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Components of the Incident Command and Control Simulation Series II: Nursing Home Q0424

Curriculum: Incident Management
Training Specialist

Richard Sexton

Delivery type
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
There is no ACE credit recommendation for this course.

This simulation presents the student with a kitchen fire in a two-story nursing home, noncombustible (20,000 square feet) with roof construction of bar joist and asphalt with concrete floor construction. There are many occupants in the building, including visitors. Nursing homes of all manner fall into the broad category of "health care occupancies." Health care occupancy is generally defined as "an occupancy used for purposes of medical or other treatment or care of four or more persons where such occupants are mostly incapable of self-preservation due to age, physical or mental disability, or because of security measures not under the occupant's control."

A quiz is given before the simulation begins to ensure knowledge of the Policy and Procedures manual in nursing home and health care facilities. Incident objectives include safe removal of all occupants and containment/control of fire in the building of origin. This simulation presents fire spread and ventilation issues and a more complex rescue scenario. The student is involved in the decision-making and assigning of crews to operational tasks on the fireground.

The student is required to establish Divisions and Groups as needed and assign crews or units to perform the following tasks:

  • Verify that a primary search was conducted.
  • Establish a constant water supply.
  • Initiate fire attack.
  • Ventilate the structure.
  • Establish rehab.
  • Ensure that a secondary search is conducted.
  • Execute overhaul on the fire building.

Estimated completion time: one hour.

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