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401.5.5.1 Fire/Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
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A manager or other responsible FEP staff member employed at the premises shall be designated in the fire and emergency preparedness plan as the FEP coordinator and shall hold an FEP coordinator certificate of fitness. A person holding a certificate of fitness as an FLS director may serve as the FEP coordinator without obtaining a separate certificate of fitness. The FEP coordinator shall have the following duties and responsibilities and such other duties and responsibilities as the commissioner may prescribe by rule:
- The FEP coordinator shall be fully familiar with the provisions of the fire and emergency preparedness plan and shall conduct the FEP staff training and fire and non-fire emergency drills required by FC 401.5.5.2 and 401.7.
Exception: FEP staff training and fire and non-fire emergency drills may be conducted by a person holding a certificate of fitness as fire drill conductor under the general supervision of the FEP coordinator.
- The FEP coordinator need not be personally present on the premises during regular business hours, but shall be responsible for overseeing and monitoring the performance of the duties and responsibilities of the FEP staff set forth in the fire and emergency preparedness plan.
- The FEP coordinator shall endeavor to ensure that adequate FEP staff is present during regular business hours, and, in the absence of designated FEP staff, shall designate interim FEP staff.