Exception: Firms that have approved on-premises fire-fighting organizations and that are in compliance with approved procedures for fire reporting.
Exception: In motion picture theaters, the announcement is allowed to be projected upon the screen in a manner approved by the fire code official.
- Locations of patients who are rendered incapable of self-preservation.
- Maximum number of patients rendered incapable of self-preservation.
- Area and extent of each ambulatory care facility.
- Location of adjacent smoke compartments or refuge areas, where required.
- Path of travel to adjacent smoke compartments.
- Location of any special locking, delayed egress or access control arrangements.
- Procedures for evacuation for patients 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.
- Location and number of patient sleeping rooms and operating rooms.
- Location of adjacent smoke compartments or refuge areas.
- Path of travel to adjacent smoke compartments.
- Location of special locking, delayed egress or access control arrangements.
- Location of elevators utilized for patient movement in accordance with the fire safety plan, where provided.
- The movement of patients to safe areas or to the exterior of the building is not required.
- Where emergency evacuation drills are conducted after visiting hours or where patients or residents are expected to be asleep, a coded announcement shall be an acceptable alternative to audible alarms.
- Activate the fire alarm system, where provided.
- Notify the public fire department.
- Take other action as previously instructed.
Exception: Actual exiting from emergency escape and rescue windows shall not be required. Opening the emergency escape and rescue window and signaling for help shall be an acceptable alternative.
1. Each occupancy, including identification of tenant.
2. Exits from each tenant space.
3. 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.
3.7. Automatic fire-extinguishing system areas.
3.8. Automatic fire detector zones.
3.9. Fire barriers.
Exception: Tenant identification is not required for anchor stores.
- 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.
Exception: Where approved by the fire code official, the number of crowd managers shall be permitted to be reduced where the facility is equipped throughout with an approved automatic sprinkler system or based upon the nature of the event.
- 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:
- Procedures for notifying occupants, including areas with a private mode alarm system.
- Procedures for occupants under a defend-in-place response.
- Procedures for evacuating occupants, including those who need evacuation assistance.
- Site plans indicating the following:
- The occupancy assembly point.
- The locations of fire hydrants.
- The normal routes of fire department vehicle access.
- Floor plans identifying the locations of the following:
- Primary evacuation routes.
- Secondary evacuation routes.
- Accessible egress routes.
- Areas of refuge.
- Exterior areas for assisted rescue.
- Refuge areas associated with smoke barriers and horizontal exits.
- Manual fire alarm boxes.
- Portable fire extinguishers.
- Occupant-use hose stations.
- Fire alarm annunciators and controls.
- 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.
- Initiation. The plan shall include instructions for reporting an emergency that requires a lockdown.
- Accountability. The plan shall include accountability procedures for staff to report the presence or absence of occupants.
- Recall. The plan shall include a prearranged signal for returning to normal activity.
- Communication and coordination. The plan shall include an approved means of two-way communication between a central location and each secured area.
TABLE 405.2 FIRE AND EVACUATION DRILL FREQUENCY AND PARTICIPATION
| GROUP OR |
|Group Bb||Annually||All occupants|
| Group Bb, c |
(Ambulatory care facilities)
| Group Bb |
|Group E||Monthlya||All occupants|
|Group I-1|| Semiannually |
on each shifta
|Group I-2||Quarterly on each shifta||Employees|
|Group I-3||Quarterly on each shifta||Employees|
|Group I-4||Monthly on each shifta||All occupants|
|Group R-1||Quarterly on each shift||Employees|
|Group R-2d||Four annually||All occupants|
|Group R-4|| Semiannually |
on each shifta
|a. In severe climates, the fire code official shall have the authority to modify the emergency evacuation drill frequency.|
|b. 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.|
|c. Emergency evacuation drills are required in ambulatory care facilities in accordance with Section 403.3.|
|d. Emergency evacuation drills in Group R-2 college and university buildings shall be in accordance with Section 403.10.2.1. Other Group R-2 occupancies shall be in accordance with Section 403.10.2.2.|
- 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.