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7.15.3.1*
An emergency action plan approved by the authority having jurisdiction shall be implemented, specifically including the procedures for occupant evacuation using the exit stairs and the occupant evacuation elevators.
7.15.3.2
Occupant evacuation elevators shall be marked with signage indicating the elevators are suitable for use by building occupants for evacuation during fires.
7.15.3.3 Conditions for Safe Continued Operation
7.15.3.3.1
Conditions necessary for the continued safe operation of the occupant evacuation elevators and the associated elevator lobbies and elevator machine rooms shall be continuously monitored and displayed at the building fire command center by a standard emergency service interface system meeting the requirements of NFPA 72 and NEMA SB 30, Fire Service Annunciator and Interface.
7.15.3.3.2
The monitoring and display required by 7.15.3.3.1 shall include all of the following:
  1. Floor location of each elevator car
  2. Direction of travel of each elevator car
  3. Status of each elevator car with respect to whether it is occupied
  4. Status of normal power to the elevator equipment, elevator controller cooling equipment, and elevator machine room ventilation and cooling equipment
  5. Status of standby or emergency power system that provides backup power to the elevator equipment, elevator controller cooling equipment, and elevator machine/control room or machinery/control space ventilation and cooling equipment
  6. Activation of any fire alarm-initiating device in any elevator lobby, elevator machine/control room or machinery/control space, or elevator hoistway
7.15.3.4
The building fire command center location specified in 7.15.3.3.1 shall be provided with a means to override normal elevator operation and to initiate manually a Phase I emergency recall operation of the occupant evacuation elevators in accordance with ASME A17.1/CSA B44, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators.

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