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Section 410 Educational Occupancies
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Schools, colleges, universities and other Group B and Group E educational buildings and occupancies; Group R-1 dormitories operated by or on behalf of educational institutions; and Group E day care facilities shall comply with the emergency preparedness requirements set forth in FC 401, 416 and this section.
Group E educational buildings and occupancies regulated by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene shall prepare and maintain a written safety plan addressing fire safety, medical emergencies and evacuation procedures, in compliance with the rules or other requirements of that agency.
410.3 Emergency Preparedness in Group B Educational Occupancies With Comprehensive Fire Safety/Emergency Action Plans
A comprehensive fire safety and emergency action plan in accordance with FC401.4 shall be prepared for:
410.4 Emergency Preparedness in Educational Occupancies and Dormitories With Fire and Emergency Preparedness Plans
A fire and emergency preparedness plan in accordance with FC401.5 shall be prepared for the following buildings and occupancies (other than buildings and occupancies subject to FC410.3):
- a high-rise Group B educational building.
- a high-rise Group E educational building.
- a Group B educational occupancy occupied or designed to be occupied by a total of more than one hundred persons on one or more high-rise floors.
- a Group E educational occupancy occupied or designed to be occupied by a total of more than one hundred persons on one or more high-rise floors.
- a high-rise Group R-1 dormitory building.
- a Group R-1 dormitory building or occupancy, with a total of more than fifty sleeping rooms above street level, or communal sleeping facilities above street level occupied or designed to be occupied by a total of more than fifty lodgers.
The commissioner may prescribe by rule that in a Group B, E or Group R-1 dormitory building or occupancy subject to FC410.4.1 that is provided with voice communication capability there shall be present during regular business hours one or more members of the FEP staff required pursuant to FC401.5.5 who hold a certificate of fitness for emergency announcements and other fire safety duties.
Fire and non-fire emergency drills shall be conducted in all educational buildings and occupancies and dormitories in accordance with FC401.7 and the rules. The frequency and timing of drills in educational occupancies shall be in accordance with the New York State Educational Law. Group E occupancies shall establish procedures for accounting for students after they have been relocated or evacuated during a drill.
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