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The Fire Safety and Evacuation Plans set forth the circumstances and appropriate procedures for the evacuation of the occupants during a fire emergency. Also, the plan provides to first responders an overall understanding of the building?s fire protection as it pertains to the layout and contents of the building, means of egress, fire hazards, fire protection systems, and identification of key contacts during an emergency.

Section 401.3.6.1 of the 2014 Fire Code provides that the emergency preparedness plan requirements of the 2008 Fire Code remain in effect until such time as rules are adopted to implement the emergency preparedness plan requirements of the 2014 Fire Code.

Fire Safety and Evacuation Plans are required for the occupancies and buildings as set forth in Section 404.2.1 of the 2008 Fire Code.

Section 404.1 of the 2008 Fire Code requires the owner of the premises subject to provisions of Section 404.2.1 to prepare the plans in a form prescribed by Fire Department rule 3 RCNY 404-01.

  • The forms for the Fire Safety and Evacuation Plans, including any additional instructions can be obtained on the Fire Department website.
  •  The tutorials assisting with preparation of the Fire Safety and Evacuation Plans can be viewed on the Fire Department website.

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