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Fire Extinguisher Success in Nursing Home Fire, Monitoring Could have made faster response time

Posted by Brendan McSheffrey on 10/25/10 2:48 PM

Proper fire extinguisher use can be the difference between life and death:


Three employees rushed into his second-floor apartment at the Parkmoor Village Health Care Center, 3625 Parkmoor Drive, just after 8 a.m. They used a fire extinguisher on the burning bedding and managed to carry the injured man downstairs.

The fire was already out by the time firefighters arrived, Seivers said.

Topics: Annual Inspection, Fire Extinguisher Monitoring