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Section 416 Mixed Occupancy Buildings
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In lieu of a separate Level 1 or 2 emergency preparedness plan for each occupancy, a single emergency preparedness plan may be developed for the entire building or multiple occupancies within a single building, provided that it meets or exceeds the level of emergency preparedness required for each occupancy.
The owner preparing an emergency preparedness plan for an occupancy in a mixed-occupancy building shall consult the owner responsible for preparing the emergency preparedness plan for each other occupancy within such building with respect to evacuation and in-building relocation procedures, including use of stairwells and elevators and designation of in-building relocation areas and assembly areas.
The owner of a mixed-occupancy building and the owner of each occupancy within such a building required to have emergency preparedness plan pursuant to this chapter shall arrange for a means of communication between their respective FLS directors, FEP coordinators and/or designated FEP staff, in the event of a fire or other emergency. Such communications may be by telephone (other than a telephone requiring a coin to operate), text message, e-mail, walkie-talkie, or other approved means.
An FLS director, FEP coordinator and/or a designated emergency preparedness staff member who becomes aware of fire on the premises shall promptly notify the FLS director, FEP coordinator and/or designated staff in the other occupancies in the mixed-occupancy building. The staffs shall coordinate the evacuation, in-building relocation and/or sheltering in place of their respective building occupants, and other matters requiring coordination pursuant to their emergency preparedness plans.
An FLS director, FEP coordinator and/or a designated emergency preparedness staff member who becomes aware of a non-fire emergency shall promptly notify the FLS director, FEP coordinator and/or designated emergency preparedness staff for any other occupancy that could be affected by such emergency, or who is situated in the building's entrance lobby and who would be first encountered by firefighters or other emergency personnel responding to the emergency.