- Procedures for full evacuation of care recipients.
- In Group I-1, Condition 2, procedures for staged evacuation of care recipients through a refuge area in an adjacent smoke compartment and then to an exterior assembly point.
- Shall be amended or revised upon admission of any resident care recipient with unusual needs.
- Procedures for evacuation for care recipients with needs for containment or restraint and post-evacuation containment, where present.
- A written plan for maintenance of the means of egress.
- Procedure for a defend-in-place strategy.
- Procedures for a full-floor or building evacuation, where necessary.
- In Group I-2, Condition 2, amendments or revisions upon admission of any care recipients with unusual needs.
- Procedures for evacuation of detainees with needs for containment or restraint and post-evacuation containment, where present.
- Procedures for a defend-in-place strategy.
- Procedures for a full-floor or building evacuation, where necessary.
- Activate the fire alarm system, where provided.
- Notify the public fire department.
- Take other action as previously instructed.
- Each occupancy, including identification of tenant.
- Exits from each tenant space.
Fire protection features, including the following:3.1. Fire department connections.3.2. Fire command center.3.3. Smoke management system controls.3.4. Elevators, elevator machine rooms and controls.3.5. Hose valve outlets.3.6. Sprinkler and standpipe control valves.3.9. Fire barriers.
- The high-piled storage area exceeds 500,000 square feet (46 450 m2) for Class I-IV commodities.
- The high-piled storage area exceeds 300,000 square feet (27 870 m2) for high-hazard commodities.
- The high-piled storage is located in a Group H occupancy.
- The high-piled storage is located in a Group F occupancy with an occupant load of 500 or more persons or more than 100 persons above or below the lowest level of exit discharge.
- The high-piled storage is located in a Group M occupancy with an occupant load of 500 or more persons or more than than 100 persons above or below the lowest level of exit discharge.
- Where required by the fire code official for other high-piled storage areas.
- Keep diligent watch for fires, obstructions to means of egress and other hazards.
- Take prompt measures for remediation of hazards and extinguishment of fires that occur.
- Take prompt measures to assist in the evacuation of the public from the structures.
- Emergency vehicle ingress and egress.
- Fire protection.
- Emergency egress or escape routes.
- Emergency medical services.
- Public assembly areas.
- The directing of both attendees and vehicles, including the parking of vehicles.
- Vendor and food concession distribution.
- The need for the presence of law enforcement.
- The need for fire and emergency medical services personnel.
- The need for a weather monitoring person.
- Outdoor events with fewer than 1,000 persons in attendance shall not require crowd managers.
- Assembly occupancies used exclusively for religious worship with an occupant load not exceeding 1,000 shall not require crowd managers.
- The number of crowd managers shall be reduced where, in the opinion of the fire code official, the fire protection provided by the facility and the nature of the event warrant a reduction.
- Conduct an inspection of the area of responsibility and identify and address any egress barriers.
- Conduct an inspection of the area of responsibility to identify and mitigate any fire hazards.
- Verify compliance with all permit conditions, including those governing pyrotechnics and other special effects.
- Direct and assist the event attendees in evacuation during an emergency.
- Assist emergency response personnel where requested.
- Other duties required by the fire code official.
- Other duties as specified in the fire safety plan.
- Emergency egress or escape routes and whether evacuation of the building is to be complete by selected floors or areas only or with a defend-in-place response.
- Procedures for employees who must remain to operate critical equipment before evacuating.
- Procedures for the use of elevators to evacuate the building where occupant evacuation elevators complying with Section 3008 of the International Building Code are provided.
- Procedures for assisted rescue for persons unable to use the general means of egress unassisted.
- Procedures for accounting for employees and occupants after evacuation has been completed.
- Identification and assignment of personnel responsible for rescue or emergency medical aid.
- The preferred and any alternative means of notifying occupants of a fire or emergency.
- The preferred and any alternative means of reporting fires and other emergencies to the fire department or designated emergency response organization.
- Identification and assignment of personnel who can be contacted for further information or explanation of duties under the plan.
- A description of the emergency voice/alarm communication system alert tone and preprogrammed voice messages, where provided.
- The procedure for reporting a fire or other emergency.
The life safety strategy including the following:2.1. Procedures for notifying occupants, including areas with a private mode alarm system.2.2. Procedures for occupants under a defend-in-place response.2.3. Procedures for evacuating occupants, including those who need evacuation assistance.
Site plans indicating the following:3.1. The occupancy assembly point.3.2. The locations of fire hydrants.3.3. The normal routes of fire department vehicle access.
Floor plans identifying the locations of the following:4.1. Exits.4.2. Primary evacuation routes.4.3. Secondary evacuation routes.4.4. Accessible egress routes.4.4.1. Areas of refuge.4.4.2. Exterior areas for assisted rescue.4.6. Manual fire alarm boxes.4.7. Portable fire extinguishers.4.8. Occupant-use hose stations.
- A list of major fire hazards associated with the normal use and occupancy of the premises, including maintenance and housekeeping procedures.
- Identification and assignment of personnel responsible for maintenance of systems and equipment installed to prevent or control fires.
- Identification and assignment of personnel responsible for maintenance, housekeeping and controlling fuel hazard sources.
- Identification of individuals authorized to issue a lockdown order.
- Security measures used during normal operations, when the building is occupied, that could adversely affect egress or fire department operations.
- A description of identified emergency and security threats addressed by the plan, including specific lockdown procedures to be implemented for each threat condition.
Means and methods of initiating a lockdown plan for each threat, including:4.1. The means of notifying occupants of a lockdown event, which shall be distinct from the fire alarm signal.4.2. Identification of each door or other access point that will be secured.4.3. A description of the means or methods used to secure doors and other access points.4.4. A description of how locking means and methods are in compliance with the requirements of this code for egress and accessibility.
- Procedures for reporting to the fire department any lockdown condition affecting egress or fire department operations.
- Procedures for determining and reporting the presence or absence of occupants to emergency response agencies during a lockdown.
- Means for providing two-way communication between a central location and each area subject to being secured during a lockdown.
- Identification of the prearranged signal for terminating the lockdown.
- Identification of individuals authorized to issue a lockdown termination order.
- Procedures for unlocking doors and verifying that the means of egress has been returned to normal operations upon termination of the lockdown.
- Training procedures and frequency of lockdown plan drills.
- 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.
- In Group I-1, Condition 2, the assembly point for residents is permitted to be within an adjacent smoke compartment.
- 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.
- 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.
- In Group I-3, Conditions 2 through 5, movement of detainees is not required to an assembly point where there are security concerns.
FIRE AND EVACUATION DRILL FREQUENCY AND PARTICIPATION
|GROUP OR OCCUPANCY||FREQUENCY||PARTICIPATION|
|Group Ba||Annually||All occupants|
|Group B (Ambulatory care facilities)||Quarterly on each shift||Staff|
|Group Ba (Clinic, outpatient)||Annually||Staff|
|Group E||Monthly||All occupants|
|Group I-1c||Semiannually on each shift||All occupants|
|Group I-2||Quarterly on each shift||Staff|
|Group I-3||Quarterly on each shift||Staff|
|Group I-4||Monthly on each shift||All occupants|
|Group R-1||Quarterly on each shift||Employees|
|Group R-2b||Four annually||All occupants|
|Group R-4c||Semiannually on each shift||All occupants|
- 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 in Group R-2 college and university buildings shall be in accordance with Section 403.9.2.1. Other Group R-2 occupancies shall be in accordance with Section 403.9.2.2.
- In Groups I-1 and R-4, see Section 403.7.1.4 and 403.9.3.4 for additional drills for staff.
- In severe climates, the fire code official shall have the authority to modify the emergency evacuation drill termination points and frequency.
- In Groups I-1, I-2, I-3 and R-4, where staff-only emergency evacuation drills are conducted after visiting hours or where care recipients are expected to be asleep, a coded announcement shall be an acceptable alternative to audible alarms.
- 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.