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An effective fire safety program requires sufficient resources to provide both for the education of the
community in fire safety practices, and for the enforcement of the Fire Code to eliminate fire safety
violations. Beyond basic life safety code compliance, fire safety should also be a primary component in
the design and construction of new or renovated buildings. Equally important are the inspection, testing
and maintenance of fire alarm systems, fire sprinkler systems, emergency signs and lighting, inspection
of smoke detectors, and maintenance of other fire suppression equipment. Formal fire risk analysis and
fire prevention programs constitute additional components of a comprehensive fire safety program. Application All of the following occupancy and use types are required to develop and maintain Fire Safety and
Emergency Evacuation Plans:
Group A occupancies, places where more than 50 persons gather for social, civic, or religious
purposes, or for entertainment, recreation, food and/or drink consumption, or to await
transportation (other than Group A occupancies used exclusively for purposes of religious
worship that have an occupant load less than 2,000 persons)
Group E occupancies, (i.e. kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high schools) FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY PROGRAM •
• Group H occupancies, (i.e. facilities with high hazard manufacturing, storage, or processing)
Group I occupancies, (i.e. hospitals, nursing homes, jails, day care facilities, etc.)
Group R-1 occupancies, (i.e. boarding houses, hotels, motels, places where the residents are
Group R-4 occupancies, (i.e. residential care, assisted living facilities, etc.)
High-rise buildings, or buildings higher than 5 stories, generally
Group M buildings that have an occupant load of 500 or more persons, or more than 100
persons above or below the ground floor, such as retail or wholesale stores with space for more
than 500 persons on ground level, or more than 100 persons in the baseme...
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2014 for the course MOS 5101 taught by Professor Dr.baumgardner during the Fall '13 term at Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach.
- Fall '13