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Fire Safety Training. What if there is a fire?. All study staff who will be working on the floor must know the fire plan. This ensures subject safety. It is also a JCAHO requirement. Disaster Responsibilities.

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Fire Safety Training


What if there is a fire?

  • All study staff who will be working on the floor must know the fire plan. This ensures subject safety. It is also a JCAHO requirement.


Disaster Responsibilities

  • As an employee of Massachusetts General Hospital, you are considered a disaster worker for the city of Boston. In a fire or any other disaster, you must help in any way you can.

  • In a disaster, you may not leave the hospital until dismissed by your supervisor.


Fire Plan

  • If you see a fire, yell “Code Red” and the room number. Remove all subjects from the room of the fire and close the door.

  • Any employee hearing “Code Red” should pull the nearest fire pull station.

  • If the alarm does not sound, call Security at 6-3333.


Where are the fire pull stations?

  • At the far end of each wing

  • Next to the service elevator

  • Next to the main elevator bank


What does the alarm sound like?

  • The alarm sound specific to White 13 is “!!!… !… !!!… (3, 1, 3)”


What is “Protect in Place”?

The GCRC follows the “Protect in Place” method during a fire. This method is described below:

  • First, remove all subjects from the room of the fire. Then, close the doors to all other patient rooms and all corridor doors.


Fire Extinguisher

  • Bring a fire extinguisher to the location of the fire.

  • Operate the extinguisher using the “pass” method.

    • Pull the safety pin

    • Aim at the base of the fire

    • Squeeze the trigger

    • Sweep back and forth


Where are the fire extinguishers?

  • At the far end of each wing

  • Next to the service elevator

  • Next to the main elevator bank

    Note: These are the same locations as the fire pull stations.


What do I need to report?

  • At all times, you must know where your subjects are, their condition and their mobility level.


What about medical gas?

  • Only a clinician or emergency personnel can shut off medical gas.

  • However, everyone must be able to point out the medical gas shut-off valves if necessary.

  • The shut-off valves are on the wall between the shower and the tub room.


What else do I do?

  • If you have any medical records at the time of the fire, secure them in the nearest file cabinet.

  • Clear the corridors by moving non-essential equipment into patient and exam rooms.


Where do I go?

  • Meet at the elevator lobby to await orders.

  • You may not leave the unit unless an evacuation is ordered.


When do I evacuate?

  • Orders for a horizontal evacuation will be given by either the Nurse Manager, resource nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Operations Coordinator, Buildings & Grounds, or emergency personnel.

  • Orders for a vertical evacuation will be given by either the President of MGH or the Boston Fire Department.


What types of evacuations are there?

To Bigelow 13 and Ellison/Blake 13

  • Horizontal evacuation: move across to either Bigelow 13 or Ellison/Blake 13.

  • Vertical evacuation: move downstairs to White 12 or White 11. Do not use the elevator.

Fire pull

Stairs

Fire extinguisher


How do I evacuate?

  • Be ready to assist in moving subjects (even those who are not your own) if an evacuation order is given.

  • If any of your subjects are able, ask them to assist those who cannot evacuate on their own.


What else do I need to know?

  • If asked, you must be able to furnish the MSDS binder to emergency personnel. This is located on the wall next to the study staff computers.

  • The binder is bright yellow, with red lettering.


What about a clothing fire?

  • Follow “Stop, Drop, and Roll”.

  • Wrap the person in a blanket before rolling.


What if I have more questions about fire safety?

  • You can visit the MGH Fire and Life Safety website at http://intranet.massgeneral.org/ehs/ehs_programs_safety.htm.


Contacts

Gerry Cronin, Operations Coordinator

  • 617 726-1292

  • gmcronin@partners.org


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