Angeles. (Including skilled nursing facilities, psychiatric hospitals, clinics, and retirement homes)
The Hospital Fire Safety Class covers:
- What to Do in Case of a Fire at Your Hospital
- Patient Rescue (Including drags and carries)
- How to Use a Fire Extinguisher
- Different Types of Fires and How to Control Them
- Hospital Fire Protection Systems and Equipment
- How to Evacuate Safely
- Home Fire Safety
- Pre-Fire Planning
**This class fulfills the Hospital Fire Safety requirement for the City of Los Angeles (Los Angeles Fire Code Section 57.113.09)
At the completion of the class you will receive a Blue Fire Safety Card. The Blue card is for Acute Care Settings and is valid for 4 years.
Class Running Time: Approximately 4 Hours
Same Day Certification Card!
LOS ANGELES HOSPITAL FIRE SAFETY CLASS
Do you need to take a Hospital Fire Safety Class so that you can work in Los Angeles City or Los Angeles County? If so, let SureFire CPR train you how to handle emergencies in the hospital!
What are the different types of Hospital Fire Safety Cards?
The “Los Angeles Hospital Fire Safety Card” can be either a blue card for Acute Care Hospitals or a pink card for Skilled Nursing Facilities. The LA Hospital Fire Card can be a tough certificate to find, and even tougher to figure out. Luckily, SureFire CPR is an expert in training you what to do in the worst case scenario of a hospital fire. First, you need to figure out which type of card you need.
Los Angeles hospital personnel can receive one of the following hospital fire safety cards:
Blue Fire Safety Card – The blue hospital fire card is for the acute care setting. The blue hospital fire card is valid for 4 years and will read “hospital fire/life safety training.”
Pink Fire Safety Card – The pink hospital fire card is for the skilled nursing setting, and is valid for 2 years and will read “institutional fire/life safety training.”
A BLUE or PINK Fire card verifies that hospital personnel meet the requirements of the Los Angeles City Fire Department’s Hospital Fire and Life Safety Program. Upon successful completion of a hospital fire safety class, each student will receive either a BLUE or PINK Fire card. Make sure to ask your provider which card you will receive ahead of time so that you are in the right class!
Can You Get Your LA Fire Card Online?
No. Currently, you can’t renew your LA Fire Card online. Visit our LA location for your LA Fire Card certification needs.
Do Hospital Fire Safety Cards Expire?
Yes, hospital fire safety cards do expire. Hospital Fire & Life Safety cards certified by the Los Angeles Fire Department are valid for 4 years and must be renewed once expired. To renew your Hospital Fire & Life Safety card, simply enroll in and complete a 1-day accredited hospital fire safety course in Los Angeles.
Why is a hospital fire safety class important?
Doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and other hospital personnel administer life-saving medical assistance day after day. Conversely, many healthcare and medical professionals may not have the necessary training to handle a fire in the hospital. Since these situations are rare, most people do not have practice with it as they do with the medical emergencies they handle on a daily basis.
In the past, hospital staff were not required to receive advanced fire and safety training. However, hospital fire safety training is now a prerequisite for those who want to work in a variety of healthcare and medical settings, including:
- Medical centers
- Nursing homes
- Retirement communities
At SureFire CPR, we understand that hospital fire safety begins with the fundamentals. We offer hands-on and classroom training to ensure that you can gain the insights to contribute to a top-notch hospital fire safety team.
Is Fire Safety Required for Hospital Staff?
While fire safety training is a not a legal requirement for many hospital staff, nearly all hospitals hiring today require their personnel to have Hospital Fire & Life Safety certifications. All hospital personnel that work in a hospital setting (including skilled nursing facilities, psychiatric hospitals, clinics, and retirement homes) in Los Angeles City are required by the LAFD to have a valid LA Fire Card. Hospital staff members are tasked with saving the lives of those in their care. In the event of a fire, it is the duty of the hospital staff to protect themselves, their peers, and their patients from safety hazards. Having a Hospital Fire & Life Safety certification tells any hospital that you are prepared to prevent fires from happening and handle a fire emergency should it arise on the job.
What are Common Fire Safety Hazards in Hospitals?
Hospitals are large institutions filled with people and powered equipment. They are some of the safest places in the world, but they are also susceptible to fires. Here is a list of some of the most common fire hazards found in hospitals.
General electrical appliances. Nearly every room in a hospital has a several electrical appliances plugged into power strips or directly into the wall. It’s important to make sure that each appliance is properly plugged in, not daisy-chained, and not near any water. It’s also important to check the structural integrity of each cord and outlet used.
Specialized electrical appliances. While all appliances pose at least a partial fire threat, there are certain specialized appliances found in hospitals that are of particular concern when it comes to fire safety. These include electrosurgical tools and lasers, which pose ignition hazards—especially near fabrics, flammable sterilizing liquids, and oxygen tanks.
Cigarettes. Cigarettes aren’t permitted on hospital premises, but that won’t stop patients from trying to sneak them in. Be sure to check in on your patients whenever possible an educate them on the ignition risks associated with cigarettes in hospitals.
Hand sanitizers. While no doubt an important safety precaution for hospital staff and patients alike, hand sanitizers do more than kill bacteria. Sanitizers with alcohol will also ignite if they come into contact with a flame. Reduce this risk by keeping sanitizer stations at least 6 feet from any ignition sources, per OSHA regulations.
Exit obstructions. Certain fire safety risks don’t cause fires—rather, they prevent people from safely evacuating in the event of a fire. Everyday hospital items can block exits and waste precious seconds during an evacuation. Common perpetrators include medical beds, large appliances, wheelchairs, and carts.
Who teaches the LA Hospital Fire Safety Class?
SureFire CPR’s instructors are made up of firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs. Their experience will fully prepare you for any type of fire emergency that you could come across at your place of work. Our lesson plans are top notch and encompass all of the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) Hospital Fires Safety Curriculum.
At the completion of you Hospital Fire Safety Class you will receive a blue and pink fire safety card. Whether you work at Mission Community Hospital, Hollywood Presbyterian, or anywhere in between, we will teach you the skills you need to save a life!
What is covered in Hospital Fire Safety?
Throughout your class you will learn what to do in many different fire situations. With our class you will get answers to the following questions and more:
- What if there is a fire in the hallway?
- Do you call for help before you try to save someone or do you try to make a rescue first?
- How do I carry someone to safety that is heavier than I am?
- How do fire extinguishers work?
- What are the different types of fire?
- What would be my role if I was working in a hospital and a fire broke out?
- How does fire spread?
- What is the best way to save myself and my patients?
Just like all of our classes at SureFire CPR, we go the extra mile. This class is designed with a combination of lecture and hands on skill practice. We will teach you real, useful information that could help you save your own life or the lives of your coworkers. We will even cover what to do if there is a fire or earthquake in your home.
What is the Checklist for Fire Safety in Hospitals?
Each hospital must have a fire and emergency plan that meets the stipulations set forth by Los Angeles Fire Code Section 57.113.09 – Emergency Planning Code Requirement. These stipulations include:
A. Every institution as required by the Chief shall implement a written and approved Fire/Life Safety Program which includes procedures for notifying the Fire Department, procedures for the use of fire protection equipment, and an emergency evacuation plan.
B. All emergency plans, procedures, and evacuation signs shall be submitted to the Fire Department for approval prior to implementation. The approved copy of the Fire/Life Safety Program shall be available for review by the Chief.
C. Fire drills shall be scheduled and performed quarterly for each shift implementing the fire/life safety emergency procedures. A written record shall be kept on forms approved by the Chief of all such drills. Records shall give the date and time of each drill held. Records shall be maintained for a period of three years and be available for review by the Chief.
D. The evacuation plan shall be posted throughout the facility and shall include the following minimum requirements:
1. Evacuation routes, including locations of exits.
2. The location of fire alarm pull stations.
3. The location of portable fire extinguishers and other fire protection equipment.
4. The phone number of the Fire Department.
5. Designation of outside refuge areas where guests or patients are to assemble after evacuation of the building.
6. Assignment of a responsible person to call the Fire Department upon notification of any fire or upon the activation of any fire protection system.
E. The Fire/Life Safety Program shall be updated and approved annually.
All personnel shall receive approved training conducted by the Department or by a health care facility instructor who is certified in accordance with Division 6 of this article.
Where Can I Find Hospital Fire and Life Safety Training in Los Angeles?
There are a number of hospital fire safety education providers in the Los Angeles area; however, none of them offer the same level of instruction as our award-winning team here at SureFire CPR. Our comprehensive team of highly-trained instructors are made up of firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs. Their experience will fully prepare you for any type of fire emergency that you could come across at your place of work. Our lesson plans are top notch and encompass all of the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) Hospital Fires Safety Curriculum.
At the completion of you Hospital Fire Safety Class you will receive a blue and pink fire safety card. Whether you work at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), Hollywood Presbyterian, or anywhere in between, we will teach you the skills you need to save a life!
Hospital Fire Safety Classes are approved by the Los Angeles Fire Department, and based of Section 57.113.09 of the LA City Fire Code.
Why should you sign up for a hospital fire safety class from SureFire CPR?
There are many reasons to enroll in a SureFire CPR hospital fire safety class, including:
- Superior Learning Environment: Our hospital fire safety class blends hands-on lessons with in-depth lectures to teach you how to respond in hospital fire emergencies.
- Comprehensive Insights: Our experienced instructors will share their real world insights with you to deliver an exceptional learning experience.
- Immediate Certification: Thanks to our hospital fire safety class, you can obtain the certification that you need to work on the day of training.
To find out more about our hospital fire safety class in Los Angeles, please contact us at (888) 277-3143.