Chapter 212-12 WAC

Last Update: 9/3/13

FIRE MARSHAL STANDARDS

WAC Sections

212-12-001Statement of authority.
212-12-005Definitions.
212-12-010Adoption of codes and standards.
212-12-015Applicability.
212-12-020Additional boarding home requirements.
212-12-022Additional before and after school program requirements.
212-12-025Fire reporting.
212-12-030Right of appeal for state cited facilities.
212-12-035Special requirements.
212-12-040Fire emergency plan.
212-12-044Fire drills.
DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS TITLE
212-12-011Applicability. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 19.27 RCW. WSR 02-16-023, § 212-12-011, filed 7/29/02, effective 8/29/02. Statutory Authority: Chapters 43.63A and 48.48 RCW. WSR 93-05-032 (Order 93-02), § 212-12-011, filed 2/16/93, effective 3/19/93.] Repealed by WSR 08-06-050, filed 2/28/08, effective 3/30/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 18.51.140, 41.12.485, 48.48.030, 48.48.045, 70.62.290, 74.15.050.
212-12-045Standards of safety—Codes adopted as applicable to hospitals, nursing and boarding homes and private psychiatric hospitals. [Rule promulgated 4/24/57.] Repealed by Order FMR 68-1, filed 5/2/68, effective 6/1/68.
212-12-046Safety standards for jurisdictions having no comprehensive fire protection and safety code—Nursing homes, hospitals, boarding homes, maternity homes, "private establishments," and child welfare agencies—Adoption by reference of 1961 codes—Savings clause. [Order 337 (part), filed 10/26/67, effective 11/24/67; Regulation 182, filed 3/22/63.] Repealed by Order FMR 68-1, filed 5/2/68, effective 6/1/68.
212-12-047Existing hospitals, etc. Minimum standards for continuation of fire approval for existing use or occupancy under any savings clause heretofore applicable. Effective date. [Order FMR-69-2, § 212-12-047, filed 8/12/69; Emergency Order RMR-69-2, § 212-12-047, filed 6/26/69; Order 337 (part), § 212-12-047, filed 10/26/67, effective 11/24/67; Regulation 238, filed 12/14/65.] Repealed by Order FM-77-2, filed 11/17/77.
212-12-050Building exits code (1949) adopted for licensed institutions, nursing and maternity homes—Interpretive policy. [Filed 3/22/60.] Repealed by Order F-71-1, filed 8/10/71.
212-12-055Building exits code (1949) adopted for licensed institutions, nursing and maternity homes—Interpretive policy—Definitions. [Filed 3/22/60.] Repealed by Order F-71-1, filed 8/10/71.
212-12-060Building exits code (1949) adopted for licensed institutions, nursing and maternity homes—Interpretive policy—Building construction. [Filed 3/22/60.] Repealed by Order F-71-1, filed 8/10/71.
212-12-065Building exits code (1949) adopted for licensed institutions, nursing and maternity homes—Interpretive policy—Exit facilities. [Filed 3/22/60.] Repealed by Order F-71-1, filed 8/10/71.
212-12-070Building exits code (1949) adopted for licensed institutions, nursing and maternity homes—Interpretive policy—Aisles and corridors. [Filed 3/22/60.] Repealed by Order F-71-1, filed 8/10/71.
212-12-075Building exits code (1949) adopted for licensed institutions, nursing and maternity homes—Interpretive policy—Openings in enclosure areas. [Filed 3/22/60.] Repealed by Order F-71-1, filed 8/10/71.
212-12-080Building exits code (1949) adopted for licensed institutions, nursing and maternity homes—Interpretive policy—Enclosure of basement stairs, etc. [Filed 3/22/60.] Repealed by Order F-71-1, filed 8/10/71.
212-12-085Building exits code (1949) adopted for licensed institutions, nursing and maternity homes—Interpretive policy—Separation of hazardous areas and sprinkler systems. [Filed 3/22/60.] Repealed by Order F-71-1, filed 8/10/71.
212-12-090Building exits code (1949) adopted for licensed institutions, nursing and maternity homes—Interpretive policy—Heating. [Filed 3/22/60.] Repealed by Order F-71-1, filed 8/10/71.
212-12-095Building exits code (1949) adopted for licensed institutions, nursing and maternity homes—Interpretive policy—Exterior stairs. [Filed 3/22/60.] Repealed by Order F-71-1, filed 8/10/71.
212-12-100Building exits code (1949) adopted for licensed institutions, nursing and maternity homes—Interpretive policy—Lighting. [Filed 3/22/60.] Repealed by Order F-71-1, filed 8/10/71.
212-12-105Building exits code (1949) adopted for licensed institutions, nursing and maternity homes—Interpretive policy—Draft stops. [Filed 3/22/60.] Repealed by Order F-71-1, filed 8/10/71.
212-12-110Building exits code (1949) adopted for licensed institutions, nursing and maternity homes—Interpretive policy—Fire extinguishing equipment. [Filed 3/22/60.] Repealed by Order F-71-1, filed 8/10/71.
212-12-115Building exits code (1949) adopted for licensed institutions, nursing and maternity homes—Interpretive policy—Alarm system. [Filed 3/22/60.] Repealed by Order F-71-1, filed 8/10/71.
212-12-120Building exits code (1949) adopted for licensed institutions, nursing and maternity homes—Interpretive policy—Miscellaneous. [Filed 3/22/60.] Repealed by Order F-71-1, filed 8/10/71.
212-12-200Purpose. [Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.050. WSR 03-06-063, § 212-12-200, filed 3/3/03, effective 4/3/03.] Repealed by WSR 08-06-050, filed 2/28/08, effective 3/30/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 18.51.140, 41.12.485, 48.48.030, 48.48.045, 70.62.290, 74.15.050.
212-12-210Definitions. [Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.050. WSR 03-06-063, § 212-12-210, filed 3/3/03, effective 4/3/03.] Repealed by WSR 08-06-050, filed 2/28/08, effective 3/30/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 18.51.140, 41.12.485, 48.48.030, 48.48.045, 70.62.290, 74.15.050.
212-12-220Applicability. [Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.050. WSR 03-06-063, § 212-12-220, filed 3/3/03, effective 4/3/03.] Repealed by WSR 08-06-050, filed 2/28/08, effective 3/30/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 18.51.140, 41.12.485, 48.48.030, 48.48.045, 70.62.290, 74.15.050.
212-12-230Compliance. [Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.050. WSR 03-06-063, § 212-12-230, filed 3/3/03, effective 4/3/03.] Repealed by WSR 08-06-050, filed 2/28/08, effective 3/30/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 18.51.140, 41.12.485, 48.48.030, 48.48.045, 70.62.290, 74.15.050.
212-12-240Inspection. [Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.050. WSR 03-06-063, § 212-12-240, filed 3/3/03, effective 4/3/03.] Repealed by WSR 08-06-050, filed 2/28/08, effective 3/30/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 18.51.140, 41.12.485, 48.48.030, 48.48.045, 70.62.290, 74.15.050.
212-12-250Approval. [Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.050. WSR 03-06-063, § 212-12-250, filed 3/3/03, effective 4/3/03.] Repealed by WSR 08-06-050, filed 2/28/08, effective 3/30/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 18.51.140, 41.12.485, 48.48.030, 48.48.045, 70.62.290, 74.15.050.
212-12-260Right of appeal. [Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.050. WSR 03-06-063, § 212-12-260, filed 3/3/03, effective 4/3/03.] Repealed by WSR 08-06-050, filed 2/28/08, effective 3/30/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 18.51.140, 41.12.485, 48.48.030, 48.48.045, 70.62.290, 74.15.050.
212-12-270Local codes. [Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.050. WSR 03-06-063, § 212-12-270, filed 3/3/03, effective 4/3/03.] Repealed by WSR 08-06-050, filed 2/28/08, effective 3/30/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 18.51.140, 41.12.485, 48.48.030, 48.48.045, 70.62.290, 74.15.050.
212-12-280Standards. [Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.050. WSR 03-06-063, § 212-12-280, filed 3/3/03, effective 4/3/03.] Repealed by WSR 08-06-050, filed 2/28/08, effective 3/30/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 18.51.140, 41.12.485, 48.48.030, 48.48.045, 70.62.290, 74.15.050.
212-12-290Construction requirements. [Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.050. WSR 03-06-063, § 212-12-290, filed 3/3/03, effective 4/3/03.] Repealed by WSR 08-06-050, filed 2/28/08, effective 3/30/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 18.51.140, 41.12.485, 48.48.030, 48.48.045, 70.62.290, 74.15.050.
212-12-300Modernization or renovation. [Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.050. WSR 03-06-063, § 212-12-300, filed 3/3/03, effective 4/3/03.] Repealed by WSR 08-06-050, filed 2/28/08, effective 3/30/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 18.51.140, 41.12.485, 48.48.030, 48.48.045, 70.62.290, 74.15.050.
212-12-310Additions. [Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.050. WSR 03-06-063, § 212-12-310, filed 3/3/03, effective 4/3/03.] Repealed by WSR 08-06-050, filed 2/28/08, effective 3/30/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 18.51.140, 41.12.485, 48.48.030, 48.48.045, 70.62.290, 74.15.050.
212-12-320Design, operation. [Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.050. WSR 03-06-063, § 212-12-320, filed 3/3/03, effective 4/3/03.] Repealed by WSR 08-06-050, filed 2/28/08, effective 3/30/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 18.51.140, 41.12.485, 48.48.030, 48.48.045, 70.62.290, 74.15.050.
212-12-330Staffing requirements. [Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.050. WSR 03-06-063, § 212-12-330, filed 3/3/03, effective 4/3/03.] Repealed by WSR 08-06-050, filed 2/28/08, effective 3/30/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 18.51.140, 41.12.485, 48.48.030, 48.48.045, 70.62.290, 74.15.050.
212-12-340Fire extinguishers. [Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.050. WSR 03-06-063, § 212-12-340, filed 3/3/03, effective 4/3/03.] Repealed by WSR 08-06-050, filed 2/28/08, effective 3/30/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 18.51.140, 41.12.485, 48.48.030, 48.48.045, 70.62.290, 74.15.050.
212-12-350Lighting. [Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.050. WSR 03-06-063, § 212-12-350, filed 3/3/03, effective 4/3/03.] Repealed by WSR 08-06-050, filed 2/28/08, effective 3/30/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 18.51.140, 41.12.485, 48.48.030, 48.48.045, 70.62.290, 74.15.050.
212-12-360Protection from hazards. [Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.050. WSR 03-06-063, § 212-12-360, filed 3/3/03, effective 4/3/03.] Repealed by WSR 08-06-050, filed 2/28/08, effective 3/30/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 18.51.140, 41.12.485, 48.48.030, 48.48.045, 70.62.290, 74.15.050.
212-12-370Sprinkler systems. [Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.050. WSR 03-06-063, § 212-12-370, filed 3/3/03, effective 4/3/03.] Repealed by WSR 08-06-050, filed 2/28/08, effective 3/30/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 18.51.140, 41.12.485, 48.48.030, 48.48.045, 70.62.290, 74.15.050.
212-12-380Fire alarm. [Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.050. WSR 03-06-063, § 212-12-380, filed 3/3/03, effective 4/3/03.] Repealed by WSR 08-06-050, filed 2/28/08, effective 3/30/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 18.51.140, 41.12.485, 48.48.030, 48.48.045, 70.62.290, 74.15.050.
212-12-390Smoke detection. [Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.050. WSR 03-06-063, § 212-12-390, filed 3/3/03, effective 4/3/03.] Repealed by WSR 08-06-050, filed 2/28/08, effective 3/30/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 18.51.140, 41.12.485, 48.48.030, 48.48.045, 70.62.290, 74.15.050.
212-12-400Equipment, inspection, testing and maintenance. [Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.050. WSR 03-06-063, § 212-12-400, filed 3/3/03, effective 4/3/03.] Repealed by WSR 08-06-050, filed 2/28/08, effective 3/30/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 18.51.140, 41.12.485, 48.48.030, 48.48.045, 70.62.290, 74.15.050.
212-12-410Severability. [Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.050. WSR 03-06-063, § 212-12-410, filed 3/3/03, effective 4/3/03.] Repealed by WSR 08-06-050, filed 2/28/08, effective 3/30/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 18.51.140, 41.12.485, 48.48.030, 48.48.045, 70.62.290, 74.15.050.
212-12-990Appendix A—History and background of Regulation 238 [WAC 212-12-047]. [Order 238, Appendix A (codified as WAC 212-12-990), filed 12/14/65, effective 1/15/66.] Repealed by Order FM-77-2, filed 11/17/77.


212-12-001
Statement of authority.

The state director of fire protection is authorized to administer and enforce the provisions of this chapter.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 18.51.140, 41.12.485, 48.48.030, 48.48.045, 70.62.290, 74.15.050. WSR 08-06-050, § 212-12-001, filed 2/28/08, effective 3/30/08. Statutory Authority: Chapter 19.27 RCW. WSR 02-16-023, § 212-12-001, filed 7/29/02, effective 8/29/02. Statutory Authority: Chapters 43.63A and 48.48 RCW. WSR 93-05-032 (Order 93-02), § 212-12-001, filed 2/16/93, effective 3/19/93.]



212-12-005
Definitions.

Unless otherwise provided in this section, definitions in the Washington State Building Code, chapter 19.27 RCW, and 42 C.F.R. Ch. IV § 483.70, National Fire Protection Association, standard 101 "Life Safety Code" 2000 edition, as adopted by CMS (Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services) shall apply to this chapter. The following definitions will also apply to this chapter:
(1) "State director of fire protection" means the director of fire protection within the Washington state patrol, the state fire marshal or authorized deputy or designee.
(2) "New facility" means any facility that is being occupied for the first time, vacated for more than one hundred eighty days and reoccupied, closed for more than one hundred eighty days and reopened, or for which the license has expired, will be considered a new facility and must meet the current codes and standards as adopted. Except for boarding homes which may be vacated for more than one hundred eighty days if approved by the director of fire protection and the department of social and health services.
(3) "Before and after school program" means a program licensed by the department of early learning that provides early learning experiences for children five years of age through twelve years of age who are attending kindergarten or elementary school.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 70.62.290, and 74.15.050. WSR 13-18-066, § 212-12-005, filed 9/3/13, effective 10/4/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 18.51.140, 41.12.485, 48.48.030, 48.48.045, 70.62.290, 74.15.050. WSR 08-06-050, § 212-12-005, filed 2/28/08, effective 3/30/08. Statutory Authority: Chapter 19.27 RCW. WSR 02-16-023, § 212-12-005, filed 7/29/02, effective 8/29/02. Statutory Authority: Chapters 43.63A and 48.48 RCW. WSR 93-05-032 (Order 93-02), § 212-12-005, filed 2/16/93, effective 3/19/93.]



212-12-010
Adoption of codes and standards.

The following administrative codes and regulations are hereby adopted by reference as if set forth fully herein:
(1) Chapter 51-50 WAC, State Building Code adoption and amendment of the International Building Code.
(2) Chapter 51-51 WAC, State Building Code adoption and amendment of the International Residential Code.
(3) Chapter 51-52 WAC, State Building Code adoption and amendment of the International Mechanical Code.
(4) Chapter 51-54 WAC, State Building Code adoption and amendment of the International Fire Code.
(5) Chapter 51-56 WAC, State Building Code adoption and amendment of the Uniform Plumbing Code.
(6) Chapter 51-57 WAC, State Building Code adoption and amendment of Appendix A, B and Appendix I of the Uniform Plumbing Code.
(7) 42 C.F.R. Ch. IV § 483.70, National Fire Protection Association, standard 101, "Life Safety Code," 2000 edition adopted by CMS (Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services) for application in nursing homes and hospitals.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 18.51.140, 41.12.485, 48.48.030, 48.48.045, 70.62.290, 74.15.050. WSR 08-06-050, § 212-12-010, filed 2/28/08, effective 3/30/08. Statutory Authority: Chapter 19.27 RCW. WSR 02-16-023, § 212-12-010, filed 7/29/02, effective 8/29/02; Order FM-77-2, § 212-12-010, filed 11/17/77; Order F-72-1, § 212-12-010, filed 1/24/72; Order F-71-1, § 212-12-010, filed 8/10/71; Order FMR-68-1, § 212-12-010, filed 5/2/68, effective 6/1/68; filed 3/22/60.]



212-12-015
Applicability.

The provisions of this chapter apply to all facilities for which the director of fire protection is responsible for fire protection and enforcement including:
Adult rehabilitation center.
Alcoholism hospital.
Alcoholism intensive inpatient treatment services.
Alcoholism treatment facility.
Psychiatric hospital.
Before and after school programs.
Boarding home.
Birthing center.
Child care occupancies.
Group care facility.
Group care facilities for severely and multiply handicapped children.
Hospital.
Nursing home.
Transient accommodation.
Public buildings.
Enhanced services facilities.
Examination of premises.
Standard of safety.
Schools—Standards for fire prevention and safety—Plan review and construction inspection.
Removal of fire hazards—Appeal of order—Penalty.
Reports and investigations of fire—Police powers.
Statistical information and reports.
Examination of witnesses.
Criminal prosecution.
Record of fires.
Premises with guard animals—Registration, posting—Acts permitted firefighters—Liability for injury to firefighters.
Hazardous liquid and gas pipeline accidents—Preparedness of local first responders.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 70.62.290, and 74.15.050. WSR 13-18-066, § 212-12-015, filed 9/3/13, effective 10/4/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 18.51.140, 41.12.485, 48.48.030, 48.48.045, 70.62.290, 74.15.050. WSR 08-06-050, § 212-12-015, filed 2/28/08, effective 3/30/08. Statutory Authority: Chapter 19.27 RCW. WSR 02-16-023, § 212-12-015, filed 7/29/02, effective 8/29/02. Statutory Authority: Chapters 43.63A and 48.48 RCW. WSR 93-05-032 (Order 93-02), § 212-12-015, filed 2/16/93, effective 3/19/93.]



212-12-020
Additional boarding home requirements.

(1) Boarding home resident evacuation capability levels.
(a) Evacuation capability is the ability of the resident of a boarding home licensed by the department of social and health services under chapter 18.20 RCW to respond to an emergency situation and either evacuate the boarding home or move to a point of safety.
(b) Residents shall be classified in one of the following evacuation levels:
(i) Level I - Persons physically and cognitively capable of walking or traversing a normal pathway to safety, including the ascent and descent of stairs, and capable of self-preservation, without the physical assistance of another person.
(ii) Level II - Persons physically and cognitively capable of traversing a normal path to safety with the use of mobility aids, but unable to ascend or descend stairs without the physical assistance of another person.
(iii) Level III - Persons physically or cognitively unable to walk or traverse a normal path to safety without the physical assistance of another person.
(2) Residents with evacuation capabilities of Level II or Level III must reside on the grade level floor unless the boarding home receives written approval by the director of fire protection to house these residents on other floor levels.
(3) The boarding home must not admit or retain more than two residents with evacuation capabilities of Level II or Level III unless:
(a) The boarding home receives written approval by the director of fire protection to care for more than two residents with evacuation capabilities of Level II or Level III;
(b) The boarding home is divided into at least two smoke barrier compartments on each floor; and
(c) The boarding home has an operational automatic sprinkler system throughout the facility, unless the boarding home was initially licensed prior to July 1, 2007, and is licensed for six or fewer residents.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 18.51.140, 41.12.485, 48.48.030, 48.48.045, 70.62.290, 74.15.050. WSR 08-06-050, § 212-12-020, filed 2/28/08, effective 3/30/08. Statutory Authority: Chapter 19.27 RCW. WSR 02-16-023, § 212-12-020, filed 7/29/02, effective 8/29/02. Statutory Authority: Chapters 43.63A and 48.48 RCW. WSR 93-05-032 (Order 93-02), § 212-12-020, filed 2/16/93, effective 3/19/93.]



212-12-022
Additional before and after school program requirements.

(1) Before and after school programs located in an existing, operational, public school or private school will be deemed as meeting code requirements at the time of their construction. Except that locations that are not equipped with an automatic fire sprinkler will be deemed as meeting code requirements only when the location of the program meets the following:
(a) Program must be located on the ground floor with direct exiting in the area the program is being provided;
(b) The building has an installed fire detection and alarm system; and
(c) The building has accessible fire extinguishers installed within the area the program is being provided.
(2) Before and after school programs that are not located in an existing, operational, public or private school must be inspected as a new facility and must be required to meet the code requirements outlined in chapter 19.27 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 70.62.290, and 74.15.050. WSR 13-18-066, § 212-12-022, filed 9/3/13, effective 10/4/13.]



212-12-025
Fire reporting.

Any facility licensed by the department of health or the department of social and health services, and inspected by the office of the state fire marshal, shall report within twenty-four hours to the office of the state fire marshal any accidental or unintentional fire, any deliberately set improper fire, any unusual incident that required implementation of the facility disaster plan, including any evacuation of all or part of the resident population to another area within the facility or to another address, and any circumstance which threatened or could have threatened the ability of the facility to ensure continuation of normal services to the residents.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 18.51.140, 41.12.485, 48.48.030, 48.48.045, 70.62.290, 74.15.050. WSR 08-06-050, § 212-12-025, filed 2/28/08, effective 3/30/08. Statutory Authority: Chapter 19.27 RCW. WSR 02-16-023, § 212-12-025, filed 7/29/02, effective 8/29/02. Statutory Authority: Chapters 43.63A and 48.48 RCW. WSR 93-05-032 (Order 93-02), § 212-12-025, filed 2/16/93, effective 3/19/93.]



212-12-030
Right of appeal for state cited facilities.

The following procedure will apply to appeals of orders, decisions or citations made by the state fire marshal's office:
(1) Administrative appeal (step 1) - A facility will have an opportunity to dispute cited deficiencies with a chief deputy state fire marshal. The purpose of this informal process is to give the facility an opportunity to refute cited deficiencies after an inspection. A written request with an explanation of the specific deficiencies that are being disputed shall be submitted within ten days of receipt of the correction notice. All submittals shall be sent to WSP-Fire Protection Bureau, P.O. Box 42600, Olympia, WA 98504-2600. If a facility is successful in demonstrating that a deficiency should not have been cited, the chief deputy state fire marshal will remove or make the appropriate corrections to the citation. If a facility is unsuccessful in demonstrating that a deficiency should not have been cited, the facility will be notified in writing that the citation will remain unchanged. The facility will then have the option to proceed to step #2 in the administrative appeal process.
(2) Administrative appeal (step 2) - If a facility is not satisfied with the decision made during the administrative appeal (step 1), they may appeal the decision in writing within seven days of receipt of the written decision to the prevention division assistant state fire marshal. If a facility is successful in demonstrating that a deficiency should not have been cited, the assistant state fire marshal will remove or make the appropriate corrections to the citation. If a facility is unsuccessful in demonstrating that a deficiency should not have been cited, the facility will be notified in writing that the citation will remain unchanged. The facility will then have the option to proceed to step #3 in the administrative appeal process.
(3) Administrative appeal (step 3) - If a facility is not satisfied with the decision made during the administrative appeal (step 2), they may appeal the decision in writing within seven days of receipt of the written decision to the director of fire protection. If a facility is successful in demonstrating that a deficiency should not have been cited, the director of fire protection will remove or make the appropriate corrections to the citation. If a facility is unsuccessful in demonstrating that a deficiency should not have been cited, the facility will be notified in writing that the citation will remain unchanged.
(4) This is a final agency action.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 18.51.140, 41.12.485, 48.48.030, 48.48.045, 70.62.290, 74.15.050. WSR 08-06-050, § 212-12-030, filed 2/28/08, effective 3/30/08. Statutory Authority: Chapter 19.27 RCW. WSR 02-16-023, § 212-12-030, filed 7/29/02, effective 8/29/02. Statutory Authority: Chapters 43.63A and 48.48 RCW. WSR 93-05-032 (Order 93-02), § 212-12-030, filed 2/16/93, effective 3/19/93.]



212-12-035
Special requirements.

In addition to the fire and life safety standards listed in WAC 212-12-030, the following shall apply:
(1) In nursing homes, fire alarm system annunciators shall be provided where the system serves more than one floor, one fire or smoke division, or one building. They shall be located at each main nurses' station on each floor, fire or smoke division, and/or building.
(2) In all Group E-3, I, LC Occupancies, annual certification of fire alarm systems shall be performed by the holder of a current low-voltage electrical contractors specialty license issued by the department of labor and industries.
(3) Every story, and basements of Group LC Occupancies shall have not less than two exits.
Exception:
Basements used exclusively for the service of the building may have one exit. For the purpose of this exception, storage rooms, laundry rooms, maintenance offices, and similar uses shall not be considered as providing service to the building.
(4) In all Groups E-3, I, and LC Occupancies, emergency lighting for means of egress shall be provided. Emergency systems shall activate automatically in a power failure and be supplied from storage batteries or an on-site generator set. The system shall be installed in accordance with the requirements of the Electrical Code.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 19.27 RCW. WSR 02-16-023, § 212-12-035, filed 7/29/02, effective 8/29/02. Statutory Authority: Chapters 43.63A and 48.48 RCW. WSR 93-05-032 (Order 93-02), § 212-12-035, filed 2/16/93, effective 3/19/93.]



212-12-040
Fire emergency plan.

All Group I, Group E, and Group R2 Occupancies shall develop and maintain a written fire emergency plan. The plan shall include the following:
(1) Action to take by the person discovering a fire.
(2) Method of sounding an alarm on the premises.
(3) Actions to take for evacuation and assuring accountability of the occupants.
(4) An evacuation floor plan identifying exits.
(5) In Group R, Division 1 Occupancies and Group R, Division 3 Occupancies used as transient accommodations, a copy of the written evacuation plan shall be posted in each guest room.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 18.51.140, 41.12.485, 48.48.030, 48.48.045, 70.62.290, 74.15.050. WSR 08-06-050, § 212-12-040, filed 2/28/08, effective 3/30/08. Statutory Authority: Chapter 19.27 RCW. WSR 02-16-023, § 212-12-040, filed 7/29/02, effective 8/29/02. Statutory Authority: Chapters 43.63A and 48.48 RCW. WSR 93-05-032 (Order 93-02), § 212-12-040, filed 2/16/93, effective 3/19/93.]



212-12-044
Fire drills.

In all Group I, Group E, and Group R2 Occupancies licensed by the state, at least twelve planned and unannounced fire drills shall be held every year. Drills shall be conducted quarterly on each shift in Group I and Group R2, Occupancies and monthly in Group E Occupancies to familiarize personnel with signals and emergency action required under varied conditions. A detailed written record of all fire drills shall be maintained and available for inspection at all times. When drills are conducted between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., a coded announcement may be used instead of audible alarms. Fire drills shall include the transmission of a fire alarm signal and simulation of emergency conditions. The fire alarm monitoring company shall be notified prior to the activation of the fire alarm system for drill purposes and again at the conclusion of the transmission and restoration of the fire alarm system to normal mode.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.130, 18.46.110, 18.51.140, 41.12.485, 48.48.030, 48.48.045, 70.62.290, 74.15.050. WSR 08-06-050, § 212-12-044, filed 2/28/08, effective 3/30/08. Statutory Authority: Chapter 19.27 RCW. WSR 02-16-023, § 212-12-044, filed 7/29/02, effective 8/29/02. Statutory Authority: Chapters 43.63A and 48.48 RCW. WSR 93-05-032 (Order 93-02), § 212-12-044, filed 2/16/93, effective 3/19/93.]