altThe document is formatted into four main sections for consideration of fires in hospitals, namely, Prevention, Suppression, Evacuation, and Training Drills.

The primary aim of a Hospital Facility is to not evacuate patients, unless absolutely necessary. Hence, special attention should be focused on proper prevention and suppression techniques to avoid the worst-case scenario, which is evacuation. That being said, evacuation training and preparedness is of paramount importance to avoid and/or minimize the loss of life.

The last section provides a guide on Hospital Evacuation. It is not a fixed plan that completely details the tasks and responsibilities of each member of the evacuation team. Indeed the components and personnel suggested in this guide may vary depending on the particular Hospital for which the evacuation plan is being developed.

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