Surgical fires have reduced over time — this is due to a variety of factors, but effective training and education is a critical component of this reduction. We’ve been on the leading edge of surgical fire prevention and training for over fifteen years. Our teams have reviewed hundreds of surgical fire events, trained thousands of staff and presented to many local, state and national associations on this topic. Many jurisdictions require ongoing surgical fire training. So how can you ensure you’re compliant? In-person or online, we can help.

Types of Surgical Fire Training

OR and procedural area training for surgeons, anesthesia providers, nurses and surgical technologists including:

  • Seminars for Grand Rounds or “late-start” days
  • Hands-on suppression of fires on surgical patients
  • Evacuation simulations of single or multiple rooms
  • Special fire safety and evacuation for robotics, open heart, Cath/EP Labs, etc.
  • Managing fires in Post Anesthesia Care Units where patients are incapable of self-preservation

Required Surgical Fire Training

We offer NFPA 99 required healthcare fire safety training including:

  • Hazard Assessments including Surgical Fire Risk Assessments
  • Policies and procedures when using flammable skin preps
  • Emergency procedures specific to your operating room/surgical suites
  • Required orientation and training for new staff
  • Annual training for physicians, surgeons and all personnel

Surgical Fire Training Program

Training under actual fire conditions prepares staff and reduces the possibility of loss of life. Topics include:

  • Fire Prevention: What causes surgical fires, and how do we prevent them?
  • Fire Suppression: What are the steps you should take to suppress airway, oral cavity, surgical site and drape fires?
  • Fire Plan Review: What are the roles of the surgical team?
  • Evacuation: How do you break down equipment and evacuate if fire/smoke conditions force you from the OR?

Online Surgical Fire Training

  • Efficient and self-paced learning — anytime, anywhere
  • Trusted Expertise: Over 43 years of experience in protecting hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers from surgical fire prevention experience
  • Ease of Use: Online secure access 24/7, mobile-friendly and interactive courses
  • Customizable: Add your facilities’ surgical fire procedures to the training
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Fire Procedure Redesign

Fire Procedure redesign includes a survey of the surgical areas and interviews on current practices for prevention of surgical fires.

Our team will provide customized plans outlining roles and responsibilities of the surgical team and leadership during a fire and/or evacuation.

How We've Protected Your World


Imagine waking up in a post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) after you just went under for a normal, routine surgery only to be told that a fire occurred while you were under anesthesia.


With the construction of health care facilities, the risk is too high to not have a thorough understanding of NFPA 99 code