With frail and often immobile residents the installation and maintenance of fire systems for aged care requires planning and a respectful understanding of the environment. Technical expertise is essential to ensure inadequate fire systems don’t expose patients and staff to unnecessary risk. The Aged Care Act 1997 is the main law that covers government-funded aged care. These facilities could include certain Class 9a healthcare buildings, Class 9c aged care buildings or Class 3 residential aged care buildings. The Western Australia Department of Health’s licencing standards for Nursing Homes have mandatory criteria for fire systems and emergency response systems and processes which promote patient, staff and visitor safety.