Welcome to the Hospital Fire Marshals' web site!
The History of the HFMA
It began in 1968 when nine hospital fire marshals from the City of Philadelphia joined together and formed what is now known
as The Hospital Fire Marshals' Association. From that very humble beginning, the HFMA has grown into one of the largest organizations
of its kind in the United States.
The organization became incorporated in 1986 and in 1990 added institutions
of higher education to its agenda and extended the fire safety program to include general safety and security issues in all
healthcare related organizations as well as for the educational facilities.
A totally volunteer organization with a membership
that has grown to more than 400 individuals who are interested in preserving the safety and security of everyone walking through
the doors of a healthcare or educational facility. Many of the current members are charged with the responsibility for safety
and security management in a wide variety of organizations.
Presently, twenty-eight (28) states, the District of Columbia,
and Saudi Arabia have at least one facility represented in the organization. The membership is comprised of disciplines encompassing
all staff levels in healthcare and educational facilities; examples include, Facility Managers, Nursing, Fire Marshals, Safety
Officers, Risk Managers, Administrators, Security, Industrial Hygienists, Environmental, Insurance, Educators and the Fire