Emergency Preparedness for Businesses

Business Emergency Response Plan

The International Fire Code requires certain occupancies to develop a Fire Safety and Evacuation Plan. This plan should include initial and ongoing training for employees with fire emergency procedures which include:

  • Evacuation routes, assembly points and an accountability system to know who is out and what critical staff members may have remained inside with patients
  • Means of reporting fires/emergencies to the fire department and who will serve as a liaison to the fire department when they arrive
  • List of major fire/life safety hazards associated with the use of the building (i.e. hazardous materials)

Be safe at your place of business by developing an evacuation and emergency response plan. It's important to review emergency plans with your employees, practice your evacuation plan and update it regularly. In order to help you develop your own plan, we have provided a template to get you started.