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FEMA offers online simulation course to assist responders in a nursing home fire

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has developed a “command and control” online simulation course to help train emergency responders in handling a fire in a nursing home. The simulation presents the user with a kitchen fire in a two-story nursing home. It is designed to help command officials better understand the problems that may occur within nursing facilities during emergencies. Course objectives include safe removal of all occupants and containment and control of fire in the building of origin.

Registration for the course is available here.

Note: The course was updated in Februrary, 2006.