EH&S conducts building evacuation drills in accordance to
the New York State Fire Code. In addition, each building is
required to have a Building Fire Prevention and Evacuation
Each Building will have a Building Fire Prevention and Evacuation
Plan (pdf). This document will assist you in developing
your plan. The fire prevention component is based on New York State
Office of Fire Prevention and Control (OFPC), Public Employee
Safety and Health (PESH), and federal Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA) requirements. Once organized, the
Building Representatives assist in the development of the plan. The
plan includes the process of organizing the Building
Representatives into the Fire Prevention and Evacuation Committee,
that will identify main exit routes, fire suppression equipment,
fire alarm activation devices, and facilitates evacuation from the
building, as well as identifies assembly areas for the occupants,
and determines accountability after people have evacuated.
Training, organizational meetings, and identification of assembly
areas are facilitated by EH&S Fire and Life Safety Division.
Plans should be reviewed at least once annually.
Fire evacuation drills test the process of exercising the Building Occupants’ abilities to evacuate from a building. Resident Life areas and Assembly areas must have 4 annual drills, and all other buildings must have 3 annual drills in accordance with the New York State Fire Code.