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      Fire Drills

      Q: Can an actual fire alarm count as a fire drill? If I have the fire alarm go off for some reason, I would then want to make it count for a drill since…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 30, 2021
      Fire Drills

      Q: One of our AHJs is looking for verification that all hospital personnel participates in fire drills, not just in the vicinity of the system activation.…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 16, 2021
      Fire Drills

      Q: Has a clarification been issued for what “varying conditions” means in 2012 edition of the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code 19.7.1.6? Our accreditation…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 15, 2021
      Fire Drills

      Q: Currently, I conduct one fire drill per shift per quarter in our hospital for a total of 12 drills a year. I am also required to conduct fire drills in…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 8, 2021
      Fire Drills

      Q: Any thoughts as to when hospitals will resume performing traditional fire drills?

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 23, 2021
      Fire Drills

      Q: Can I count a real fire response in a patient room as a fire drill? The fire alarm system was activated at the pull station, and the fire department…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 15, 2021
      Business Occupancies Fire Drills

      Q: Is there a requirement to activate the fire alarm system in a patient/non-patient care business occupancy building during a scheduled fire drill?

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 1, 2020
      Joint Commission Testing (Generators) Accreditation Fire Drills Testing (Fire Suppression Systems) Testing (Facilities Management) CMS Testing (Fire Detection Systems) Testing (Life Safety Code) Testing (Medical Gas) Inspection & Maintenance (Life Safety Code)

      Q: Has there been an update to the definition of time by TJC/CMS? I'm looking at quarterly fire drills right now, but any changes/clarification on the…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 15, 2020
      COVID-19 Fire Drills Life Safety Code

      Q: As the world faces this pandemic, can fire drill requirements be suspended or replaced with staff education type in-services?

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 2, 2020
      Ambulatory Care Occupancy Fire Drills Life Safety Code

      Q: We have 13 off-site Ambulatory Surgery Centers and some are in stand-alone buildings where they are the only occupant and some are in high rise Medical…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 13, 2019