In accordance with sections 401.2 and 404 of the Fire Prevention Code, a fire safety and evacuation plan shall be prepared, approved by the Fire Marshal, and maintained for the building types, facilities, and occupancies listed below. A planning guideline is provided for each building type, facility, and occupancy to assist planners meet the fire safety and evacuation requirements outlined in Chapter 4 of the Fire Prevention Code. In addition, if the building, facility, or occupancy maintains a lockdown plan, Fire Marshal review and approval is also required. Read more about occupancies with Lockdown Plans online.
For a printer-friendly version of the web pages below, visit the Fire Safety & Evacuation Planning Guideline Handbook.
|Type of Occupancy||Guideline|
|A - Assembly||Assembly Occupancies|
|B - Business||Business Occupancies|
|E - Educational||Educational Occupancies|
|F - Factory & Industrial||Factory Occupancies|
|H - High Hazard||coming soon|
|I - Institutional||coming soon|
|M - Mercantile||Mercantile Occupancies|
|R-1 - Hotel/Motel||Residential Group R-1 - Hotels, Motels, Transient Boarding Houses|
|R-2 - Multi-family-Residential||Residential Group R-2 - College & University Residential Buildings/Dormitories|
|R-4 - Assisted Living||Residential Group R-4 - Residential Care/Assisted Living Facilities|
|S - Storage||coming soon|
|U - Utility & Miscellaneous||coming soon|
|Atrium Buildings||Atrium Buildings having an Assembly, Educational, or Mercantile Occupancy|
|High-rise Buildings||High-rise Buildings|
|Hypothermia Centers||Hypothermia Centers|
|SRCFs||State Regulated Care Facilities - SRCF|
|Underground Buildings||Underground Buildings|
|Lockdown Plans||Lockdown Plans|
Note: Please consult Chapter 4 of the Fire Prevention Code for detailed information about the fire safety and evacuation planning requirements for each building, facility, or occupancy type.
Questions about emergency planning and preparedness may be directed to the Engineering Plans Review Branch at 703-246-4806.