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Life Safety Joint Training for Nursing Homes

All registered participants of the 2020 Life Safety Joint Training for Nursing Homes, originally scheduled in April, 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 become 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.

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