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Hospital Fire Marshals'
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Our Executive Board
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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 Service.

From the Newsletter
President's Opinion Column:  A Nursing Home  -  A Frightening Truth
Continuous Improvement  -  Get Hold of Yourself
Environmental Column:   Glitz of Greening  -
Emergency Planning & Preparedness:  What Would You Do?
Workplace Violence  -  OSHA Guidelines
Personal Protective Equipment in the Lab
Homeland Security Forecasts 5-Year Terror Threats
Lifesaving Tips for Working in a Confined Space
Mercury Spill
First Aid  -  Choking
Needlestick Injuries Down, study claims
Welcome New Members

To contact HFMA

Events Schedule
Febuary Meeting  -  Feb 20
Philadelphia Elwyn
4040 Market Street
ILSM - When and How to Incorporate
presented by
Dona File
Frank Baxter
L.F. Driscoll Co.
May 20  and October 14 2009
Incipient Fire Suppression Training
Montgomery County Fire Academy
Conshohocken, PA
$75 per person
AM Coffee & Donuts
Hot Lunch
January Meeting
January 16 @ 12 Noon
Deer Meadows
8301 Roosevelt Boulevard
"Emergency Management in Philadelphia"
Maryann Marcello
Deputy Managing Director
Emergency Management
City of Philadelphia