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Life Safety Joint Training for Nursing Homes

Event Locations

April 17, 2020

Hyatt Place Tampa Wesley Chapel
26000 Sierra Center Blvd
Lutz, FL 33559

April 22, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Sunrise - Sawgrass Mills
13400 W Sunrise Blvd
Sunrise, FL 33323

April 24, 2020

Florida Health Care Association Education and Training Center
307 West Park Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Learner Objectives

  • List the top five most frequently cited life safety tags (K-tags) and federal emergency preparedness tags (E-tags) and describe common causes
  • Describe strategies for maintaining and enhancing an older facility building to meet Life Safety Code requirements
  • Explain how to assess and improve firestopping methods in regard to fire penetration and fire door maintenance
  • Categorize the upcoming revisions to the Florida Building Code 7th edition and distinguish changes in required compliance
  • Identify the required elements of NFPA 99 Chapter 13 Security Management and analyze current plans and security vulnerability assessments

Water Management Training

Effective water management programs are mandated for nursing facilities by CMS and highly recommended for assisted living facilities by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a best practice. To maintain daily operations and care services, health care facilities need to develop an effective water management plan to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a total or partial interruption of the facility’s normal water supply.

FHCA has partnered with American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) to offer an affordable, online Water Management Training course that informs long term care staff on what a water management plan is, how to identify the elements of an effective water management program, and how to develop and maintain a comprehensive water management program in your facility. Click here to learn more and register.

FHCA has postponed the Life Safety Joint Training for Nursing Homes scheduled for April 17 in Tampa, April 22 in Sunrise and April 24 in Tallahassee. Our goal is always to keep our event attendees healthy and safe. Given the evolving COVID-19 situation, it would be difficult for FHCA to deliver the quality program our attendees have come to expect. Additionally, we did not want to distract from our participants’ ability to stay close to their care centers, especially when issues and needs surrounding COVID-19 are rapidly changing. 

All registered participants of the 2020 Life Safety Joint Training for Nursing Homes will have their event registration automatically moved to the new 2020 event date. Further details will be emailed to registered participants as soon as they are available.

As COVID-19 is an emerging issue, we encourage you to check our online calendar and dedicated event pages often should further schedule changes be made. 

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience. Questions can be directed to Sarah Wood of FHCA at


Know the Code - A Life Safety Joint Training for Nursing Homes is a one-day intensive training with Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) representatives that will give administrators, maintenance and operations staff a more detailed review of current Life Safety Code and survey issues.

Eddie Alday, Life Safety Code Lead for the AHCA Bureau of Field Operations, together with other Field Operations staff, will highlight the most common life safety and federal emergency preparedness citations. Strategies for maintaining older facilities for Life Safety Code compliance and meeting the NFPA 99 and Chapter 13 Security Management requirements will be addressed, along with a special presentation on the challenges of effective firestopping and the elements of Fire Protection Ratings and inspections. Attendees will also receive a comprehensive review of the many upcoming changes to the Florida Building Code for 2021, with discussion focused on revisions to the code, as well as resulting impacts on inspections, testing and maintenance.