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PDFWAC 110-305-2825

Fire evacuation plan.

(1) If there is a fire during child care operating hours, the licensee's and program staff's first responsibility is to evacuate the children to a safe place outside.
(2) The licensee or designee must develop a written fire evacuation plan and post it at a place that is clearly visible to the staff, parents, guardians, and volunteers. 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) A written description of how the licensee or program staff will evacuate all children, including nonambulatory children;
(e) Calling 911 after evacuating the children;
(f) How the licensee or program staff will account for all of the children in attendance;
(g) Where children and program staff will gather away from the building pending arrival of the fire department or emergency response; and
(h) How the licensee or designee will inform parents or guardians and arrange pick up of children if needed.
[WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-305-2825, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 12-23-057, § 170-297-2825, filed 11/19/12, effective 12/20/12.]
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