***Hospital Fire Safety Webinar:
Link for the online class will be sent 2 DAYS before the schedule.
Note: ALL participants MUST use & maintain an active video camera display of themselves during the active training part of the course. Anyone that does not, cannot receive a certification.
- The blue & pink certification cards (electronic fire cards) will be sent shortly through email after the completion of the class.
There will be NO REFUND for those who decide to exit the class or “simulate” participation.
1) 3580 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Hospital Fire & Safety Course is designed for Los Angeles healthcare staff who may be confronted with an unexpected emergency involving environments found in major hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, retirement homes, and clinics.
Students successfully completing this one day course will be issued a Fire & Safety card which is valid for 4 years and meets requirements of the Los Angeles City Fire Department’s Hospital Fire and Life Safety Program.
Meet our Fire Safety Instructors
In Los Angeles, all healthcare workers are required to complete a fire safety training course. All healthcare workers must receive this training, whether you work in a hospital, skilled nursing facility or retirement home.
What is a fire card?
We’re glad you asked!
In Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) requires all hospital employees to complete 6 hours of fire and safety training every 4 years. A blue training certification card is issued upon completion.
Those who work in retirement homes, skilled nursing or psychiatric facilities are required to attend a 3-hour training program every 2 years and will receive a pink certification card.
This training is required to be done in a classroom environment and the instructor must possess a valid Certificate of Fitness to instruct issued by the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD).
Beware of those who offer this course online as that is not an LAFD approved program.
Pink card training is needed more often because these locations are not built as safe as hospitals. In addition, rescue carry refresh training is needed more often because of the patient occupancy.
At HSFI, BOTH fire cards are issued at the end of class!
Blue Fire Cards
Hospital employees must take 6-hour training course every 4 years. A blue fire card is issued & must read “hospital fire/life safety training”.
Pink Fire Cards
Employees at psychiatric hospitals & convalescent homes get 3 hours of training every 2 years. A pink fire card is issued & must read “institutional fire/life safety training”.
Los Angeles Fire Code Section 57.113.09 – Emergency Planning Code Requirement
A. Every institution as required by the Chief shall implement a written and approved Fire/Life Safety Program which includes procedures for notifying the Fire Department, procedures for the use of fire protection equipment, and an emergency evacuation plan.
B. All emergency plans, procedures, and evacuation signs shall be submitted to the Fire Department for approval prior to implementation. The approved copy of the Fire/Life Safety Program shall be available for review by the Chief.
C. Fire drills shall be scheduled and performed quarterly for each shift implementing the fire/life safety emergency procedures. A written record shall be kept on forms approved by the Chief of all such drills. Records shall give the date and time of each drill held. Records shall be maintained for a period of three years and be available for review by the Chief.
D. The evacuation plan shall be posted throughout the facility and shall include the following minimum requirements:
1. Evacuation routes, including locations of exits.
2. The location of fire alarm pull stations.
3. The location of portable fire extinguishers and other fire protection equipment.
4. The phone number of the Fire Department.
5. Designation of outside refuge areas where guests or patients are to assemble after evacuation of the building.
6. Assignment of a responsible person to call the Fire Department upon notification of any fire or upon the activation of any fire protection system.
E. The Fire/Life Safety Program shall be updated and approved annually.
All personnel shall receive approved training conducted by the Department or by a health care facility instructor
who is certified in accordance with Division 6 of this article.
Mission Community Hospital
Panorama City Campus
14850 Roscoe Blvd.
Panorama City, CA 91402
Valley Presbyterian Hospital
15107 Vanowen Street
Van Nuys, CA 91405
Silver Lake Medical Center
1711 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital
1300 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Hollywood Community Hospital
6245 De Longpre Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028-9001