Fire Drill Requirements and Fire Safety
(1)A program provider, in collaboration with an in-residence caregiver, must conduct unannounced evacuation drills when children are present, one per quarter each year with at least one drill per year occurring during the hours of sleep. Drills must occur at different times during day and night with exit routes being varied based on the location of a simulated fire.
(2)Written documentation must be made at the time of the fire drill and kept by the program provider for at least two years following the drill. Fire drill documentation must include:
(a)The date and time of the drill or simulated drill;
(b)The location of the simulated fire and exit route;
(c)The last names of all children and in-residence caregivers or staff present on the premises at the time of the drill;
(d)The type of evacuation assistance provided by in-residence caregivers or staff to each child as specified in each child’s safety plan;
(e)The amount of time required by each child to evacuate; and
(f)The signature of the in-residence caregiver or staff conducting the drill.
(3)Smoke alarms or detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and protection equipment must be inspected and documentation of inspections maintained as recommended by the local fire authority or State Fire Marshal.
(4)A program provider must provide necessary adaptations to ensure fire safety for sensory and physically impaired children.
Rule 411-348-0250 — Fire Drill Requirements and Fire Safety,