Emergency Readiness

Jul 21, 2021
A step-by-step guide for developing a comprehensive integrated fire protection and life safety inspection, testing and maintenance (ITM) program for health care facilities. This timely publication will support facilities managers ahead of CMS’s adoption of NFPA 101-2018 (or later), which will…
Jul 21, 2021
The intent of this document is to give hospital facility managers a broad overview of historical and current smoke control systems they are likely to encounter in typical hospital facilities.
May 7, 2020
The pre-disaster self-assessment consists of an assessment of critical infrastructure and an estimate of evacuation time.
Aug 15, 2019
Recorded October 27, 2016 Speakers: Joe Fiorito, Caterpillar Inc., Electric Power Division, Rental Manager; Ben Thomas, Caterpillar Inc., Electric Power Division, North American Product Support Manager A well-designed emergency power system is a quality asset to health care facilities by…
May 8, 2019
This downloadable Word document is a policy on maintaining utility system drawings and documents to aid in the shutdown process during emergencies. DOWNLOAD NOW
Oct 3, 2015
Developed by a group of experts, this Excel file can be used by health care organizations to assess their vulnerabilities and help manage their emergency preparedness programs. ASHE members are permitted to adapt this Excel tool for use at their facilities. Below is the Excel file and a PDF showing…
Sep 29, 2014
The emergency power supply system (EPSS) is a critical hospital system, and its failure to function in a power outage can have tragic results. Not all authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) look at documentation of weekly inspections. Nonetheless, a weekly visual inspection is highly…
Sep 24, 2014
A sprinkler system can be complex with many different zones and valves. Some of those valves may be easily to locate. Others may be in more obscure locations. If there is a inadvertent sprinkler activation, or when maintenance or system modifications are being performed, it is imperative that…