Fire, Rescue Drill at Nursing Home

Issue 11 and Volume 127.

Fire, Rescue Drill at Nursing Home Girl Scouts act as patients as Hershey, Pa., volunteers line in, ventilate, search and evacuate wing set aside for training session Recognizing the potential life hazard in any fire at a nursing home, the Hersey, Pa., Fire Department recently held a fire and evacuation drill at the Alpine Retirement Center in Hershey. To plan the drill, a series of meetings were held between nursing home officials and line officers of the fire department. From the outset it was obvious that both groups realized that close cooperation was important. In pre-planning for any nursing home fire a variety of unusual problems must be considered. When planning for the Alpine drill, the fire department was faced additionally with a response of about 5 miles to a remote and wooded area of the township. Compounding this long run for apparatus is the fact that the fire alarm…

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