Archive December 2008 IX, No. 12

How to Run a Fire Drill

Train your staff to remain calm, cool and collected during a code red emergency.

Margaret Butler, RN, BSN, MBA, CNOR

It seems simple enough. You see flames, pull the fire alarm, call 911 and evacuate the area. Easy, right? Wrong. Never assume your staff understands all they need to know about fire safety. Here's advice on running a tabletop fire drill and then following that up with a mock fire drill.

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