4 12, 2017

Turkish hospital conducts massive fire drill

By |December 4th, 2017|Evacuation, Medical Facility Fires|0 Comments

This article is written by Ufuk Gunciner, Tumedin. Izmir, Turkey. In October 2017, Dr. Suat Seren Chest & Thoracic Surgery Education Research Hospital organised a massive fire drills whereby they were using evacuation equipment for their bedridden patients. [...]

4 09, 2017

Lee Wilson: The Accessible Exit Sign Project and Safer Buildings

By |September 4th, 2017|Evacuation, Medical Facility Fires|0 Comments

In this article, we are sharing the Lee Wilson's story from Australia. He's the founder of the 'Accessible Exit Sign Project' that he started in 2014. Recent legislative changes in Australian have introduced more equitable access to and within [...]

9 01, 2017

Evacuation and disaster planning in daycare and pediatric hospitals

By |January 9th, 2017|Evacuation, Medical Facility Fires|1 Comment

Fire safety in daycare/childcare and pediatric hospitals Childcare programs, preschools, pediatric hospitals, and schools are required to have fire exit drills. Childcare care centres must have the appropriate fire safety and evacuation equipment installed and maintained such as [...]

5 12, 2016

University Hospital Ghent installs 916 S-CAPEPODs under the beds

By |December 5th, 2016|Evacuatie, Evacuation, Medical Facility Fires, S-CAPEPOD Evacuation Sheet|0 Comments

Ghent University Hospital has recently replaced its 916 existing evacuation sleds with S-CAPEPODs. For years, the Belgian academic hospital has been conducting a strict preventive policy in the field of fire safety. The S-CAPEPODS are now permanently fixed [...]

22 06, 2016

Cartoon: Man in wheelchair rescued with evacuation mattress

By |June 22nd, 2016|Evacuation, Medical Facility Fires, S-CAPEPLUS, S-CAPEPLUS Evacuation Mattress|0 Comments

Since January 2017, every public place should be accessible to wheelchair users. This is reflected in a bill from the Dutch Lower House. Great news. Improving access for immobile persons is a topic that has been discussed for many [...]

19 04, 2016

You should see this: cartoons about evacuation issues

By |April 19th, 2016|Evacuation, Medical Facility Fires|0 Comments

Cartoons about evacuation issues. Lee Wilson is the founder of the ‘Accessible Exit Sign Project’. He believes that illustrations are the perfect way to make a statement. We completely agree, especially when it is about problems during an evacuation, clearing [...]

13 07, 2015

Spain: 8 elderly residents killed in fire at care home

By |July 13th, 2015|Medical Facility Fires|0 Comments

A care home fire results in a distaster for Spanish village. The fire believed to have started when a mattress caught fire. As a result, eight elderly residents died in a fire that ripped through a care home near Zaragoza in [...]