Q. How often must I do the Fire Safety & Shelter in place training?
Q. Where can I go to get this training?
A. Various locations. The PA Early Learning Key (pakeys.org) provides a calendar of events which includes fire safety classes.
Q. Is there a fee for the training?
A. The Fire Department, at this time, does not charge a fee for the training.
Q. I am a child care provider. Can the training be conducted at my center?
A. Yes. However, you must have at least 10 people during business hours and a minimum of 20 people after business hours.
Q. How long is the training?
A. 1 to 1-1/2 hours
Q. Does the trainer have a PA Quality Assurance number (PQAS)?
A. Most of them do. If this is what you need you must request it.
Q. Do you provide a certificate?
Q. How soon can they do the training at my center?
A. You should call at least 3 weeks in advance.
Q. Do I need any special equipment for the training?
A. TV, DVD player and pencils/pens.
Q. Does this training meet the DPW requirements?
Q. I’m opening a new day-care and L&I says I need a fire inspection.
A. If you have completed the necessary steps, the next one is to contact 311 and request a fire inspection. This too, is conducted by L&I.
Q. L&I said to contact you to get my evacuation plan stamped.
A. If your “Occupancy Classification” is an I-4, yes we can do that. However, you need to schedule an appointment for a “walk-through” before we can approve the evacuation procedure.
Q. I have an assisted living/personal care home?
A. We provide fire safety and shelter in place training as required by PA Code 55 Chapter 2600.
Q. I need an observed fire drill, can you help?
A. Yes or we can send the local fire company.
Q. DPW says that my personal care facility needs a fire safety inspection by the fire safety specialist. Can you do this, too?
A. Yes, or we can send the local fire company.