The Rome-Floyd County Fire Department is your local contact for CAREGIVER certification. The CAREGIVER Fire Safety Course is intended for persons responsible for the care, welfare, and safety of occupants in a caregiver facility. CAREGIVER training is required for all caregiver professionals in Georgia.
The Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner and his Public Education Division work closely with different organizations throughout the state of Georgia providing fire safety training and education. Saving lives through educating our Georgia citizens is a driving force for the Commissioner.
Add section 403.1.1 to read as follows: "403.1.1 Caregiver training. A minimum of three hours' initial fire safety training for receipt of a certificate of training for successful completion 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 13 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 three 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 403.1.1, every three years from the date initial training is received. 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."
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