Fire

Peppers cooked in hooch lead to facility fire, evacuation

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There's a lot that's unclear in an attempt to cook peppers in Everclear in an assisted living residence last week.

Dozens feared dead after horrific nursing home fire in Quebec

Dozens feared dead after horrific nursing home fire in Quebec

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Five people were confirmed dead and 31 were missing after a fire blazed through a Canadian nursing home built out of wood early Thursday morning.

The importance of a smoking policy

The importance of a smoking policy

Resident smoking polices mean much more than cleaner air at long-term care facilities. As recent incidents demonstrate, having effective policies for residents - and making sure they are followed - is an important part of a facility's overall fire safety and prevention program.

Sprinkler mandate fails to soak in

Sprinkler mandate fails to soak in

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Ben Franklin warned us that death and taxes are life's only certainties. But if you run a long-term care facility, feel free to add regulations to that list. And it looks like a doozy of a looming requirement may soon have many operators hot under the collar.