Area Alarm Leader Policy Term Definition

A person assigned to be responsible for an area during a fire alarm.  In healthcare areas, the Area Alarm Leader will generally be the unit charge nurse.  In non-healthcare areas, the Area Alarm Leader may include supervisors, area administrators or any person likely to be in the area the majority of the time.  An Alternate Area Alarm Leader should be assigned to stand in during the absence of the primary leader.  Any one department may have multiple Area Alarm Leaders.