The Summit was again jointly organized by the Foundation and NFPA and was designed to provide leaders in the health care fire safety community an opportunity to pause and reflect on the safety implications of emerging trends in delivery of health care, long term care and personal care.
On the first day of the Summit, nationally recognized keynote speakers challenged the participants on the emerging demographic, technological, and environmental issues facing the health care industry and what challenges they pose to fire safety. On the second day, a group of NFPA Technical Committee members met with these speakers to discuss the implications of these issues on NFPA’s health care codes and standards-most notably NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®.
This Report is a summary of the 2012 Summit presentations and the Technical Committee member discussions. Appended are the participant list, agenda and presentations.