The Hospital Fire Marshals' Association is a totally volunteer organization of more than 500 members who are interested in preserving safety and security of everyone walking through the homes of a healthcare or educational society. The HFMA has been serving hospitals and other healthcare institutions since 1968 with training, education and resources promoting professional development and security in healthcare services. In 1968, nine hospital fire marshals from the City of Philadelphia joined together and formed as the Hospital Fire Marshals' Association. From that very respectable beginning, the HFMA has grown into one of the largest and renounced organizations of its kind in the United States and became incorporated in 1986. Educational sectors and professional institutes were added to the agenda in 1990.
The HFMA has been serving hospitals and other healthcare societies since 1968 with education, resources promoting professional development, training and security in healthcare facilities. Today, representative members can be found in 28 states, the District of Columbia and even in Saudi Arabia also. Luncheon meetings are held at a different facility each month, with well reputed speakers addressing trendy topics. Monthly meetings and full day seminars provide the HFMA membership with the information needed to meet the regulatory requirements and standards of OSHA, Joint Commission, CMS, NFPA, local fire departments, and FEMA.
Many of the members are responsible for safety and security management in hospitals, nursing Homes, residential treatment centers, long term care facilities, assisted living and personal care facilities, psychiatric facilities, prisons, institutions of higher education, fire departments.