Make a Fire Escape Plan for Emergency Evacuation
Use this printable fire escape planning template as a starting point to create your fire escape plan. Draw out each floor of your nursing home. Mark possible escape routes, fire extinguisher locations, first aid kit locations, and the meeting area. Pick a meeting place that is far away from your building or other potential danger areas (like an attached parking garage). The spot should be out of the way for emergency services. Make sure you have proper emergency evacuation routes for differently abled tenants, and that both they, and the people who live with them, are aware of these routes.
Do Regular Fire Safety Inspections
Inspect your nursing home often, and keep up on maintenance of safety equipment. Check fire extinguishers to make sure they’re up to date, ensure smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working, and that your sprinkler system is in proper working order. Keep your emergency safety kits stocked with the proper burn gel, gauze, scissors, band aids, and both aspirin and non-aspirin products. Update your plan as your business and building conditions change.