Leadership

FIRE SAFETY IN SPECIAL CARE FACILITIES

Issue 6 and Volume 144.

FIRE SAFETY IN SPECIAL CARE FACILITIES Are the residential care facilities in your response district up to code? If so, are they safe? As we all know, a myriad of codes—determined by the type of residence and the level of care it provides—apply to these structures. In some cases, the requirements differ even though the residents within the facilities covered share many of the same symptoms and characteristics. of facilities. Working within the realities of the current situation, however, we at NeuroCare, a system of rehabilitation centers that provide post acute care for individuals who have suffered head injuries, have committed ourselves to promoting safety for our Ideally, sprinklers and operable smoke detectors for all hidden voids should be incorporated in these types brain-injured clients (and our staff) in a practical manner. We have taken an approach that is consistent with our objective of preparing our clients to develop the…

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