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Caregiver Fire Safety Training

Fire Safety training is required for all caregiver professionals in Georgia.  Training consists of a 3-hour initial course and a 2-hour refresher course. The Commissioner's office has certified over 500 instructors to provide this training.  Since 2000, thousands of caregiver staff have become certified in fire safety training. 

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“406.2.1 Care-giver training. A minimum of five hours initial fire safety training and 
recommendation for receipt of a certificate of training for successful completion of the training 
shall be required for all directors, operators and all staff members of day-care facilities (adult and 
children), and for administrator’s, directors, operators and all staff of Group I-1 and Group R-4 
assisted living communities, assisted living facilities, community living arrangements, memory 
care units, personal care homes, and residential board and care homes, as defined in Chapter 2 of 
this Code or as defined by the Life Safety Code, and or as adopted by Chapter 120-3-3 of the 
Rules and Regulations of the Georgia Safety Fire Commissioner. The curriculum for the fire 
safety training shall receive written approval by the State Fire Marshal’s Office and be taught by 
an instructor registered with the Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office. All persons as required 
herein to obtain such required training shall receive this training within 90 days from receipt of a 
license, being commissioned or the opening of a new facility. Such new persons shall receive a 
minimum of five hours initial fire safety training and recommendation for receipt of a certificate 
of training for successful completion of the training within 90 days of employment. In addition, a 
minimum of two hours of fire safety refresher training shall be required for receipt of a 
certificate of training for successful completion of the refresher training. The refresher training 
shall be required for all persons coming under 406.2.1, every three years from the date initial 
training is received. The curriculum for the fire safety refresher training shall receive written 
approval by the State Fire Marshal’s Office and be taught by an instructor registered with the 
Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office. Registered instructors shall deliver the training based on 
policies and direction from the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Instructors found not to be delivering 
the training in accordance with the said policies and direction shall be removed from the registry 
and prohibited from delivering future training.”
Please contact a Caregiver Fire Safety Instructor for the appropriate training.
Thank you,
Georgia State Fire Marshal’s Office