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Emergency fire and evacuation drills shall involve the actual evacuation of occupants to a selected assembly point and shall provide occupants with experience in exiting through required exits
Exceptions:
  1. In ambulatory care facilities and Group I-2, the movement of care recipients to a safe area or to the exterior of the building is not required.
  2. In Group I-1, Condition 2, the assembly point for residents is permitted to be within an adjacent smoke compartment.
  3. In Group R-4, actual exiting from emergency escape and rescue openings shall not be required. Opening the emergency escape and rescue openings and signaling for help shall be an acceptable alternative.
  4. In Group I-3, Conditions 2 through 5 where a defend-in-place response is permitted, the assembly point for detainees is permitted to be within an adjacent smoke compartment.
  5. In Group I-3, Conditions 2 through 5, movement of detainees is not required to an assembly point where there are security concerns.

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