Fire Safety & Evacuation Planning
Requiredfor all buildings with a fire alarm system or one of the following occupanciesand buildings:
- Assembly – Except religious worship facilities with less than 2,000 occupants.
- Business – Except buildings with occupant load less than 500 total or 100 people above/below the level of exit discharge.
- Factory/Industrial - Except buildings with occupant load less than 500 total or 100 people above/below the level of exit discharge.
- Residential – Except R-3
- High – Rise Buildings
- Mercantile - Except buildings with occupant load less than 500 total or 100 people above/below the level of exit discharge.
- Covered Mall Buildings exceeding 50,000 square feet
- Underground Buildings
- Any buildings with an atrium attached to an Assembly, Educational, or Mercantile occupancy.
Evacuation & Fire Safety Plan Requirements
Fire safety and evacuationplans shall be developed by the building owner, current tenant and/or lessee.Evacuation Plans shall be in accordance with the following requirements:
- The procedure forreporting a fire or other emergency.
- Identification of anypersonnel designated to rescue or render emergency care.
- The procedures ofnotifying employees of a fire or other emergency.
- The primary and anysecondary means of notifying the Fire Department.
- A description (ifapplicable) of any emergency voice communication system.
- The life safety strategyand procedures for notifying, relocating or evacuating occupants, includingoccupants who need assistance.
- A list of major firehazards associated with the normal use and occupancy of the premises, includingmaintenance and housekeeping procedures.
- Identification andassignment of personnel responsible for maintenance of systems and equipmentinstalled to prevent or control fires.
- Identification andassignment of personnel responsible for maintenance, housekeeping, andcontrolling fuel hazard sources.
- Emergency egress/escaperoutes and whether full or partial evacuation (if approved).
- Procedure for employeesthat must remain to operate critical equipment, if approved.
- Procedures for assistingthose that cannot exit or negotiate stairs without assistance.
- Procedures for accountingfor all employees after evacuation.
- A site plan indicating thefollowing:
- Evacuation assembly points
- Fire Hydrant Locations
- Fire Department Vehicle Access
- Floor plans identifyingthe locations of the following:
- Primary evacuation routes
- Secondary evacuation routes
- Accessible egress routes
- Areas of Refuge
- Exterior areas for assisted rescue
- Manual fire alarm boxes
- Portable fireextinguishers
- Fire alarm annunciatorsand control panels