Joint Commission

Staff of the firm are uniquely qualified to assist hospitals in the preparation of their “Statement of Conditions” to meet Joint Commission standards.  The principal and many of the associates are retired Deputy State Fire Marshals with extensive experience in conducting “Life Safety Surveys” on behalf of the Federal Medicare program.  Staff members have conducted “Validation surveys” of many of the major hospitals throughout the state while working for the State Fire Marshal.  These validation surveys incorporated every aspect of the requirements of a Statement of Conditions and much more.  Several of the staff have conducted Fire and Life Safety Education at hospitals at the conclusion of their surveys.

These retired deputies from the California State Fire Marshal can provide a unique and expert insight to the Statement of Conditions and are versatile in their abilities to assist the hospital staff in formulating a plan of correction, and also assisting in successfully achieving the goals of that plan.  The firm’s focus is on education.  Once issues are identified, we can assist the hospital staff and management in resolving the issues through recommended construction modifications and repairs, and hospital staff education.  Our goal is to assist in resolving issues not just for the short term but for the long term.  We believe that effective fire and life safety is an ongoing process that can be taught to all staff in order to reduce cost on construction deficiencies in order to allow more dollars to be channeled to the primary function of the hospital, which is health care. 

Our staff has been effective in the past in implementing effective fire and life safety programs at various hospitals. Besides preparing Statements of Condition and providing Fire and Life Safety Education, our staff is also capable of facilitating in-house Fire and Life Safety Teams comprised of various hospital staff who oversee a collaborative Fire Safety Program which interfaces with Health and Safety Programs.

Hans Henneberque
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