Fire Prevention

The fire prevention program works under a regulatory environment to promote compliance and safe work practices through education, consultation and enforcement. The Capital Health Fire Safety Officer functions as a source of expertise in fire prevention and regulations. All staff are responsible to ensure their work areas and work practices comply with fire prevention strategies. All staff and managers are encouraged to work with the Fire Safety Officer to ensure a safe workplace.

It is always the responsibility of the staff members to know:

  • Specific fire alarm procedures for your building or unit
  • Where the fire alarm pull stations are and how to use them
  • Your building or unit's primary and alternate evacuation routes and exits
  • Where the fire extinguishers on your floor are and how to use them
  • What the Emergency Voice Code announcements mean and what your role is when you hear them
  • How and when to evacuate an area and how to move patients in patient care areas
  • What to do if you discover a fire
  • Capital Health's smoking policy
  • How to report fire safety hazards

Fire Wardens

Fire Wardens are Capital Health staff trained to take charge and make sure everyone gets out during fire drills and alarms. You don’t have to be a Fire Warden to take Fire Warden training. We encourage all staff members to take this training so they will be familiar with Capital Health’s expectations for response to emergencies. If you are or become a Fire Warden, it is important that you maintain a good knowledge of your roles and responsibilities. An annual refresher of the Capital Health program may be arranged by contacting the Fire Safety Officer.

Program Contact

Drew MacSween, Fire Safety officer
Victoria General Site, Bethune Building Room 246
1276 South Park Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 2Y9
Tel: 902-473-4116