Fire Drills

Practicing fire drills is an essential part of every building, business, home and school. Understanding that no one ever knows where a fire may start, fire drills must be practiced during every possible condition. It is also good practice to change the location of the imaginary fire to utilize different escape routes and conditions.

Below is the required fire drill frequency, however nothing prohibits additional drills.

Type of Occupancy Frequency Participation
Churches and Restaurants 4 times per year Employees
Offices
1 per year Employees
Schools Monthly All occupants
Hospitals, Jails, Nursing homes 4 times per year on each shift Employees
Hotels / Motels 4 times per year on each shift Employees
Apartments 4 times per year All occupants
Home Health Care 4 times per year on each shift Employees
Highrise Buildings 1 per year Employees