Fire evacuation plan.

(1) If there is a fire in the home during child care operating hours, the licensee's and staff's first responsibility is to evacuate the children in care to a safe place outside the home.
(2) The licensee must develop a written fire evacuation plan and post it at a place that is clearly visible to the staff, parents and guardians. The evacuation plan must be evaluated annually and updated as needed.
(3) The evacuation plan must include:
(a) An evacuation floor plan that identifies emergency exit pathways, emergency exit doors, and emergency exit windows;
(b) Method(s) to be used for sounding an alarm;
(c) Actions to be taken by the person discovering the fire;
(d) How the licensee and staff will evacuate all children, especially children who cannot walk;
(e) Calling 911 after evacuating the children;
(f) How the licensee and staff will account for all of the children in attendance;
(g) Where children and staff will gather away from the building pending arrival of the fire department or emergency response; and
(h) How the licensee will inform parents or guardians and arrange pick up of children if needed.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, and chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 11-23-068, ยง 170-296A-2825, filed 11/14/11, effective 3/31/12.]
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