Fire and Life Safety

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Improving the lives of residents and patients is our members’ number one priority. This includes providing quality care as well as protecting and nourishing each resident. By focusing on safety, efficiency, fire prevention, and adhering to national and state health codes, our members are treating the whole person, not just their medical needs.


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 AHCA Emergency Preparedness and Life Safety Committee

The AHCA Emergency Preparedness and Life Safety Committee focuses on the development of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and standards impacting nursing centers that are adopted by CMS (primarily the Life Safety Code – NFPA 101); NFPA codes and standards impacting assisted living and residential care which may be adopted by states; Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities, which are used in most states’ development of the nursing center licensing standards and other architectural and building guidelines for both nursing centers and assisted living communities; and monitoring the interpretation of the Life Safety Code by state and federal surveyors.

The Life Safety Committee has developed resources to help members comply with Life Safety Code and Health Care Facilities Code requirements, including: