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Section 405 Emergency Evacuation Drills
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FIRE AND EVACUATION DRILL FREQUENCY AND PARTICIPATION
|GROUP OR OCCUPANCY||FREQUENCY||PARTICIPATION|
|Group Bb||Annually||All occupants|
|Ambulatory care facilities)||Quarterly on each shifta||Employees|
|Group Bb (Clinic, outpatient)||Annually||Employees|
|Group E||Monthlya||All occupants|
|Group I-1||Semiannually on each shifta||All occupants|
|Group I-2||Quarterly on each shifta||Employees|
|Group I-3||Quarterly on each shifta||Employees|
|Group I-4||Monthly on each shifta||All occupants|
|Group R-1||Quarterly on each shift||Employees|
|Group R-2d||Four annually||All occupants|
|Group R-4||Semiannually on each shifta||All occupants|
- In severe climates, the fire code official shall have the authority to modify the emergency evacuation drill frequency.
- Emergency evacuation drills are required in Group B buildings having an occupant load of 500 or more persons or more than 100 persons above or below the lowest level of exit discharge.
- Emergency evacuation drills are required in ambulatory care facilities in accordance with Section 403.3.
- Emergency evacuation drills in Group R-2 college and university buildings shall be in accordance with Section 403.10.2.1. Other Group R-2 occupancies shall be in accordance with Section 403.10.2.2.
Responsibility for the planning and conduct of drills shall be assigned to competent persons designated to exercise leadership.
Drills shall be held at unexpected times and under varying conditions to simulate the unusual conditions that occur in case of fire.
Records shall be maintained of required emergency evacuation drills and include the following information:
- Identity of the person conducting the drill.
- Date and time of the drill.
- Notification method used.
- Employees on duty and participating.
- Number of occupants evacuated.
- Special conditions simulated.
- Problems encountered.
- Weather conditions when occupants were evacuated.
- Time required to accomplish complete evacuation.
As building occupants arrive at the assembly point, efforts shall be made to determine if all occupants have been successfully evacuated or have been accounted for.
An electrically or mechanically operated signal used to recall occupants after an evacuation shall be separate and distinct from the signal used to initiate the evacuation. The recall signal initiation means shall be manually operated and under the control of the person in charge of the premises or the official in charge of the incident. Persons shall not reenter the premises until authorized to do so by the official in charge.