10A NCAC 13E .0316       FIRE SAFETY and Disaster Plan

(a)  Fire extinguishers shall be provided that meet these requirements:

(1)           one five-pound or larger (net charge) "A‑B‑C" type centrally located;

(2)           one five-pound or larger "A‑B‑C" or CO/2 type located in the kitchen; and

(3)           at any other location as required by the North Carolina Fire Prevention Code, which is incorporated herein by reference including subsequent amendments and editions. The availability and cost of the Code is set forth in Rule .0302 of this Section.

(b)  All fire safety requirements required by city or county ordinances shall be met.

(c)  A written fire evacuation plan that includes a diagram and that has the approval of the local fire marshal shall be prepared and posted in a central location on each floor. The plan shall be reviewed with each participant on enrollment and shall be a part of the orientation for new staff.

(d)  There shall be at least four rehearsals of the fire evacuation plan each year on each shift. Records of rehearsals shall be maintained for three years. The records shall include the date and time of the rehearsals, staff members present, and a description of what the rehearsal involved.

(e) A written disaster plan that has the written approval of, or has been documented as submitted to, the local emergency management agency and the local agency designated to coordinate special needs sheltering during disasters shall be prepared and updated annually and shall be maintained in the program offering overnight respite care services.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131D-6.1;

Eff. April 1, 2017.