Fire and Life Safety Program

Also see fire drill report form page 66 below

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Unformatted text preview: yearly correspondence and/or resident meetings for assisted living and residential care facilities. • Drills: The Building and Emergency Coordinators conduct fire drills in Residential Group R-1 (hotels, etc,) and R-4 occupancies (assisted living facilities, etc.) at least quarterly. The Coordinator(s) will notify the Grand Rapids Fire Department, the fire alarm company, the building owner, and the insurance carrier prior to the drill. Personnel will be assigned to check exits, search for stragglers, count occupants once they are outside, and to control reentry into the building. Drills will be conducted under varying conditions (e.g., blocking a fire exit) and at unexpected times to help simulate the actual conditions that may occur in a fire. Emphasis will be placed upon orderly evacuation with proper discipline rather than speed. After the drill, a meeting will be held to evaluate the drill and to solve any problems. See “Fire Drill Report Form,” page 66, below. • Emergency Evacuation Floor Plans: Emergency Evacuation Floor Plans shall be posted on all floors of a Residential building. The plans should show the locations of fire exits, primary and secondary evacuation routes, and the location of portable fire extinguishers. The plans shall be conspicuously located and updated as needed by the Building Coordinator. See “Emergency Evacuation Floor Plan Guidelines,” page 67, below $$ FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY PROGRAM Procedures for Reporting a Fire If you discover or suspect a fire: • • • • • Pull the nearest fire alarm station to alert residents Call the Fire/Police Department using 911 Leave the building. (Try to rescue others ONLY if you can do so safely) Move away from the building and out of the way of the fire department Do not go back into the building until the fire department deems it safe Procedures for Exiting • • • • • • • • Exit the building as calmly and quickly as possible using the nearest safe exit. Do not use the elevator. Alert all persons in your area Close doors on your way out, leaving doors unlocked, take a coat and shoes, and take a towel to place over your face in case of smoke Proceed to the assigned assembly area. Remain outside until the appropriate signal is given to re-enter....
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