Fire Prevention, Preparation, and Safety
Assisted Living Centers are equipped with an approved and regularly tested sprinkler system designed to extinguish a fire
and to allow safe exit of the building. A fire alarm system is in place that
signals when a smoke detector or sprinkler system is activated with both a loud audible siren and flashing alarm light. If the alarm system is activated the fire department is automatically called. In addition, fire extinguishers are placed throughout the building. During the alarm activation, smoke doors at each hall will automatically close so that in the event of
fire, it is confined. All equipment is inspected regularly.
not store flammable or combustible materials in your suite. Fire inspections
are conducted on an annual basis. Additionally, upon moving into the center,
staff will provide orientation to all exits and methods of leaving the building. Fire
drills are held routinely. The practice of exiting the center and proper response
to the drill could be lifesaving in the unlikely event of a real fire. Always
follow the fire response instructions posted in the hallways and explained when you move into the center.
have panic hardware. That is, exits do not prevent anyone from exiting at any
time. However, we do secure the doors at night to prevent unauthorized entry
you may sustain, regardless of reason or degree, should be reported immediately to the administrator or attendant on duty. Minor first aide may be indicated but the decision to seek further medical attention
may also be required. An incident report is completed on injuries to assure your
needs are met.
routes are posted for general direction to exits in case of fire. The most typical
disaster risk in our area is the threat of tornado. The attendant on duty will
monitor local television and/or radio programs and telephone to assess the likelihood of a tornado striking. Our primary means of protection remains to congregate in the central end of each of the west and east corridors
with resident room doors closed. The attendant on duty will assist residents
in an organized fashion to the appropriate area.
In an effort to enhance safety, cameras are placed in four locations
viewing outside exits and entrances. No cameras are placed in rooms or private