Did staff rescue those in immediate danger?

Did staff alerts others in/around the fire area?

Was the 911 called?

Did staff activate the fire alarm system?

Did staff close patient room & corridor doors?

Were corridors free of obstructions for evacuation?

Did staff keep calm and guide patients and visitors?

Did someone take charge of the situation?

Were fire extinguishers deployed?

Did non-area staff respond timely to assist?


Did someone take charge of the situation?

Were all doors closed in corridor?

Were corridors cleared of obstructions?

Were patients and visitors kept in rooms?

Were patients and visitors kept informed?


Are staff familiar with RACE?
Race Activate Contain Evacuate

Are staff familiar with PASS?
Pull the pin Aim. Aim the nozzle. Squeeze the handle. Sweep from side to side.

Do staff know the location of the nearest fire alarm pull station?

Do staff know the location of the departments portable fire extinguishers?

Do staff know the medical gas shutoff valve location and who is authorized to shut down piped gasses to the unit?

Do staff know the adjacent smoke compartment?


Was the alarm audible throughout the area?

Was the alarm visible throughout the area?

Did all fire system features work appropriately? Magnetic door holds released, heat, smoke, and strobes all function, and no obvious sprinkler system concerns in area?


Do staff know the department evacuation plan?

Do staff know the appropriate evacuation destination for their patients?

Do staff know the evacuation routes / emergency egress routes from their department?

Do staff know the difference between horizontal and vertical evacuation?

Are staff familiar with appropriate evacuation methods for their patient population?

Is evacuation equipment available and appropriate for patient population?

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.