In 'Al Amal and Mental Health Complex'. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia- AL Madinah, is a specialized hospital for psychiatric and addiction care.
We recently had a terrible night shift when nurses of Psychiatric Ward 'One' noticed a fire in a room. Immediately they notified the nursing supervisor on duty, Mr. Nasser. He immediately informed the Disaster Team and Duty Manager, they went straight to the intended section.
At this moment the fire was growing, and the view of the smoke was frightening and stuffy. Some patients were sleeping and the others out of their beds. They are generally uncooperative and have a poor judgment and insight due to their Psychiatric illnesses. They refused to go out as well.
Mr. Nasser had a distinctive role in planning and managing to evacuate all patients safely from their rooms to an evacuation area, with a great collaboration with the Disaster Team and nurses. Whilst he was counting the total number of patients in the ward, he observed one patient missing, and he ran quickly and bravely into the section to save the last patient, without regard for himself. He found one patient in the bathroom, close to the fire room, and took him out safely.
Finally, the fire team controlled the fire and all patients, cleaners, nurses were evacuated safely with no harm.