Fire Drill Essentials
Fire Drills are essential in healthcare settings for staff to practice and gain unconscious competency. Fires in a large setting such as a hospital can quickly turn deadly when Fire Drills are not performed effectively and timely. Plan, Prepare, Protect: to make protection and response by staff second nature and as routine as daily care.
Learn the who, when and how to create an ongoing, effective process to manage, prepare and implement fire drills to assure a safe environment.
Learn & Apply
Everything You Need to Know About Fire Drills
Review regulatory requirements and gain understanding of staff’s role in the preparation and participation of drills.
Learn key components of administering a fire drill process that creates safety for staff, patients and visitors.
About the Instructor
James Ballard, MBA, CPHQ, CPPS, HACP
James Ballard, MBA, CPHQ, CPPS, HACP, is a Healthcare Consultant with over 30 years of experience responsible for assessing healthcare organizations’ readiness for licensing, accreditation and regulatory compliance. James provides support to organizations in the areas of Life Safety Code® compliance, Environment of Care, Emergency Management, Quality, Performance Improvement, Patient Safety and Clinical Care requirements. He has expertise in The Joint Commission (TJC) accreditation, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements as a former Federal Surveyor. He has served as faculty and speaker for Risk Assessment, Medication Management, Patient Safety, and other regulatory compliance issues. In addition, he assists organizations with post-survey activities, education and follow-up, patient safety strategies, and quality improvement initiatives.
Mr. Ballard has worked in a variety of healthcare positions and his experiences range from Surgical Technologist, EMT, Combat Medicine to a Federally Certified Healthcare Surveyor (Hospital, Critical Access, Transplant, Ambulatory Survey Centers and Long-Term Care), to Director positions over Compliance, Quality, Infection Prevention, Safety, Risk Management, Employee Health, and Emergency Preparedness. Mr. Ballard was the main creator of the CMS Focused Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (FQAPI) Survey process and tool for Transplant programs in Hospitals.