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55 Pa. Code § 2380.36. Emergency training.

§ 2380.36. Emergency training.

 (a)  Program specialists and direct service workers shall be trained before working with individuals in general fire safety, evacuation procedures, responsibilities during fire drills, the designated meeting place outside the facility or within the fire safe area in the event of an actual fire, smoking safety procedures if individuals or staff persons smoke at the facility, the use of fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and fire alarms, and notification of the local fire department as soon as possible after a fire is discovered.

 (b)  Program specialists and direct service workers shall be trained annually by a fire safety expert in the training areas specified in subsection (a).

 (c)  There shall be at least 1 staff person for every 18 individuals, with a minimum of 2 staff persons present at the facility at all times who have been trained by a person certified as a trainer by a hospital or other recognized health care organization, in first aid, Heimlich techniques and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation within the past year. If a staff person has formal certification from a hospital or other recognized health care organization that is valid for more than 1 year, the training is acceptable for the length of time on the certification.


   The provisions of this §  2380.36 amended under sections 201(2), 403(b), 403.1(a) and (b), 911 and 1021 of the Human Services Code (62 P.S. § §  201(2), 403(b), 403.1(a) and (b), 911 and 1021); and section 201(2) of the Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Act of 1966 (50 P.S. §  4201(2)).


   The provisions of this §  2380.36 adopted January 15, 1993, effective January 16, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 343; amended October 4, 2019, effective in 120 days, 49 Pa.B. 5777. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (352093) and (259675).

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