Did you know? An Emergency Evacuation Drill is mandated for a High-rise Building by the State of Georgia on an ANNUAL basis!

Did you know? An Emergency Evacuation Drill is mandated for a High-rise Building by the State of Georgia on an ANNUAL basis! See the State’s code and procedures below:
Georgia 120-3-3 Rules & Regulations of the Safety Fire Commissioner “SECTION 405″

Minimum Fire Safety Standards – Effective March 9, 2010

Section 404.2.10 “Where Required – High-rise buildings”

405.1 General. Emergency evacuation drills complying with the provisions of this
section shall be conducted at least annually in the occupancies listed in Section 404.2 or
when required by the fIre code official. Drills shall be designed in cooperation with the
local authorities.

405.2 Frequency. Required emergency evacuation drills shall be held at the intervals
specifIed in Table 405.2 or more frequently where necessary to familiarize all occupants
with the drill procedure.

405.3 Leadership. Responsibility for the planning and conduct of drills shall be
assigned to competent persons designated to exercise leadership.

405.4 Time. Drills shall be held at unexpected times and under varying conditions to
simulate the unusual conditions that occur in case of fue.

405.5 Record keeping. Records shall be maintained on site and available for inspection
by the Fire Code Official of all required emergency evacuation drills for three years.
Such records shall include the following information:

1. Identity of the person conducting the drill.
2. Date and time of the drill.
3. NotifIcation method used.
4. Staff members on duty and participating.
5. Number of occupants evacuated.
6. Special conditions simulated.
7. Problems encountered.
8. Weather conditions when occupants were evacuated.
9. Time required to accomplish complete evacuation.

Records of drills conducted shall be maintained and filed for review.

See link below for more details:
 oci.ga.gov