Commercial Building Evacuation Planning

West Metro Fire Rescue will review emergency evacuation plans for businesses and buildings located in our fire district.  There is no charge for this service.  Once the written evacuation plans are approved, businesses and facilities may request an evacuation drill witness by a West Metro Fire Rescue fire engine crew once annually.

Information and planning documents regarding the fire code requirements for different types of buildings:

Resource for Writing an Evacuation Plan for Businesses
Evacuation Plan Cover Sheet
Written Evacuation Plan Template
Fire Safety and Evacuation Plan grid
Tips for Conducting an Emergency Evacuation Drill
Fire Evacuation Drill Checklist
Fire Safety and Evacuation Planning for Apartments, Independent Living Facilities, Dormatories, Fraternities and Sororities
Apartment Fire Safety and Evacuation Plan Template
Move-in Safety Tips and Checklist for Apartment Residents
Fire Safety and Evacuation Planning for Assisted Living Facilities and Nursing Homes
Senior Residential Facility Emergency Operation Plan Template

Chapter 4 of the 2015 International Fire Code - Emergency Planning and Preparedness
NFPA - FAQs about building evacuation
NPFA - Guidelines to Developing Emergency Action Plans for All-Hazard Emergencies in High-Rise Office Buildings

NFPA Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide for People with Disabilities

NFPA Personal Emergency Planning Checklist for People with Disabilities
NFPA - 10 Minute Lesson:  The importance of Fire Alarm Systems and Home Fire Escape Planning in Multi-Unit Dwellings
Crowd Manager Training
NFPA - How to use a fire extinguisher

Submit written plans for approval to Code Enforcement in the Life Safety Division.

Request an evacuation drill witness here.